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And The Angels Sing

May 18, 2012

Thank you to Madison Woods for hosting Friday Fictioneers. Every week Madison posts a photo prompt and the Fictioneers write a 100-word story to the prompt. It’s open to anyone, and if you like writing you should give it a shot. To play, click HERE.


And The Angels Sing


“What’s up, Lucifer, I’m a little busy. Got a message…”

“I’m sad.”

“Can’t it…”

“Not really, Gabe, no. It’s one of those days, you know. I’m feeling the stresses of the job.

Gabriel checked his watch. “Louie, come here, let’s play.”

“What d’ya mean?”

“I’ll show you. Spread your wings and follow me.”

The angels flew from heaven, stopping above a lea outside of a forest in northern Minnesota.

“Check it out, brother. The Boss* was working this morning.”


“It’s a slide. A double slide!”

Lucifer smiled in anticipation. “And?”

“And we’re going to ride it, brother!”

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99 words. One extra for the theologians to argue over.

* A heavenly Boss. Not Bruce Springsteen

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And a video for the romantics:

40 Comments leave one →
  1. rochellewisoff permalink
    May 18, 2012 4:55 am

    Your story made me smile, Micheal! I loved it that the angels went to a farm in Minnesota. A sweet read indeed.
    Here’s mine:


  2. May 18, 2012 5:15 am

    And is this how Satan really fell to earth? I love it. Another of the more imaginative takes on this week’s prompt. Well done.




  3. TheOthers1 permalink
    May 18, 2012 5:16 am

    I loved this! It made me laugh. Very nice. Pre-lucifer’s bump from heaven. Lol.

    My attempt:


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      May 21, 2012 7:55 am

      Yeah, not many know his back story! Thank you for reading and commenting!


  4. May 18, 2012 5:40 am

    I’m so glad you made it clear it was not Springsteen, but the other God. Angels playing like otters is a very amusing thought. And thanks for the the Benny Goodman, one of the many Jewish angels. Terrific trumpet solo, but there is disagreement over whether it was Ziggy Elman, Manny Klein or Harry James. Thanks!


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      May 21, 2012 8:06 am

      Thanks for reading, Carlos. Those are three pretty good trumpet players. I think on the soundtrack for the movie it was Manny Klein.


  5. May 18, 2012 5:49 am

    Nice one, and good to see that Lucifer wasn’t always the bad guy. Perhaps the trouble all along was that he was bored and fed up?



    • Michael Fishman permalink
      May 21, 2012 8:09 am

      What do they say about idle hands? Thanks for reading, Sandra!


  6. Brandon Scott permalink
    May 18, 2012 7:04 am

    A sad Lucifier… I don’t know what to make of that. Good story, though!

    My attempt:


  7. May 18, 2012 7:27 am

    A nice and hilarious take on the prompt. Is that how Lucifer fell from heaven? Mine is here:


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      May 21, 2012 11:58 am

      I can’t say for certain, but that’s one of the theories on his fall! Thanks for reading and commenting.


  8. May 18, 2012 7:42 am

    That was wonderful! What a way to show us how they were before Lucifer fell from grace! And Gabriel such a good brother, showing him the beauty of the work of the Boss 🙂 Very much liked it!


  9. rainang permalink
    May 18, 2012 8:35 am

    Like this a lot, nice play on the angels too…


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      May 21, 2012 12:07 pm

      I’m happy you liked it! Thank you!


  10. May 18, 2012 9:36 am

    another unique story i found!
    Here’s mine:
    Please feel free to check it out too!


  11. May 18, 2012 10:48 am

    Nice! Loved it. Adding angels to my list of “out of this world” encounters noted today in response to the prompt.


  12. May 18, 2012 10:54 am

    That’s great! I’m sitting here grinning as I type.

    Thanks for commenting on mine (at


  13. May 18, 2012 11:18 am

    Great story. I loved your Bruce Springsteen comment too – I do sometimes get confused 🙂

    My kids sometimes become the devil when they’re bored too.


  14. May 18, 2012 11:45 am

    Nice of you to give them one word. Anything more would have been overkill. lol Great story.

    Thanks for commenting on mine:


  15. May 18, 2012 12:48 pm

    Very fun and creative take on the photo, Michael. You dialog is excellent. Thanks for reading and commenting on mine.


  16. May 18, 2012 1:15 pm

    Great fun and very creative. Really enjoyed this piece.


  17. joannalazuliportals permalink
    May 18, 2012 1:38 pm

    This really made me smile; the dialogue feels very real.
    And I loved the Springsteen comment at the end. 🙂

    Ours, if you want to visit, is


  18. May 18, 2012 2:02 pm

    That was so much fun to read. I like that despite them being Angels, they were guys. This was such a guy story. And even if they are guys they play like kids. I love it. Here is mine:


  19. May 18, 2012 2:43 pm

    Nicely woven piece of work. I enjoyed it!

    Mine is here:


  20. May 18, 2012 6:47 pm

    See what happens when you bother Gabriel?

    Here’s mine:


  21. Lora Mitchell permalink
    May 18, 2012 7:32 pm

    Loved the fun of it. Reminding us that they could have been fun-loving, playful kids. Sure, why not? Connecting the title with B. Goodman…how clever! Nice work. Here’s mine:


  22. Madison Woods permalink
    May 18, 2012 8:29 pm

    So much fun Michael 🙂 I liked that a lot! Also liked your footnote, hahaha.


  23. rgayer55 permalink
    May 19, 2012 8:10 am

    A light and airy tale. I enjoyed it very much.


  24. rgayer55 permalink
    May 19, 2012 8:12 am

    A light and airy little tale. I enjoyed it very much.


  25. EmmaMc permalink
    May 19, 2012 2:09 pm

    Haha this really made me smile! It was really imaginative and loved how you portrayed Lucifer as sweet and playful. Enjoyed the Springsteen reference also!


  26. May 20, 2012 1:26 am

    This was a delightful read. I loved your take on their personalities, and the idea that maybe Lucifer slid too far on one of those rainbow slides. Very creative!


  27. May 20, 2012 11:42 am

    That was So. Much. Fun. Just the ticket on a day when I’m feeling the stresses of the job. 😉 Thanks for visiting earlier,



  28. May 20, 2012 9:12 pm

    Wish someone would drag me off to play when I was feeling the stresses of the job. Nice little story.


  29. May 22, 2012 4:56 am

    love it!! very mischievous 🙂


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