14/04/2017

FRIDAY MORNING - flash fiction for Good Friday

FRIDAY  MORNING

Last night had been enjoyable despite the threat of discovery – thirteen men breaking bread together and sharing wine. This morning, though, the bread was a hard lump in his stomach, and he could still taste the wine on his tongue, as sour as betrayal.
He stared into the mirror as if seeing a stranger. Was it really necessary to endure today’s horror? 
He got up, feeling far older than his thirty-odd years – what he needed was fresh air. Outside, his friends were waiting, with one notable exception.
“Walk with me,” he commanded, “It will be cool in the Gethsemane garden.”
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Pizza and wine - bread and wine - today's story had to be about Good Friday, the morning after the Passover meal. I think it's safe to assume that Jesus, who was human too, was also scared.
Thanks to Dale Rogerson for the photo prompt, and to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog https://rochellewisoff.com/ .  
Happy Easter to you all, whatever you believe.



30 comments:

  1. I liked this seasonally appropriate story very much

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  2. Very appropriate. Simply told.

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    1. One can't waste 100 words on waffle!

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  3. I just had the image of pizza being eaten at the last supper! :-)

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    1. Yeah, I know - I took liberties with the story!

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  4. Dear Liz,

    I love this take. Well done and timely.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Well done, Liz. That had to be a horrible feeling--knowing what was coming. And where's that darn Judas run off to?

    Just one question; did they have mirrors then?

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    1. I decided they had mirrors, although they were possibly polished metal.

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  6. I would also assume that he was scared. Timely tale well done.

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    1. Thanks Amie - when he was in the garden he asked to have 'this cup taken away'.

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  7. Oh, what a wonderful take on the picture.thirteen men breaking bread together and sharing wine told me right off what the story was about! and the bread was a hard lump in his stomach, showed how the tale would end. Kudos

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    1. Thanks Alicia - no surprise ending to this story!

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  8. Interesting take on the passover supper scene. I'm sure that walk to Gethsemane was a hard pne for him.

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    1. He had a tough time that day all round.

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  9. Love the fact you have done a flash about this... so appropriate, today! xx

    http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    1. Thaks Liz - bread, wine, what else could I write?

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  10. Wow! Way to mix the seder and Easter, Liz. I like the references and subtlety; nice job!

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  11. A unique take on the prompt. Makes one think!

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    1. I'm surprised no other FF referred to Easter!

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  12. A scary feeling, knowing what is about to come and going to face it.

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    1. There's a film trailer on TV at the moment where a girl says you can't be brave unles you're afraid first.

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  13. What a brilliant take on the prompt, Liz! Bravo. Perfectly timed...

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  14. The last supper came to my mind. Well crafted.

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