Between Two Jobs

Being a saint was a damn hard job. Never a moments peace. The moment you got one problem out of the way, the barrier reopened and a hundred others fought with each other to be the first across the threshold. People didn't seem to realise that miracles cost time and energy. Of course, it was all the fault of fairy tales. Their compilers always made things seem so effortless. Take Cinderella's fairy godmother, for instance. All that was required was the wave of a magic wand and hey presto, they all ended happily ever after. But real life, even life after achieving sainthood just wasn't like that.

He remembered taking matters up with a brash sounding scholar at a colloquium. The idiot had just presented a paper on Sainthood and Magic in Ancient European Tradition. The guy didn't have a clue what he was on about. Sprite spent the better part of an hour ranting and raving at him without the guy batting an eyelid. He didn't even believe in the beings he was pontificating on!

Sprite knew the race across the line would take another hour or so before reaching its climax. Time enough to challenge Frankie to a quick game of chess express. After all, wasn't it Frankie's constant refrain:

Games lubricate the body and the mind

13 comments:

Enjoyed your post very much! Nice use of the prompts.

14 April 2010 at 16:11  

We've missed you around 3WW.

This was a great take on the prompt. I really liked the treatment, the idea.

14 April 2010 at 17:35  

I thought the ending was shaky--hard to get lubricate in anywhere else--but the rest was really fun.

14 April 2010 at 20:14  

Nicely done! I quite like Frankie's refrain, of course Frankie's game might have been beer drinking, which also lubricates the body and the mind. In fact I got slightly lubricated myself last night!

14 April 2010 at 23:24  

I'm not sure I got the ending. Is he going to race in at the last minute?

15 April 2010 at 00:45  

a good attempt! nicely done! :)

15 April 2010 at 06:49  

This works really well!

15 April 2010 at 07:18  

I thought lubricate was the hardest of the words to find a place. The other words flowed in seamlessly but this one just seems to stick out... not just here but in many of the 3ww pieces. Good read overall!

15 April 2010 at 15:18  

this was a great piece but lubricate did jar a bit. It was a difficult word to play off. Pour saints - they really have their work cut out don't they?

15 April 2010 at 20:56  

What a fun take on the prompt!

15 April 2010 at 21:05  

chess express??!!! only when ya lose... now letz see whrz my wand... small portions cleave

15 April 2010 at 22:09  

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16 April 2010 at 13:31  

ahhhhaaa!! games for sure have an effect :)


a nicely done prompt!

http://fart-in-a-jar.blogspot.com/2010/04/saintly-satisfaction.html

21 April 2010 at 11:31  

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