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A Twist of Faith

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Sub-genres: Contemporary Literary

Sometimes life throws you a curve and makes you rethink things you once highly valued. But can you really be swayed? 

This story is not meant to be controversial. It's just a look at a side of a religious coin we don't get to see too often. 
Copyright © 2023 kbois; All Rights Reserved.

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  • Addictive/Pacing 5
  • Characters 12
  • Chills 5
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 12
  • Feel-Good 9
  • Humor 7
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 1
  • Unique 11
  • World Building 4

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Gary L

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This is a leap of faith in a v different direction to what one might have thought.   The story is, of course, beautifully written as one has come to expect of this highly competent author, but this time I feel the author has put themselves “out there”, out of their comfort zone, and allowed true feelings to emerge.  It reads like a cross between a story and an essay.  
Im not sure that I “enjoyed” it but it has got me thinking, a lot.  And for that I truly thank this great author. X

Response from the author:

I feel like most of my stories put me out of my comfort zone. I really don't think of myself as a writer. This is something I do for fun. That said, sometimes writing becomes cathartic and this is one is definitely me and some of my thoughts on how I drifted away from the beliefs I grew up up. (I swear this site is a modern day confessional)

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pvtguy

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Several issues converge to make Evan rethink his life's view.  Religion plays a major part but the questioning of faith is a necessary step to clarifying one's personal beliefs.  This short story is a powerful presentation.

Response from the author:

I think clarifying one's personal beliefs can entail questioning a lot more than one's religious beliefs. It can certainly play a major part though. Thanks for reading!

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drsawzall

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Thought provoking and well worth the time to read, they say the devil is in the details and this is no exception.

When tragedy strikes, how do you find the will to go forward?

Well written, this is a master class in the art of writing an essay!!!

Response from the author:

I was always so-so at essay writing in high school. Probably because it was a Catholic institution and I hated the subjecta they forcedus to write about. The only time I enjoyed it was when a friend and I had a joint essay our senior year for our French class on the treatment of senior citizens in France. I stayed at her house the night before it was due, we sequestered in her room with a 12 pack of Coors Light. Knocked back 5 each, wrote the essay. Stayed up most of the night smoking. Drank the other 2 beers on the way to school the next day and aced both the written and verbal parts. Lol. Our professor was a closeted gay man. He was my favorite teacher ever. 

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centexhairysub

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

A really interesting take on a subject that is hard for people to find common ground on.  The writing is excellent as always; and the character development was first rate.

Really enjoyed this short story and the perspective it presented.

Well Done.

Response from the author:

I always appreciate your feedback. Knowing you don't pull any punches when it comes to reviews makes your thoughts even more valued. 

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Danilo Syrtis

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

That’s the kind of story I won’t expect from one of my favorite GA author, but it is a REALLY GREAT story ! 👍

Now the next philosophical topic for Jordan is « does your faith leads to your fate or your fate is to have faith » ? 😉

Response from the author:

I seriously love your reviews mon chou. 😘

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Alexmugs

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

@kbois has brought us an incredibly well-crafted, well-thought-out, and certainly well-researched story centering around a subject few dare to touch-- religion. She shows us it's okay to swim against the tide and what most of society believes in. No matter what you believe in, you need to give this story a chance. It might surprise you. 

Response from the author:

Thanks Alex! 

I try to be mindful of sensitive topics. I think I succeeded with this one. 

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raven1

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

This is a remarkable change of message and style from a great writer, kbois.  It is an interesting and logical parable with a deep, thought-provoking lesson. The message, that there is no god, will trouble some.  Others may understand and appreciate the lesson, that belief in god limits the free will of humans, and use it to throw off the mantle of pain and guilt instilled by religious beliefs since childhood.  I agree with others.  This should be read by all!

Response from the author:

Thanks Raven!

I wanted to show the underrepresented side of the subject and do it in a way that wasn't confrontational. 

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chris191070

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

@kbois has done it again. She has written a truly remarkable piece, that features loss and how it is overcome, by a meaningful discussion.

A wonderful addition to this year's anthology.

Response from the author:

Thanks, Chris. I hope it does inspire some meaningful discussions. 

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astone2292

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

This is a wonderful, must-read story that features a tragic loss and how a man overcomes it. A brilliant addition to this year's anthology!

Response from the author:

Thanks for your help Aaron. Until next time my friend. 

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