The Letter

Photo by Na’ama Yehuda

He stared at the letter from Gracelyn.  She wanted him to visit her in prison but how could he?  She murdered two people.  It would have been three people if he hadn’t found Monifa in time.  He grew pale.

It was his fault that Father Schmidt and Sister Augustin were dead.  They would still be alive if it weren’t for his relationship with Monifa and he wouldn’t be here in hospital recovering from a blow to the head from Gracelyn.  He looked at the letter again.  Perhaps, one of these days…

A nurse called softly to him, “Father Kiesler.”

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This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

38 thoughts on “The Letter

  1. And so another falls from Grace(lyn) 😉 Not that it’s okay to be killing but, as we know, it’s not okay for priests to be having carnal relationships. – a thing I believe should be abolished.

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    1. Yes, unfortunately for Gracelyn, she fell in love with this priest and when she found out about his relationship with Monifa, things went south. I agree with you that it’s not okay for priests to have carnal relationships. If a priest takes a vow of celibacy, he should not break it. However, I believe that celibacy should be a choice and that if priests want to marry, they should be allowed to and still serve in the church.

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    1. Good question, Keith. It would be interesting to see what happens if the priest decides to visit Gracelyn in prison. Will he be able to forgive her for what she did? Will he be able to forgive himself?

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    1. Father Kiesler never had a relationship with Gracelyn. She was the parish secretary and was in love with him and when she discovered his relationship with Monifa, a student at the school, things turned deadly. Thanks, Jilly.

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