Friday, September 30, 2005

Random Friday

So here it is, Friday again. It's a lovely day here in Kansas — fall is definitely in the air. Yesterday was my daughter Megan's birthday — Happy Birthday! I called her last night and her dad and I were weird on the phone and made her laugh. That's a parent's job, by the way — to be weird. Kids think you're weird no matter what, so you may as well just embrace your destiny.

Moving on from the weather and birthday musings, I have a few links to share.

Mick posted this week about Two Loaves and Fish. It's more of his thoughts related to what God can do with what we have to offer. If you haven't read it yet, I encourage you to do so.

The New York Times likes Serenity (free registration required). Joss Whedon is a good storyteller and this film continuation of his brief series Firefly sounds like another winner.

It looks like a lot of people are submitting stories for the Faith in Fiction conversion story contest. If you want to read some of them, people have been posting links here and I think Dave will post a more comprehensive listing after all the entries are in. I've read some of them and there's some pretty good stories here. Regardless of the ultimate outcome, it's great to see how other writers handle the challenge. (Mine is on my other blog.)

Later note: I have by no means read all the stories people have posted, but thus far, here are a few of my favorites:
Dee Stewart's "Exodus"
Mark Bertrand's "Holy Sonnet"
Chris Mikesell's "Legacy of 'Loco' Komoko"
Chris Fisher's "The Fellowship of the Golden Emerod"

Man, there's some good stuff in this contest!


Julana said...

Bookish Gardner just got to see Serenity as part of a pr/blog promotion. She was a Firefly fan and likes Serenity. I feel out of it. I have no clue what you are talking about. Where have I been?

lindaruth said...

Don't feel too bad. Firefly was a series on Fox three or four years ago! and it lasted one season. I remember it because one of my sons really liked it and I watched it some. But the movie sounds cool.

Dee said...

Last month, SciFi channel reaired Firefly. I hope they do it again.

Thanks for thinking well of my story. But I like them all. Bertrand's is on another level, but I still love everyone's. Must be God in it!

lindaruth said...

The truth is, the more of the entries I read, the longer my list of favorites could be. :) But you're right, Mark's is in a whole different league.