And The Devil Winked At Me

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Crowley was at that point in his life where he had everything and everyone where he wanted them. Proud and oblivious to his flaws, he seeked and loved the attention from all. Except from his family. And he felt these invincible days would last forever until one fateful day had him coming close to meeting the Reaper himself.

And it got him some unwanted attention. But attention from a particularly persuasive salesman who has a knack of closing some high-stake pitches; usually involving your soul. Now armed with a little gift courtesy of the salesman, Crowley is given 90 days to find something that he lost on that day, and contend with his inner demons along the way.

But with Crowley's devil-may-care attitude, he may end up needing the help of the devil himself to come to terms with his pride, his family, God and his own life and how he looks at it. And maybe; just maybe, he may actually find redemption.

Table of Contents

An Introduction

Submitted: January 27, 2008

Introduction Demons. We all have them. Some lay dormant but ever present, like an old friend that you grew out of, but never quit... Read Chapter

Enter Crowley

Submitted: January 27, 2008

Chapter 1 Enter Crowley. A cup of hot chocolate. I’ve always been fond of the sweetness of cocoa, though I usully prefer it in ... Read Chapter

The Baby Blue Spandex

Submitted: January 27, 2008

Chapter 2 The Baby Blue Spandex I decided to shop for some items at a nearby place where you shop for items. Bigfoot tagged along... Read Chapter

Meet The Parents

Submitted: January 27, 2008

Chapter 3 Meet The Parents I hear a techno beat, pulsating in the background. My head is all banged up and all Bigfoot could thin... Read Chapter

A Salesman Named Jeremy

Submitted: January 27, 2008

Chapter 4 A Salesman Named Jeremy Day turned to night, and slumber beckoned. Then came an unexpected visit by an unexpected guest... Read Chapter

The Great Pretender

Submitted: January 28, 2008

Chapter 5 The Great Pretender I woke up to the long missed smell of food. Chicken porridge. Not exactly my first choice of food a... Read Chapter

A Faustian Bargain

Submitted: February 03, 2008

Chapter 6 A Faustian Bargain It rained that night. It didn’t just rain; it poured down as if God was having problems with his b... Read Chapter

The Fleeting Parade

Submitted: February 11, 2008

Chapter 7 The Fleeting Parade In my years of seeing daylight and the night sky, I don’t actually have any distinct memory of a ... Read Chapter

The Sustain

Submitted: February 19, 2008

The Sustain The lunch was down churning in my stomach in less than 5 minutes. I was at a point where anything tasted great. But it st... Read Chapter

Home, Revisited

Submitted: February 26, 2008

Chapter 8 Home, Revisited Lying on a bed for the most part. With only a cathode-ray-moving-picture-box and a window as friends. N... Read Chapter

Songs of Freedom

Submitted: March 10, 2008

Chapter 9 Songs of Freedom As I was getting more and more used to the rules and restrictions of the place, it’s gradually turni... Read Chapter

Bravado

Submitted: March 23, 2008

Chapter 10 Bravado In the Thonga, a southern African tribe, each boy has to go through an initiation ceremony to become a man. Th... Read Chapter

Lonely Planet

Submitted: April 13, 2008

Intermission 1 Lonely Planet Alright, let’s take a break from all the melodrama happening here, and let’s shift our attention... Read Chapter

Lost In Translation

Submitted: May 27, 2008

Chapter 11 Lost In Translation Days go by, and the pieces were slowly coming together to show me just how big of a mess I left be... Read Chapter

Sympathy for Mr Hyde

Submitted: June 14, 2008

Chapter 12 Sympathy For Mr. Hyde I was on a train, standing between two cabins, on my way to somewhere. Intervals of light and da... Read Chapter

The Attack: Part I

Submitted: August 21, 2008

The Attack Part I I knew something was up when my right eye twitched. As I walked back from the toilet to my room, every step taken s... Read Chapter

The Attack: Part II

Submitted: September 08, 2008

The Attack Part II “It’s all over, boy. Stop sulking and start making life less miserable for yourself.” I said to him, app... Read Chapter

Almost Leaving

Submitted: September 27, 2008

Chapter 13 Almost Leaving As the progress of my health became increasingly evident with time, my folks slowly introducing some pr... Read Chapter

Warrior Poets

Submitted: October 06, 2008

Chapter 14 Warrior Poets A timely moment of silence as the stall owner brought us our second round of drinks gave us a little int... Read Chapter

Limbo

Submitted: October 15, 2008

Chapter 15 Limbo It was nightfall when Ally finally reached home after returning from her business trip, and aside from the coupl... Read Chapter

Postcards From Heaven

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 16 Postcards From Heaven As with how a lot of the chapters in this book begin, I woke up in the morning, except this time... Read Chapter

The Decay: Part I

Submitted: November 13, 2008

The Decay Part I On my way back home from that fateful encounter with Mr. Jeremy, yet another one of them pretty boys that was si... Read Chapter

The Decay: Part II

Submitted: November 20, 2008

The Decay Part II They started yanking each other monstrously to their own respective directions, one struggling to move forwards... Read Chapter

A Knock On The Forehead

Submitted: December 07, 2008

Chapter 17 A Knock On The Forehead My mobile phone buzzed one sleepy afternoon. It was a message from The Girl. Our little text c... Read Chapter

This Year's Love

Submitted: December 18, 2008

Chapter 18 This Year’s Love She took my hand, but just as soon as she got up, one of her heels broke and sprained her ankle. Wh... Read Chapter

Paradise Lost

Submitted: December 29, 2008

Chapter 19 Paradise Lost Absolution is the act of seeking forgiveness by the absolute repentance of your sins to be liberated fro... Read Chapter

Running On Faith

Submitted: January 06, 2009

Chapter 20 Running On Faith Now though I may not show it, the approaching deadline has kept me perplexed in the past few days. I ... Read Chapter

Matchstick People

Submitted: January 16, 2009

Intermission 2 Matchstick People Time out; a little break would be appropriate now. The end of the tale is at hand. They say that... Read Chapter

Desperado

Submitted: January 24, 2009

Chapter 21 Desperado Two weeks to the deadline. The right eye has been twitching like a pirated DVD in the mornings ever since. I... Read Chapter

The Release: Part I

Submitted: March 12, 2009

The Release Part I The weekend arrived with a cold and frosty morning and an unexpected and very unwelcome pain attacked my feet.... Read Chapter

The Release: Part II

Submitted: March 26, 2009

The Release Part II A large tent. Almost reminiscent of a circus, except that it was all draped in satin white. There were people... Read Chapter

The Release: Part III

Submitted: April 17, 2009

The Release Part III The day arrived for me to head across the straits back to my rented space. So I was sitting on the bus, star... Read Chapter

And The Devil Winked At Me

Submitted: May 09, 2009

Epilogue And The Devil Winked At Me The afternoon came to a close as my family, and all the demons that I had unfinished business... Read Chapter

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