The preacher stood on his doorstep, looking eastward.
The grim reaper was due soon.
Brother Jonathan couldn’t let the reaper walk with impunity through his parishioners.
The grim reaper and the devil conspired to send certain people to an early, uncalled for grave.
Those who sold their souls to the devil. Those whose hearts the conspirators turned to charcoal.
If Brother Jonathan couldn’t stop the reaper and the devil, he would ask they conduct their business as humanely as possible.
After all the grim reaper was calling by for him.
Written for Rattling Bones: Words to Write By #9
list of words used: preacher; doorstep; eastward; impunity; conspire; charcoal; humanely
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