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FF – Armageddon Averted

Here is my contribution for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle, who also provided the photo this week.

I got to thinking what I would be doing if the weather looked that bad.


Ring ring!


“Beelzubub? Gabriel here. What’s the hold up? We’re standing here, swords aflame, looking like a load of numpties.”

“Never fear! We’ve made it really cold and miserable to keep the mortals indoors.”


“We’ve built a video game called ‘Armageddon’. Everyone will play it ‘cos they can’t go out and when they click ‘Armageddon – Start Now’, we’re off! Angels vs demons smackdown! Yeah!”

“Starting a game called ‘Armageddon’ does NOT start Armageddon. Idiot.”

“Don’t you talk to me like that!”

“Go to hell.”

“Already there!”

Good job demons are so stupid or the Earth would be in a right mess…



  1. February 12, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    HAHA! I can see them standing there arguing! Good thing I don’t play video games. (Some earthlings do seem rather demon-like.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 13, 2020 at 7:59 am

      I’d be right in there starting the whole thing off… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. February 12, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Hey who knows? Maybe that’s even how it will start..perfect cover or what


  3. February 12, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Well, somebody started it!


    • February 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

      It wasn’t me, guv, I was playing Assassin’s Creed at the time…

      Liked by 1 person

  4. February 12, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    The world will not end with a bang, but a glitch screen…


    • February 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

      “Your game has experienced a fatal error and must close.” WHOOMP.


  5. February 12, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Entertaining to think of Gabriel and Beelzbub chatting it up.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 13, 2020 at 8:01 am

      I’m sure if they’re not exactly friends then “frenemies”. Have to keep the lines of communication open!

      Liked by 2 people

  6. February 12, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Hahaha true!


  7. February 13, 2020 at 12:16 am

    I think most of the games I see the kids playing these days are some sort of armageddon scenario, so this seems perfectly plausible to me.


    • February 13, 2020 at 8:06 am

      They (ahem, plus me!) probably won’t even notice that it’s suddenly got very real outside the window…

      Liked by 1 person

  8. February 13, 2020 at 6:52 am

    Haha surrounded by idiots…


  9. February 13, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Ha ha – that was a great little read. (Although if you look at politics in certain countries right now, I’d say they’re making a right mess without demon intervention.)


    • February 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Yes, we’re managing quite well ourselves without any celestial or infernal intervention, thanks 🙂


  10. February 13, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    I hadn’t realised that demons are so dumb.
    I feel better now!


  11. February 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Demons disagreeing – delightfully different draliman.

    Here’s mine!


  12. February 13, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Dear Ali,

    You had me rolling at “Go to Hell.” I love it when demons are numpties. 😉 Good one!




    • February 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      It makes us all a bit safer!


  13. February 13, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    D’oh! (Facepalms…)
    Fun story, Ali!


  14. February 13, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I happen to have a son whose job is finding glitches… And when he’s not working, he’s playing something or other. He’ll never notice the hell outside has frozen over…

    Too funny!


  15. February 13, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    “Good job demons are so stupid or the Earth would be in a right mess…


    lol, I guess they’re smarter than we think 😉


  16. Merbear74
    February 13, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Um, indeed!


  17. February 13, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    i tend to agree. you couldn’t have said any better. 🙂


  18. February 13, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I’ve been watching Lucifer. His minion ARE dumb.


  19. February 13, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I think that’s the vibe Milton was going for. I’m still laughing at Armageddon boiling down to petty insults.


    • February 15, 2020 at 5:31 am

      Not quite the massive spectacle we expected but wars are expensive, you know…

      Liked by 1 person

  20. February 14, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    This is brilliant. Entertaining with a very serious undertone. Good job.


  21. February 14, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    A delightfull whimsical if not slightly scary take on this week’s prompt. Love the characters you chose.


    • February 15, 2020 at 5:33 am

      Yes, let’s hope they’re not really up/down there somewhere arguing about how to kick it all off 🙂


  22. February 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Great humour. Those responsible for putting plans into practice always seem so inept. We never get what we pay our taxes for.


    • February 16, 2020 at 6:40 am

      It’s the black hole of government. Taxes go in, nothing ever comes out.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. February 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    What makes you think the Earth/World is not already in a mess. I am sure things could be better if only we could get out more. Damn that cold weather.


    • February 16, 2020 at 6:44 am

      Nothing much we can do until the demons defreeze everything.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. February 16, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Very witty Ali, I love the repartee, and I could picture Gabriel and Beelzubub bouncing off each other.


    • February 16, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      I bet they’ve been communicating for so long they’re sort of friends, like Aziraphale and Crowley in Good Omens 🙂


  25. February 17, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Holey moley…MOL😸Extra Pawkisses🐾😽💞


  26. February 19, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    They could still have their smackdown while we’re all inside playing video games… but don’t tel them.


  27. February 22, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Beelzebub saved the day! Yaaayyy!


    • February 23, 2020 at 7:10 am

      He’s not the sharpest demon in the fiery pits!


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