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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.
Categories: Flash Fiction