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  • SubGenre:Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Language:English
  • Duration:21 Minutes
  • Audiobook ISBN:9798350932119

Willy's Accident

A Short Story Based on Actual Events

by Hollis Frances

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Willy's Accident Hollis Frances Book Baby (2021) ISBN: 978-1098366797 Reviewed by Ephantus M for Reader Views (09/2023) 5*- A Christian Read That Will Leave You Perplexed! "Willy's Accident" by Hollis Frances is a short story based on real-life events. The tale follows a young field engineer who narrowly survives a life-ending event. The incident ushers him to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, leading him to discover and embrace a revolutionary reality.
Willy's Accident Hollis Frances Book Baby (2021) ISBN: 978-1098366797 Reviewed by Lily Andrews for Reader Views (10/2023) 5*- A Wise and Refreshing Short Story "Willy's Accident" by Hollis Frances is an inspirational and illuminating short story based on actual events. Willy developed empathetic abilities at an early age due to the challenges he faced as a child growing up in a dysfunctional family. At the age of twelve, a unique encounter with one of the boys at school causes him to make a prayer to God with little knowledge that it would be answered later in his adulthood and in a way he least expected. Years later, Willy survives a stabbing assault, and a few months later accepts Jesus as his Savior. After the death of his mother, Willy has an awakening that reminds him of the prayer he made as a child and the special way God answered this prayer. The book does not tarry in its progress and instead hurtles along at an even pace. The text ends with contemplative questions that the author poses to the reader that are bound to evoke self reflection and meditation. Also, lines from the song, "I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About to Happen" by the Speers, are a reminder to Christians all over the world that the Lord is watching over them and has great plans for them. For example, I just feel like something good is about to happen. I just feel like something good is on its way. He has promised that he'd open all of heaven. And brother, it could happen any day. When God's people humble themselves and call on Jesus In this excerpt, the author, through the singer's words, encourages Christians from all walks of life to live a humble life and develop a prayer life steeped in faith that God will answer their prayers. Tender and delicate, "Willy's Accident" accomplishes much within its few pages. What dazzles the most is the book's elegant prose which makes this an easy read. Despite its brevity, this is a text that carries along impressive takeaways that remain with you long after the reading is done. Frances eloquently describes a journey many of us have embarked upon, grappling with the tough question of what salvation entails and doubts about the meaning of faith. Then ultimately finding it in the most improbable of places. Surprisingly relatable and full of heart, Hollis Frances' book is indisputably a memorable text whose pulse will remain for ages.
About the author
Hollis Frances has fifteen years' experience in Technical Writing from his career as a Technical Support Engineer on medical equipment at a major manufacturer/service company. Recently retired, he decided to start a new career as an author of short stories based actual events although he does have a novel or two inside his heart that needs to come out in the future. He published his first short story, Willy's Accident, in 2021. He is a military veteran who served first in the US Navy for four years from 1975-1979. Then, in 1983, enlisted into the US Marines and served until 1987. Hollis Frances has an A.A.S. Degree in Electronic Communications Technology. He is married with two adult children and three grandchildren.