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Monthly Writing Contest

July 2006 Winner: Polly Dunn , On The Road Again
Honorable Mention: Mike Dunn, Mary Had A Gift
Honorable Mention: Barbara Schnell, Punishment
View the 2006 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions. View the contest rules.

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July 2006 Honorable Mention
Punishment
by Barbara Schnell

    A Hell’s Angel, burnt brick red by the sun and with curls hiding small horns, stopped his Harley by a Route 666 sign. A redheaded bimbo-imp hopped off the back of the Hog and quickly painted out one 6. The Hell’s Angel nodded grimly at the revised Route 66 sign and muttered, “All roads still lead to LA.”
    As the imp climbed back on the bike she asked, “Lord, forgive my impertinence but why do we have to do this?”
    Satan scowled. “When God threw me out of Heaven I was alone. What’s a king with no subjects? All roads led to Rome so I put the Gates of Hell there and collected millions of souls until Dante blew my cover. I finally found Los Angeles and moved the Gates there. I collected even more damned souls and was happy until God sent every incompetent, inflexible bureaucrat who’d ever existed to me. God’s Map designated the road 666 and even though I ordered the bureaucrats to modify the signs so souls wouldn’t know where they were really going they refused.”
    Satan bared his fangs, shook one taloned fist at Heaven and howled triumphantly,” It’s taken me eighty years but I’ve changed every sign! My Gate will remain to trap souls and those bureaucrats you sent are stewing in the deepest pit of Hell! What can you do to me now?”
    The clouds parted and a resonant voice boomed, “I’m organizing the bureaucrats into a Union.”
    Satan wept.



 

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