The Confession

“You want to confess a sin here? It’s boarded up.”

“The sentiment is the same.”

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“So, it’s the thought that counts?”

“You might say that.”

“So how does this work? Do we just stand here and you confess?”

“That’s exactly what we do.”

“What are you confessing to? Or is that a secret between you and your maker?”

“The less people know, the better.” He pulled out a knife. “My wife already confessed your affair to me. She paid, now it’s your turn.”

“You think confessing will absolve you?”

“He always forgives.” He plunged the knife into his friend’s chest.

100 Words

About Shirley McCann

Shirley McCann is a tea drinker and avid reader. She lives in Springfield, MO with her two children and five grandchildren.
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8 Responses to The Confession

  1. pennygadd51 says:

    That’s a neat take on the prompt. It’s a thought-provoking theological question, too!

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  2. Always? I wouldn’t be so sure! Great take Shirley

    Here’s my story!


  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I’ve never quite understood how he/she/it could absolve all sins. Seems like a very convenient arrangement for us humans!


  4. granonine says:

    God has promised that He will forgive when there is true repentance. I don’t see anything of the kind here. It is hypocrisy to “confess” just before you kill someone.

    The writing is terrific here. I had to go back and read it again to make sure I got the gist of it. You built the tension perfectly.


  5. Dear Shirley,

    Quite a grisly confession with no trace of repentance. Well executed.




  6. bearmkwa says:

    ouch! Great story.


  7. msjadeli says:

    So tense and gruesome. It’s called karmic justice, administered instantly. Nice tight story.


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