A colorful way to announce apostasy.
Photo credit: Jessica Lucia
“Hide behind me,” Ella told her son.
The pounding on the door increased. She’d expected the church to respond in weeks, not days. Her hired guards stood firm.
The new window faced the main street, for all to see. Sambaran-sanctioned blues and yellows, yes, but also green and purple and—unholiest of all—red.
From childhood, Ella had slipped quietly from traditional doctrine, toe-step by testing toe-step. Now widowed, she became bolder. She praised Sambar’s “wayward” god-children, openly worshiped his divine wife.
It takes all colors.
“All this, mother, for a window?”
“No. For the light that shines through it.”
Word count: 100. My entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers challenge, based on the photo prompt shown below. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting! Click here to read the other entries, and to submit one yourself.
Photo copyright: Jean L. Hays