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.
Fran, 60, has seen a lot during her life at Cottonwood Creek. Her husband is one of three doctors at the small clinic, and she had been friends with Carol, his nurse, for many years. Both Fran and Carol are long-time active members of the Women's Circle at Hope Christian; this year Fran is serving as the Circle's President.
Carol dropped by Fran's house after work one afternoon, and as they sat at the kitchen table visiting the subject of the children's Christmas Program came up. "What are we going to do about Erica?" Carol said, saddened about the conflict she was stirring up in the church.
"I've been thinking about that," said Fran, "and I have a plan, but I don't think she's going to like it."
Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.