Parable of the Promise

      Lowell Uda
Parable of the Promise

A childless couple, the Man of the Forest and the Woman of the Forest, spend many happy years caring for God's creation but nurture one sadness in their life together. God makes them a promise: "Some day you will care not only for the trees, waterways and creatures of the forest, but also for your own children." But the years go by and the old couple remain barren.A Speculative Fiction Anthology.A haunted Ferris wheel...enchanted dice...the accidental end of the world...a doomed wartime love affair...the last tree on Earth...Five authors conjure imaginative tales to tickle your fancy and haunt your dreams. The fifteen stories in this collection will amuse, challenge, frighten, and always surprise. Open the book. Turn the page. You'll never know what's coming.

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    Neither Good Nor Bad: How Prometheus Stole Fire for Humankind

      Lowell Uda
Neither Good Nor Bad: How Prometheus Stole Fire for Humankind

In this retelling of a Greek myth, the author explores and comments on the human character and condition through the story of how the Titan Prometheus so loved the creatures he had created that he stole fire from the gods and gave it to them to further their intellectual and technological development and the development of civilization. But was there a price to pay, for Prometheus and us?After exploring the human character and condition through the retelling a number of Polynesian myths and legends in Under the Hala Tree: Twice Told Polynesian Myths and Legends, the author found himself returning to the Greek myths, legends and fables that inspired his childhood and so much of Western literature. In this retelling of a Greek myth, he explores and comments on the human character and condition through the story of how the Titan Prometheus so loved the creatures he had created that he stole fire from the gods and gave it to them to further their intellectual and technological development and the development of civilization. But was there a price to pay, for Prometheus and us?

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    Two for the Chancel

      Lowell Uda
Two for the Chancel

Two for the Chancel includes two Reader's Theater light dramas to be performed in the church chancel. The theme of The Easy Button is How freedom to choose came into the world and what it means for us, and of Four Drumsticks, Respecting God’s Creation while Honoring Mind and Community.Two for the Chancel includes two Reader's Theater light dramas to be performed in the church chancel. The theme of The Easy Button is How freedom to choose came into the world and what it means for us, and of Four Drumsticks, Respecting God’s Creation while Honoring Mind and Community.In The Easy Button, the serpent tempts Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and to share it with Adam. Their eyes are opened, and Eve plans some improvements to the Garden. The serpent brings an Easy Button to the couple, and they fight over it. But in order to cover themselves before God arrives, they also learn to divide the work, though they each want to possess the Easy Button. In Four Drumsticks, at dinner time, Alice, 12, brings up what she’s learning in science class as the family tries to meet everyone’s demand for their favorite part of the chicken. The three children and the father each want a drumstick. There are, of course, only two.

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    Ol' Zak, After the Angel: A Monologue

      Lowell Uda
Ol' Zak, After the Angel: A Monologue

Zechariah is struck dumb by an angel, in Luke 3: 7 - 18. His loss of voice becomes a metaphor for me, of forgetting that all things are possible with God. As I entered into ministry after graduating from The Iliff School of Theology, I wondered what would happen in my writing life. Would I doubt the birth of something new and lose my voice as Zechariah did?In the distant future, mercenary Samuel Parker is hired to help out an underground organization on a planet he's never been to. Kreft Way, the representative of these people is faced with unexpected problems brought on partly through his own group's lack of proper planning.

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    Parable of the Uncoordinated Pigeon

      Lowell Uda
Parable of the Uncoordinated Pigeon

When launched miles from home, as many of us are, King suffers with his homing instinct. Paradoxically, the harder he tries to wing his way home, the further and further away from home he finds himself. In the end, he learns where home really is.In the post-economic world of the Red Shift series, the city of Sydney is one of the few remaining centres of power in the technological world. But even as the new city flourishes in the advancement and comforts provided by the scientists and benefactors that have been drawn to the region, there is a dark under-belly that will not be forgotten.The old city has been left to fall at the mercy of Mother Nature. The rising seas and tainted sky slowly suck the life from the city, and those unable to escape it. The loss of faith, hope, allow a darkness to grow, turning the city into a breeding ground for anger and violence.For those in power, this place is a useful resource to recruit individuals and groups to carry out their dirty work. Acts of political deception, espionage, and worse, are carried out as business transactions. The greed and desperation of those left behind only fuels this trade, and has given rise to many competing gangs and crews.Once such crew is rising up, with a clear vision of what must be done. They will not fight for scraps with gangs. They will not bow to the whims of the Alphas and help them destroy the last of their city. They will not stand by and watch their fellow women be destroyed by the spreading cancer of the city’s darkness. They are strong, focussed, and building a formidable force. There will be a revolution, the Vixen Revolution.

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