Sunday, June 22, 2014

225 Quiz Answer


The Book of Genesis is the primary source that mentions the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  According to the story, Divine judgment by God was passed upon the two cities, which were completely consumed by fire and brimstone.
(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "X" is for "Exit")

I wrote the following scenelet, thinking it might suggest a familiar story from the Bible.  What story?

“I don’t want to have to tell you again. You’ve got to get your things together now so we can get out of here!  We’ve got to make our exit.”      

“This is all so strange...”

“It’s more than strange; it’s dangerous. We’ve only got another half-hour or so before the whole place blows up. Where are the girls?”

“Well, they’re trying to get their things together too. It’s awful that we have to leave; they’ve been doing so well in school and of course they have their friends here. And I've got a week's food in the pantry."

“You just don’t get it! This is risky, a life or death situation! We should have been on the road an hour ago.”

“How did you learn about this – this emergency? Nobody else seems to know about it.”

“I haven’t explained it because it would take too much time, and you probably wouldn’t believe it anyway. But did you see those two strange-looking men around here this morning?”

“They’re from out of town, aren’t they?”

“Hah, you could certainly say that.  From way out of town. They aren’t really men, you see; they’re angels.”

“Angels?!”

“Right. You know what’s been going on in this place, all the drinking and carousing and screwing around and God knows what else. Well, Yahweh sent these angels to see if there are a few righteous folks in our town.”

“Who sent them?”

“Yahweh – you know, God.”

“This is all very weird.”

“The idea was that if there were at least ten righteous men in this place it wouldn’t be destroyed. Well, these two fellows – er, angels – couldn’t find even ten, so the whole area is in jeopardy, it's going to be blown sky high.”

“How will – er, He – do the destruction?”

“Not sure. Something to do with fire and brimstone, I suppose.”

"I've never really understood just what brimstone is, actually."

"Well, let's not wait around to find out.”

 “Oh, dear. I so like this place.”

“Yeah. A real fun town.  It's cathartic; there's been too much fun, as it turns out.”

“So where are we going?”

“I have been told that we can be safe if we get well outside the city limits. Ah, here are the girls. Seriously, my dear, we've got to get started.”

“It’ll be sad to leave. In spite of its rather racy reputation, I’ve really enjoyed living here. There’s a hill on the road out. When we get to the top of that hill, I’m just going to have a good look back at our dear old town!”

(The answer will be posted on Friday.)

 

32 comments:

naturgesetz said...

Sounds a lot like Lot and his wife just before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Helen said...

Lot's wife turning into a pillar of salt after she looked back and had been forewarned not to?

Kathe W. said...

Sodom and Gommorah?

Kathe W. said...

And is she Lot's wife?

Karen S. said...

Noah's Ark and the Flood.... Certainly, you can tell with all the extreme weather going on, and your numerous too/two words it was my first and only choice!

Berowne said...

We've got a nice strong start, with right answers from Kathe W, Roger Owen Green, Helen and naturgesetz.

Gillena Cox said...

this is about Lot and his family fleeing from their home and his wife looks back and is turned to a pillar of salt

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Brian Miller said...

i wonder if she will turn to salt if she looks back....smiles...

Lot, perhaps...

Gail said...

Sounds like Lot and his family to me. Poor guy never knew what his daughters had planned.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Ah, just came back from church, ha ha. Lot and his backward-looking wife, who turned into a pillar of Morton's Finest!! Amy

Berowne said...

Four more correct answers, from Sharp Little Pencil, Gail, Brian Miller and Gillena Cox.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Sodom and Gomorrah

Eddie

Altonian said...

I'll bet her tears were really salty, after she had looked back. This is the Sodom and Gomorrah story.

Berowne said...

Eddie Bluelights and Altonian are two more with the right answer.

Tess Kincaid said...

The story of Lot's wife...

Berowne said...

Tess K. has just provided us wih another correct answer.

Truedessa said...

the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah

Doctor FTSE said...

I go for the God's threat to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah - although there's quite a lot of fire and brimstone in the Good Book.

Berowne said...

I welcome Truedessa and Doc FTSE, both with the right answer.

Belva Rae Staples said...

The story of Lot, his family, and the upcoming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Berowne said...

Belva Rae Staples also has the correct answer.

Leslie: said...

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah when Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Mr berowne! It is the story of Lot and his family leaving his country because
Sodom and Gomorrah are going to be destroyed. Genesis 19!
Right?

Hildred said...

And get turned to salt? Oh dear...

Reader Wil said...

It's Genesis 19, the story of Lot, a relative of Abram , who has to leave his country, as Sodom and Gomorra are going to be destroyed.
You wrote it very well.
Wil,

Berowne said...

The right answer has just come in from Leslie, Reader Wil and Hildred.

oldegg said...

The story of Lot's wife who looked back at the city of Sodom and was turned into a pillar of salt.

Sheilagh Lee said...

the story of Sodom and Gomorrah

Berowne said...

Sheilagh Lee and oldegg have both stepped up with the right answer.

rallentanda said...

Salt...I am thinking pillar of salt!

Berowne said...

A LOT were thinking the same...

BelindaBroughton said...

the story int\ this poem of mine?
http://belindabroughton.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/to-lots-wife/

 
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