Quite a few of you have asked to read some of my earlier work. Whilst there are quite a few short stories floating around out there in magazines and anthologies and competition winning posts, I thought I would post a few of my first flash fiction stories published in The Drabble.
Old Pews was my second, and, if memory serves me correctly, the following flash fiction story was published on 14th April 2016.
Hope you enjoy this blast from the past.
Kelvin M. Knight
He gripped the pulpit and his knuckles whitened then burnt. Soon Team Vicar would arrive and he would be redundant. Mission communities. The bishop’s latest initiative to provide God for all.
He regarded his time-served flock. Their seven faces frowned. Two decades ago, there were forty of them. And forty years ago, when he began this adventure, all the pews were full. They will fill again. Gritting his teeth, he saw this clearly: the elderly gracefully encouraging the middle-aged; the middle-aged embracing one another and welcoming the young. Multitudes of youngsters. They will need more pews.