Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network

  • Snake on a stick by Hank Slikker

    I have a hard time with snakes. Not sure shy, except when I see one, I move the other way. But I think I'm like most humans. We have protective DNA. Scientists call it ophidiophobia, or rather, fear of snakes. I remember the first time I saw a "two-step" snake. It's a lethal bamboo viper we sometimes ran into on patrol in Vietnam as we moved through bamboo groves and elephant grass. Our unscientific name for it meant that two steps is all the time you get before you go down, before the venom str…

  • Happily Ever-After Storybook Ending by Jan Davis

    Almost every girl has dreamed of prince charming riding to the rescue on a white horse to deliver her from a life of despair. The prince will carry her away to his kingdom, where they will live happily ever after. ”And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” - Rev. 1:5 Every fairy tale has an obstacle to overcome. Sometimes we may feel like …

  • Playing chess with Grandpa by Jessica Tanner

    Between two players sits a chess set. A few of the pieces are scratched. Some are missing limbs or weapons. But they still look like the people of Rome they were modeled after. The players eye the black and white opposing Roman armies. The girl moves a white piece. Then her companion moves one of his black pieces and swipes up her white. "Your king is in check." The girl is me and my companion is my grandfather. Ever since I learned the basics of how to play chess in the third grade, I've challe…

  • High Road or Low Road - The Choice is Ours by Jan Davis

    “He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” - Psa. 40:2 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” - Isa. 55:9 We make choices every day that impact the road we travel. We get up each morning with the knowledge, “This is the day the Lord has made,” but how many of us “rejoice in it?” Do we choose the road God has prepared for us? Or do we…

  • Diane Cooney published in Looking at Life

    WCCWN member Diane Cooney has published two works in the Looking at Life book. Her poem, Love, and her short story, God's Nighttime Rainbow were included in the anthology. To read Love and God's Nighttime Rainbow included in Looking at Life, visit Amazon.com. Diane was born in Jamestown, North Dakota. She spent ten years as a high school teacher and counselor. Having raised elk, cougar, and everything in between, Diane uses these experiences to write unique animal stories. She lives in southwest…