Devil’s Night In

“Who’s that scary guy?” Arthur giggled with the toddler in his arms while he pointed at his husband, Eric. “Who’s the scary man?” he repeated while Eric got emergency contact information from the child’s parents. “Are you sure it’s okay?” Debbie, the baby’s mom asked for the twentieth time in as many minutes. The men…

Hellish Rolemodel

“It’s not uncommon for a boy growing up with a single mother to hear that his father belonged in Hell,” Eric began his speech. A gentle laugh ran through the small crowd of familiar faces. Despite being a very lavish wedding, the guest list was kept to a minimum. “Though, it is more rare to…

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…

Devilish Romance

“I can’t believe I let you talk me into this,” Mona complained while she studied herself in the mirror. The mid-50s woman looked young for her age with dark hair and very few laugh-lines. She twirled this way and that to test how much her pink poodle skirt flared. “He walked out on both of…

Hellish Candidate

“This is your last chance to back out,” the giant-red-skinned man said. He stood between a group of three college kids and an enormous obsidian gate that dwarfed the 10-foot tall demon. “There is no going back after this.” “Wait,.. but that’s just for Julie, right? I’m just here for the ride,” a young man…

Hellish Offer

“Looks like I win,” Satan winked at the young woman in front of h”Very well come with me.” “Yes!” Julie cheered and gave Satan a high-five. Her other two friends, Eric and Arthur both grumbled at the loss. “Wait!” Arthur interrupted. “How did you win?” Satan turned around; his tall black horns scratched the low…

Hellish Service

“This is a special case,” Satan said. He nodded through the tinted glass window at the room on the other side. Two very different people sat on a red couch in warm, welcoming living room. Sunlight poured into the room through the windows. A short, waif-like girl with dark hair cuddled next to an older…