It came as a great surprise to open the door and find an angel standing there.
The angel in question looked somewhat dishevelled, and the gormless look on his face suggested he was not as confident as one might expect an angel to be.
“Can I help you?” I asked
“I’m looking for Brian. Brian Towner,” said the angel looking at a clipboard he was holding.
“Uncle Brian is sitting down to his Christmas dinner. Can this wait?”
“I’m so sorry,” replied the angel, “ I know this is a most inconvenient time, but you see it’s my first week on the job and I’ve had a heck of a time finding my way round. You, humans, don’t like to make anything easy, do you?”
“Are the angel of death?” I asked.
“Yes. Class one. On probation,” said the angel showing no excitement or enthusiasm.
“Would you like to come and join us? Be a shame to take Uncle Brian before he had his pudding. Our Aunt Mavis makes the pudding each year, and she gets a bit shirty if you know what I mean if any of us decline her pudding or die before the first mouthful can be taken.”
“Well, that would be very nice. I’m learning all the time. Got to keep an open mind so if you like I’ll sit over in the corner until Brian’s finished.”
“No sit at the table. There’s plenty of room.”
“Well, you see, I cannot reveal myself to anyone apart from you because you answered the door. It would create a lot of confusion if they saw me there, and Brian, I’m sure would not be in any position to enjoy his pudding. And anyway Brian will see me well and truly when the time comes, and you’ll have no memory of any of this apart from how wonderful it was spending Brian’s last Christmas with you and your family.”
“You angels and your privacy. The last one to come here to collect Grandad said the same.”
Written for: https://scvincent.com/2019/12/19/thursday-photo-prompt-angel-writephoto/
Very interesting story Michael. Apparently the memory erasing doesn’t work that well. 😆🤪
In this case no!
Like it Michael. 🙂
So, you often have conversations with angels? All kinds of angels, or is it only angels of death? Mmm, have you spoken to anyone else about this? 🙂
What are you saying? I blame Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’.
Oh yes, Neil Gaiman has much to answer for 🙂
Brilliant last line!
Thanks Joanne and best wishes this Christmas time and into 2020.
Thanks. I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year too.
Aha! He was remembered , this is lovely. Hello Michael how are you, may I wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year 💜💜
Thank you Willow and May I say the same to you and your family. Down here it’s been very hot but I’m enjoying the cooler days we are currently having. Best wishes for 2020.
Thank you Michael, have you been affected by the fires
No willow, I am lucky I live in a pretty safe area but we have had a lot of smoke for a number of weeks, some days worse than others.
I really hope you stay safe 💜
So do I 😀