Okay all. Here we go. I’m stuck on a story I’m writing and I think you may be of some assistance.
Here is the scoop. It is based on the true story of my ongoing testimony (learning to live with Christ at the wheel) and the part I’m stuck at is Bible college days. Yes I went to Bible college and I made a complete fool of myself. Self serving, “out on my own” mentality…. I used to spend a lot of time at a friends bachelor pad with him, a roommate and the roommate’s girlfriend. She is the best thing I took from the experience.
Back to where I’m stuck. We used to debate a lot about non-salvation issues. The dichotomy being- we were, Bible college students, STUCK on eschatology (study of end times) and etymology (study of word origins) but not really knowing the heart of Christ. In my book I want to SHOW that, not TELL that but I can’t remember a specific conversation had. 😦 Here comes the fictional part. Any ideas on an exchange between four college students about life, faith and the future while missing the point of Jesus?
I’m not looking for an argument and will not “censor” your ideas. I want to portray the struggle, the book will come around to the truth of Christ but at this point we are missing it! Make sense?
Want a quick character sketch?
Guy #1 (Jimmee)- serious, less is more, live for today, dark and mysterious, allusive, about to become my boyfriend
Guy #2 (Tod)- abrasive, wiry, blunt, a kidder
The Girlfriend (Evie)- appearing tough outwardly, fighter, thoughtful, convicted but not yet convinced, faithful, peacemaker
Myself- clueless, selfish, “never wrong”, fighter, on Guy 1’s side at this point
ANY ideas? This can be from your own experience or purely fictionalized I’m just trying to get some creative juices flowing and “going back” to a time of utter confusion is proving difficult.