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A Deal with the Devil

A Deal with the Devil

By Drac Von Stoller

June 30, 2016

Shakespir Edition

A Deal with the Devil

By Drac Von Stoller

June 30, 2016

D.W. Smith was a wannabe famous author whose attempt to write a million selling novel was way out of reach, but really wanted the fame that goes alone with it like well-known authors like Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft.

His name wasn’t a bad name for an author’s name, but that’s all he had going for him. He spent months in his study writing page after page with no results worth putting down on paper. Just when he was about to throw in the towel, a man appeared in a chair in front of his desk. D.W. looked up and was startled by his presence, not knowing how this man got into his study without his knowledge.

D.W. stood up out of his chair and said in a stern voice, “Who are you and how did you get in my study without me knowing?”

The man dressed in a black suit said, “You summoned me because of your desperation of being a famous author.”

“You can’t be! There’s no way…”

“Don’t worry, I will guarantee your dream will come true,” said the mysterious man.

“What are you, a genie or an angel?” asked D.W.

“No, even better, I’m the Devil.”

D.W. laughed and said, “Get out! Are you some kind of crazy nut?”

The Devil made a pen appear out of nowhere with a contract for him to sign that appeared on his desk.

“Sign the contract and you’ll be the author you dreamed of with all the fame that goes along with it. But all I need in return from you is your soul,” laughed the Devil.

D.W. laughed and said, “You can have it!”

The Devil took the contract and vanished into thin air, and all D.W. could hear was the echo of the Devil’s laugh.

D.W. sat back down at his desk and placed a fresh piece of paper in the typewriter, and his fingers were typing away as though someone was guiding them. Within about two hours of nonstop writing, his masterpiece was done and he brought his manuscript to the publisher.

The next day, when his first novel hit the bookstores, they were sold out in every store in thirty minutes. D.W. Smith’s novel was on every best sellers list and the phone rang off the hook for book signings and interviews, but D.W. was unaware that this fame would ultimately destroy his life, and the Devil would be back soon for his soul.

Everywhere he went, someone was constantly asking for his autograph and picture. All this fame was taking a toll on his life, and he was frequenting bars to drink his problems away with no success. People started calling his home every minute, day and night, even camping out in his yard, waiting for him to arrive and get another picture or autograph.

Finally, he snapped and called upon the Devil to get out of the deal he made with him. D.W. hadn’t shaved or even showered in days because of the stalking fans that he wished he had before he made a deal with the Devil. Now he wished these crazed fans would go away.

Days went by without any help from the Devil until D.W. Smith was lying on his back on his front lawn, surrounded by all his crazed fans. Then the Devil appeared standing in front of his feet.

“What took you so long?” D.W. asked.

The Devil laughed and said, “Silly fool! I’m not here to save you from these stark raving mad fans of yours. I’m here to collect something you agreed upon when you signed this contract. Your soul!”

Then D.W.’s body was encircled by raging flames of fire, and the crazed fans dispersed. The Devil and D.W. were the only ones around. The sky turned black and a loud burst of thunder followed by lightning filled the sky. D.W. pleaded for the devil to spare his life, but the Devil said, “We made a deal and I’m here to collect!”

D.W. just froze and tears flowed out his tear ducts like a raging river. Then there was silence, and the Devil took D.W.’s soul. The sky turned from black to blue, and his crazed fans rushed to get that last autograph and picture, but there would be no more. The famous author was dead, and his crazed fans just turned and walked away to mourn his loss throughout the world.

Looks like the Devil got the last laugh and another soul to add to his collection. Word to the wise: if you’re hoping to become the next famous author and things don’t look so promising, maybe fame and fortune aren’t in the cards for you. If you decide to try and make a deal with the Devil, you might take this story to heart and just be happy with what life has dealt you. Not every human on this earth will be rich and famous, and even the rich, and famous sometimes wish they had your life.


A Deal with the Devil

D.W. Smith was a wannabe famous author whose attempt to write a million selling novel was way out of reach, but really wanted the fame that goes alone with it like well-known authors like Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft. His name wasn’t a bad name for an author’s name, but that’s all he had going for him. He spent months in his study writing page after page with no results worth putting down on paper. Just when he was about to throw in the towel, a man appeared in a chair in front of his desk. D.W. looked up and was startled by his presence, not knowing how this man got into his study without his knowledge. D.W. stood up out of his chair and said in a stern voice, “Who are you and how did you get in my study without me knowing?” The man dressed in a black suit said, “You summoned me because of your desperation of being a famous author.” “You can’t be! There’s no way…” “Don’t worry, I will guarantee your dream will come true,” said the mysterious man. “What are you, a genie or an angel?” asked D.W. “No, even better, I’m the Devil.” D.W. laughed and said, “Get out! Are you some kind of crazy nut?” The Devil made a pen appear out of nowhere with a contract for him to sign that appeared on his desk. “Sign the contract and you’ll be the author you dreamed of with all the fame that goes along with it. But all I need in return from you is your soul,” laughed the Devil. D.W. laughed and said, “You can have it!” The Devil took the contract and vanished into thin air, and all D.W. could hear was the echo of the Devil’s laugh.

  • ISBN: 9781310546648
  • Author: Drac Von Stoller
  • Published: 2016-07-06 07:50:26
  • Words: 859
A Deal with the Devil A Deal with the Devil