Biblical story: prompt

The Voices

Schizophrenia or divine intervention?

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Abe opened the door to find three people holding briefcases staring back at him.

They introduced themselves as representatives from child protective services. Isaac’s teacher had reported the rope burns on his wrists, apparently from his hiking trip into the mountains, with Dad.

Sarah listened as Abe explained to the social workers that God had commanded him to offer Isaac as a sacrifice.

Shortly thereafter, Sarah initiated divorce proceedings. She took Isaac and moved away. Abe was charged with child endangerment, however, due to the deterioration of his mental health, he was committed to an asylum rather than being jailed.

This week’s prompt was to write a story about someone or something from the Bible. Here is the link to my biblical reference — Genesis 22. I have always thought if Abraham had attempted these same actions in modern times CPS would have investigated him. He would not have been made the founding father of three religions. He would have been committed at best or perhaps even jailed.

Self discovery in progress, stay tuned

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