Historical Fiction

Parable of the Older Brother

by Kim Patton • August 16, 2019

I wiped my forehead with an already sopping wet cloth and peered up at the merciless sun. The servants would soon flood the fields to help the workers finish with the final work of the day. One long week after another, this season concluded another year of labor on my father’s land. Next harvest, Lord […]


Historical Fiction: It is Well with my Soul

by Kim Patton • February 19, 2019

I turned the telegram over and through my worn hands one more time. The cursive handwriting on the thin white paper whispered softly, but the written words cut deep into my bones. “Saved alone. What shall I do…?” I clung to the recent memory of my wife’s sweet face wishing me goodbye as she huddled […]