“Reunion at the Beach and Other Flash Fiction Stories” opens with the tale of a sick, elderly woman who begs her nephew, who’s a minister, to take her, one last time, to the beach. It’s there where she and her late husband spent every anniversary. This story won me an Editor’s Choice, second place award, in a Christian writing contest several years ago.
The other flash fiction stories are a combination of short stories and other pieces or devotionals where I relate common feelings, particularly experienced by women. Although the characters are fictional, they’re based on people I have known, who have been led by God, in making important life choices. Some have traumatic themes, such as “The Gift of Transparency”, while most of them are light in tone, such as “It’s Just a Mouse” and “Shopping in Dixie.” Whether serious or light-hearted, all these stories are written to convey inspirational messages and encourage readers, especially women, in their daily walk with the Lord.
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About the Author
Venice Kichura is a freelance writer who writes for several websites and has been published in print media. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Venice holds a Bachelor of Science in English and History. She started her writing career as a feature writer for a South Florida newspaper where she also wrote a weekly column. Venice has been published in several print publications, including “Connecticut Parents Magazine", “God Allows U-Turns”, "Pentecostal Evangel","Sonlight Christian Newspaper" and others. She’s written more than 1,000 internet articles which have been published in sites such as Suite 101 and Associated Content. As a writer for Demand Media since 2008, she's written numerous articles for websites such as "Garden Guides" and others. Venice has a passion for encouraging others in their Christian walk and has written book reviews for the Christianity section of About.com.