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The fiction samples were all entries in the FaithWriters' Weekly Writing Challenge.  Each week, a topic is given and the writers are given one week (or 200 entries) to write something on the topic, within a word count of 150-750 words.

The entries can be written in any style, as long as it's from a Christian world view.  The top entries, the Editor's Choice (formerly the top eight, now ten per topic), are included in a quarterly anthology book.  The winners are selected based on a criteria of nine areas, scored by a panel of four judges (all the judges are writers who've placed in the EC at least once), that rotate weekly.
The fiction samples were all entries in the FaithWriters' Weekly Writing Challenge.  Each week, a topic is given and the writers are given one week (or 200 entries) to write something on the topic, within a word count of 150-750 words.

The entries can be written in any style, as long as it's from a Christian world view.  The top entries, the Editor's Choice (formerly the top eight, now ten per topic), are included in a quarterly anthology book.  The winners are selected based on a criteria of nine areas, scored by a panel of four judges (all the judges are writers who've placed in the EC at least once), that rotate weekly.
A Day at the Beach
They walked along the beach, looking for the best spot. They had a hard time finding a place. There seemed to be more people at the water today than usual. She followed her mother to a place to sit while her father and Benjamin went to the water's edge. She had to admit the water's blue was peaceful. The heat from the sand penetrated her body. She felt herself dozing off, and tried to stay awake. Eventually, she stopped fighting, leaned against her mother and drifted off to sleep.

She felt a hand touch her shoulder and heard her father's voice. She stretched as she woke up. She didn't feel like she'd been asleep that long, but her father was packing things. All the people who had been at the beach were gone. What was going on?

Her mother packed the food basket. "We saved some for you. Are you hungry?"

"No, I'll wait until we get home. 

Her mother nodded. "Benjamin, would you carry this for me?  He ran over and took the basket from their mother.

As they walked, they found it hard to make their way home. There were people everywhere! As they made their way through the crowd, she lost track of her family. She heard a man's voice and followed it, thinking it was her father. It wasn't him, but she realized that he was the reason for the crowd. People were trying to get as close as they could to him. This was the new preacher that everyone had been talking about. He spoke of God in a way nobody had heard before.

Tired of walking and being jostled by the crowd, she sat and waited for her family to find her. She lost track of time listening to the man. Someone handed her a basket with bread and fish in it. The woman smiled and said, "Here, have some.  She realized that she hadn't eaten anything since they left the house and was grateful for the food.

"Thank you,  and passed the basket after taking a piece of bread and fish.

"Miriam!  She turned and saw her brother, a big grin on his face. "You're not going to believe this!"



"There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes:
but what are they among so many?  John 6:9               
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