Church Mouse on Church Life
Speaking of a church mouse, below find a free short story read from Tales of a Church Mouse.
Jason Anthony may be a church mouse, but his stories reflect life, as a story should…right? I know, not all stories accomplish that end. Take the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens—more fantasy than science fiction. It is filled with the stuff of story for sure, but not story stuff drawn from the realities of life. Oh, there are “bits and pieces,” but they are few and far between.
I attended the movie, and although it was disturbing that there was no clear delineation as to what constitutes “the light” versus what constitutes “the dark” of the dark side, I enjoyed it. I initially gave the movie a B+, but after a day’s reflection a B- seems more appropriate. Others I have talked to grade it higher. But this blog post is not about Star Wars. It is about how a church mouse story reflects life.
Most of my stories are a reflection of the stuff of life. Of my eleven paperbacks and numerous e-books, Tales of a Church Mouse has been my best seller, a short book of short tales that captivate and keep you reading. Why? Because the story reflects the stuff of life. Jason Anthony Mouse is the proverbial fly on the wall…well, mouse in the corner.
The mouse tales were written when I was pastor of a church in Washington. I would write a story and share them with the congregation. Because the stories dealt with “sensitive” issues real to a congregation, I thought I might get some negative feedback. Instead, all of the feedback was positive, and much of it indicating the stories had had an impact for good on people’s lives. Such mousy story stuff is fun to write and fun to read, and can convict without hammering a person over the head.
Anyway, I thought I would share one of the stories from Tales of a Church Mouse with you. Hope it brings a smile.
Mouse Tale Six
From TALES of a CHURCH MOUSE