Always

Current Status: Editing and Revisions

About the Story

Always is a contemporary retelling of A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life, as well as a 2019 ACFW Genesis Award Finalist in the novella category.

Sky Bleu is tired. Tired of the pain. Tired of the memories that haunt her every step. Tired of the shards of her heart and her life that she cannot put back together.

As she sits on the edge of a bridge contemplating ending it all, a mysterious boy in a leather jacket comes and whisks her away on a journey through time. Gabe is his name, and he won’t let her die without putting up a fight, begging her to choose life. As Sky and Gabe travel through the past and present, through memories and moments, Sky begins to wonder…. 

Is there truly hope and healing for a broken girl like her? And has the God she used to love really been with her always?

A Snippet

The moon and stars had tucked themselves behind the clouds again. The boy sighed, set his guitar down, and blew into his chapped and calloused hands. He rubbed some life back into them, stood, and gathered up his things. 

That’s when he found it. A rather un-ordinary piece of paper, with words scribbled on it in pencil that had smudged a little bit. But not enough that he couldn’t read the words.

Help me, I’m drowning,

Hear me, I’m screaming,

 I wish that I could wake up,

And realize that, all along, I was only

Dreaming.