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If you would like to read any of my stories, feel free to email me at keturahskorner(at)gmail(dot)com


Here is a brief of my best works:
Poetry: 
-Fear, Sleep Away

-Split, Not Broken

Plays:
-Granfa Wolf's Three Pigs, a play retelling and combining the Three Little Pigs with the Biblical Parable of the Talents. 2908 words.

-Princess and Poison, {WIP} A retelling of the fairy tale, The Princess and The Frog, but with a dark humorous twist.

-People of the Past Pod-casts with Hope Rachaela play just under a thousand word. Set in the future about a father and daughter team pulling people from the revolutionary war to ask them what they think of current day USA. What would early Americans think if they were alive in current day USA? 1035 words. 

Flash Fiction (250 words or less):
- A Kid's Secret, A homeless child has a secret to tell a friend. Anyone have time to listen?

- Friends and Poison Ivy, It's gardening time, but that doesn't mean we are done laughing together.

Short Stories:
-The Heart Of A Doll, A story written in second person begging the person to give up material love for living love. 677 words. 

-Scamish, two men pretending to be Amish, and one succeeds at scamming the other. Based on real happenings. 740 words. 

-Accepting Reality, a girl and a book converse over the meaning of friendship and life. 876  words. 

-Tiny Specks Of Hope, two best friends look up at the stars and talk about life. 922 words. 

-Imagine, an analogy of what we must look like in God's eyes. 924 words. 

-InstaDeath, friending the wrong person on Instagram could mean signing your own death certificate. 1049 words. 

-Polly and Digory, I always wondered why Polly and Digory from the Chronicles of Narnia didn't marry. So I wrote a fan fiction explaining why. Don't worry, the story isn't sad ;) 1200 words. 

-When Christmas Was Evil, a short story exploring what Christmas meant to the early Puritans.
1215 words.

-Lena's Story, Lena learns to overcome depression and suicidal thoughts as she learns what it means to become selfless. 1523 words. 

-Dearly Cursed, Ruth and her brother face rejection after returning home from the Children's Crusade. 1720

Not Less, A Robin Hood and Maid Marian short story about infertility.
Maid Marian wants nothing more than to bless Robin Hood with children. But what if her womb is barren? How can she bear the shame of being an inferior woman? 2621 words. 
To read this story check out this online magazine, pages 82-87

-Blessed Disasters, A group of contented but broken beings have their faith tested as God appears to turn his back and disasters enfold around them. 2719 words.

-Piper's Last Song, the Pied Piper is a carefree man, who spends his life singing and dancing to entertain others. But life changes when the King's men come to take away the Waldensian people. A retelling of the Pied Piper, mixed with history of the early Waldensian Christians and their massacre. 3065 words. 
Published in Fairy Tale Riot: The Clarion Call, Volume 4, pages 89-106

Created by Agorist Writes


- My Cleaning Girl, A short story written in second person about a girl that finds healing while cleaning for an elderly woman. 3115 words. 


Created by Annie Twitchell

-Unchosen, not everyone that attended Cinderella's balls were ugly stepsisters. Read about Calista – the girl who thought the future could be better. 3584 words. 
This story was originally posted here but has since been published with a new ending and title in an anthology! You can buy Unerella on Amazon.




-Prince Perfect, Prince Téleois, perfectly conceited, is on the quest for the perfect princess. How could he look for less, after all, as he has lead his own life expecting nothing less of perfection in his own self? 4153 words. 
Published in Fairy Tale Riot: The Clarion Call, Volume 4, pages 341-361



Created by Agorist Writes 

- Hello, Leticia, Leticia left home years ago to follow her dreams only to find herself stuck in reality. When she is forced to return home to sell her parents' home she finds her name written in a strange place: the mirror where she used to daydream. And so begins a humorous and somewhat sad story of a young woman confronting her fears. 4,247 words. 

-A Story Concerning Unselfish People, an original fairy tale about a good king and queen and their five sons and their daughter, and their fight against the evil witch, Zellah. 4630 words. 

-Two Wishes, Alice's life is upside down. First a man she respects but does not love is breaking his heart over her disinterest. And then her best friend, Sharon, is diagnosed with cancer. As stress with family and friends mount, and a death looms near, Alice throws herself into trying to fulfill her best friends last two wishes, in the process learning that change doesn't have to be scary. 5593 words. 

Created by Lauren Grinder


-A Book's Journey, follow a book over decades of time as it passes from the hands of one owner to another. 5667 words.

-Land of the Restless Winds, A Seventh Day Adventist girl's journal, recording her family's trip across Oregon and California to mission to the Native Americans. 6897 words. 

