The Devil’s in the Details #amwriting

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The Devil’s in the Details


Faust grabs Mini.

“Please release me, let me go,” sings Mini.

Faust raises an eyebrow. “Smart bird. It’s a shame you aren’t as smart.”

“Let Mini go,” I say.

“I’m not hurting it.”

He releases Mini who flies to my shoulder, nuzzles my ear and sings: “…the trouble I’ve seen.”

“I never pegged Minardo for a coward. Yet, he’s gone and you’re taking the fall.”

“Who’s afraid of the big, bad—”

“Not now, Mini.” My fingers slide over my amulet. “Minardo never left.”

“If ever I would leave you…”

Suddenly Faust blanches.

“Would Minardo like a worm?” I coo.


end 10/12/2017

Sascha Darlington



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