Our prompts were: lost and found, off limits.
This is just a little piece of Gothic Horror. And when the word count came in at 664, of course, we had to add two words so that the count would be 666, the Number of the Beast.
We both like Lucifer on TV, so whenever we write Satan into a story, we see and hear the actor Tom Ellis in the character. It was fun to imagine that tall, dark eminence as a cherubic child.
HELL TO PAY
“He’s all yours!” The matron plopped the boy on the counter. “It’s the end of my shift and I’ve got a train to catch.” She adjusted her clothing, picked up her purse, and waddled off.
“Hey, wait. What am I supposed to with him?” I called after her.
“He’s lost. Someone found him. You work for Lost and Found, so he’s your problem.” (more…)