Today is the conclusion of Six Sentence Sunday and I will miss it desperately. I started off two years ago as a very naive writer but through your comments, friendship and encouragement, I have gained confidence and learned so much. I will miss you all.
Due to Phoebe’s insistence, after all she is a librarian and thorough in her research, the group agrees to investigate the punishment for breaking the thirty day rule.
Gideon thinks the demons is their best bet to obtain information and since he is the most familiar with them, consents to contact his former messenger imp and make inquiries.
A request is submitted with Customer Services. The demon, by name of Memnoch, yes Anne Rice used him as a model, agrees to meet with Gideon, and so he is reunited with his former colleague.
“The devil is eccentric and a bully, he plays by his own set of rules that change regularly to suit his fancy,” Memnoch explains. “And he’s a control freak. But the day to day drudgery is not for him, hence the demons are in charge; no different than any human CEO of a large corporation.
Mr.D looked at the regulation I pointed out and a smile crept across his face.
‘Oh yeah, ha, I remember now. I thought it would be fun to watch the agents struggle with just one more reminder that they were in hell. I never paid attention to it or anyway not for many eons, never heard you guys mention it or if there were problems, so I assumed not. Well just as technology changes and now we have the watches and cell phones and all, maybe this is outdated or redundant too.’
He took a big black marker and scratched out the regulation. I really had to repress my inclination not to laugh. It is his own fault right? Of course he is in charge. It is his shop and his job to pay attention.”
The four couples are left to live their lives in peace. And isn’t that what anyone wants? Just to exist in peace.
But somehow I don’t think this is the end–for either SSS or your four couples. SSS will likely go on in some other format (it’s too valuable a tool for us to let it truly die) and I think there may be more to Gideon’s story than meets the eye. I hope to find out some day soon. Nice ending snippet!
I’m open to suggestions ….
Just like that? I have a feeling there’s going to be a but… LOL Nice excerpt!
You agree with Jenna…
Ah, a HEA to end SSS. Thanks for sharing your work. I’ve really enjoyed visiting your site each week. 🙂
thank you Heather – same to you
That was really nice to give an ending to the ending. It won’t end for real. I and several others are going to continue on Sundays, Six Sentence or no.
thanks – I may just join you 😀
The devil as a control freak? Who would have thought? LOL. Nice post.
might as well state the obvious 😀
I love this. Of course he crosses it off without investigating. So hell is run by mid-level CEO’s? Perfectly understandable.
I thought so 😀
Love the ‘voices’ you use, l’m going to miss your snippets but hope to keep dropping in from time to time!
Ah thank you Gemma – I’ll miss your comments
Great way to end SSS! Enjoyed hanging with you too!
can’t get rid of me that easily!
Best wishes for the future, Sue!
I’m happy to have met you, too. 🙂 I love the over-administrative hell. Fantastic details and I love the Anne Rice reference.
You always notice my fav parts – thank you so much
I love how cocky and arrogant he is. Nice job! 🙂
yeah figured you’d appreciate it 😀
It’s been great connecting with you on the SSS meme! All the best to you.
Enjoyed this. All the best.
Very fitting to end SSS with the end of a dilemma. Though I’m sure the couples will face other issues, even with that out of the way.
what do you suggest? other than the mortal-imortal issue which I haven’t touched
Fun six! Even demons are fallible, hey? It’s been great meeting you through SSS and I’ve enjoyed your snippets each week!
You got it!
I laughed out loud at this — great stuff. I’ve really enjoyed your snippets from this story. 🙂
If I made you laugh – then I did good!!!
Sad to see SSS go, though I imagine someone else will pick it up. 😉
like the ending, btw!!
we’ll discuss it
I’ve worked with control freak bosses. 🙂 that won’t be the end of the matter. But that’s so much for the HEA, or HFN at the very least.
I’ll look out for you on some of the alternative SSS sites 🙂
Yes it’s a hea ending not quite sure where else it can go