“There’s a 2 sq.ft hole in our church floor. School needs expansion…” , the secretary lists the Church’s needs eyeing the once-upon-a-time snake-oil salesman turned Reverend.
“That unused cemetery acre, Mrs.McGrave’s plot? Can’t we use that? Surely she will understand the needs of poor children…”
“She hates children”
“I’ll talk to her”.
After service, the Reverend walks up to the frail old Mrs.McGrave. “How lovely to see you my dear….”
— A few months later —
A new 2 sq.ft plaque , covering the once-upon-a-time hole on the church floor reads: “Herein rests Emma McGrave….”
Outside the construction crews were busy building the McGrave wing.
— end —
This 99 word story is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields each week. This week’s photo prompt – © J Hardy Carroll
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