Stories tagged church

Vernon, Last Seen In Hawaii

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Dear Bess — I go to the First Assembly of God's church. (a Praising Spirit-Filled Fellowship.) It is in Maui. Dr. James Morocco, Senior Pastor. He has been pastoring the church for over twenty years. My, what a big change I am finding in my new l

The Virgin of Last Resort

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In a little dirt church at the end of the world stands the ikon of an unrecognized saint.

pink sizzle rizzle

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if you have a key fob, you are fired. If you have a real set of keys, you can stay


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I pasted a sample paragraph of my writing on the website 'Who do you write like?'.

Amen, Hallelujah

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"Now, here daddy was on the back porch at night talking with some man about leaving."

white church

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Politically, legally, physically, we're all shit out of luck.

The Wedding March

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to be or not to be, that is the question, marriage is at stake in this little tome

Silent Night

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The church of the self.

Welcome to our community

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“Yeah, she's a real slut,” many contestants' mothers say. “If he could only keep it in his pants, he'd probably be able to stay in the country,” others say about their sons

The Show Must Go On

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I had the idea for a pageant for my obedience school at spring graduation


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Trent’s had many phases: Madonna, Bette, leather, water sports, rollerblading, haiku, chicken queen, rice queen, muscle queen, daddy. But religion? This is new.

for my mother on mother's day

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My mother, now a girl again, cares for ex-cons.


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The first time Momma shows me a demon is during revival week at church.


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an old Jaguar S-Type pulled over and the driver honked its horn. I picked up my bag and ran toward the car. A tiny old man sat in the driver’s seat, a black and white Collie beside him on the ground. The back seat was missing entirely and three chickens


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The clouds above the Dublin Mountains are like singed cotton balls and the rose bush branches tremble in the north wind Mam hates so much. The lawn is a frozen square of muck, the white frost crusted on the few blades of grass left standing.