The Call

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart "What are you smiling at?" Mr. Kiesler asked his wife. "At a photo of Jürgen's robot with the built-in camera taken outside of our old house." "He could have been anything he wanted but he chose to be a priest. "You said that you weren't upset about that anymore and …

Salvation

“Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” – Luke 19:9, 10. Salvation is free and it’s for everyone, no matter who you are or what you have done. All you have …

No Strange Things

“Burn their idols and do not touch the silver or gold they are made of. Do not take it or it will be a snare to you, for it is horrible to the Lord your God.  Do not bring an idol into your home and worship it, for then your doom is sealed. Utterly detest …

Melania Approaches Matt

Melania went into Home Depot and saw Matt in the section with the lamps. Taking a deep breath, she walked up to him. "Hello, Matt," she said quietly. He turned and his expression became guarded. "Hello, Mel." "What are you doing here?" "Looking for shady lamps." "Oh. Is Gina with you?" "No. The lamps are …

Solange’s Story

My name is Solange. I'm a slave living and working on a sugar plantation in Jamaica owned by an unmarried Englishman who moved to the island a year ago with his widowed sister. I was dark so I worked in the field. Only the fair-skinned slaves worked in the great house. I remember the first …

Pest Control

“Mom, why do you have garlic hanging outside of our house?” “It keeps away mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, black flies and most small flying insects.” “Really?  How does it do that?” “Garlic contains a natural sulfur compound which acts as a repellent.  It’s a great non-toxic way to keep nibbling pests out of my garden.” “I read that people hang garlic …

Ousted

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot She couldn’t believe it.  She had taken Chelsey for her regular check-up and when she came back, the high-chair and all of their things were on the sidewalk in front of the building where she lived.  Horrified, she darted inside and straight to the rental office where the landlady coldly …

Up a Sycamore Tree

He wanted to see Jesus but the crowd was too thick to jostle through.  He climbed a sycamore tree instead.  When Jesus came that way, He stopped, looked up and said, “Zacchaeus come down immediately.  I must stay at your house today.” 42 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. …

Strayed/Open #writephoto

I walked into the house.  It was quiet.  It meant he hadn't come as yet.  The corridor stretched endlessly before me.  I wondered what to do while I waited for him.  Ahead was the door leading to the large and cozy living-room.  That's where he and I sat, curled up on the sofa, listening to …

No Sale

  “Mother, you can’t be serious,” Matt exclaimed. “I’m dead serious, Matt.  I’m going to sell the house.  It’s too big for me.  All of you kids have moved out and have your own families.  I’m going into a retirement home so it doesn’t make any sense for me to keep the house.  I’ve gotten …

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