Speculative Fiction Emporium Writing Prompt Winner!!!
Congratulations to Jennifer Long for winning this week’s writing prompt in Speculative Fiction Emporium!
PROMPT: “A demon is assigned to follow and terrorize a child, only to find that the child is far more evil than the demon can even comprehend.”
I’ve always been a bit of a klutz, and that’s putting it mildly. I was that awkward girl with the wild frizzy hair, freckles, and long legs. Instead of becoming a super model, all my perfect figure brought me was bruises and scars. I tripped over everything, and sometimes even nothing. That’s what finally caused my demise at the innocent age of eighteen. Yeah, I was that girl who tripped down the subway stairs and tumbled right in front of an oncoming subway. That was just the beginning though. It turns out that there really is a tunnel with a light at the end of it, and yes, also a stairway to heaven. All you have to do to get to heaven is walk up the steps. No magic prayer, no big judgment, no names in book thing, no process whatsoever. It should be simple to get into heaven, right? Maybe for an average person, but of course I tripped on the stupid stairs and ended up falling down into hell where Satan decided I’d make a cute demon. My bad luck and klutziness even followed me in death. So here I am, stuck doing Satan’s bidding and I suck at that! Satan gets a kick out of making my miserable existence even more wretched. He currently has assigned me to terrorize this annoying brat, Kiron. Kiron is only six, but this kid is a holy horror like no other. I’m a freaking demon and I’m terrified of him. How am I supposed to terrorize this kid who acts like Satan’s own spawn? There is something decidedly off about him. The other day he looked right at me, and mind you I shouldn’t be visible to the human eye, and called me names that I had to go google to figure out what exactly he meant. Then he smirked and turned away to go raise hell somewhere else. His parents are clueless. They fall for his innocent act. He blames everything on the cat. The cat is fat and can barely even walk, but if he says that she was the one to start the fire in the yard or break the window they scold her and thank him for being so observant. The stupid fools are going to die by his hand and I’m not going to feel sorry for them. I saw him watching YouTube videos on how to slowly poison people as well as basic bomb making skills. This kid can barely write his own name and yet death and destruction come naturally to him. When the house down the road exploded during the night a few weeks ago it was called a gas leak accident. I watched, because that’s really all I do as terrorizing him is impossible, and the little bugger rigged something crazy there that I couldn’t even follow. Oh crap, he’s looking at me again and has that telltale evil glint in his eye. Is that a butcher knife in his hand and a spell book? Can a demon die?!
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