Singing for Satan | Microfiction

Frog illustration - "Singing for Satan" microfiction

The pentagram was laid out on the floor, the candles were lit, and the sacrificial frog was ribbiting his last in his cage.

All that was left to do was sing.

She took a deep breath and began to croon, eyes closed in concentration.

The devil appeared in a cloud of red smoke.

“Stop!” he barked.


“Your voice is like nails down a chalkboard. For the hate of God, stop!”

“But –”

He snapped his fingers and magicked away her voice box. “You’re not cut out for the occult, love. Release the frog and take yourself to church.”

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Author: Ellie Scott

Ellie Scott is a freelance copywriter and author from Sheffield, England. She has published two short story collections - 'Merry Bloody Christmas' and 'Come What May Day'. Her short fiction has appeared in 'Adler’s Writing', 'One Minute Wit', 'Invisible Illness' and 'VSS365 Anthology: Volume One'. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize Short Story Award. You can connect with her on Twitter (@itsemscott), Instagram (@tinysillystories) and Medium (@elliemaryscott).

5 thoughts on “Singing for Satan | Microfiction”

  1. For the hate of God really cracked me up!
    It’s hilarious to imagine Satan roaring in protest to a cacophonous song, or holding his face in his hands. 😂
    I love how you’ve used little details to make this so funny.

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