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A journalist is uninspired by the world around him.

He is fed up with the insanity and greed as the bad overpowers the good.

His next assignment takes him to an old temple.

There’s another crazy story waiting to be reported.

What could it be?

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Daksham was a journalist. Stories interested him and the weird world was the best place to find them. There was little that could surprise him now after reporting for over fifteen years. Tragedy, greed, violence, death, poverty, fanaticism, oppression. It was sad how the bad things always made better news than the good. That’s what […]

Roll Away Your Sins by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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14 Comments on “Roll Away Your Sins by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

  1. Washing the sins with alcohol, not a bad idea, I was wondering if one is a teetotaler, what could be the way out!

    I was intrigued by the picture, something unexpected here; and then I was expecting a death or something bad to happen eventually, but suddenly it ended with a wink and an offer of company over drinks!

    We blame others but we ourselves are such hypocrites, pretenders, and whatnot, but yes a lot of us do hope to wash away all our sins (I included) using the shortcuts the way these gullible here were doing!

    • You’ve summed this up so crisply and accurately, Deepak. Those who exploit are to blame but those who are exploited are no lesser culprits. Finding shortcuts is an intrinsic part of human nature and when we do so in certain circumstances and aspects, then we should be ready for the consequences. I’ve read that the universe doesn’t know the concept of good or bad, right or wrong, it’s simply ‘what it is’ and actions and reactions flow with the cosmic rhythm. This discussion could go on and on… Let’s just roll the way we know how. Thanks for always sharing your mind and feelings. 🙂

  2. Awesome write, Terveen. I loved the way you disrupted notions of propriety, religiosity, and the mundane. 😊

    • Thanks so much, Jeff. Religion has become everything but what it should be. Spirituality needs to be discovered on a more personal level I believe. Take care and keep inspiring. 🙂

  3. Haha, Terveen, love the ending. I guess the priest is just doing his job and nothing more. I don’t know if the journalist want the priest to join him for a drink. LOL.

    • I think he doesn’t want the priest anywhere near him. Lol. And religious duties have become jobs with the usual mindsets and the usual slacking off. Thanks so much, Haoyan. 🙂

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