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CATE COVERT: Survivor’s Guilt | 50-Word Stories


She rescues children, puppies and kittens, sunstruck basil, and five-legged stick insects.

A raggedy beggar at the gate asks for jelly with his peanut butter sandwich.

They loved jelly. Jelly made it bearable. They’re gone. She remains.

She blushes. How could she forget? A glass of cold milk to atone.

Cate Covert hails from sunny Idaho, U.S.A. She has been telling stories since she could talk. Cate has been a Christian pastor and teacher for 25 years, speaking, teaching, and writing bible class curricula. She is a gardener and amateur herbalist, plays guitar and piano, and loves baking bread and making beaded jewelry. Most of all, Cate Covert loves to engage her reading and listening audiences. You can read her frequent inspirational writings, poetry, flash fiction, and humorous stories at Cate Covert on Chadashah.org or her Inspirational essays and Bible studies at Pastora Cate’s Corner on Substack.


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