Natalie Spacey must go shopping

Now what was it I needed to get from the store?
Cranberry sauce for the Morning Glory celebration over at the Church of the Eleventh Commandment, where they have that thundering sparrow hawk of a preacher, Elmer Pumpernickle. Always reminds me of Burt Lancaster, who played Elmer Gantry. While he goes on and on with the Lord’s word or his own, I mostly get sidetracked by the light shining in through the stained glass windows, which are the church’s claim to fame – they have been called Chagall Blue.
I quite like the habit and invigorating smell of burning amber at that church (or is it incense?) and the somewhat Jewish “shalom” greeting everyone uses.
Most extraordinary of all, though, are the laundry list everyone’s supposed to write before attending the service – it is to be one’s list of dirty laundry to be washed for the week – and the model A or B coffin one has to order and pay for way in advance.

– James Steerforth

Written using the words cranberry sauce, amber, laundry list, coffin, morning glory, shalom, mystery, sparrow hawk, pumpernickle, stained glass given by Raven.

About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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3 Responses to Natalie Spacey must go shopping

  1. Rich says:

    Interesting and unuwual church. Liked the story.


  2. Raven says:

    James you are way good at this. That was brilliant. So glad you are joining in!

  3. Akelamalu says:

    Fabulous use of the words there James – I’m impressed!

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