Clay Austin's career is taking off. Then the nightmares take over.
Christian Psychological Thriller, 2018
No place is safe for Clay. He is besieged. Voices from the past haunt his Seattle house boat. Demonic machines attack him on the street and in his dreams. Clay becomes a confused, weakened man fighting a losing battle for the very essence of who he is.
He turns his back on a promising career and cruelly pushes away the one woman who loves him. His life crumbles as he falls under control of hidden evil. Clay gives up on himself, but God doesn’t.
The Hidden Saboteur is a tense, sweeping story of Clay’s battle between the Deceiver’s lies and God’s light.
Clay is a founding partner of the most respected marketing agency in Seattle. He is smart, single, and wealthy. So why, at the pinnacle of his career, are terrifying hallucinations and nightmares suddenly opening deep wounds from the past and eating away at his confidence?
Without Clay realizing it, God’s plan goes into overdrive to draw him away from the Deceiver.
On one drizzling night in a parking lot his loyal assistant, Sheryl Landing, hears a voice telling her to “Protect him; bring him to me.”
The spiritual battle is on. Clay bounces back and forth like a ping pong ball in a high stakes game of good versus evil. The winner takes all. The winner takes Clay..
Events draw him to a small town on the Washington coast where he becomes the prize in a showdown between God’s light and the Deceiver’s lies. Can Clay bring himself to do the one thing that will free him from the chains of the past? Was Sheryl’s determined love going to be strong enough?
From the rain-drenched streets of Seattle, across the dry plains of Texas and back to the wind-swept bluffs of the rugged Washington coast, Clay experiences the hidden destructive power of the Deceiver, and the over-powering light of God’s love flowing through those around him. Which force will prevail?
What if someone you had never met was right now creating a painting that tells your life?
Christian Short Story, 2019
The Stories Gallery in Seattle contained such a diverse collection of paintings visitors didn’t believe they were all created by the same artist – Wayne Gee.
Why was the occasional visitor to the gallery or to Gee’s booth at a street fair so drawn to a painting they couldn’t resist buying it?
What power did these painting’s have?>/p>
In this short story, I tell the background of the mysterious painting given to Clay Austin in “The Hidden Saboteur.” But even readers not familiar with my novel will enjoy this thought-provoking allegory that asks, “Who controls our life? Why do we meet who we meet?”