Brimstone and Marmalade: A Tor.Com Original - Aaron Corwin

Dear author,

 

demons don't die, they simply return to hell or the dark dimension they came from. Here's how to resurrect Ix'thor:

 

Gather the souls of 7 cockroaches, 13 ants and 3 jellyfish. Add them to a copper saucepan. Gently muddle with a wooden spoon. Put the saucepan on Ix'thor's altar, and set the souls on fire. While they are burning, proclaim the following incantation three times:

 

YTINIRTYLOHNUEHTFOEMANEHTNI

KOOBDNAREDAERROHTUA

MLAERKRADEHTTRAPEDOTUOYDNAMMOCI

EREHTHGIRRAEPPADNA

 

Use the ashes of the sacrifice to write his name on your forehead, over your heart and on the palm of your writing hand. Complete the summoning with the words "So be it".

Ix'thor will be there in no time, and you can start writing another story about him.

 

Dear readers,

 

this short story is about a little girl who wanted a pony for her birthday, but all she got was a miniature demon. The story is hilarious, heartwarming and a little bit sad. You can read it for free at Tor.com, and, when you enjoyed it, purchase it afterwards at Amazon for 0,75€ / 1,03US$ / 0,64£ to let the author benefit a bit as well.

Read it.

IX'THOR DEMANDS IT!