CCC59: St Stephen’s Ladder

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #59

Stephen stomped down the stairs.

It was that day again. The day after Christmas. The day his extended family, replete with their over-gorged distended bellies, descended upon his parents’ place.

Look at them, pigged out and vegged out, and expecting him to perform at their lame game of charades. “Oh my, hasn’t our Little Stevie grown.” Oh yes, he’d grown, he now could climb ladders. There’d be no enforced games of charades for him this year. No, he knew just the right place to hide.

He grunted amused satisfaction and snuck out of the door.

No one would think to look for him here. The bell-tower at St Stephen’s church.

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24 Responses to CCC59: St Stephen’s Ladder

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    There’s got to be a backstory to this. Stevie and St Stephen’s.. Beautifully told, but I want to know more.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Good story Crispina.

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  3. Deborah says:

    Very well done Crispina! 😀 ❤

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  4. Dale says:

    Happy Boxing Day to you,Crispina! I did what I do every year and stayed away from the insanity that is the shopping for deals.
    Now, as for your story, love it! I completely understand Little Stevie 😉

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  5. Jen Goldie says:

    Still twizzling this one. Time will tell.

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  6. That would be a great escape, as long as the bell ringers weren’t practising 🙂

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  7. parkermccoy says:

    Haha. Such an ironic story. He’ll hide one place that they’ll never find him. Sounds like a sharp lad. Great post!

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  8. Brian Bixby says:

    The last bell tower I went up was in a school chapel. The stairs were so narrow, it seemed primarily made for the boys who attended the school. So it would be a good hiding place, indeed. Few would bother going up it unless they had to.
    (Indeed, I went to the school, but never ascended the bell tower while a student there.)

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    • I’ve come across several churches where, as you say, you need be a child to climb the stairs into the bell-tower. Is it that the priests of the past were of such diminutive stature, or was it to keep the notoriously hefty-built warriors out?

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