Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Prayers

Here are my contributions to the Three Word Wednesday prompt for the week. Couldn't decide which one I liked best so posting them both.

Story 1

Joy knew if she could only abstain a few more months, until she and Todd exchanged vows, her halo would await in Heaven. The only problem was it was getting harder and harder to do. Every time Todd pulled her close and kissed her tenderly, passions ran wild.

Spying that certain twinkle in the love of her life’s eye tonight, Joy offered up a fervent prayer and held on for dear life, hoping God was listening because she knew she wouldn’t be able to hold out much longer without help.


Story 2

Kayla pushed the cheap plastic halo back atop her head, hoping the man she was kneeling before would finish soon. The grimy taste and sickly sweet smell was so bad Kayla gagged.

“Hail Mary, full of grace…”

The prayer caught Kayla off guard. Her usual customer was more the cussing than praying kind. When he slipped the rosary beads around her neck, she knew things were fixing to get even kinkier.

When the beads grew tighter around her neck, Kayla offered a prayer of her own, vowing to abstain from her chosen profession, go to church, help the poor…whatever it took if God would only spare her life. Unfortunately, God was not in the room that night.

9 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

Oh, prayer got a bit late..well enjoyed both..

gautami tripathy said...

You can hold us with your words. Keep writing.

reaching out

Jay Thurston said...

Wow, a two-for-one... they both were neat little tales, I think I liked the first one better, though the second one leaves the reader thinking. Good work Angel!

Angel said...

Thanks so much for reading, y'all, and I'm glad you liked the stories!

Coraline J. Thompson said...

haha, good luck to the character inthe first, and at the second!!! DAMN - fantastic little flash.

The World of Lost Souls

Christine said...

Thank you for the stories! I think I liked the first one better: cute! Two very different women in one little post!

christopher said...

I like them both but the second one has real punch.

Angel said...

Thank you all so much for reading my little stories and leaving comments!

ganymeder said...

Both were well done but story 2 definitely gets my vote!