Divine Retribution

Image Credit: Kent Bonham

Image Credit:
Kent Bonham

Struggling to deliver her lines, the heat of the lights left her feeling nauseous. As the lights began spinning around her, she desperately reached out, trying to regain her balance, before collapsing to the floor.

After starring on the silver screen for nearly six decades, the life and career of Summer Rain was over. Now, standing before her Maker, shame and regret washed over her, as she watched her life being replayed on a heavenly screen. Driven by blind ambition, she’d destroyed the lives of everyone who got in her way. Now, it was time to pay for those sins…

© 2014
Cheryl A. Showers


19 responses to “Divine Retribution

  1. If that happens, we’ll all be more than embarrassed. One of the character’s in my story may be seeing the story of his life, but it won’t be from heaven!! No AC where he’s going, either.


    • From what I read, unless they repent, many of the main characters will suffer the same horrible fate as Summer Rain. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

      God bless you,

  2. Your story triggered a memory. It was following a spate of dreams, night after night, about shoes. Then I saw on TV a news report. This person was finding heaps of shoes left at his gate every morning. One day he set up a camera. A car drove up, unloaded shoes and drove off. That’s all! Well, it made me think about feet and that I needed to pay more attention to where I walked. I still think about this. It’s about paying attention to my daily ‘walk’ – walking in consciousness. 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing that AnnisikArts. Sometimes God speaks to us through dreams, and it could be that this was one of them. It sure sounds like something the Lord wants of us – to pay attention to our walk with Him. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      God bless you,

  3. A different use of the prompt, but fitting. You’d think she would have changed as she became elderly, but I guess that’s something some people are unwilling to do. She didn’t leave a good memory behind either. Well done.

    • Thanks Patriciaruthsusan. Sadly, too many people think the ends justify the means, and if they don’t change when they are younger, they’re unlikely to change when they get older.Thanks so much for reading and responding.

      God bless you,

    • LOL – I just went to your blog and read your post, and you’re right. If your character doesn’t change, she may well end up in Summer’s shoes. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting. It really blesses me when people respond to what I’ve written.

      God bless you,

  4. Dear Cheryl,

    I had a friend who used to say that our lives would be played back on heavenly video. Seems you’ve illustrated that. Well done.



    • Thanks Rochelle. It sounds like your friend is very wise. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting. It always blesses me when people respond to what I’ve written.

      God bless you,

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