Verge – Six Sentence Story

Oliver pestered Theodore, a fellow member of the congregation, proclaiming him an unregenerate fool unworthy of heaven and heading down the highway to hell. Although he did not see himself in the witch and warlock business his words witlessly activated curses. If he had to excuse his behavior later on, without actually apologizing, he might say that his blood pressure was on the verge of exploding justifying him running his mouth leaving no unkindness unspoken.

Under his own state of demonic influence Theodore wondered if Oliver, who often went over the top, might this time be onto something admitting that he indeed was unworthy of heaven, but then who wasn’t? Given a recent diagnosis of terminal kidney disease Theodore momentarily felt like a failure both in his present life and, should Oliver’s prophecies by chance come true, the next.

Because he could think of nothing better as a response Theodore wished Oliver the mercy of deliverance that he himself longed for saying, “If the blood of Jesus isn’t enough to cover me, may it at least cover you.”


Denise offers the word “verge” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories.

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25 thoughts on “Verge – Six Sentence Story”

    1. Good point. Jesus wouldn’t be needed if we weren’t all inherently unworthy. Thank you, Mimi!

      I am glad to hear in your story that you have not lost your joy in spite of everything that could happen happening. May your joy be overflowing. Happy Thanksgiving!


    1. Love manifests in many ways.

      Thank you for hosting the live stream conversations, Nick. It is good to get to know each other better. My schedule on Sunday afternoon is irregular (depending on what happens in the morning). I hope to attend when they are live, but if not, I will watch them later and comment.

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  1. ayiiee the relentless temptation to blame those around us for our own shortcomings… the irony being that working constructively on ourselves requires no additional energy or work, merely a change of perspective.

    (Don’t tell anyone, but I immediately got a ear worm in the first sentence. I won’t cite the ‘prompt’ and spare you a day of song loops. lol)

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    1. If that earworm was suggesting an old AC/DC song it may have been in my ear as well when I wrote this.

      Good point that dealing with our own issues requires no additional energy. Thank you, Clark!


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