Friday, December 28, 2012


On to the weekend prompt:
"I feel I'm able to get rid of any demons lurking in my psyche through my writing, which leaves me free to create all of this and to enjoy our family life, stepping away from all the fictional traumas and the dramas. If I write about family in crisis, then I won't have to live through it, I guess."
                    - Jodi Picoult

This weekend we're asking for 33 of your own words that exorcise a demon.  Since I was raised a Catholic, I grew up steeped in a tradition of demons, with the surety that I was protected from them by my faith. At least until the sexual abuse scandals.  

"Holy places do not suffer demons,"  the priest pleaded.

The bell tolled, announcing the start of Vespers.

"You don't say," I replied, ever the skeptic.

The blessed water burned his blasphemous face away.


  1. The demons that hide behind masks of respectability,of belief ,of social positions!The animal(or something worse than that)within pounces on the innocent victim & no one wants to believe the victim!What a tragedy!I can understand & relate to it 'cos its happening in my country-too much,too often!A great piece from you.

  2. Terrific write. Loved this piece.

  3. Wow! Great portrayal of the demons that can infect the hearts of those who are supposed to be trusted.

  4. Well done. I love the starkness if it.

  5. Oh wow. This is good. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Very chilling and I love the plain, grittiness to it.

  7. Dark and chilling. Just how I like it! I love this line: The blessed water burned his blasphemous face away.

  8. Love it. It's one if those things that sometimes just deserve to happen.

    Happy new year.


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