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Father Joseph pocketed his flick, job done. They'd stitch that poor schmuck up in St Christopher's, but he'd bear that cheek-scar forever, letting everybody know he was a snitch. Nobody cares for a snitch. Even Jesus don't love a snitch.
There'd be infestations of filth in the hood tonight, then it'd go quiet as laundry.
Father Joseph headed for the dive under Mercy's and bought himself whiskey and a whore with the cop's silver pieces.
Someone had to take the rap for the telling the cops. And that scar would snitch loud and tell everybody who that somebody was.

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    Hard-boiled! They're scraping the barrel for priests these days it seems. 'Thou shalt not kill. (but it's OK if you cut 'em up a bit)' :-(

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    Drew Martyn almost 2 years ago

    The Good Lord helps those who help themselves. Not sure if that's in the Bible or not, but I guess that's what the good Father would say :) Thanks Neville.

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    Christopher over 1 year ago

    At least he isn't a pedophile! Really interesting read, Drew. I'm trying to catch up so I'm not commenting on everything but I am enjoying everything.

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    That's ok Christopher, and thanks for the comments :)

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