Update on 12/09/18
My story was published in the Carrot Ranch collection for this photo prompt – see Part II – 3rd story. Many thanks to Charli and all the ranch leaders and all who took part. Cracking stories.
After my slow start on the 24 hour free-write yesterday over at the Carrot Ranch I’ve spent this morning a meandering and a mooching, reading various other ranchers and rancher leaders and decided I was not too late to enter the August 30th themed prompt of bottleneck.
So, here we go… quick as a flash…
Hope you enjoy my la’al flash fiction story.
THIS TIME, THIS PLACE
Kelvin M. Knight
Standing in his pulpit, he regarded one bottleneck after another: his overworked PCC; the cavalier making of tea during the service; the choir grumbling behind him; the organ whimpering far far away.
He prayed silently, swiftly. Upon opening his eyes, he spied a congregation transformed. Now they all looked resplendent in starched white collars, whereas he was a shadow, bloated and distorted, and pinched in so many places: from his wallet to his timesharing; from his patience to his love.
Realising he was more guilty than them, he pondered the complexities of daring to share this truth with them.