Memories of Lucifer

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“Well, I remember that Lucifer created these massive red webs while he was in Heaven that were just breathtaking. We came from everywhere to see them. I’m sure red was his favorite color, particularly this deep, scarlet shade. Really, the webs made us weep; he took all spiders on as his apprentices and loved all of their designs for their eccentricities.

Anyway, I think Lucifer would have been content to stay in heaven with the other angels if he hadn’t had been betrayed. His jealousy of man was only thinly veiled, of course, but it went beyond God’s notice. A past lover of Lucifer’s, named Arieh, told our Father of this ‘terrible heresy.’ Mind you, the rest of us didn’t care, but God sided with Arieh. I’ve never known why.

Yes, spiders used to be magnificent beasts, nothing like what are now. God banished them along with Lucifer as an act of perverse mercy: Lucifer could have his spider friends, but only after he had shrunken and broken them to fractions of their former, holy selves…it’s such a pity."

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  1. Avatar JonB

    A fascinating snippet of oral history from one of those who just happened to be there. I really like the matter-of-fact, retrospective tone and the structure of this. And a nice bit of theological embroidery as well.

    Original and intriguing.

  2. Avatar Escapist

    Thank you very much!

  3. Avatar RockPaperScissors

    Oh wow. I absolutely loved this. Very original and weird.

  4. Avatar Escapist

    Thank you very much for the comment and rating!

  5. Avatar HSAR

    Hey, welcome back! I haven’t seen you for a while.

  6. Avatar Schmendrick

    I’ve always loved fiction like this (different takes on biblical stories, etc).

    This is one of the best I’ve read. Excellent job!

  7. Avatar Escapist

    Thank you very much!

  8. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    A bizarre mythology, but I really like the tone. It’s easy to imagine this unimpressed angel lounging unceremoniously and gesticulating in lazy fashion along with her little narrative.

  9. Avatar Heron

    Such great imagery and a rare glimpse of admiration for this usually maligned angel who appreciates his equally detested weavers! Poor spiders…