Dear readers, tonight with me is a guest of a class we do not normally get – a demon.
He’s here to tell us about heaven and hell, and what lies in between. After working for Satan and trying to sign on new souls, he ended up in a (literally) hellish prison.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
I’m a demon. You know that, right? I was created as angel in Heaven. I was so gorgeous, I could not stop admiring myself, even for choir practice! But I knew I could create something much better. I was so great, see? So, when my boss…he was Lucifer back then, approached me and my buddy (that’s Scorch) and said he was gathering an army to overthrow the Creator, all we could say was, Tell us more! Sheeesh, if only I’d known what a jerk he’d turn out to be! Do I regret my choice? Well….no. That’s all I can say about it.
Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
I was never a child, so no toys. As for cherished memories…Hell, no! Just sad ones. Like….being stuck in Pandemonium Hall while Satan, that jerk, was setting up the itinerary with those 2 poets. Dante and Virgil. And I just knew that whatever they came up with would be a classic of Western civilization. And I wanted so badly to show them how evil I am. But, no! Only the A-list demons were included! I was devastated!
What do you do now?
Not much. I’m stuck in a high-security prison for making such a mess. I almost made it big, you know? That close! Continue reading “Roach the Demon (of Our Frail Disordered Lives, by Mary M. Schmidt)”