Crouching, he began to draw, moving the sand with his finger. Once the line was drawn in the sand, he looked up at them, his words gently piercing the awareness of the men holding stained, heavy rocks. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
“She’s an adulterer!” said their leader, internally flinching, knowing he was one also.
“It’s the law!” shouted another, looking to the leader for strength, oddly aware of his unpaid taxes.
One by one, they silently dropped their stones and walked away.
To her stunned awareness he spoke, “Nor I do condemn you. Go and sin no more.”
This is a post in response to the prompt from the 100 Word Challenge, http://jfb57.wordpress.com/tag/100wcgu/. Check it out! Julia has the best prompts! 🙂