And the sign read…

And the sign read… “Heaven”

He saw God approach him. But he was a mobster. Surely he didn’t deserve this.

“You’ll be given another chance”, God spoke.

He awoke with a start.

“I’ll be good now”, he thought.

He went downstairs, opened the door; only to step into an ambush.

And the sign read… “Hell”


For Saturday Centus‘ 62nd week and Friday Flash 55.


© Leo 09/July/2011

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

56 thoughts on “And the sign read…

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  1. So dark the con of man
    (of course meant in a slightly different way than Brown wrote…you know, excepting the priests and femininity and all that jazz)

    Wonderful 55er. Very poignant, like a 55er should be. 🙂

  2. God has his ways.. ha, ha,

    that’s perhaps
    the only place where
    it is tit for tat..

    Leo this is beautiful… and today you made my day by being the first to congratulate me on my 300th..

  3. Thought I had noted this Leo but, now I came back for another read I see that I don’t think I did.
    I love it that God has a sense of humour, too. Who is to say that he doesn’t. He made us, after all….lol

    • Oh thanks, G-man. And no no.. I got lesser comments than you did 😀 It counts more because I reply to all comments. LOL 😆

  4. Geez. This was great. For some reason I felt like there would be the punchline to a joke, so the ending really surprised me.

    Love the terse writing style here. Really tight!

    Thanks for sharing.

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