A Day In The Life Of A Celestial Being

Archangel Gervais tugged back the drape with a flourish. ‘Your portal to undreamt realms.’ Not his best, he admitted to himself but work was work.

‘It’s a bit sparse.’ Celia Triangle shuffled her bosoms dismissively.

Gervais sniffed. They’d said she was a right one.

The woman continued, ‘What about landscaping? Manicured lawns?’

‘Aren’t lawns just nature under totalitarian rule?’

‘Oh.’ Mrs T’s mouth formed a tight ‘o’ reminding Gervais of the time cats were gods and showed their displeasure anally.

‘Isn’t it a bit wooden?’

‘Like you,’ murmured Gervais, before sweeping the woman forward. ‘Why don’t you step through and be transported?’

‘To realms beyond imagining?’

‘Oh you’d better believe it.’

As Mrs Triangle passed beyond, the earth opened and she began her plummet to the first of seven levels of hell, managing two wails and a preliminary tooth gnash as she fell.

Lucifer stuck his head out of his office. ‘Another, Gervais?’

‘Yep. She had no clue.’

‘For an angel, you’re a bit of a sicko, you know? And Gervais?’


‘Has anyone told you that you can be a little arch?’

‘Ho bloody ho. See you at the club on Tuesday?’

‘Soul night? Wouldn’t miss it.’

This was written in response to the final flashfriday prompt, here

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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3 Responses to A Day In The Life Of A Celestial Being

  1. Love that last line Geoff. Great stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JT Twissel says:

    Well, my cat still thinks he’s a god!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Soul, sister soul 💜

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