Clare’s mum tiptoed around the table, and squeezed Tony’s shoulder as she passed. Everyone had closed their eyes. Tony half closed his.

“Now we welcome Tony into our church,” said Clare’s dad, “and we ask that the spirit leads him on the true path.”

“All praise,” everyone muttered in response.

Tony sensed that Clare’s mum was standing behind him.

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One Response to Initiation

  1. clarkesy78 says:

    Felt keen to read what happened next. Left wondering if there was more to be read… was it a snippet or the whole story?

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