The Lewis and Rebman Expedition

Written for the August 9th Flash Fiction Challenge



Lewis increased his pace to catch up and have a word with Rebman, “I expect our way will be blocked when we round the next bend. Have you seen them?”

“Seen whom?” Rebman asked. He glanced about, now noticing flashes of bright crimson and deep indigo between the dense trees. He asked, “Who are they?”

“The locals here are autochthonous,” Lewis advised. “The claim to be descended from Lellages, the purported elder son of Belabub. Who, in turn, was a Philistine god. The Hebrews called him Beelzebub, the Christians, called him Satan.”

“Dangerous?”

“I believe so, Rebman. I believe so.”


The prompt and instructions were:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes  an act of “peering from the woods.” Go where the prompt leads.

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