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

This website contains lots of acrostics that can be freely used in church magazines and similar miscellanies, as well as for personal enjoyment. Harry’s distinctive device is the ‘rhyming acrostic’. 

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

Harry also writes books (follow the Books tab at the top). His new novella – “The Kilfinan Treasure” – was published in spring 2019 by Instant Apostle. If you would like to buy a copy, please consider ordering it from West Kilbride’s (very quick and efficient) Timberbooks.


Each month, I like to add a new rhyming acrostic, so here’s one for November. A little while ago, our cafe church looked at the ‘masks’ we wear, and a few days later fellow WordPress blogger Like an Anchor focused on the same topic. Here’s my contribution to the subject:

Making an effort to smile, watching what you say?
Anxieties – have you safely tucked them away?
Sounding victorious every time you pray?
Kidding us all that everything’s okay?
Sometimes we prefer to see the real you on display.


A useful tip! If you are copying acrostics for use elsewhere please check that the initial letter of each line remains highlighted, or else readers often don’t realise it’s an acrostic.

Any of the material on this site, with the exception of ‘Taking The High Road’ and ‘The Kilfinan Treasure’, may be freely copied.

Happy reading!


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(The ‘no derivatives’ restriction on this licence doesn’t prevent you making minor editorial amendments – but please don’t make any radical changes)


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