Velvet Verbosity: Does Jesus Answer Prayers from Hell?

Sara lay perfectly still waiting for the clock’s last chime. After 12 strikes she heard her bedroom door knob turn and felt her stomach do the same. She tried to make her body go limp and pretend that she was sleeping.

“How’s my good girl?” she heard him say as the sound of his belt buckle hit the floor. Father O’Connor lay on top of her forcing his way inside her. “Pray to Jesus Sara” he whispered, his hot breath warming her ear, his whiskers scratching her young skin.

“Thank you Jesus” he whispered when he was through. “Thank you”.


This post is in response to the 100 word writing challenge from Velvet Verbosity where we are asked to write 100 words inspired by a single prompt. This week’s word is Chimes.

14 thoughts on “Velvet Verbosity: Does Jesus Answer Prayers from Hell?

  1. Very dark. I’m thinking that “Hell” refers to both the hell the girl is in now and the hell the preacher’s going to be in when he finally dies and prays desperately to get out.


  2. Well-written, Dawn. I don’t usually read the Velvet Verbosity responses, but your title this week lured me in. Your story did not disappoint.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail


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