WRATH is the second in my series of seven deadly sins flash fiction pieces. For a reminder of the rules take a look at my earlier explanation #7sins flash fiction challenge or pop on over the Lady Antimony's wonderful blog, Thoughts, Musings and Broken Promises.
“Don’t get mad, get tidy,” my mother always said. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” I watched as she scrubbed the skirting board with a ragged toothbrush; as she pinned up laminated prayer cards on the corkboard, gilded with little messages of self abnegation. I watched her sigh, stare into space with red-rimmed eyes.
Keep me my Lord from Stain of Sin.
I look down at the damp pad in my hands, dense, tangled and smeared with Brasso. The door knocker gleams. I smile. His fingers always used to smudge the brass.
But his scalp brings it up a treat.
Want to read more flashes of sin-stained fiction? Check out my other #7sins stories.
For other sinful writers, check out these marvelous bloggers all taking part in the challenge: Bryce Daniels, Halli Gomez, Rebecca Clare Smith, Braindaze, Glitterword, Rosie Lane, Heather M Gardner, David A Ludwig, Jeffrey Hollar, Surfing (also known as Faith), Zade Forrest, The Gorm, Jessica and not forgetting Lady Antimony herself.