Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bible Girl & the Bad Boy

The book practically cried for me to spare its life, and for a moment I thought I’d rather burn in Hell than lose something my brother had given me in love. The pastor nudged me, though, and my heart turned to ice.
    I thought of all those hours my brother had read to me. I thought of all that time he’d invested.
    I couldn’t throw it into the fire; not the last book of the trilogy. That funny little dwarf stared at me from the cover. Then, I closed my eyes. I stepped so close to the flames they almost ate my skin. I tore the book in front of those kids. I put on quite a show throwing in a section at a time because I couldn’t stand sending the whole thing in at once. When the last pages went up in flame, and the dwarf on the cover curled with death, I dropped to my knees and cried. The kids all hooted and screamed in ecstasy, thinking I’d been freed, when the ropes of religion had just twisted tighter.

Bible Girl & the Bad Boy, AND nine other books will be free through Wayman Publishing from September 2nd - 4th.
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  1. Being free, Elisa, is sometimes a mental process. The physical aspect is just that. If we can't remove the past from our minds, nothing we do can free us from it.

    Do you agree?

    I haven't read Bible Girl yet, and I won't get it for free, so I'll purchase my copy today.

    Check out my book cover on my blog.

    1. God bless you, Peaches, for supporting independent publishing. We are all pushing and praying for you to do well in your writing venture.

  2. You are the sweetest! Thank you. Writing about my past has helped a lot. It's amazing what seeing things from an adult's perspective can do ;)

  3. I loved this book and really am looking forward to your next one. Is the one about homeless in Hawaii out yet?

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  5. I LOVED it--& EVERYTHING else you've written!

  6. I remember your telling us this story in a post last year. It moved me and made me sad all in one.

  7. My 9 yr old is standing next to me and asked, "Why would she do that?" :O) I'm at a loss as to what to tell her. Time and experience are also teachers.