The Mormon Lit Blitz reaches its penultimate peril...
Today's Piece: "Living Scriptures" by Scott Hales
The Three Nephites don't get a whole lot of attention in scripture. Just a handful of verses, really, in two different places. And yet they've made their way into Mormon memory and folklore in a different way than any other story. The Three Nephites keep us wondering what sort of world we really live in, what presences might be hidden just beyond our reach.
We had three or four submissions for this year's Lit Blitz alone involving the Three Nephites. And somehow, this story moved us most of all.
What is it about the Three Nephites that keeps us coming back to them?
What works about the way this story uses the genre?
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