Unintended Consequences

PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey

Shadows interrupted St.Michael as he was working. He tried to brush the interruption away without looking up, “Can it wait? G needs this report ..like yesterday.”

“I have waited long enough in the dark”

St.Michael looked up. He knew Shadows could not be brushed aside easily or locked up in a cell. Shadows crept closer and invaded his personal space.

“What is it now?”, he barked , his tone not befitting a Saint.

Everyone around pretended not to hear and buried themselves in their work. St. Michael sighed. No one had seen the writing on the wall when G announced, “Fiat Lux“.

— end —

Note: Fiat Lux means ‘Let there be light’.

This 100 word story  was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at:


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13 responses to “Unintended Consequences

  1. Great point. With light there are necessarily shadows


  2. this is deep. have to read it three times.


  3. Wow…. This is great. And I love the sense of reality with work being stressful even for an angel. Well done


  4. Profound. Loved your take.


  5. Excellent, like others, had to read it a couple of times, but once I got who G was very powerful. Well done.


  6. Where there’s light there will always be shadows. I like him calling the big man “G” 🙂


  7. Very clever, Dale. Actually, I snickered a little. I hope G won’t hold it against me. 🙂


  8. Dear Ansumani,

    Very clever and provocative. I really love this one. Applause and Brava!



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  9. Very profound. Well done.


  10. Perhaps being raised Catholic (and no longer participating) helped me get the “G” part right away and it made me laugh! Can’t imagine being in church and referring to THE ALMIGHTY as G. Thanks for the smile.


  11. There was a bit of the Don Camillo about this, I loved it. Archangel’s have their human side too by the looks of it


  12. So like the big guys to just decide to do stuff and the employees have to clean up afterwards. Great story, I knew who G was right away.


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