Created by Mary Crouch

-Destination: Pyramid, a dark humorous story about what life was like for Native Americans in the dark ages. Designed to insult every person and religion. 7553 words. 

-Outlaw Girl, a young girl living with her twelve older male cousins in the old palace. The bandits' latest bounty turns out to be more than what they bargained for. 9961 words.

-Beauty in the Beast, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. 11,529 words. 



Novellas:
-Trail of Consequences, (western) Tyson is just a young kid trapped in a world of bandits masqueraded as traveling missionaries. He loves the man that took him in, yet he is torn. Are Matt's words true or aren't they? Because they seem so contradictory. But life starts getting tough when Tyson must make decisions with his own actions – decisions that will not only affect his life, but the girl he's grown to love. 13,318 words 

-When Souls Breath On, (fantasy) A girl and her mental brother flee religious persecution by a ship sailing to America. But from the start it would seem they were fated to never see land again. First pirates, then mermaids. Will Kasha be able to keep her brother safe and reach home alive? 21,177 words. 



-The Lawrence Children, (historical) a serial for my blog. 27,773 words. 




- A Series of Thoughts, (Christian Dystopian):



  • Book #1: First Thoughts, Nixie Orson dreams of a world where everyone understands and loves another. Especially her divorced parents. At only sixteen she has already experienced much grief and heartache. But life seems to be turning around for her... in a positive direction. Her father's work is finally being recognized and accepted. She is making friends, among them a certain red head boy. And God blesses Nixie even more as he brings her mother back into her life. 35,406 words. 
  • Book #2: Uncontrolled Thoughts, Hedley Kieffner doesn't know what he wants in life, except that he desires to be in control of his wild thoughts. But despite his uncertainty he enjoys life, working hard with his family and visiting the man he most respects, the Chief Protector of Wynnville. But when that man disappears mysteriously and a new Chief Protector arrives, Hedley finds his life turned upside down — and a dream thrust into his fingers. 35,836 words.
  • Book #3: Silent Thoughts,  Taylor Ibori wants a better life – one where his thoughts are his own, and no one else's. He is accepted into the highest school. Finally, his life is headed somewhere. But who are these Rebels he keeps hearing about? Life isn't going to be as easy as he thought. Taylor will need to make choices: ignore what he sees, or act on it and risk loosing all he's ever dreamed of. 42,714 words. 
  • Book #4: Deciding Thoughts, Akerly and Zeroe Gray, two cousins who have been closer than brothers since birth, have dreamed their whole life of attending OUM. But their lives are ripped apart with mental separation when Zeroe fails the test. Akerly drops out to prove to his cousin that they are still equal — but can the harm been undone? And can they find a new dream and purpose together? Or are they fated to hate each other? 34,933 words
Created by Lauren Grinder

  • Book #5: Broken Thoughts, Dale Oehler is Head Chief Protector of Babel's Headquarters. This means he has to do a lot of things he'd rather not think about — outwardly, he's a tough leader who can beat anything out of any Rebel. Inwardly, Dale is broken and wants nothing to be live his life away from everyone but his wife and children. But questions arise, tearing into his broken mind and demanding answers. Questions that could threaten the lives of his entire family. But how can he ignore him when these questions taunt him with promises of peace? 35,097 words. 
  • Book #6: Final Thoughts, WIP




Novels:
-Perfect, (contemporary) Cassie has the perfect life. And she knows it. Yet, she can't find contentment. When disaster strikes her small town nothing is left for her to hold on to, and she looses every ounce of peace she may have once held. Friends struggle along side of her, but their victories only seem to depress her more. Will she ever find perfect peace? Cassie knows the solution, but also understands that doing such is requiring more than she can give. 72,758 words. 

-The Fur Slipper, (fantasy, ancient Egypt) Estella is hated by most of the Egyptians, but she understands what it means to be happy despite the circumstances. She smiles, laughs, sings always. And lives for those she loves. But all that changes when the Pharaoh's ball is announced. Chosen as his bride, her life is turned upside down as she must learn to love the Pharaoh when her heart yet belongs to another.




-Let Me Meet Death Dancing, (contemporary) WIP  A story about relationships, specifically but not exclusively breakups. Finished first draft January 22, 2018

Created by Beatriz Jacob
-All The Other Girls, (fairy tale) NANO WIP Zilla and her best friend, Cinderella, attend the Prince's ball together . . . and find their friendship torn apart by bitterness and disappointment. Is Zilla destined to a lonely life while Cinderella is blessed with a fairy godmother and riches? Or can she, too, have something other than her own miserable life?


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