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.

“Master?”

“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 fiction writer from Sheffield, UK. She writes speculative and silly short stories and flash fiction. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize Short Story Competition and published her first book, 'Merry Bloody Christmas: A Short Story Collection'. You can often find her hanging out on Twitter (@itsemscott), Instagram (@tinysillystories) and Medium (@elliemaryscott), or hibernating on her sofa with a book and a very large glass of gin.

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