Benioth, the Demon of Laziness, is behind on his memos and has just found out he needs to corrupt a soul by midnight to make quota. Luckily the Demon of Sodomy doesn’t mind sharing the fun, and Benioth runs into Andy, who’s still innocent but eager to have someone fix that for him. It sounds like a perfect situation, but somehow things never go right for poor Benioth.
I always suspected that corporate America got some of it’s less attractive features from the Infernal regions — Angela Benedetti makes that point very strongly, with memos and quotas, job reviews and last minute hustles to get it all right. Benioth needs to scurry — corrupting someone beyond redemption using sloth takes a while and he — really! — doesn’t have all night.
Now, in order for this all to work, you have to reserve judgment on one notion that had me going uhhhhhhhh but you know what? Hell really is in the details.
This was fun, and it gave the devil his don’t.
This was a fun story to write, too, and I’m glad she enjoyed it. 😀