Jane over at Making it Write came up with an interesting challenge. Creating a Flash Fiction from First Lines of novels. I thought I’d give it a whirl. Instead of just novels I added in a mix of self help type books as well. This is what emerged:
The Dobson household consists of a mother and father, a boy and a girl, one hamster, a parakeet, one lonely goldfish, and two hopelessly neurotic cats. As each day dawns, pure sunlight sparkles in dew drops, shimmering on the grass, and on the leaves and flowers of the world.
In December all over this wide brown land an exodus to the coast begins. Warmth. Wind. Dancing blue water, the sound of waves. I kept asking myself what it was that compelled me to keep returning to the land of Arabia again and again, searching for more answers.
A chance conversation with a very old friend triggered a remarkable chain of events that still continues to unfold. “Do you like yourself?” There is a place where all things begin, a location of pure energy that simply ‘is’….
Each spring, for many years, I have set myself the task of writing a personal statement of belief: a Credo. There was a time, not too long ago, when our ancestors believed that the sun and the moon, the rivers and the forests, were sacred. I never had any doubts that as a child we were loved. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us.
I’m here, and my right hand has nothing to reach for but a whiskey glass…
Soul Survivor by Paul Hawker
The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden
The Strong-willed child by Dr James Dobson
Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Worwood
The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
The Secret Garden of Spirituality by Ann Rennie
The One Gift by D Gary Young
How to Succeed at Being Yourself by Joyce Meyer
The Rogue River Journal by John Daniel
Healing Myths by Donald M Epstein
Rich Brother Rich Sister by Emi and Robert Kiyosaki
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
Elianne by Judy Nunn
I am at peace with Life. Louise Hay