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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Sellout (05/26/11)

TITLE: Sell Your Soul?
By Kathy Stevens


“It was a sellout! Your plan worked, oh master. The deception was complete. We were subtle and were able to entice all those young ones.” Demus stands shaking in the presence of his master, Satan. Thick, slimy, drool slides out of his mouth as he speaks.

“Yes, get the children. I want the children! If we can keep them occupied with nothingness – keep their minds numb, we can deceive them all the easier. Then when they are older, we will have them.”

“We will have them -- we will have them!” Echo the ugly spiders with fiery eyes that are in attendance at this meeting. They jump up and down and laugh a horrendous laugh.

One steely look from Satan silences them. “Use the drugs and the kind of music that will capture their spirit and lead them to me. Offer them anything. I never pay off, but you can promise them anyway. Remember, that I was the angel of praise and worship – I know music. Now they are playing my music. Who did you use this time?”

“Master, do you remember that group of kids we found practicing in their parent’s garage? They were really quite good with the instruments, so we tempted them with fame and fortune. They argued with us for a while, one even quit the band.”

“What? You lost one?”

A shudder runs down the back of the huge, ugly demon. “We are still working on him! He has a girlfriend who is a Christian and she has been talking to him, but we will arrange for them to break up. We told him some great lies about her – that’ll shut her up. That’ll get him back to the group.”

“First, put them in situations where they won’t be able to resist each other. Remember the natural tendencies. Use them! They are young – young enough that they may not be able to control their passion when put into a compromising position. They may not choose to make wise choices.”

“Yeah, then we can split them up. That’ll get him.” Demus nervously dances from foot to foot trying to redeem himself. We were still able to deceive enough kids to fill an auditorium. Remember I told you it was a sellout?”

“You had better get him back! He is a leader who will give himself completely to whomever he chooses. I want him to choose me. I hate him and all of mankind. God loves them and if He loves them, I hate them – I hate everything! We lost the war in heaven, but I will destroy God’s plans for man on the earth. Do you remember what a slick job I did on Eve and Adam? Those were the good old days. It took centuries for Jesus to come and be the sacrifice for their sin making it easy for them to choose Him.”

“But you killed Him, didn’t you, master?”

“Don’t remind me! If I had known what it would cost me, I never would have killed the Lord of Glory!” Now we must be more aggressive than ever. Don’t let them hear the truth! I hate truth – it uncovers our plans.”

“It uncovers our plans -- uncovers our plans” other demons begin to chant.

Satan throws coals of fire at them and screams, “Start planning another concert! I want another sellout crowd. I love it when they sellout to me.” He opens wide his terrifying mouth with razor sharp teeth. He licks his slimy lips and cackles while he rubs his scaly hands with glee. “I’ll get ‘em – I’ll get ‘em all! It’s easy – sometimes too easy. If we just play to the flesh and get them before they can see the truth of Jesus – if we can deceive them long enough to get them to betray God and the plans He has for them, we can get them and maybe even those who come after them. I love it when we can curse a whole lineage. They think its genes or something. Ha -- if they only knew . . . .”

The demons and devils dance throwing fiery coals everywhere. The smell of filthy scales mix with the heat -- the odor is horrendous. It is certainly no place for those whom God loves. Jesus made a way. He made a way for us to choose Him and all that He has planned for us if we will but use it. Choose carefully to whom you will sellout.

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Jessica Turner-Stotz06/02/11
Brilliant writing and concept. I loved the dialogue between Satan and his demons--your words especially struck me when he talked of Jesus' death. Very cleverly written and as entertaining as the conversation was, it still was unsettling enough not to glorify Hell and its dark angels. Great work!
Brenda Rice 06/03/11
Very interesting perspective. Good dialogue, descriptive, great meassage and on topic. Very good writing.
diana kay06/05/11
creepy and atmospheric well done
Leola Ogle 06/06/11
Great message and well written. Excellent take on this week's topic. Well done! God bless!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/08/11
This is A great story. It gave me Goosebumps. I was thinking of a similar idea but didn't get it written and I'm glad because you did a wonderful job with it.

I think it would have had an even greater punch if you had left off the last paragraph. Your story was so strong and powerful it stands nicely on its own merit, the reader definitely gets the message.

You did a great job with this dark but real topic! And the characters and setting was vividly painted in my mind.
diana kay06/09/11
congrats on the HC :-)