Dear Devil…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

short story, flash fiction, The Devil, relationships, dating, mind reading, humor, Modern Philosopher“I have a special power that I’ve never told you about because I didn’t want you to freak out,” was the way the Devil decided to break the silence on what had been a peaceful Sunday afternoon.

I put down my Snapple and looked over at him with great trepidation.

“With a set up like that, I’m prepared for the worst,” I said as I braced myself for whatever he was about to reveal.

“I can read minds,” Lucifer confessed.  “The only reason I’m bringing it up now is because your mind is focused on doing something very stupid, and as your friend, I cannot just sit here and allow it to happen.”

I studied The Prince of Darkness for signs that he was messing with me.  I might not be able to read minds, but I am pretty good at reading people…and Otherworldly Beings.

My guest was dressed, as…

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