A Winter Walk beneath a Starry Sky


I’d like to share with my readers a special post written by Author Mike Staton. This actually appears on Writing Wranglers and Warriors today. Enjoy the story!

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

This post has been written by me, Mike Staton. This post has been written by Mike Staton.

Nineteen-year-old Raymond Snyder squirmed in the pew. The starched collar itched and the suit coat pinched against his underarms. The organist for the Milton Presbyterian Church played “Rock of Ages.” Folks still trickled into the sanctuary on this cold January evening just twelve years into the 20th century. Cold ruled in the Northeast Ohio village of Rittman, but a coal-burning furnace kept the room warm. Raymond slithered sideways, slipped off his suit coat, and draped it on his lap.

A frigid wind blew through the vestibule into the back of the sanctuary, prickling Raymond’s neck. He stiffened for a moment, then relaxed.

“Susan’s going to want a warm body to snuggle against when she walks home,” Bobby Gilman told Raymond, grinning.

Bobby counted himself lucky to be Susan Wright’s boyfriend. He always looked forward to walking her home after church. Her…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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