TWA Short Story Challenge #5 – Soul for Sale

Soul for SaleIt’s time for the next short story challenge!

Robert Johnson did it to gain his legendary ability to play the blues.

Faust did it for unlimited knowledge and pleasure.

Homer Simpson did it for a doughnut.

What is “it?” Why selling your soul to the devil, of course. This week’s challenge is all about attempting to strike a deal with the Lord of Lies himself.

You must write a story in which the main character sells his soul to the devil.

Who exactly is the devil? No idea, that’s up to you. What sort of treats might he bestow if such a bargain were made? That’s up to you too.

The only requirement I’m putting on this one is that it can NOT take place in the present day. Let’s say it has to be 1960 or earlier. And we’ll go with 4,500 words.

Have fun. And if any cloven hoofed guys in red suits offer to write your story for you in exchange for a little something…maybe think twice about saying yes.

Stories will be published June 11th.

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