What Do You See? Blasphemy

7274B1DD-0114-412E-B146-8DC16CEB38F9“This is blasphemous,” the high priest cried out. “Those who defaced the holiest of our shrines must pay for their evil deeds.”

“Yes, your Holiness,” one of the squires said in deference. “What would you have us do, sire?”

“Round up all of the usual suspects,” the high priest said. “The Jews, the Muslims, the pagans, the Africans, and the non-believers.”

“And once we have them rounded up?” asked the squire.

“Fool!” admonished the high priest. “You get them to renounce their false gods. Get them to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Get them to repent, to convert, and to atone for their sins and for this act of blasphemy.”

“What if they refuse to renounce, repent, convert, and atone, Your Holiness?” the squire asked.

“Then you must do what must be done,” the high priest said.

“Sire, do you mean…?”

“Yes, that is precisely what I mean,” the high priest said. “Let those heretics and blasphemers spend an eternity burning in Hell.”

Written for this week’s What Do You See? Prompt from Hélène Vaillant.


#100WW — It’s Perfect

2074D702-4B51-4CD1-B793-6E7242027004“I know she’s in rough shape,” the man said, “but I got a mechanic who can tow her to his shop and get her up and running again. Prolly take him three or four days.”

“What do you want for it?” Jesse asked.

“Hmm,” the man said. “For the tow, the parts and labor, and for new tires, prolly cost about two grand. Eight more for the bus for an even ten.”

“I’ll take it. It’s perfect,” Jesse said.

“Are you planning to take a road trip?”

“Nope. I’m going to convert it. You’re looking at my new tiny house.”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

Pencil Sketch

In this post from Marilyn Armstrong on her blog, Serendipity, the above pencil sketch was featured. I know Marilyn is an accomplished photographer, but I didn’t think she was also a sketch artist. So I asked her about the image and she told me about a program she uses on her laptop that converts photographs into pencil sketches.

Of course, I use my iPhone almost exclusively for my blog, so I went to the Apple App Store and searched for an app that works on the iPhone and can do something similar to what Marilyn’s app does on the laptop.

And I found something called “My Sketch” that let me turn this photo I took…

img_0103-1-e1515542293373.jpg…into this pencil sketch.

Pretty cool, huh?

I was also able to create this sketch below from the same photo…

BE57923D-EE83-4B4C-83A0-3E1296BB9816How about that? Now I’m a sketch artist.

Anyway, just thought I’d share this with you, my WordPress family.

And thanks, Marilyn, for the inspiration.