Umber (21.16 — Leroy’s Story)

May 13, 2012 § 2 Comments

Vera had a lot of questions for the priest, especially about the sacrament of penance.  When Father Hoolihan explained the mechanics of the confessional, she seemed disappointed at first.  I think she hoped the confessional doors led to tunnels that snaked around underneath Kearney.  But she seemed intrigued by the idea that a priest could wipe away someone’s sins.

I wanted to tell Vera it was all a load of hogwash, but something made me change my mind.

Vera thought I was interested in Catholicism, so I decided to play along, y’know what I’m sayin’?  I kept going to the classes just so I could hear her talk some more.  Plus it kept Florence off my back — for awhile.


§ 2 Responses to Umber (21.16 — Leroy’s Story)

  • surprise3 says:

    Life happens, does it not? Like Vera and Leroy we frail, misguided beings travel without a map and sometimes don’t stop until the trap snaps shut…on our foot, or even worse, ensnaring our mind(s). Yikes, Margo, see where your words led me – –

    • Thanks, Paula– *I’ve been ensnared a time or two…and speaking of traveling without a map, I have re-written the ending to this story several times, but my outline keeps changing as I keep taking detours along the way and discover something new about the characters.

      I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!–Margo

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