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Short no. Jehovah


Wash The Devil. By CpSingleton © 2016

It had seemed like a comedy and she was going to shout “TAH-DAH!” At any moment.

He’d called over because she never made the effort to visit him and her grandson. There was always some excuse about her hip, but she could quite easily sit for hours as she drove across country in their campervan.

He stood in the kitchen and stared with confusion at the book she was giving him. It was his Granddad’s bible that he’d clutched throughout the war years. It was her connection to the only man she ever doted on and she was parting with it like it was a postcard from a work colleague.

“I don’t understand,” He stated.

“I’ve seen the truth and no longer need this bible anymore,” she told him with a strange robotic smile. “I thought you’d like it now, sweetheart.”

“You’ve seen the truth?” He asked with an hopeful smile of his own. “What truth?’

‘I’ve been taking bible classes and they’ve taught me the truth?’

‘Then, won’t you need this bible?’

‘No,’ she told him calmly. ‘I use a different one now.’

‘I’m confused. Are you not Christian anymore?’

‘Well, we call ourselves Jehovah’s Witnesses.’

‘But, you hated them.’

“I misjudged them. They’ve taught me the truth and you should come into the light too. Before it’s too late.”

“Seriously, Mum?” He asked, feeling the smile fade, yet awaiting the punchline. ‘You used to send me to argue then off the doorstep. Now I’ve got to do that to my own mother?!’ 

“You wash the Devil outta your life!” She snapped.

“And what shampoo do I need for that?”

He then realised that the punchline was never gonna come, as she forced him out of her house.


About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


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