"Father Benjamin said you'd have to pray forever to the New Testament God and eventually He'd answer your prayer. But if you sacrificed something to Old Testament God, hey, instant messaging! That's what Father Benjamin said."
Doug still rubbed his arm. "You really hurt me, you know."
"Sorry," I said. Obviously hurting him distracted him from his story. Saying sorry had the proper effect: he smiled then carried on:
"We can pray all we want, but if we want the heat to end soon we need a proper sacrifice, Father Benjamin said and Dad agreed."
We both looked at Archie.
Neville Hunt 5 days ago
Oh dear. This is starting to sound extremely ominous. You’re scaring me Drew. Watch out Archie boy... he who snoozes, loses.
Neville Hunt 4 days ago
This is prompting me to recall a TV Play for Today back in 1970 which scared the shite out of me. Called Robin Redbreast, I recall one chilling line from one of the villagers “a woman’s blood is no good for the land!” Pagan interpretations of sacrifice. Creepissimo!
Drew Martyn 3 days ago
Cheers Neville - I'm wondering if it's on You Tube. I'll let you know if I find it :)