I love how FlashMobWrites gives you a range of prompts, and you can pick and choose what will influence you.
For week 1×05 the prompts were:
Cara Michaels: “undo what’s been done”
Ruth Long: “crawl out of my shell”
Here’s my story:
It’s a rough gig. I’m effectively a security guard, but it’s not as if anyone ever get back in. I’ve no idea why He felt the need to assign me as a bouncer, but you can’t question the ineffable can you?
I’m going out of my tree with boredom though. The snake didn’t even hang around, so there’s no-one to yarn to. I’m a right shut in. Even if I could go out, how do you accessorise a flaming flaming sword?
I used to be the life of the party. Everyone made time for Uriel. Only JC hisself had more mad props, and that was solely based on his water into wine trick. Nowadays, it’s like I’m hiding my light under a bushel. I’m wasted out here I am. If I could only turn back time, I’d probably head south with Lucifer. At least Down There there’d be people to mix with. Tree’s aren’t known as great conversationalists.
No point whingeing I guess, He’s famous for refusing to undo what’s been done. No second chances, you just have to look at what happened to Lot’s wife. Sometimes I think that’d be preferable to pulling this sentry duty, but I guess He had His reasons. Some clue, such as a quiet word in my ear like “It’ll be quiet until the fifth millennium when you’ll have to watch out for hover-tanks” wouldn’t have gone astray though.
For all I know I’m just waving my nether appendage in the air till the last trump sounds. Gabe would have been a better choice really, he’s a bookish shut-in after all. Or the Third of The Big Three. The Spirit always phones it in, not that that there’s anyone you can take your complaints to.
Still, it’s better to always look on the bright side of life. I’m getting plenty of harp practice in. When we’re victorious and it’s all done and dusted, Hendrix will look like a newb compared to the way I can shred. They’ll all be throwing the horns when I cut loose at the victory celebration.
This story got an Honourable Mention (Soldier)
Cara Says: Loved this witty commentary on Heaven’s hierarchy and workings… especially the hover tanks.
Ruth Says: I enjoyed this riff on heavenly entities and read it through a handful of times for the joy of it.