The True Muse

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Brenna found the strange paints in a curio store. She thought it her muse encouraging her to paint a horrific demon.

Then the creature stepped out of the canvas.

Weeks later, Ankhpethylax demanded she create another minion for it.

Exhausted, Brenna said, “No more.”

“Do you refuse, again?” scowled the demon. “The agony will be ten times worse!”

Brenna shuddered. The last psychic lashing was excruciating. She began to work, but so did her true muse.

Days later, she unveiled the canvas.

“Excellent!” said Ankhpethylax. “My most terrifying servant, yet.”

“It’s not your servant,” smiled Brenna. “Say hello to, Demon Eater.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/07/22/24-july-2020/

Author’s Notes:

I was in the mood for a horror story. Don’t be frightened. Your regularly scheduled goofy humor will return soon. 😉

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 True Muse

  1. Dear Eric,

    Clearly Brenna is a force with which to reckon. Good for her. An artist in the truest sense. Well rendered.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Brave move from Brenna!

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  3. Lyn says:

    Never mess with an artist’s (or writer’s) muse! Suck eggs, Ankhpethylax!!

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  4. I, too, wish to be a Demon Eater, or at least create one.

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  5. wmqcolby says:

    I’d say, get the muse some therapy or an exorcist and start again.

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  6. msjadeli says:

    Eric, this is a heckuva story. Wasn’t expecting that ending but oh how it makes me smile. Good for her!!!!!

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  7. Great story! Er – does Brenna paint by request? Asking for a friend… 🙂

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  8. Seems the demon’s met its match! Nice one.

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  9. Danny James says:

    Always love your characters names.

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  10. Bill says:

    life is good when you can conjure up your own demon eater. 🙂 Good story. Enjoyed it.

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  11. tedstrutz says:

    That works, as I read I wondered what she would do to take care of her problem.

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  12. granonine says:

    Ah, brilliant! Evil got outsmarted 🙂

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  13. Go, Brenna! You can only be bossed around for so long. Nice take.

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  14. Dale says:

    I was gonna say, she brought him into her world, she can surely find a way to send him out!
    And she did!

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  15. Ha! The apprentice overtook her master! 🙂

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  16. Good solution, create a force for good to combat the evil

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  17. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Maybe she should have just exercised her demons.

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