CLOISTERED

The ridiculous habit made it difficult to clamber down the bush-covered arch into the cloister.

From there it was a sprint across the lawn to the door, where she knocked four times.

The door was opened. They paused at the gateway. Was this what they really wanted? Would the Lord be watching them?

No time to delay, it was now or never. Each of them de-robed, revealing modest everyday clothing.

With determined looks they stepped across the street.

This week the cinema was showing ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and the secret Carmelite Nuns Film Society of Rome had heard it featured a Christian storyline.


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Copyright Roger Bultot

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

For those not aware – many Carmelite nuns live within their nunnery and as part of their strict religious vows never venture out into the rest of the world. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is a popular, preposterous erotic novel and film with a leading male character named Christian…

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


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114 responses to “CLOISTERED”

  1. Reminds me of the terrible joke: Q: What fun do monks have? A: nun

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  2. Oh no! They are going to get the shock of their lives. (not because of the erotic parts, but just the inane story and acting) This was very funny, Iain.

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    1. Yes, as a film society they know what’s good and what’s bad. They may not like what they see!

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  3. Brilliant (from one who has no wish to read the books or watch the movies in any hue!)

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    1. Thank you Di – I have no desire to read or watch either 🙂

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      1. Now your sequel on the other hand…………….

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        1. Thank you, I will keep you updated. Still only on chapter one but most of the plot exists in my head so I’m hoping it will all come together nicely.

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          1. Can’t rush it. 🙂

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        2. You mirrored my thoughts!! 🙂

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          1. I enjoyed the first.

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            1. I really did too! It was a page turner!

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                1. And I told him something that I wanted to happen with the characters so don’t know what’s taking so long, I gave him an idea. LOL! 🙂
                  No rush Iain! 🙂

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                  1. Haha, I’m not giving anything away at this stage 😉

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                    1. Dang! It didn’t work. 🙂

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  4. Dear Iain,

    I daresay that those nuns are about to turn fifty shades of red. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. They may be in for quite a shocking evening 🙂

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  5. OMG this would make a great skit…
    I’ll stop short a flogging joke 😁

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  6. The last line was a clincher!

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      1. You’re welcome

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  7. Hope the others, the ones who were left out turned fifty shades green with envy. Lovely story, Kelly

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    1. I wonder if they will report back exactly what happened in the film! 🙂

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  8. Hey there, Iain, just popping in to say hello! How are you doing? Aren’t you doing A-Z this year?

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    1. Hey, so nice to hear from you and thank you for thinking of me! Unfortunately not able to find the time to do A-Z this year for various reasons, mainly family health related. I am using the time to get in a bit of writing of my 2nd novel, so not being lazy! Do check out my first book on Amazon if you get the chance – it’s called ‘A Justified State’. Writing the sequel now. Hope you are well and will pop over and see what you are up to for your A to Z this year 🙂

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  9. brilliant twist Iain! the sisters are in for the afternoon of their lives!

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    1. Thank you Violet. I wonder if it will shake their faith in anyway… 🙂

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  10. Even nuns are prone to bad habits!

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    1. I like to think more than we realise 😉

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  11. Ah! nuns going to watch a movie. It is not a sin, is it?

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    1. Depends on the movie I suspect!

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  12. OOOH those poor nuns! I do believe they will be struck speechlesss!
    One movie that I have never seen and don’t have intentions too, but this story was quite creative and your last line was great!

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    1. I have never seen it either and from the reviews I doubt I ever shall. I suspect, like the nuns, I am not part of the target audience anyway!

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  13. I’m fairly sure that film’s going to rate quite far below an “X” on the rating scale. Good writing, Iain. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne 🙂

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  14. Those poor Nuns. They in for the shock of their lives. Good one, Iain 🙂

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    1. I only hope none of them are too elderly! 🙂

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  15. I didn’t read the book(s) or see the movie, so I hardly qualify to make a comment. I suspect, however, that they’re going to be in for a shock 🙂

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  16. What a fun story, Iain. Those poor nuns, I hope they leave the cinema running and screaming.
    I read somewhere that Fifty Shades is constructed in the ideal way with all the major plot points at the right place, and so I worked my way through volume 1– I did know what I was getting into. This is so bad on so many levels… yeagh. Cliché, cliché, cliché… and pretty boring.

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    1. You did better than me, I think I lasted about 2 pages and gave up, the writing was terrible – although who am I to criticise a million-selling author?

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      1. It’s the sex and the thrill of the alleged BDSM–which is really badly researched, I’m told.

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  17. LOL. I haven’t seen the movie and was under impressed with the book (only read the first one) but I would love to see the look on the nun’s faces in the theater, unless of course they knew EXACTLY what kind of story it was! Hoping all is okay with your family.

