The Devil’s Bargain

#100StoryChallenge — No18

Jillian Spiridon


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“Oh, don’t look so put out. It was just a tiny clause in the contract, love.”

“Let me out,” the woman said, her eyes burning into him.

The devil smiled and flicked one hand towards the doors, opening at the pull of his power.

She still glared at him, but confusion crossed her expression.

“Go then. See if you like going back to that cesspit I dragged you from.”

“I’ll do just fine,” the woman replied — but her voice didn’t sound so sure.

“You would be a queen here,” he said. “Do you dare give that up?”


His specialty.

This is a part of my endeavor to go back to writing tighter fiction with more stringent word counts. It’s just one attempt at the 100 Story Challenge because I thought it would be a good exercise to do to keep my imagination sharp. We’ll see how it goes.

For longer fiction, you may enjoy my stories linked below: