If you have to go to hell, make damned sure it’s for a good reason!
The unforgivable sin is not being gay, but by the time Mr. Jones finds out, there’s no way back for him. He’s going to Hell. The eternity of torment is not quite what he’d envisaged, and the Devil has some plans for him that will give him reason to reconsider everything he did with his life. And all the things he didn’t do. Nothing has prepared him for sex in Hell.
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Peter held Nicholas tightly suddenly feeling the ground spin out from beneath him. He lifted his head from Nicholas's chest but saw only darkness.
Peter stepped back from Nicholas. There were no angels, no harps or clouds. Then again, there was no extreme heat, no smells of sulfur. This had to be Purgatory.
"Are we here? What is this? Where are we? This isn't Heaven." he pondered.
"What makes you think I'm from Heaven? Or even Hell, for that matter?" Nicholas laughed heartily, amused by Peter's perplexity.
"Look, I've been a good Christian all my life. I've served only one master. Where is my reward?" Peter truly believed he’d been pretty well behaved, right up until the end.
For a brief moment, Peter began to seriously doubt his faith. Nicholas held Peter at arm’s length. His smile was beautiful, warm and reassuring. He turned away from Peter, crossing his arms across his chest.
"Ah, yes, what you say is true. I've studied your record in the short time you gave me." He looked at Peter with irritation, turning his smile into a frown.
"However, you did a very bad thing. Shit man, your lust for Cal was admirable, even redeemable. In the ‘man’s’ eyes all forms of lust and love are. It really wasn't that big a deal. However, taking your own life was something that all religions frown on. And that, my good man, is not redeemable! I'm afraid your place in Hell is assured. There is only one problem."
Nicholas smiled, slipping his hands casually into his pockets. He was momentarily enjoying Peter's bewilderment. Peter was familiar with scripture and despite having led a rather pious life, he knew that taking his life was indeed a grievous sin, but what else could he have done?
"Eternal damnation for one little mistake? It just doesn't seem fair!" He sulked before remembering the rest of Nicholas statement. "Problem? You mentioned a problem. What little problem?" He asked eagerly.
"I don't make the rules, I'm just the delivery man so to speak. If only you hadn't gone and killed yourself...it was so sudden and unexpected; we had no time to even consider your punishment. I've got to go talk to the powers that be. You wait here."
Peter, still wrapped in his towel, watched the man disappear into the dark. Stay here? Where was he going to go? Within seconds Nicholas reappeared.
"Pretty brief discussion don't you think? Considering we're talking about my eternal soul!" Peter fumed.
"Actually, in my time, we deliberated for hours, in your time it just seemed like seconds. Here time is irrelevant, especially in your case." Said Nicholas, then he laughed aloud. "Okay man, listen up. As you humans say, this here is the deal. Since your eternal damnation is already assured, we figured there ought to be a good reason for it. Since it was carnal lust that put you in that bathtub, at least indirectly, it should be lust that seals your eternal fate, directly. So to speak. Are you following me?"
Cain Berlinger has published innumerable short stories in various gay publications throughout Europe and America. His self published books include essays on Black America, a book on meditation, a series of fitness books (under RD Cain) and several illustrated, as he describes them as “pure JO fiction”
He has lived in Holland, Germany and Switzerland for over a decade and now resides in New York City where he works as a life coach, fitness trainer, interfaith minister and party promoter. “I have no discipline for 9-5,” he says. His website is www.cainberlingers.com