A very short story …

for Friday Fictioneers.





Ever since Pastor Justin was a Scout he’s been prepared. His friends call him Justin Case! Emergency? Just call Justin!

As a kid, he had bandaids in his pocket in case he tripped up. As a student, he had a you-know-what in his wallet in case he got lucky with a girl!

Nowadays he carries a copy of the ten commandments should he need to check what he’s doing complies! 

There’s a boat outside his church. He says they laughed at Noah and look what happened. Perhaps he should have a ladder too, in case the stairway to heaven breaks down!


jade-li-photo-1Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Lisa Fox for the photo.

Click Pastor Froggie to join in the fun!


46 thoughts on “A very short story …

  1. rochellewisoff Sep 7, 2022 / 14:35

    Dear Keith,

    If any of the things he’s prepared for happens he’ll be known as Justin Time. 😉 Delightful piece…as always.



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  2. James McEwan Sep 7, 2022 / 14:49

    Pastor Justin, perhaps, lives a very guilty life having to check on the Ten Commandments. Never did get lucky as a student and joined the church instead-I think. There is always humour in your stories making them fun to read.

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  3. Iain Kelly Sep 7, 2022 / 15:59

    Oh No-ah you didn’t! I’d like to hear about the good Pastor’s student days! 😉

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  4. msjadeli Sep 7, 2022 / 18:09

    Keith, this is just the kind of story I was hoping would be written when I snapped the picture. Thank you for the laughs!

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  5. Bill Sep 8, 2022 / 16:40

    There used to be an airstrip north of one I flew out of in Fort Worth, Texas named “Just In Time” airfield, for what we thought were obvious reasons. Now I cannot find it. No more place to land ‘just in case’ you lose power on take off. Another fun and humorous write, Keith. 🙂

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  6. CGraith Sep 9, 2022 / 11:24

    You have created a character in a few 100 words! Well done.


  7. Michael Humphris Sep 11, 2022 / 00:15

    Great story telling. I guess that he had a raft of sermons in a Filofax

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  8. Fred Aiken Oct 27, 2022 / 02:48

    i didn’t get it.


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