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    1. Are you suggesting these nuns are not as innocent as they seem?! 🙂 Thanks Janet, all is well here.

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  18. Knowing nuns, I can almost hear them screeching. 🙂

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  19. LOL. You had me at “disrobed.”

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  20. They’re all human under those robes – I should know, I’m a Vicar’s daughter!

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  21. Buahahaha! I almost choked on my coffee!
    This was great, Iain!
    Those nuns are in for a surprise…

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    1. Thanks Dale, glad you liked it 🙂

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  22. Funny story, Iain, and thanks for the explanation of ‘Christian’!

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    1. You mean you haven’t been tempted by the books?!

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      1. I guess grey just isn’t my colour…

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  23. Delightful! Made me laugh.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  24. I can just picture the looks on the nuns faces when they realize what they’ve walked into… guffaws of laughter guaranteed to get me banned from the library (again!) ensue… ah, but it’s worth it! Loved it!

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    1. So pleased you enjoyed it 🙂

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  25. Thank for explaining the “Christian plot-line.” I love the idea of nuns sneaking out to see “50 Shades Of Grey,” but I’m completely ignorant of the details. That enhanced the humor. Good one.

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    1. I am happily ignorant of much more than these details!

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  26. Funny idea. Sounded at first, when they were disrobing like they were going to do their own version of the film, but that was just your sleight of hand, Nice feint.

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  27. The secret life of nuns. But I’ve having nun of it.
    I would have loved to see her climb down in that habit.

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    1. They’re just not practical those habits.

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  28. As someone who went to a Catholic school back in the 1960’s (Sisters of Mercury ~ or not) this really struck my funny bone. Thanks, Ian

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    1. Glad you appreciated it 🙂

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  29. I love this, made me chuckle and as they seem to know what they do it is also a habit climbing down the ivy in a habit. Nice stuff

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    1. Glad it raised a chuckle 🙂

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  30. I love this Iain! So fun and real at the same time. 🙂

    Blessings to you.
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie, very kind 🙂

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  31. Ha, I’m sure they won’t be disappointed 😉

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    1. Depends what they think they’re going to see…! 🙂

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  32. Hooray for the nuns. Hope they enjoy the show.

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    1. I bet they will really, although they can’t admit it of course!

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  33. Ha!! I literally laughed out loud… Great ending 🙂

    -Rachel

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel, glad it gave you a laugh 🙂

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  34. i enjoyed the lovely twist. it was totally unexpected. 🙂

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  35. Bahahahah OMG hilarious ending

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  36. Great story, Iain. I would love to be there to see their reactions when they discover that the movie isn’t at all what they thought. They’ll be turning fifty or more shades of red.

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    1. Indeed they would! Thank you 🙂

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  37. A fantastic laugh. I kept imagining the ‘Nuns Big Night’. a hen party on the rampage, bless them.

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    1. Haha, thanks James 🙂

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  38. Made me laugh – what a great idea – the nuns’ secret film society meets 50 shades – mind boggling idea.

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    1. Thank you, glad it got a chuckle 🙂

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  39. Eye roll. Such risks for 50 Shades!? I love the play on words–– Christian indeed.

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  40. Good decision , far better than the actual movie ❤️

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    1. I’ve heard it’s not great!

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  41. This is the world we live in…a contradiction of itself!

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    1. We do seem to be surrounded by contradictions 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jo, pleased it got a laugh 🙂

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  42. So… cloak and dagger Christianity?

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  43. I think they are in for a shock, and after all they went through to get there. Excited about the sequel, Iain!

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    1. Thank you Brenda. Will keep you updated on the sequel 🙂

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  44. I love the idea of a nuns’ secret film society. Hilarious. And the last line – oh my gosh.

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    1. Thank you Margaret 🙂

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  45. Brilliant! Made me laugh. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  46. Haha! You led us through some nice misdirection there, Iain. They are in for an interesting afternoon…

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  47. Ha ha ha! Not quite the christian storyline they were expecting I bet. I’ve not read or watched any of te fifty shades stuff myself – it just never drew my attention. It is very popular though.

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    1. It seems to be – I’m not sure why!

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  48. The ending caught me by surprise! A delightful tale. 🙂

    Great to hear you’ve started the sequel to A Justified State, which I just finished reading last week. What a page-turner… I shall write a review soon!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading it and glad to hear you liked it! Look forward to reading your review and I will keep you updated on the next one – hoping sometime around the end of summer it will be ready 🙂

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  49. Naughty nuns and mad monks, it’s a whole different world we can’t possibly hope to understand. 🙂 Nicely done Iain.

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