In an angry, frightened world where the Poison claims many lives, a young man’s belief in Paradise has collapsed into a distant dream. Gabriel can no longer place his trust in the existence of such a place. Not when his sister’s pain continues to sap her strength. Not when prayers for her healing go unanswered.
As the Poison progresses, eating away at Lilly’s life, Gabriel sets off on a desperate climb to save her from death. Struggling to discover the truth behind a world where the skies drip gold, Gabriel tries to maintain his disbelief in a God while clutching after hope for his sister’s salvation. But, as he climbs the cliff that is said to lead to Paradise, he begins to see: if he can’t bring himself to believe in a place of peace and golden skies, then how can he possibly hope for his sister’s rescue? How can he possibly hope for his own?
Skies of Dripping Gold is a YA Christian dystopian about a young man's struggle to save his sister's life and rescue his own soul.
This is my first published work: an indie published short story. It was released on December 5th, 2015. Currently, it has 29 reviews with an average of 4.9 stars.
This story is geared towards mature 13-year-olds and up. Because I know I have a few followers here who are a bit young, or perhaps a bit sensitive to certain kinds of content, I’d like to give you a brief parental review so you can decide who should and shouldn’t be reading this story:
The word “damn” is used 4 times and “hell” is used once as a profanity. “B*****d” is used twice in an acute situation. I do not use any of these words for shock value. They are all there for specific reasons and none of them are used without purpose. If you’d like to learn more about my policy on using cursing in fiction, you can read my article on that topic here.
Violence and sexual content
None. I would never insult you or myself by weaving sexual content into my stories. And violence simply has no place in this particular short story.
I think I should clear something up right now: This story is not funny. Those of you who follow my blog or social media accounts may be expecting this story to be humorous, since that’s the direction my blogging tends to lean. However, Skies of Dripping Gold is not a funny story. It is what I refer to as “darkly inspirational,” meaning that the story is rather sad and dark in order to provide a more emphatic inspirational message. It’s a “light at the end of the tunnel” style that I tend to use in my fiction writing.
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