Review – Salted With Fire

Salted With Fire

Stories and Poetry depicting the growth

of one child of God

Author: Nancy LaRonda Johnson
Writer’s Mark Publications
2013
ISBN #978-0615-8323-3-3

Salted With FIre cover

I love writing flash fiction myself – that is, fiction under 1,000 words. In “Salted With Fire”, Johnson has combined fifteen flash fiction stories with twelve poems, which show her journey from writing for the mere joy of writing to  writing stories that highlight God’s will, even when the story itself is not religious in nature.

Some of the stories have very surprising endings, such as Secondary Illness, Career Day, Freeway, and The X’es Marked The Spots. Some of the stories are more “slice of life”, such as Sometimes You Get Shot, Debt, and Taxi. At the end of each story is a biblical discussion about what the story means in terms of the Bible.

The poetry is short, and written from the heart, in first person format. The poems are interesting gateways into the mind and soul of the author.

All of the work here is driven by heart, and by a firm belief in God. The author is not afraid to make use of the five senses, and a full range of emotions to drive her stories.

© 2000 – 2013 Bonnie Cehovet

Reproduction prohibited in any venue without the written permission of the author.

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