50-Word Story

The River

Mark Starlin
Jan 22, 2024
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The whole town congregated around a fresh grave overlooking the stream.

“Never was a man more loved than Sheriff Goodheart,” Pastor Hardy said. “He was a man of justice but also grace. A true servant to the fine people of New Hope. Let’s sing.”

“Shall we gather at the river…”

Based on the prompt: Write a fifty-word story that uses the word gather.