Sunday Service

Copyright — Lauren Moscato

Crusty Mavis ran the most profitable brothel in Lexington county, thanks largely to the Northboro Baptist Church. They had built their church right next door and then demanded that Mavis close her ‘business’ which was unlawfully close to their sacred ground.

She closed all right — closed her front door and opened a new front door on the other side of the building, which was just far enough from the church to be in compliance with the ordinance. With a church next door, Mavis’s Sunday Services really brought in the customers, many of whom were ironically keen for her back door.

An entry to this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt. Enjoy! 😀

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16 Responses to Sunday Service

  1. ansumani says:

    I hear thats the oldest profession in the world…older than religion! Nice one!

  2. Brilliant made me laugh. A fantastic take on the prompt 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    🙂 🙂 Well done, very original.

  4. micklively says:

    Christians: not good for much: starting wars, lion food, oh and we’ve got tomorrow off yippee!
    Good piece.

  5. Archon's Den says:

    Back door??! (La, la, la – fingers in ears)
    All doors are closed to Northboro, and their Western relatives.
    Should be reality, even if it’s great fiction. 🙂

  6. draliman says:

    You just had to italicise “back door”, didn’t you 🙂
    I’m not sure I’d want to visit a brothel run by “Crusty” Mavis!
    Gave me a good smile.

  7. Nan Falkner says:

    Great story and “Crusty” Mavis is well done! Nan

  8. This is funny and certainly believable! Haha!

  9. nothing like a brothel with a back side entrance… Ha

  10. Dave says:

    Her back door…snerk.

  11. Francesca Smith says:

    That ‘back door’ in italics.
    Very entertaining and well written!

  12. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Trustus,

    I think Mavis offer a better service by far and with much more tangible results. Your juxtaposition of the church and the brothel was excellently imagined and rendered. The letter of the law often leaves loopholes and Mavis is more than a match for her detractors. Well done.



  13. Creatopath says:

    Ha! Loved it. Very entertaining.

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