Ninety four words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Glow and the limit, 94 words.




As the faithful few conclude their random rendition of All Things Bright and Beautiful, Miss Pargiter relaxes having endured another battle with the wheezing organ.

The Reverend Caruthers surveys the congregation which sits, braced in nervous anticipation. 

“Beware the temptations of the flesh” he hisses. Then yells, spitting like a venomous snake. “Fornication, drunkenness; let not Satan determine your destiny. The wages of sin are DEATH!”

Farmer Fred shrinks whilst Postmistress Poppy’s cheeks glow crimson.

When the pointing, thumping, and ranting subsides, Miss Pargiter valiantly attempts to accompany the final hymn, Peace Perfect Peace.



21 thoughts on “Ninety four words

  1. Sandee Aug 14, 2021 / 16:36

    Postmistress Poppy has been busy. Well done.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Keith. 🙂

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  2. Christine Goodnough Aug 14, 2021 / 16:51

    Sigh…I imagine they were all glad when the last “Amen” was said.
    Rev C needs to study II Timothy 2:24-25: “And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing…”

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 14, 2021 / 17:34

      If I had the courage I’d point that out to him! But I’m sure he’d fire back with another quotation!

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  3. Na'ama Yehuda Aug 14, 2021 / 22:28

    Ah, Shame and Guilt made their appearance, eh? At least we know that Conscience did, too! 🙂

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  4. messymimi's meanderings Aug 15, 2021 / 00:27

    Oh, dear. While i guess a good “fire and brimstone” sermon is needed on occasion, i can’t see where a steady diet of such does a whole lot of good.

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  5. Dale Aug 16, 2021 / 03:07

    Oh dear… She has a “Miss” in front of her name… she should be free and clear to allow temptation into her life… I bet Farmer Fred also is…

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  6. susanrouchard Aug 16, 2021 / 11:23

    ha, ha… Thank you Keith, uplifting. Preachers will be our death…. not sin ! Have an inspiring week.

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  7. rochellewisoff Aug 16, 2021 / 11:50

    Dear Keith,

    I love the battle with the pipe organ. You set the stage well. A complete story in 94 glowing words. Good job.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 20, 2021 / 12:19

      That’s absolutely hilarious Bill and sits alongside my tale perfectly! Thanks for introducing me to it.


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