Manual of the Church of the Nazarene

“On a coffee table there was a leather bound copy of the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene that had been turned into a mad-lib. There were underlined blanks at odd intervals in the text. “We believe in one _____: the _____, the Almighty, Maker of _____ and Earth.” Someone had pencilled the names of vegetables into the blanks: parsley, turnip, tofu.”

- from an unfinished novel

|  14 Jul 2013