“Bobby’s sinnin’ ” Jimmy whined to his mom,“he’s out there shootin’ marbles with Doug, and he’s not supposed to be, cause the Bible says marble not!”

“What?” came her exhausted reply.

The stunned look on his mothers’ face demanded an explanation.

“The Bible says marble not in John 3:13; Miss Rogers told us that in Sunday School last week.”

Exasperated, his mom sighed, “Go get the Bible, and show me where.”

“Oh,” whispered Bobby, “it says marvel not; mommy what does marvel mean.”


Each week, the lovely and talented Ivy Walker hosts a link-up challenging writers to spin a tale in six sentences – no more, no less. Click on the link right here to find out more and link your own post. While you’re there, click on the blue frog button to find more stories from some wonderful storytellers.

This week’s prompt was marble.