A collection of nine flash stories about the sacred and profane in an ironic kind of way."The Forgotten Sinner" - An old man stands at the pearly gates of Heaven, explaining to Peter why he never got right with God. (First published in Conceit Magazine, December 2009.)"Uncle Fred's Wild Splash Hit" - Uncle Fred ends up in a world of hurt at the family reunion when the baseball lands somewhere else than the neighbor's swimming pool."Blind Faith" - Two college roommates get into an argument about the spiritual significance of having the patio blinds closed on a hot day."The Old Frenchman" - A American Army private suspects the old Frenchman is stealing something from the military camp in World War II."Jesus Saves You Money" - A desperate phone call to Jesus gets answered by the guy who fixes broken toilets for a living."Pure Indulgence" - Caught cheating with a pint of double fudge ice cream by his wife, a husband considers the marital consequences. (First published in BURST, Spring 2010.)"An Old Man's Confession" - An old priest wakes up in his booth to listen to the confession of a Christian impostor who fooled an evangelical church."Bubbles & Stickers" - Two men challenge each other to a dance duel over their pet peeves: the sound of popping bubble wrap and stickers on the floor."Walking Home" - A fearful woman almost gets run over by an elderly man who looks like Mr. Magoo from the old cartoon TV show.
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February 09, 2011
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