Filter – Six Sentence Story

Lost Shoe

The email filter kept Rafael’s messages, rare though they be from this bouncer and saint, assuming proper discernment, at the top of Bill’s inbox until read. What Rafael sent today was “pedophile traffic second tunnel east” which was all Helen needed to dispatch agents.

Helen never met Rafael, but Bill often did when passing the revival tent where Rafael worked the streets explaining once to Rafael that he was suffering from the lingering side-effects of a flu. Hearing this as a call for help rather than a lame excuse not to go into the tent, Rafael gripped Bill’s shoulder with a hand that could have dropped a terrorist praying that, through Jesus, “this illness leave my brother”.

That was twenty years ago. Bill had since relocated, but Rafael kept in contact through messages uncanny in their accuracy, and that pesky flu didn’t dare return.

Denise offers the prompt word “filter” for this week’s Six Sentence Stories. This story continues from Journey – Six Sentence Story. Next: Service – Six Sentence Story. Or perhaps Effervescent – Six Sentence Story.

If you want to know more about revival tent meetings, well, I’ve never been to one, but I just read Mario Murillo’s post Why Modesto is going to be so different. My thoughts for revival take off from there.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

29 thoughts on “Filter – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Nice installment (in the serial Six).
    Tricky thing, to introduce new possible story lines/characters, while maintaining the narrative, which you’re do so well on this.
    (I took a ‘sharp left’ over at Whitechapel, so I read this with technical appreciation as well as Reader enjoyment.)

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  2. How cool is it that you can write short a story 6 sentences at a time, Frank 😀
    I’m looking forward to following this new story line with Bill. It appears he and Raphael go way back so no doubt plenty of material!

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