Eight Days with Satan

This piece is an excerpt from Still Life, a rambling story composed of tweets, available in my collection Days of the Snowman
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Day 1. Satan appears to him as a twisted dragon, warping under the blows of God’s thunder.

Day 2. Satan appears to him as a shaggy-haired beast of fangs & claws, eyes vacant, the blood of innocents on his chops.

Day 3. Satan appears to him as a vanquished titan, brooding on his loss amidst the burning lake.

Day 4. Satan appears to him as the archangel ruined, bright Lucifer with his sword & shield, a pagan hero.

Day 5. Satan appears to him as the protagonist in a cosmic tragedy, doomed by his own free will to damnation.

Day 6. Satan appears to him as a comedy devil with scarlet skin, a goatee, black horns, farting hellfire.

Satan has been getting a lot of air-time. Where’s his holier-than-thou counterpart? Doesn’t He make appearances?

Day 7. Satan appears to him as his anagrammatical namesake, Santa. The Christmas tree burns. Tinsel writhes like snakes.

Day 8. Satan appears to him as a gigantic crow. The foul maw opens & carrion souls tumble out.

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