#FF — Chicken


PHOTO PROMPT Β© Fleur Lind

I am a gloomy sort. Doom shrouds my world in shades of carnage red and cancer black. I confidently sidle and stalk through days and nights as my sleaze blends with darkness and my conquests beg for the mercy of release.

Yesterday I notice I am being followed. Does the fool have any idea who they are dealing with? A horde of demons are at my disposal! A mere clearing of my throat will call them forth!

No, it doesn’t matter if they do. I will handle this on my own.

It is time to play chicken with an angel.

[100 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is happy host of Friday Fictioneers.

100 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    My money’s on the prince of darkness

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  2. James Pyles says:

    Several months ago, I had my short story “Wolf in the Wind” published in an anthology called “Shoot the Devil.” The publisher is Catholic and wanted to create a book about good destroying evil. My story was a little more complicated than that, but what you wrote would have very much fit into that universe. The publisher is thinking about a second volume, this time confronting evil in space.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sounds like an interesting anthology. Evil in space opens up the galaxy which could be a lot of fun.

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      1. James Pyles says:

        It is. If you’d like to submit a story, I could pass your name along to the publisher. Let me know.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          James that would be great! Thank you!

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          1. James Pyles says:

            Comment on my blog or otherwise send me your email address so I can pass it along.

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  3. Anita says:

    Some would chicken out!
    Others are ready to play chicken πŸ™‚

    Creative one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Anita πŸ™‚

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  4. Sadje says:

    Interesting story Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje. I saw that bright white light in the middle of darkness and a story sprang forth.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Great imagination Li.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you πŸ™‚

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          1. Sadje says:

            You’re welcome

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  5. A thrilling tale, I can feel a good car chase scene coming on.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m thinking the “moody one” drives a car like the one in Animal House. Thanks, Mason!

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      1. Haha! That works for me.

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    I like the idea of a gloomy devil πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks, Iain!

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  7. pennygadd51 says:

    Brrr! You venture into a dark place with this story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Penny!

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  8. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I’ve known people with that attitude after drinking lol.
    Great one Lisa…you capture a dark thing/demon well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Max!

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  9. Michael says:

    This is different, I feel sorry for them both.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      No matter where one is standing, ego always seems to get in the way. I do also, Michael.

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  10. CGraith says:

    Wow! That’s a captivating tale, such great words you have chosen. Evil always acts like the victor but it’s all special effects.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      CG, ain’t that the truth.

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  11. memadtwo says:

    You are so good at creating tension. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe!

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  12. Wow, their confidence is frightening.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is, and under the massiveness of that blood and shadow sky even more menacing.

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  13. Danny James says:

    Quite the bitch there!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Funny you see it as a woman πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading, Danny and your colorful comment.

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  14. dorahak says:

    I sense a cosmic battle coming! Great setup for a great story, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you. Good way of putting it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Randy!

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  15. Tannille says:

    Let the showdown begin. Playing chicken with an angel. What a great story idea.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, T! I meant it sort of in a light-hearted way but I think it came out darker than that.

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      1. Tannille says:

        I know how that goes πŸ˜€.

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  16. Dale says:

    That was a most entertaining read, Lisa. I can’t help but think of Lucifer (the show that I so enjoyed). He could have his moody moments πŸ˜‰

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Dale. I’ve resisted the temptation to watch Lucifer (see what I did there?) because I really really don’t want to like the devil and I’m afraid the show has put him in a positive light. How do they characterize him in it??

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      1. Dale says:

        Tee hee. It’s kitschy and not to everyone’s tastes. My mother watched a few episodes but I really liked. I am zero religious so I am might fine with them showing his struggles on wanting to be good. He does good – he sometimes fails. He is funny and sexy and full of himself and searching for himself and unsure in some ways. I dunno. I just liked it.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          OK, thanks, it helps to know a little more about it. I know from the banners that he’s sexy πŸ™‚ I just don’t want a guilt complex from being attracted to Lucifer! lol

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          1. Dale says:

            And he can sing! Puh-leeze. Enjoy guilt-free! And his brother Amenadiel ain’t too hard on the eyes, either… just sayin’

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          2. Dale says:

            Oh, and if you are a fan of Neil Gaiman…

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            1. msjadeli says:

              No, not a fan of NG. I was taking heat from my son the other day when I said I didn’t like him.

