Knock knock

“Are you completely sure this is it?” Colin asked.

Keith stood with one hand on his bicycle handlebars and one hand stroking his chin. He was sure he’d followed the map precisely.

“I mean, I expected it to look a bit, I dunno, different,” Colin mused.

“This is it,” Keith replied confidently. “It has to be it. Pass me the book.”

Colin hopped off his bike, reached inside his backpack and handed his friend a withered tome.

Turning to page 665, Keith recounted the words with gusto, “Instablam, Faccitaad, Twittstable. We beg of you, open now the gates of Hell!”



This piece was submitted as part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 1 photograph. 100 words. Over 120 people taking part.

58 thoughts on “Knock knock

    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I know what you mean about “quick” too. I read it a few times before publishing and had to check I’d hit 100 words each time as it reads really fast.

  1. I loved the names Keith & Colin, creates a sort of farcical edge to the devil worship. I would have loved to see what you had the devil looking like 😉

  2. This was fun, Mr Binks – but is Twittstable really one of the words to open the gates of Hell? I think they may have the wrong book 🙂

    1. Generally the photo goes up on a Wednesday just as I arrive at my desk and crack my knuckles. I like to get some writing down before I start work and before the office folk arrive. It’s a lovely way to kickstart the day.

    1. It’s really not an ego thing (as I’m sure some people probably think). It’s just convenient timing for me, a nice gentle 10 minute writing exercise with my morning coffee.

      Glad you liked it!

  3. As a side note, I’ve been wanting to ask you how in your email notifications you don’t send the whole post but you have a ‘read more of this post’? Is there an easy way to do that because I really like it!

  4. Interesting use of social media as a gateway to hell… some may say you are spot on!
    Well written and very enjoyable Mr Binks

  5. i love how the characters are looking for the door into hell but the entrance area doesn’t quite fit their expectations. your story . . . quite creative. 🙂

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