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Two women in uniform meet in a cemetery on Christmas Eve. The uniforms aren’t subtle: one is a soldier, the other a pastor. The attraction is immediate, but dimmed by the reality of their professions. On the surface, at least, they seem incompatible.
Faith is a tricky subject. For example, along with politics and sports, religion is a topic forbidden from posh dinner parties. We certainly are living in times where discussing some subjects feels about as safe as playing softball with a hand grenade.
I can’t find the quote to attribute it correctly, but I tend to agree with my memory of this one: “So much of the conflict in the world comes from the idea that someone has to be right about religion.” For what it’s worth, that leads me to one of my personal philosophies: “I have nothing against guns and the Bible. I just don’t like them pointed at people.”
So how will Milla and Tyna bridge the distance between their first impressions and a surprising, unexpected physical attraction?
That’s the gist of Comfort and Joy, a short novella I wrote a few years ago in an inspired frenzy. The opening scene came to me in a single “download” from the creative heavens, so to speak, as did several others. It’s funny, heartfelt, and sensual, in keeping with the season. And yes, they talk about faith.
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Recording an audio version of Comfort and Joy was pure Joy. I brought alive the voices of Milla and Tyna that had been in my head. It also brought me Comfort to write about building bridges between different perspectives.
So that’s my Comfort and Joy comfort and joy story. Comment here about something that brings you Comfort or Joy or both. Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for your choice of an Audible.com (U.S.A.) code for my narration of the novella or an ebook download of the novella from my site (anyone, anywhere).
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