Short story theologian
We’ve put up two new things into the LRK electrical world, both having to do with a weeklong Writer in Residence I did some years ago at Hanover College, Indiana.
The first is a lengthy meditation on how the concept of “vocation” appears in my novels, written by Hanover professor Michael Duffy. It carries the somewhat grandiose title of “Guidance for Authentic Living in the Mystery Novels of Laurie R. King.” (It’s free on the site, although if you like it, you might send Hanover a donation.)
“Jephtha’s Daughter” is one of those problematic Biblical passages that just beg to be wrestled with, and I chose to do so in the manner of the rabbis, reshaping the given text into a story that both is and is not the same. And because I believe that the tools of understanding should be wielded by all, I include both remarks on the theological questions raised by the story, and suggestions for further reading.
“Mila’s Tale” is not a crime story, although there is a criminal act at its core. Neither is it a mystery, although perhaps of the higher sort. It is the first of what I propose to form into a collection called Ladies of Spirit, stories and their commentaries based on a variety of sources from the world’s religions.
“Mila’s Tale” is available on Kindle, Nook, and all the other formats, here.