I decided to take part in the Short Story Challenge on the official forum. The prompt was A Different Kind of Love, the wordcount limit was 2000, and the picture limit was 15. My story comes in at 1992 words, and 15 images (although you actually see 16 on the page, one of them is repeated with some text added to form the banner image).
The one I speak of was so feared that all spoke only of He and Him. To voice his name might be to bring a curse upon crops or babes, but speak his name I did, and will now, for I am not afraid.
He was Athanase Fulcanelli. Evil incarnate, some said, and true enough his soul was blacker than soot. But soot cometh from wood burned on fires, and so did Athanase’s soul begin: warm, soft wood with a tender heart, ’til it was burned on the fire of time and grief and age.
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