Flash Fiction #184 – The Believer

“This atheist is affecting your belief in God. Convert him or break up; those are the two options,” said Reverend Pickwick.

Celie thought about her dear scientist.

His lessons in astronomy—



The varied scientific articles he shared on the benefits of psychedelics—

the sexual politics of bonobo chimps—

the heredity of homosexuality.

“You’re right. Andrew is affecting my belief in God.” With that, Celie took the unmentioned third option.

She left,

created her own church where all were welcome.

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