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Back in hell

It is said that once every millenium, the Devil decrees a perfect day in hell. All the fires die down and a cool breeze blows through, bringing with it the scent of jasmine. On that day, the boiling lakes of sulphur turn into placid seas, the thorns on the whips of the demons all blossom into soft-petaled roses, and the torturers themselves administer healing ointments and tender reassurances. On that day, all the screaming and weeping and wailing of the imprisoned souls turn into a huge sigh of relief.

And then, just as abruptly, the Devil returns everything to the way it was.

This, it is said, was the Devil’s unique addition to the tortures of his domain: the reminder to all imprisoned there that they were, in fact, in hell.

Today, I woke up from a dream and realized that it was just a dream. My perfect day had ended and I was back in hell.


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  1. cvj says:

    Welcome to the Hotel California…

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