Esau was an hairy man

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of ‘blanket’.

‘Esau, why are you wearing that hair shirt?’

‘Because, Jacob, I must make penitence for saying some hairy things that entered the ears of my enemies and then got up their nose.’

‘But Esau, with you already being an hairy man, surely this is a doubly painful form of penitence. Why could you not simply seek their forgiveness or at least a less harsh garment?’

‘Oh, Jacob, I tried that but I am not blessed with your smoothness and they swiftly grew even angrier and threatened to cancel me altogether. It was a blanket refusal.’

Footnote: See Alan Bennett’s edifying sermon, taking Genesis 27:11 as his inspiration:

‘My brother Esau is an hairy man but I am a smooth man.’

Alan Bennett – Take a Pew – YouTube

19 thoughts on “Esau was an hairy man

  1. I was sure I’d commented on this. Not often right, but wrong again!
    A fun six, Doug. Oh how cutting: ‘I am not blessed with your smoothness’!
    And you’ve included the word of words in my ‘fingernails scraping down the blackboard’ file: ‘threatened to cancel me…’ A pox on cancel culture! And a really good six.

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