I apologize for being too benign as demon once.
My only excuse for not ripping enough livers from humans was envy for those leisurely roasting their flesh.
I have done my best as graveyard goat; eating flowers and defecating on headstones. I have tried inflicting pain, but my horns are not sharp enough to even hurt a toddler.
Lord, I am mocked by chubby cherubs here; please take me back.
I am even willing to start at the bottom stirring the sulfur pits if you just let me back to Hell.
Forever Faithfully Yours
Hieronymus “Bad Buck” Bosch.
I recycled the idea from the last time, but instead of a sonnet I decided to write this as letter directly to the black master. It must be so much harder to do evil on a bright graveyard than with a constant supply of sinners to torture.
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December 26, 2018
Nicely seasonal, Bjorn. Even demons must get homesick
For a demon of darkness a sunny graveyard must be hell (or heaven for them)
The writing is exceptional. Dark humor. I never thought about one demon being jealous of another 🙂
Jealousy is a virtue for those on the dark side.
I suppose. Backward, right?
Got a smile outta me.
Creative in letter form, I enjoyed it. The demon whining about being mocked by a chubby cherub make me chuckle.
Glad to make you chuckle… I can also see the cherubs chuckle
This is delightful, in a dark sort of way. Enjoyed it being written as a letter from a disappointed demon.
Thank you… it was fun to write.
I think Hell is personal. Loved the letter form. Well done.
wonderfully written, as always.
Really liked his signature name . 🙂
Ha.. yes sometimes it’s fun to invent names.
Ha ha ha, loved that bit of dark humour, brilliant.
Thank you.. glad to bring some black joy
A nice letter explaining his terribly sorry state on this planet. May be he needs a new set of horns! He forgot to mention that humans have a habit of eating goats or demon. Something has to be done about that too.
Ouch… yes that would be a terrible end for any evil demon
Nice one, Bjorn, I enjoy your black humour.
Ha… it was good to go back to the old idea and write it with humor instead.
We both went the satanic course! Poor goat, he seems quite desperate. Stirring the sulphur pits isn’t the best of jobs!
Stirring the sulfur is a breeze compared to chuckling cherubs.
Life as a goat isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, obviously! Fun story.
Goat is one thing but a goat on a churchyard is worse.
Wow! That was creative enough. Well done.
Thank so much
Went back to read your sonnet. Such different takes on the same prompt. Loved both, smiled at this one.
The basic idea was the same, but it was a lot of fun to write it a letter instead.
Fun to read both back to back, as well.
satan better take him back before he becomes an old goat. 🙂
But Satan enjoys seeing everyone in torment… I think he will ended up roasted for a wedding.
Har! Har! A wonderful bit of humour in here.
Oh dear dear, I love this one, I wonder if Satan will get this letter or it’ll just spend eternity in his in-tray… Happy New Year, a darkly comic and wicked write!!
Excellent piece, Bjorn. This is definitely my kind of humor.
Great take on the prompt! I’m sure Satan is a reasonable guy who will welcome the poor demon home.
Nice!! I really like this one, right down to his high brow name!!!
The stiff price of not meeting his quota! Looks like even Satan has an MBA.
I wonder if in your title you meant to write “the lesser evil?” Im not sure what to make of it, as is.
Now im off to read your sonnet!
Being an Art History graduate, I’m intrigued by you imagining Hieronymous Bosch as a demon – were those images of Hell he painted visions of the real thing, sent to him by his infernal master? It would explain a lot … Lovely tone and voice, Bjorn
Wonderfully written. A perfect use of the prompt. Enjoyed the dark humor.
Well sometimes i think hell cant’t be worse than earth
This is really creative. Great dark humour. Brilliant.
At first I was taken aback and then I laughed out loud.
Ha ha, enjoyed this one! Liked the creativity!
The problem with life on this side of Hell is that there’s still too much competition. On his own turf nothing can stop him.
Ha! Very clever. Such a pain if you’re not good at your job
Contrary to popular belief, Hell is not a bible teaching. I think this link will be of interest to you. https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/lake-of-fire/