Death & Spiders

“Have a good shift!” Betty stood by the sink putting the finishing touches on two cups of hot chocolate. She waved from the kitchen as Elsa stepped out the door, black cloak and scythe in hand. “Thanks, see you in a bit,” Elsa replied and shut the door behind her. Betty blinked. Then, the apartment…

Deathly Expectations

“Huh,” Wilbur tilted his head at the black-robed figure. Her hood was down, exposing her lean, tan face and light brown ponytail. The obsidian scythe affixed to her back gave her the vibe of a soccer mom that hadn’t grown out of her “goth phase” yet. Wilbur had been staring at his truck that was…

Destination: Hell

“You think this is the gateway?” Carl asked. The small team of four stood in a warehouse-sized lab. It took a few hours to get the power running; when the lights came on a low, heavy hum filled the room. Then, the team noticed a black hole hovering vertically in the center. It was surrounded…

Divine Entertainment

“Would I do it all again?” Pierce wondered. The translucent, holographic man sat on a holographic chair; they were the only light left. The chair floated in the center of an endless, inky abyss. He traveled the stars with the human race. Humanity explored countless new worlds and never found any trace of alien life….

Hellish Staff

“I’ve had better ideas,” Robert thought to himself. The 29-year-old English teacher started to worry a bit too late. The situation started to sink in as he looked around the office waiting for Satan. ‘Office’ was a loose term; it looked like the interior of a black cave. The impossibly dark floors made him feel…

Hellish Birthday

The sharp scent of too much fresh peppermint woke Jared. He sat up in a panic; his last memory was struggling against his friends. He thought Mundo and Eric were his friends up until the moment they stabbed his heart with an obsidian dagger. As he took his last breaths, Jared felt them using the…

Island of Death

“Wait, so you want me to become the next Death?” Miller asked Isla with wide eyes. The two of them sat on a sunny beach; Isla’s sea-green curls moved with the gentle breeze. “I want you to become Death for me,” Isla said. “There is no next Death. It’s a job like any other; there…

Sharp Hearing

“Up until now, son the biggest regret I had was leaving you, son without a dad.” Satan said quietly. “That changed today. I added one more. I made a joke today, its reception was poor.” “I said it quietly, I don’t know how she heard what I said.” “I jokingly, accidentally insulted Ms. Dana sharp….

Evil Guidance

“How is this science?” Wendell asked. He stood in Dr. Solis’ living room with a lighter in hand. The doctor’s leather furniture was pushed out to the edges to make room for a giant 10′ x 10′ pentagram. The red dust that Wendell was afraid to learn more about formed the shape of a star…

Party Invitation

“Yes?” Turner asked the stranger at his door. When he opened the door, his first thought wondered if it was Halloween. A tall, lean figure wearing a black cloak and hood stood on his doorstep. He spotted a pale, delicate chin under the hood before the stranger pulled it back. She was a pallid woman…