Rotund and jolly, George Hurt always greeted friends and neighbors with a booming laugh and a funny story.
On Sunday mornings, George and his wife attended the Water Street Baptist Church, where George cooed over newborns, sang hymns with gusto, and gave generously when the collection plate was passed. He treated his pastor with hearty reverence, fervently professed his love of Jesus, and was known to slip quarters to the sons and daughers of his friends.
George was a good man with a good heart. Everyone said so.
Everyone except George’s quiet wife, who wore long-sleeved shirts even in summer.
© All Rights Reserved Kate Loveton and Odyssey of a Novice Writer
Word Count: 100
Note ~ Story written in response to Violet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. The challenge was to write a story of 100 words or less using the word ‘reverence.’ Violet’s challenge can be found here.