by Danielle Bordelon
His skin shone with the light of a star as he kneeled before his ruler.
“They will hate you,” the being said gently.
The starlit man nodded, his face impassive.
“You will hurt them.”
“You will offer them something vital, something that I cannot give: the chance, the choice to fight—or fall. Will you do this for me?”
“Yes, my Lord.”
The lord of all things stroked His servant’s face lovingly before plunging His hand into his chest. Twisting shadows snaked around the kneeling man, greedily devouring his sputtering starlight.
“Very well, Lucifer. It’s time to fall.”
Author bio: Danielle Bordelon is a fiction writer currently focusing on flash fiction and short stories. Danielle shares a Dallas apartment with three friends, hundreds of abused books, and an overactive imagination. She has always loved to travel, volunteer, and, of course, write. Her published short stories, flash fiction, and poetry are available on daniellebordelon.com.
Faithful is part of 101 Fiction issue 15.