Friday Fictioneers

21 09 2012

Hello again. My first thoughts on looking at this lovely photo revolved around the Koran (Quran?), three winged angels, Allah, Mohammed, etc. But then given recent events I figured that was a very bad idea! So instead you get something a little lighter hearted.

Feel free to comment, but I may get you back!

The Paralympic Angel

The demon and the angel strolled casually across the running track, invisible to human eyes.

The angel eyed the demon’s stumpy tail. “So, what happened to you?”

“Fight. You?”

“Flying accident.”

“That figures,” said the demon as he casually tripped a bladerunner coming into the home straight. The angel picked the athlete up and with a delicate shove helped him catch up with the pack.

“Aren’t these games just a marvellous example of the human spirit? A wonderful expression of God’s glory”.

“Oh I don’t know about that,” said the demon. “Who do you think supplies the Paralympic Torch?”



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19 responses

21 09 2012
rochellewisoff

This made me chuckle. The way the angel and the demon had a casual chat while doing their respective “jobs”,…the demon tripping the athlete and the angel picking him up.

21 09 2012
The Writers Village

What a great story, easy reading, and funny.
You devil you!
I hope you never sponsor a “The Hokey Pokey” dance contest. You may have to put your left foot in and leave it there, after shaking it all about…
Randy

21 09 2012
writeondude

“You put your left blade in, your left blade out . . .”

21 09 2012
sustainabilitea

Very enjoyable! I liked the play between good and evil on (here at least) such an everyday level.

21 09 2012
40again

Still smiling. Great story, I loved the way it flowed back and forth ‘twixt devil and angel. Lovely, well done

21 09 2012
unspywriter

Very nice, great humor, and a terrific premise. Oh, and great last line.

Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/homo-avis/

21 09 2012
rich

i wasn’t sure what a “blade runner” was, but i had an accurate guess. i wonder what else they might be called? blade runner doesn’t sound very nice.

21 09 2012
writeondude

Try Googling Oscar Pistorius or Jonnie Peacock, they are two of the world’s greatest ‘Bladerunners’ and stars of the recent London Paralympics. I’m assuming that you’re in the US and therefore didn’t get to see much of it thanks to NBC’s poor coverage. In the UK and elsewhere we were getting ten hours a day of live coverage. And amazing stuff it was too.

21 09 2012
rich

oh, i know what paralympic blade runners are, but i didn’t realize that the characters here were until the story continued. when i hear “blade runner,” i can’t help but think of the movie first.

21 09 2012
writeondude

Oh ok, maybe I should have made it wheelchair athlete. Less confusing.

21 09 2012
rich

nah, wheelchair athlete is too awkward. blade runner is concise, but i don’t know how available it is to most people’s databanks.

21 09 2012
kindredspirit23

Bladerunner- movie- Harrison Ford? No? Oh? 🙂
Scott

21 09 2012
21 09 2012
myothervoices

Definitely made me giggle

22 09 2012
billgncs

good one, liked the dialog.

22 09 2012
boomiebol

Like the oh so casual interaction between the angel and the demon

22 09 2012
Anne Orchard

Very nice story. I love the idea that the devil and angel seem to get along even though they are ‘supposed’ to be enemies. Echoes of first world war trenches.

23 09 2012
Lora Mitchell

Don’t know much about blade running but enjoyed the give and take between the devil and angel. Nice work.

23 09 2012
writeondude

Thank you all for your kind comments. If you like the idea of some friendly cooperation between angels & demons then I highly recommend Good Omens by Neil Gaimon.

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