Pietro’s tiny paintings made him famous throughout Europe. Certainly, part of his success came from the presence of the Inspiration Devil, Babylonix.
The little horned beast stood a tiny four centimeters high, but he offered giant benefits. Pietro never lacked for brilliant ideas.
The downside was Babylonix occasionally insisted on scattering the paint tubes around the studio. Sometimes, Pietro couldn’t find them. This gave the artist fits.
“Can we make an agreement to scatter my paints only on certain days?” said Pietro.
“You mean a contract?” squeaked Babylonix.
“Yes, I guess.”
“Of course! I’m a devil, you know. But you must write one I can comfortably hold in my hands.”
Pietro agreed and set to work on a page one centimeter across. Likewise, the writing was incredibly tiny. When done, the two signed it.
On Tuesday, Babylonix made a mess as scheduled. On Wednesday, Pietro insisted the devil clean it up.
Babylonix guffawed. “I don’t have to clean anything!”
“Yes you do,” grinned Pietro, retrieving the contract. “You didn’t read the fine print.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/fffaw-challenge-week-of-march-6-2018/