Cross

by Dee Lorraine

Reality struck him like a stone.

I need divine intervention. Mercy. Grace.

He had committed terrible offenses. Merciless acts.

He had saved lives, yet was no hero. Noble deeds, ignoble motives.

I’m not worthy or deserving.

“That’s the point,” the sage had said.

Is it possible? Would Love save even me?

The war raged. His actions, exposed.

His last hope? Cross the border. Another act of self-preservation.

But my passport’s a dead giveaway.

Nevertheless, he handed it to the border security officer.

Better to die trying.

Minutes passed.

Trepidation.

Narrowing his eyes, the officer returned the document.

I believe.

“Cross.”


Dee Lorraine writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and has a novel in progress. Her work appears in Agape ReviewFriday Flash Fiction, Midwest Book Review,The Birdseed, and 101 Words. Dee’s YouTube channel “Superfast Stories” features her videos of writers’ 100-word stories; “Provoke Unto Love” promotes a Christ-centered permanent solution to homelessness in the USA. 

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