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              1. Dale says:

                I loved the series Good Omens and I’ve only read one of his books “American Gods” but wait… don’t let that stop you from Lucifer! πŸ˜€

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  lol Come into my arms Lucifer (and Lucifer’s Brother!)

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                  1. Dale says:

                    Exactly… Allow yourself to be tempted …

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  17. One not to be messed with. Bring it on!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Love your comment. Thanks, Keith!

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  18. Bill says:

    Aye, Lisa. But is it a good stocking or no? One must be discrete calling demons and bumping angels. πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bill I’m not familiar with the term “good stocking” but I have a feeling this bimbo is going to be put in check real soon.

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      1. Bill says:

        or is it stalking? πŸ™‚

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Ah! I don’t think it is, Bill. Angels are not to be trifled with.

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  19. This was a very nice story! I so badly want a full version of this one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m sure whatever happens between those two it’s going to be interesting. Thanks for reading and glad you liked the story.

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  20. Really well written, some good wordage there! I listened to Aqualung last week, it does sound like Sigfig, good spot!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Shrawl, and glad you got a chance to listen to Aqualung πŸ™‚

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  21. Nobbinmaug says:

    What happens if they collide? Do they just go back to their respective homes? Or am I looking at that too literally?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nobbin, I don’t think I want to find out!

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  22. Nobbinmaug says:

    Now, I have “Devil Or Angel” in my head.

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  23. poetisatinta says:

    Very creative Lisa πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  24. Liam says:

    Ain’t nobody here but us chickens.

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  25. Dale says:

    Exactly… Allow yourself to be tempted …

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  26. plaridel says:

    i can’t wait for the grand finale. in the meantime, i’m getting the popcorn ready. πŸ™‚

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  27. Oh, goodie! I’m getting my popcorn!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Na’ama!

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  28. athling2001 says:

    Very high stakes indeed! Time to duck and cover.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed! Thanks for reading.

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  29. authorfleurl says:

    Interesting story, well told πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, and great image to write to!

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      1. authorfleurl says:

        You are welcome πŸ™‚
        The photo was taken last June on the highway between Timaru and Christchurch in NZ, while on holiday. I was trying to capture the sunrise but the headlights wanted to bomb my pic! It turned out a great photo, especially for writing inspiration πŸ™‚

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks for the origin story of the photo. Yes it did!

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          1. authorfleurl says:

            That long straight stretch of road gets a bit boring, so when a sunrise or set lights up the sky, it’s magic πŸŒ„
            I’m going to read some more FF stories tonight. It’s really humbling to read so many variations of people’s imagination πŸ™‚

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  30. James McEwan says:

    Oh dear, playing chicken means someone is about to get deep fried!

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  31. Very interesting take on the prompt.
    Don’t know why but i thought of the queston why did the chicken cross the road.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. Or why did the demon cross the angel lol!

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  32. granonine says:

    I’m too chicken to play chicken with an angel!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you, Linda!

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  33. Excellently evocative!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  34. GHLearner says:

    Wow, that was a unique take. So well written, the arrogance of that — person— comes through loud and clear.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gabi, thanks much, and glad it did.

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  35. Loved this! Chicken with an angel it is. Nice one.

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  36. Very intriguing, Lisa, and so well written. The build up to a clash between a demon and an angel.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Brenda!

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  37. Dear Lisa,

    Well this certainly gives me the creeps. Love carnage red and cancer black. He’s very sure of himself, isn’t he? Could be he doesn’t know who HE’s dealing with. πŸ˜‰

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dear Rochelle, you are spot on with your comment. Thanks very much.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  38. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooooooo

    Creepy and absolutely fabulous descriptions here

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laurie πŸ™‚

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