E is for Erica

 

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:
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.

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Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.
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 I'm also joining Zoe at "Uncharted"
where the cue this week is "entrance"

24 comments:

  1. Six sentence stories sound interesting! Giving each letter a woman's character and creating 26 personalities is a beautiful take on A-Z


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  2. Loved your description of Erika, she sounds like a true small-town know-it-all. We all know one 😉

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  3. Sometimes we need a lesson to get those rough edges rubbed off of us.

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  4. Can't wait to meet her match!

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  5. Every small town has one! Hopefully Allysa will put in her place!

    Another day in Amble Bay!

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  6. There's always someone like her in every community, someone who should be doing good but is instead using the 'goodness' to control, manipulate and gossip. Bring her down a peg, Allysa!
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - Dragon Diaries

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  7. You've set the scene , so I want to know what happens next.

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  8. What a great theme for the 'Antelopes to Zebras Challenge'! As we, all of us here at Six Sentence City, have come to enjoy is your very deft (in economy of words/depth of detail) touch with writing Sixes, the thought of a series of biographies linked by the time and common setting, is a definitely something to look forward to.
    v cool

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  9. I missed a few chapters and I'm going back and read them!

    Finding Eliza

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  10. I am interested to see Alyssa "show her stuff". We all know someone like Erica, unfortunately.

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  11. This does look Like a lot of fun both to write and to read. Great series in the making.

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  12. Small towns aren't small towns without an Erica! Looking forward to Alyssa giving Erica her comeuppance.

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  13. Seems women like that always somehow meet their match. And fireworks ensue! lol :)


    My "theme" - A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.

    #AtoZChallenge The Letter E

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  14. Wow! Your stories are beautifully real-life. We all have come across one or more Erica(s). Looking forward to reading the series.
    Best wishes,
    moon
    https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

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  15. Oh this is GOOD! Brings to mind the author Phillip Gulley, a Quaker pastor who wrote a fiction series about the people of the church community in "Harmony"...where the people are not always harmonious. I think you'd enjoy it :)

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  16. Nice bit of conflict to add to this.

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  17. There's always one problem child, isn't there? I love how you are developing the story.

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  18. Enjoyed this...reminds me of people I have known in my lifetime. You wonder what makes people act the way they do sometimes. And, somewhere along the way, they meet their match.

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  19. There's always someone new to challenge and potentially roust the queen bee! And don't we all meet our match somewhere in life?

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  20. Oh, I admit I love it when know it all biddies get their due.

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  21. uh oh! Unfortunately, I have witnessed this in reality on far too many occasions than should be happening in God's house!! Hopefully they can work it out with that "love and humility" attitude.

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