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by on October 11, 2013

This story was written for Trifecta’s weekend prompt, in which we were to write 33 words inspired by the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil.”  Inspired by is such a wonderfully vague term. 🙂  Also, my muse may have pulled in a reference to one of my favorite works by C.S. Lewis. Enjoy!

“But I don’t want to be an angel!” she protested. “All that shiny halo s…stuff.”

“You want the Other Place maybe?  Randomly turning into a large centipede?”

“Well, no…. not exactly…..ew.”

  1. Draug419 permalink

    At least angels aren’t so easily squished haha

  2. Lance permalink

    wait, centipedes are hellish? I have never heard that. I’ll be elss kind to them from now on.

    solid 33, you

    • Thanks. And yes, centipedes are definitely creatures of Down Below. All those legs…it isn’t natural!

  3. Choices! Why is life always so full of choices?

  4. Kir Piccini permalink

    I hear a whiny 5 yr old voice (oh wait that might be one of my twins 😉 )
    Isn’t this always the way, we don’t want “this” but “that” is an even worse fate.

    I mean, really, who would want to be a centipede?


  5. Choices. I think I’d take the halo over a centipede…

  6. Ew… Ha! An intriguing write.

  7. ‘The Other Place’. lol. I found myself smiling as I visualized the Angel role becoming attractive. 🙂

  8. EW is right! Spider, maybe. Centipede, absolutely not!
    Great take on the prompt!

  9. Interesting concept of hell, good take on prompt.

  10. I enjoyed your C.S. Lewis reference 😉 Clever.

  11. Ew, indeed! I’m pretty sure centipedes are really aliens doing reconnaissance work.

    Nice take on the prompt! 🙂

  12. Totally! So few choices???
    Like the ref.

    • Angel, centipede….yeah, you’d think she’d at least have one or two other options…

  13. “Inspired by” is pretty open, isn’t it? I like the direction you took with it. Thanks for linking up.

  14. A centipede could be quite cool–

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