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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Accent (02/21/13)

TITLE: Infernal Inflection
By Arlene Showalter
02/27/13


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“I told you to record this in her record!” Mal slammed a file on Jez’s desk.

“She only glanced,” Jez whined. “It seemed so insignificant.”

“You listen here,” Mal roared, slamming a meaty fist into his open hand. “That’s all it takes.”

Jez bobbed his head. “Won’t happen again, sir,” he promised. He spun in his chair and hunched over a keyboard.

Memo to: Oyly
Subject: Curious Kate
Date: January 1
Please note subject has made contact with desired object.

Memo to: Oyly
Subject: Curious Kate
Date: February 1
Please note subject now includes passing desired object during her daily strolls while her husband works.

Memo to: Oyly
Subject: Curious Kate
Date: February 15
Please note subject has touched desired object.

Memo to: Oyly
Subject: Curious Kate
Date: February 18
Please note subject studies desired object daily.

Memo to: Oyly
Subject: Curious Kate
Date: February 22
Please note subject has been observed meditating next to desired object.

Memo to: Oyly
Subject: Curious Kate
Date: February 27
Please note subject has shared her interest in desired object with her mister.

Memo to: Oyly
Subject: Curious Kate
Date: March 5
Please note subject talks incessantly about desired object to her husband & has asked him to accompany her on her next walk.

Jez held the latest sticky note, dated March 20. "Subject has led husband to desired object. Alert the master." He approached the iron door to his master’s private office and tapped.

“What do you want?” Mal roared, flinging the door open.

“Sir.” Jez extended the note with trembling fingers. Mal snatched it.

“On my way.” His triumphant bellow shook the office. “Time to seal the deal!”

Jez returned to his desk. “I don’t get it,” he mumbled.

Hours passed. Jez jumped when he heard the master’s howls keening in the distance. Minutes later, he burst into the room. A blood-colored cross covered his newly shorn head.

“He atoned them,” Mal roared.

“Sir?” Vice-regent Wily rushed to his side.

“Everything went according to plan,” Mal sputtered. “They were butter in my hands. Performed exactly as I expected such inferior beings to.”

“Partook of desired object?” Wily asked.

“Yes,” Mal said. “Easiest piece of work ever.”

“Of course,” Wily said, “that’s why you are Master.”

“But,” Mal sputtered, “He refused to annihilate them. Instead — do you believe this — he forgave them, killed some sheep and covered them with the skins.” Mal’s face turned as red as the cross. “And,” he bellowed, “cursed me.”

“You, sir, are still master here,” Wily said, bowing low. Look around you. Are you not surrounded by loyal subjects?”

“Humph,” Mal snorted.

“Sir, Jez added, “everyone in this room would do anything for you … anything. We even followed you when you dueled with the Omnipotent.”

“And got hurled from his palatial digs,” Mal screamed, “How dare you remind me of the one battle I lost. Don’t ever subject me to that distasteful subject again!”


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CD Swanson 03/02/13
Well written and cleverly crafted. This was very different. Good piece of writing.

God bless~
Cheryl Harrison 03/04/13
Interesting take on Adam and Eve. Good job developing your characters.
Judith Gayle Smith03/06/13
My curiousity sure was piqued! After reading it through, I had to reread it with the knowledge of the object and who handled it! Very very clever!