Sharp Ending

“Not me,” the towering demon grumbled “Me neither,” the well-dressed man mumbled. “What?” Bob asked with wide eyes. “Then what happens? Where do I go, guys?” They both shook their heads. Satan spoke; his annoyance evident.  “You already chose your soul’s road.” Satan nodded at Bob’s clear node. “That node cost your soul,” Satan said….

Dragon’s Hospitality

The dragon opened the door and entered. The princess half-looked up; unafraid. Her attentions somewhat splintered. He looked at her, then nodded at the door. “The price has been agreed; you’re free once more.” “So soon? Please, wait. I’m not ready.” He pulled her up but she remained limp, unsteady. “I need to get you…

Play. Playing. Played.

“Are you sure that’s all you want?” The demon asked and tilted his head. Jeff nodded, then said, “That’s the talent I’d like to flaunt.” “To be the best at playing a guitar.” The demon shrugged. “Sure, sign here.” He offered a red clipboard with a white form. Jeff grabbed the pen and signed there….

Key Difference

“I just don’t understand,” Pete whined out aloud. His playing was bland. Worse; it was bad and loud. “I played perfect yesterday.” He sat in the living room jabbing his fingers on keys. Face down and clouded with gloom. He sniffled; wiped his snot on his sleeve. “That’s the way life swings, son,” his dad…

Infernal Efficiency

“Well, how would you feel?” The demon asked. Jim shrugged. “If you knew your tormentor well, maybe someone you loved and hugged.” “You’re here to punish her, but you misunderstand the reason. It’s not because she hates you some.” “This gets both of you for the price of one. Your love was as true as…

No more Carnivores

Sean grumbled thoughtfully. He let Susan’s words marinate. “I had no idea.” He said. “Now it’s straight.” “Cannibals don’t eat so healthy.” Susan nodded with a smile. It wasn’t the takeaway she hoped for; but, it was still worthwhile. He held her hand, “So you’re not a carnivore? Cannibals are tough and hard to meet.”…

Satisfaction Guarantee

“That’s odd,” the demon said. “It didn’t take. It seems averse.” Guy smirked to himself. Then added, “I guess we’ll skip the curse.” “Oh well,” he shrugged. “Too bad.” “No no. The customer comes first. But, that was one you already had.” “I guess there’s nothing to be done.” Guy said. “Since I’m already cursed.”…

Helpful Friend

The familiar voice startled Jim; He wasn’t expecting anyone. However, the voice belonged to him. Jim’s immortal; This man – the reason. “Started off great…,” Jim sighed. He greeted his friend with a handshake. They sat with drinks and began to partake. “After 5000 years, I’ve seen everything. By now…,” he shrugged. “…life is boring.”…

Incompatibility

The winged beast hesitated, smirked, then landed. Wings of snow and ice crumbled and disappeared. The snow blue dragon form was abandoned A lean, blue-skinned woman appeared Short sapphire spikes wobbled like hair atop her head. “Marry you?” she questioned. “Really?” She looked him up and down in assessment. “You’re not ugly,” she said. Her…

Forbidden Agreement

“Forbidden? Ha! What do they know? They’re content with a simple glow. They forget how things once worked. They forget what started it all,” she smirked. “Spellcasting wasn’t always the norm. Though it’s as simple as filling out a form. Forbidden? Ha! It’s a single signature. Just sign the dotted line. It’s granted. Gain magic…