Category Archives: short story

As We Allow Justice Scalia His Rest

In Statu Confessionis The Church must always be in a state of confession. If the Church were to remain in a constant state of confession, there is some small possibility that the Church might never have to reach the state of crisis in which the state might imperil itself by negating the work of the… Continue Reading

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Sin is like a great train wreck; hideous, venal, deforming, lethal, but so glorious in its destruction one cannot pass by without a look. Sin abounds. The convert Saul of Tarsus, the man who codified Christianity in the first century, the man who called himself ¬†“Chief of Sinners,” could not look away from his personal… Continue Reading

I John 4:1-6-Sermon for Sunday-Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad, the TV series, has had its finale. Walter White, the frustrated genius who starred in the protagonist role, died in the middle of his illegal chemistry lab. He left behind a shattered family, a fatally scarred son, a daughter who will not know him, dead friends and murdered adversaries. He finally admitted he… Continue Reading

The Game That Never Ends, Finale

   A little fiction here now. Sermon length stuff over at http://aintsobad.typepad.com/pastorspal. The Game That Never Ends, Finale    His wife was gone, of course, when he returned to their hut. She took only the Game, Shield-Board, little players and all. Or did they take her?    He never really knew.    The Game Master… Continue Reading

The Game That Never Ends, Part Fourteen

   Fiction here now. Sermon length stuff for them what needs ’em over at http://aintsobad.typepad.com/pastorspal. It’s free and worth what you pay for it. The Game That Never Ends, Part Fourteen    "She’s the problem," the husband thought after a long reverie.    "She’s the problem."    He sighed deeply, then, within himself. He knew… Continue Reading

I Wanna Go Home, Part 7

Writer’s Note: I started this story on December 14. This is about it for this story, though we may return to some of the characters occassionally. Read from that day to this to keep it in order. I Wanna Go Home, Part 7    So the world tilted her way, as Mariame knew it would.… Continue Reading

I Wanna Go Home, Day 6

Writer’s Note: I started this story on December 14. This is installment six. It is about done. I Wanna Go Home, Part 6    Isaac wanted to trail Mariame home each evening. He wanted so much to know about her mother. He very much needed to know about the prophecy concerning little Moishe. He wanted… Continue Reading