Mondays Finish the Story- The Unenthusiastic Helper


Here’s my contribution to this week’s Mondays Finish the Story challenge provided by Barbara Beecham. It’s a frivolous tale, but I’m working on a dark, depressing story behind the scenes at the moment, and needed some comic relief.. 🙂

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, the god of the underworld was flossing his teeth when there was a knock on the door. “Evening sir, I’m Allen from Bunged Up Plumbing Services.. you rang about a water leak?”

The god of the underworld led Allen around to the back of his house and showed him the view.

“Right. Looks like you’ve got a bit of a problem here sir.”

The god of the underworld turned to Allen. “As you can see, hell is flooded. Winter, as we know, is coming and I can’t afford to let the place freeze over, as that has serious implications for my reputation. So you need to fix it.” He gave Allen the look of death. “Now.”

“Well this looks like a pretty big job, don’t think I could do it right now.. I’ll need to find the leak, give you a quote… could take a few days..”

The next day, Allen was dead.

17 thoughts on “Mondays Finish the Story- The Unenthusiastic Helper

  1. Funny! I loved your tale! At the beginning you hooked me into reading with the God of the underworld flossing his teeth! Love it! Thanks for your continuing participation TN! I hope you return next week…Be well… ^..^

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  2. Oh Allen, you don’t muck about with the god of the underworld! I guess now he’s there to stay he can get on with fixing the plumbing.
    I like the way you’ve portrayed the god as a bit of a regular guy, worried about his teeth and his reputation should “hell freeze over” 🙂

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  3. Great story! I love your portrayal of the King of Hell. I also really like how, even though he’s facing the King of Hell, Allen still does the whole it ‘looks like a pretty big job..’ plumber’s spiel. 🙂

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  4. Oh dear Allen, I shake my head at you.
    I like how you integrated the classic figure of speech “if Hell freezes over”, this is a clever take on the prompt!

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