Harry Hunter’s Miscellany

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

Most materials in this website can be freely used in church magazines (please see note further down), as well as for personal enjoyment.

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 acrostics, short stories and poems. You will also find links to his books (follow the Books tab on the left). Harry would love you to buy one of his books! A  new novel is forthcoming in mid-2018.

This website has new material added periodically, but at the moment the new book manuscript is taking up most of Harry’s spare time.

Harry has found his acrostics to be particularly popular – especially the rhyming ones – and so is prioritising these. Here is a new one, “Creation” written in time for the World Day of Prayer, whose theme is ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good’:

Cosmos called out of infinite dark,
Restless void roused by wisdom’s spark
Emergent shapes formed in deepest night
A piercing voice summoned primal light
The sun and moon obeyed its command
Infinite life teemed through water and land
On ground that was once mere dust, Adam stood.
Now, for a time, all was very good.

And another new one (22nd March) for anyone who doesn’t find ‘victorious living’ easy on a day-to-day basis:

Victory doesn’t mean a bed of roses every day
It’s more likely that we’ll carry on facing the flak
Cherished by God, yet still wandering astray
Taking two steps forward and one step back.
Often victories happen when we share, we pray,
Reaching out to each other when things look black,
You and I walking side by side on the pilgrim way.

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).

However – 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 that it’s an acrostic.


I can be contacted at  harryhunteronline@gmail.com

Happy reading!


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