Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Homesick

by John Xero


Areius tossed the stripped chicken wing aside and fumbled for another in the bucket. He was slumped in a threadbare armchair, feet up on the table, takeaway balanced on his mountainous belly, grease dripping from his fingers and chin.

He wiped his hands on his filthy vest.

The house’s owners scrabbled on the floor, naked, mewling. They gnawed at his meagre leftovers.

“Bored!”

He slouched further back. Immortality was such a drag. He’d explored every facet of foul humanity, every whim, sin, desire and degradation. Maybe Lucifer would take him back soon, at least it was always warm down there.




Author bio: This is John Xero's home away from home. He normally resides at the Xeroverse. For throwaway, takeaway wisdom try his twitter.

12 comments:

  1. Sad little fat demon. Maybe somebody will discover what he is and end his "suffering" soon. :)

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    1. I like your description... "Sad little fat demon."

      Woe is he. =)

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  2. That brings to mind a classic quote: "Against boredom, even the gods themselves struggle in vain."

    The house's owners… rats? Humans that have been completely dehumanized?

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    1. We lust after immortality, but would we use it any better? And the house's owners were humans, once...

      Thanks, Larry. =)

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  3. I think this Imp would feel happier with a Wii and an online diet plan... Or maybe not. :-D

    Gerroff yer butt yer fat sod, an' DO summat with yerself. :-D

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    1. Ha! I can imagine him trying to set the Wii up... infernal technology... ;)

      Thank you, Steve. =)

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  4. Sloth, the sin given demon flesh! Fun. :)

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  5. Hah! a bored demon is the worst! Watch out!

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    1. Aren't they just? Tricksy blighters... ;D

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  6. Ah, I remember this one from the Predictions!

    And after reading American Gods this piece is even cooler :)

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. =)

      American Gods is amazing. =)

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