for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Redemption.
The following is a reworked passage from a longer story I wrote several years ago.
“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned” he mutters in hushed tones, uncertain he wishes the priest to hear his confession.
The weary padre in his crumpled cassock slouches behind the wooden lattice fidgeting with a worn wooden cross.
One, a habitual criminal who sometimes yearns to be caught, if only to commune with like-minded people, albethey behind bars.
The other, once a defender of the faith, a bestower of redemption but in doubt, wondering why God was forsaking him.
Two lost and lonely souls.
“Five Hail Marys” murmurs one as the other leaves the confessional, five Hail Marys.
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