Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
As a Pantheist*, I feel duty bound to make a case for Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies, or Lucifer, the Prince of Light, depending on which side of the fence you sit on. My friend Stephen Spencer devised a terrible fate for the Devil in his forthcoming Paul Mallory thriller "Chance of a Ghost." Lucky for him he has me as a critique partner(!).
After all, without giving away too much of Stephen's masterful plot, if the Devil were to be imprisoned for eternity, who would take charge of hell?
Think about it, it can't be an easy task. (Although shoving a huge pineapple up Hitler's arse once a day a la "Little Nicky" must be rewarding). There are some very nasty people in hell. At least, I like to think there are. Someone once said that the Devil gets first choice of souls, and whomever he rejects, St. Peter accepts. If that's true, judging by today's wickedness, we've all got an excellent chance of getting through those pearly gates. In this life, good things happen to bad people, bad things happen to good people. It's comforting to hope that after life, it will be payback time. Fortunately, Stephen's wife has made a decent job of convincing him that we women are usually right, and he agreed that: a) hell has to exist, and b) there has to be someone to run the damn place. Consequently, Stephen invented a new fate for the old Devil, and you can bet your life it's a beauty! Bentley Cramer would have me shot if I revealed anymore, so you guys will just have to wait until "Chance of a Ghost" is published – but the good news is you don't have to wait too long – keep a weather eye on Steve's site for updates here: Stephen Spencer, author of the Paul Mallory Thrillers.
*Pantheists are respecters of all religions and faiths. I just pray this doesn't mean I'm going to experience every single religion's version of hell after life.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
Follow on Twitter