Harry Hunter’s Miscellany

Welcome to the website of Harry Hunter, author of Christian fiction.

Harry Hunter is the pen name of a retired academic, who lives with his wife (and cat) at West Kilbride on the Ayrshire coast.

Here you will find a selection of Harry’s poems, acrostics and flash fiction. You will also find links to his books. A  new novel is forthcoming in mid-2018. Harry has found his acrostics to be particularly popular – especially the rhyming ones – and so now only very occasionally updates the poems and short story pages.

And here is a rhyming acrostic for 2018:


Happy New Year!

Hear the bells ring out for Twenty-Eighteen
Announcing January, bidding farewell to December.
Put aside regrets about what might have been,
Prepare instead for a year to remember.
Yesterday’s past, and now we stand

Needful of guidance as we face the unknown,
Enquiring prayerfully into what God has planned –
Will He lead us beyond our comfort zone?

Yet God has not given us a spirit of fear;
Each Christmas He cheers us with Bethlehem’s birth.
And Jesus asks from each of us a New Year
Resolution – “to find fresh ways of being salt of the earth”.




Any of the material on this site, with the exception of ‘Taking The High Road’ may be freely used in church magazines and similar miscellanies, provided that authorship is acknowledged. I don’t mind if you change pieces slightly to meet editorial requirements (please see the note at the foot of this page).

If you would like to suggest topics for future poems or fiction I will do my best to respond.

I can be contacted at  harryhunteronline@gmail.com

Happy reading!


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