The Psyche Out

Photo by: Al Forbes

Photo by: Al Forbes

The Chalice of Novotrix had journeyed from the times of magic. Six hundred years had passed since the demon Novotrix had been trapped inside. With people rarely touching the cup, the demon couldn’t see through their eyes. It had no idea how the world had changed.

Fifteen-year old Philip found it in a curio shop and took it home.

“At last!” roared Novotrix from within the cramped cavern of “otherness.” He knew that when human blood entered the chalice, his murderous pleasures could return to the world.

“Young philip worships the dark arts,” grinned Novotrix. Looking through Philip’s eyes he saw that Philip preferred piercings depicting devils, and displayed a ghoulish tattoo. He wore a T-shirt from the “Bone Eaters Delight” concert, depicting demons consuming horrified people.

“Yes! He is a sorcerer,” growled Novotrix. “My return to the Human world is at hand! Entrails shall drape my flesh once more. The horrified screams of my victims shall thrill these ears again!”

He watched excitedly until Philip (Gut_Ripper887) began playing World of Warcraft.

Novotrix sagged a little. “Perhaps he will still drink blood?” he mused, hopefully. Then his black heart sank.

Philip filled the Chalice with Mountain Dew.
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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to The Psyche Out

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Ha ha, great one! Poor Novotrix. They really just don’t make demon-worshipers the way they used to, do they?

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  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Ha ha so funny. It started out reminiscent of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and kind of ends with that kind of humour too. Phillip may look the part, but he’s pretty much a normal teenage guy. I love how he fills it with Mountain Dew lol.

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  4. Great story Eric. I love the (Gut_Ripper887) part as well. This did make me laugh. Always love reading your stories,

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  5. James says:

    The disappointed demon. Must be horrible to be at the mercy of a fifteen-year-old. Maybe Novotrix will learn to enjoy gaming.

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  6. Jade M. Wong says:

    This was hilarious and I’d like to say one of your best, but then again, you have so many great ones! I love the way your mind works! The Mountain Dew ending was perfect.

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  7. Great story! A wonderful transition from dark and mythic to humorous and mundane. It was a really fun read!

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  8. Hilarious, Eric. It’s really mean to give the demon a high from Mountain Dew when he’s in a cramped cave and can’t exercise it off. I’m now feeling sorry for a demon. Good writing as usual. I laughed out loud. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      I know. Poor guy would have to just sit there and twitch a lot. 😀 I must have done well this week if I could garner sympathy for a demon. 😉 Good to know you laughed. Thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂

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