Father McKenzie and the Drunken Confessor

Avatar Author: Laine Grey So, my fellow Ficleteers, after over a year of soul-searchin', I've returned. I have great things to write, if you'll have me. *O.F.* (Original Ficleteer) Read Bio

I was resolved not to tell anyone about Norah Rigby. Not that either of us was doing anything wrong. It’s just…what would you think if you saw a priest eating ice cream with a layman? And a woman at that?
“Forgive me, Father…for I have sinned. It has been…a week since my last confession. Ben? Ben, is it you?”
“It’s me, Norah,” I whispered. There was a sense of urgency in her voice that prompted my whispers.
“Oh, God, Ben!” She sounded drunk. “A few ‘Hail Marys’ won’t fix this one.”
I felt like I was going to throw up.
“What do you mean? Where is he?”
Norah’s mad laughter filled the room.
I punched through the screen and shook her shoulders.
“Eleanorah Rigby, where is he?”
“He’s fine!” Norah pulled away, pouting. “He’s fine. He’s just gonna have one hell of a headache.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Typo at the start there with ‘say’ instead of ‘saw’. Very intense moment there that probably would have made more sense if I’d read the one before. Still, I loved the humor of the priest’s reaction and intensity.

  2. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    Well you have that writer’s thing going with the weird-ass names but I can cope with that. I love where this story is going! I hope there comes some real sinning soon. :D
    Sometimes you have a poor grammar thing going where you put both Norah and Ben’s voices into the same paragraph. It makes me reel a little and have to re-read a couple of time.
    But I lvoe the story.

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