Friday, 26 October 2012

Diabolical Deeds 5: Going to Hell

The fifth and last of Timony’s #DiabolicalDeeds challenges is to write a 100 word story inspired by the demon Zagan and two prompt words.


Zagan is a Great King and President of Hell, commanding over thirty-three legions of demons. He makes men witty; he can also turn wine into water, water into wine, and blood into wine.  The prompts are:

zoic – showing traces of life
zymosis – fermentation; process resembling fermentation in development of infectious disease

Going To Hell

“You’re a funny guy!”  

The drunken bitch was fatuous, Draco decided.  If he hadn’t been so hungry, he would have walked.  But hunger fermented his blood, clawed at him with the canker of infection.  He must feed. 

Smiling with dark enticement, he touched her arm.  “Come outside sweetheart,” he murmured.  She did, of course.  It was too easy. 

It wasn’t until he sank his teeth into her perfumed neck that he realised his mistake. “Wine!” he spluttered. 

Grinning, the woman stirred back to life, changing before his eyes. 


“Hello Draco,” the demon said. “Time to come back to hell.”


Emilia Quill said...

Love the change in the tone from dark to funny. Poor demon, I hope gets fed in hell :P

David A Ludwig said...

Another good call on using the concepts of the words rather than the words themselves.

The interplay between Draco and Zagan was definitely fun, though I wonder about the woman whose blood was changed to wine for that little stunt... No, wait it was Zagan...

I get the impression Draco made some previous pact with Zagan given the interaction, but would've liked to see more of this scene if a larger word count had been allowed.