One or T'other - A Very Short Story

A short story inspired by Mark 4:12 (and surrounding verses)Other very short stories here. Hank was dressed in orange.  He ordered a meal of refried beans, rice, and corn tortillas.  Ironic, since the murder of two Mexicans and a White boy near Attalla had landed him here in the first place.  Hank took the pen and paper and jotted a note to the White boy’s parents. “He was kerajus to the end. Hank.”  He finished his last bite of tortilla just as the chaplain arrived.  The chaplain told him that the kingdom of heaven was like a mustard seed.  Hank burped. Told the Chaplain that he reckoned it more like refried beans.  Or the courage of grade-school white boy near Attalla, one or t’other.  The chaplain said Hank would find out soon enough.

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Very Short Story

Jimmy was a switch-blade comb, utilitarian really.  He’d married Sarah, this velvet bowling ball that snuck down one too many lanes in her high school days.  She was destructive.  She and Jimmy loved the fifties so they got matching cry-baby tattoos.  Last week they worked at the plant.  Today Jimmy’s filling out papers for government food while the post man’s delivering past due notices to Sarah.  There are things you do to keep the lights on.