This was created for the 200th week of Thunderdome; and it is a return to the original prompt that launched it all. A Man Agonizes over his Potatoes.
This Thunderdome had the requirement of picking a They Might Be Giants song and taking inspiration from it. I chose “Birdhouse in your Soul“.
Apple Pie & Noir
“That’s how fires get started.” I thought out loud. No one responded.
The doorbell rang. It was the devil. They’d be wearing the clothes and body of the delivery guy, holding the pizza Gil had ordered twenty nine minutes ago. He came down the stairs in no particular hurry. This leg of the negotiation process was merely a formality, and the devil’s appearances had become commonplace. In the form of postal workers hand delivering bills, sickly birds on the windowsill in the process of leaving a mess, or pornographic performers suddenly addressing Gil by name during lonely midnight viewings, he and the devil had slowly circled an agreement.
Thunderdome: Aunt and Nephew
This week’s story read by Joe McHugh.
Listen to it here.
Read it after the break.