Danny didn’t know how long he’d been aimlessly floating around the ghost zone before he realized he should probably tell his friends what had happened before his parents did. He reached into his pocket to get out his cell phone and –
Green. Ectoplasm. Blood.
His white gloves were stained green with the ectoplasm from the ghost he had just destroyed. Ripped apart.
My version of Satan from The Divine Comedy. Satan is trapped in the frozen central zone in the Ninth Circle of Hell, Inferno, Canto 34. He has three mouths and in each mouth holds a sinner, the one in the middle is suffering most of all is Judas and the other two are Brutus and Cassius. What’s very interesting about Satan is that although Dante often speaks to most sinners and devils in The Inferno, it’s chilling in a way that Satan does not speak to the pilgrim and his guide, only staring silently as he chews on the sinners in his mouth while tears run down his face.
I wanted my Satan to resemble a venus fly trap, and while the eyelashes I drew on him at first were just a joke, I decided to keep them. There’s something disconcerting with a Satan with long mascara.
Mediocrity In Love Rejected
by Thomas Carew (1595-1640)
Read by Nicholas Boulton
Give me more love, or more disdain;
The torrid or the frozen zone
Bring equal ease unto my pain,
The temperate affords me none;
Either extreme, of love or hate,
Is sweeter than a calm estate.
Give me a storm; if it be love,
Like Danae in that golden shower,
I swim in pleasure; if it prove
Disdain, that torrent will devour
My vulture hopes; and he’s possessed
Of heaven, that’s but from hell released.
Then crown my joys, or cure my pain;
Give me more love, or more disdain.