The Demons of Abadon
By Larry Peterson
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” – 1 Peter 5.8
The Darkened were blackened souls filled with hate who had chosen to reject goodness in life. Upon leaving their earthly bodies they moved into a world absent of hope. It was the most dreadful place to be. Scorched and dark, it was steaming hot and never ending. The worst part was, this place was devoid of second chances. This caused the hatred inside the Darkened to burn like a white-hot, unquenchable fire. If only they could have said just once, “I’m sorry, please forgive me.”
Jacob had sat almost motionless for almost three hours. He had to go to the bathroom but, afraid to move, had held it. He could not contain it any longer and slowly and as quietly as possible began to stand up. His first step toward the rear of the house was silent. The second one was not. A “squeak” from the old plank floor reverberated up from under the boy’s sneaker. Jacob thought it sounded like an explosion although it could hardly be heard at all. The boy’s heart sank and he froze in his tracks. It was too late. “Where have you been boy?”—-
Jacob knew that lying was bad. He also knew that if he told the truth it would be bad. Either way, he would be punished—again. He did not want to be bad. He definitely did not want to violate a commandment. He did not know what to do. He started to cry.
About the Author:
Larry is a Catholic/Christian blogger and, besides writing books, posts diverse, weekly commentary on his blog. His work has appeared in such publications as Zenit from Rome, Aleteia, New Evangelists, Top Catholic Blogs, Big Pulpit, Catholic365.com and others. His first children’s picture book, “Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes” was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, “The Priest and the Peaches” was released. “The Demons of Abadon”, his latest novel, was released in early April of 2016. The complete novel (paperback and ebook) is now available.
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