A Short Story
Published by Laura Lond at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 Laura Lond, Second Edition
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Rogan swept the floor in the chapel, replaced burnt candles, poured fresh water into the hand-washing bowl, and with a deep sigh sat down on the doorstep. All this was so boring; he was so tired of this. Yesterday’s water was just fine, but Leam, the priest, wouldn’t hear of leaving it in the bowl for another day. It was symbolic; everything here was. Candles represented prayer, washing hands symbolized cleansing your heart before coming in the presence of God, and fresh water each day represented His willingness to accept you. Rogan learned all that during the year and a half he had spent here, and he even used to find it interesting. But not anymore.
He leaned against the wall, letting his memory take him back to his old life. Yes, it was rough at times—but it was fun, and he was his own master. He would go wherever he wished, do whatever he wanted… Granted, it didn’t end very well, but still.