A to Z Theme - Circle of Hope:
A serial story (written in six-sentence segments) involving twenty-six women living in the small Midwest town of Cottonwood Creek, their lives connected by the Women's Circle of the town's protestant church, Hope Christian Fellowship, to which they all belong.
Erica, 36, moved to Cottonwood Creek with her family when she was ten. Although she eventually made a place for herself in the popular group, she didn't really feel like she belonged. As a result, she grew up to become one of those in the community that seems to enjoy stirring things up, spreading gossip, and causing problems between friends.
An active member of Hope Christian, Erica enjoys being in charge of events that will earn her accolades, but tends to forget the message of serving with love and humility. Christmas was still more than two months away and already there was dissension about the children's Christmas Program, with more than one woman refusing to work with Erica. With the entrance of Alyssa into the Women's Circle, Erica was about to discover that's she'd met her match.
Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.
I'm also joining Zoe at "Uncharted"