Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Darryl Jenkins, iScott Boyd, iDr. Ronald Bissell, iDavid Hamilton, iM. R. Mathias, iAlfred Garrotto, iPETE LOCKETT, i

  Home > Nature > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Lew Duffey

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 1,145 Titles
· 3,788 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: May, 2006


Subscribe to the Lew Duffey Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Lew Duffey, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
A stranger's wonderful chronicle
by Antoine Raphael

There is a stranger, according to an investigating reporter, Brian Clifford, who is spreading the good everywhere...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Angels of Children
by Kendra Berni

Valentino Teaches the Rewards of God's Unconditional Love. Valentino loves to teach children how much God loves them...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan

Looking for the light
By Lew Duffey
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

This is a work of fiction but inspired by Ted Glines and his write today. I think I will call my lead character Marvin.

            He walked through the dark with only the light of the moon to guide him.  He knew there was sunshine coming but it was midnight and only the light that was reflected from the moon served to help him see where he was going.


            Marvin had decided to take a walk through the woods but with only the moonlight to guide him he soon found himself lost.  At one point he thought maybe he should simply sit down and wait for the sunrise but he kept walking.  Crickets were singing through the night and from somewhere in the distance he could hear the occasional cry of an owl.


            Eventually Marvin did sit down on a rock and tried to regroup himself.  He felt the cool night air gently caressing his cheek and found himself listening to the crickets and anticipating the cry of the owl.


            Then he laid back and put his hands behind his head as he stared at the moon, the stars and the occasional cloud that floated overhead.  The song of the crickets soon put him to sleep. 


            He had a dream about an old oak tree that was cut down for timber.  The problem was the fact that he was the tree and the pain was excruciating.  He was lying on the ground, unable to get up.  Men with power saws and other equipment were noisily working all around him and then they were cutting him.  He had grown from a sapling and returned oxygen for carbon dioxide thus doing his part to keep the balance of nature and now he was asking why they would return his giving in such a painful way.


            He found himself praying to God to take the pain away but seemed to receive no answer.  This, he thought, must be how Christ felt while hanging on the cross.


            It was then that Marvin woke up to see the sun rising over the hills in the east.  With its glorious light he realized that he had not been as lost as he thought.  Before long he was at home but the dream of the old oak tree was still on his mind.


            He wondered how man could be so selfish as to destroy the very balance of nature that kept him alive.  This is an answer he may never figure out.


       Web Site: Lews LULU Bookstore

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/20/2008
Wonderful story, Lew; very well written! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Garden Delights - photos - by Albert Russo

gardens and flowers..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Where The Redwing Sings by Mr. Ed

A book of nature inspired poems and essays, written from the heart and soul of a life-long nature, animal, and wilderness lover, and dedicated to today’s children - Earth's only ho..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.