The Parable of the Shower, by Leah Bobet

by audreyhoman

#28: “The Parable of the Shower” by Leah Bobet

Synopsis: There’s really nothing in the religious texts about appropriate protocol when you’re visited by God while using an almond-scented body wash.

The angel of the LORD cometh upon you in the shower at the worst possible moment: one hand placed upon thy right buttock and the other bearing soap, radio blaring, humming a heathen song of sin.

Fear not! he proclaimeth from the vicinity of the shampoo caddy, and the soap falleth from thy hand.

Motherfu— thou sayest

In the running for my favorite short story ever, I used getting back in the groove of this 365 project as an excuse to re-read it. Set in the modern day, this story tells of an angel bearing awesome news to a woman in the shower. News which sends her running in the opposite direction as fast as possible.

“The Parable of the Shower” first appeared online at Lone Star Stories before it became possibly the best audio version ever.