“Touch Him and become Him.” The priest ordered and the little boy did just that.
He placed a single hand palm-first on the leather-bound book, his acts scored by murmurs and whispers from the congregation.
Men and women and other children watched with bated breath as his fingers brushed over the red fungus sprouting from the Bible. They waited in eager anticipation for their God to notice.
And their hunger for a divine presentation were met.
His body sensed the boy’s pure flesh and moved towards his hand. Gasps erupted from the congregation and the boy followed suit.
His Glorious Mass crawled up his skin, short bristling hairs consuming and becoming. The boy cried tears of agonizing joy as his body was changed from organic to Multiversally fungal.
Bones begat roots. Organs begat mushrooms. Blood begat His saliva.
The congregation waited until the boy crumpled to the ground and burst into billions of His seeds for their turn.