Welcome to cycle 69, where it’s all about the giving. This week we are going to make a deal with ol’ Scratch himself. Tales of bargaining with the dark one are as old as written history and he is a slippery cuss to deal with. So this week write a tale under 900 words where you make a deal with the devil.
Do you trade your mortal soul for money, power, fame, or for the love of your life? What if your soul isn’t all he wants? Do you get what you want and cheat him out of his reward or do you spend eternity smelling sulphur and smoke?
Is he the classic horned one with the barbed tail and goat hooves or does he have a more modern and seductive look? Is he a beautiful blond in a red dress or a small child with the voice of an angel? Does he appear in smoke and flame or simply perch on your shoulder to whisper in your ear?
So dust off that coal black soul of yours and get busy, because there is a deal to be made and it’s getting hot in here! Let’s have some fun and enjoy our 69.
All submissions must include a title and they will be published Wednesday 2/29/12 at 9 pm EST.
Yours in blood red ink,