The Fires of Hades

Avatar Author: Ronnie I have a hard time writing anything unless it makes me feel small and afraid. The universe is immense, and I am but a speck. Read Bio

He stood there panting, watching, waiting. Every muscle in his body was alight with a teatherball yellow flame from effort. Blood slid down the blade and splashed like sand into a small pool. The demon watched him, searching him for weakness. The others had been defeated, but they were nothing but low level minions, she was the ruler of this domain!

The demon raced at him brandishing her claws. Fully extracted, the claws reached a yard in length and he could hear them whip through the air. She swung, he blocked, he swung, she blocked, they were locked in a deadly game of tag. She was great, but he was better. With a flash of chalk white the blade cut through her and she collapsed.

He was the victor. He had no match. Not here. Not anywhere. He sheathed his blade and moved on.

12:31pm – Associated Press – Massacre at Small Town Elementary School – Teacher and 13 students slain in what investigators are calling the most brutal attack in memory.

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  1. Avatar Ronnie

    Did I overdo it on the visual eluding to this being a school?

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    No, I thought that was completely within the delusion right up until that very, very horrid ending. Bit of a run-on at the end of the first paragraph but otherwise the flow was good.

  3. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    CRIPES that was tense. It took on epic characteristics, and for whatever reason I liked that many of the similies were school-related, but I’m with THX, I don’t feel you overdid the references. It was enough for us to realize that they weren’t accidental references, but I didn’t feel it was belabored. Well done!

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  4. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    damn that was tense i am going to have to discuss this with my therapist good writing

  5. Avatar Robert Grey

    I really didn’t figure out the pattern until the chalk-white flash, but I think tetherball was a bit of a stretch and I just glossed over it. Quite effective, though.