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"It is all in your head. Really, search your heart and you will find it. You are beautiful."  —From "The Real Problem," a poem by Sunayna Pal.

Welcome to the Autumn newsletter of, a free online community of readers, writers and artists who enjoy original stories that inspire and entertain.

Summer lingers – by the calendar, a couple of weeks remain. But the slant of September's gold sun, the first leaves to tint their edges, and cool evenings announce the turning seasons. Time to bring in the harvest, to gather in the bounty, savoring with gratitude all that the past few months produced. And so it is here at Faith Hope and Fiction, as we present our "Harvest" issue of fine art, poetry, essays, and original online fiction.

—Tricia Crisafulli

Paintings by Penny Gordon-Chumbly

Fine art by Penny Gordon-Chumbley

Read Award-Winning Stories on Faith Hope and Fiction!

We are proud to announce that The Silver Pen Writers Association has presented two 2017 "Write Well Awards" for online literary fiction for: Rainbow Light by Andrew Michael, and The Twenty-Third Street Psalm by Patricia Crisafulli.

Call For Submissions: we are looking for winter- and holiday-themed short stories, essays, and poetry for a year-end issue. Please see our submission guidelines.

Enjoy our newest original stories, essays, poetry, and fine art.
Fine Art  »
The vibrant and succulent art of Penny Gordon-Chumbley. Her statement: "Learning to see, really see, the world through the eyes of an artist came to me later in life…"
The Real Problem  »
A poem of friendship and the aching truths that only someone who loves you will dare to tell, by Sunayna Pal.
Raspberries on the Moon  »
Celebrating the giant leaps and small victories of July 1969, in this short story by Patricia Crisafulli.
The Souvenir  »
An antique shop holds potent memories for a Korean Conflict veteran, in this story by Tom Sheehan.
Meditations »
Two poems, Schematic and Mcguffin, stir thoughts of connections and purpose, by Sanjeev Sethi.
Of Gardening and Memory »
Remembering a beloved gardener and aunt, in this essay by Tom Lagasse.
Running for Home »
An evening stroll recalls the childhood freedom at the end of the day and the mad dash for home in this essay by Patricia Crisafulli.
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