Foolish god

Submitted into Contest #87 in response to: Write about a mischievous pixie or trickster god.... view prompt

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Fantasy Fiction

“This is going to be fun,” the young god said with glee as he looked at everything around him. Particularly the planet that held life. Life that was relatively intelligent, “As intelligent as the boarnogs on the other plant,” he joked with a mighty chuckle.

The young god who liked to call himself, Dupatamper, practically danced to the point to shake the heavens upon seeing creation all around him. He knew life was to become interesting again after a time of boredom.

“What can I cause among this race?” he pondered. “Let me study them, and I will quickly know what to do.”

Distemper went to the world and mingled upon the race, not taking long on knowing what to do to bring glee to him.

“These fools already trick themselves,” he said with a clamp of his hands, for he now looked like them to blend in so had human characteristics.

You would think a god is one that is all knowing so knows what to do and what not to do. Many younger gods quickly understand the concept, but then there are a few that it takes a little longer. Every once in a while there are ones who never learn, bringing forth an occasional war in the heavens. The question is if distemper will be one of them.

“Let’s start this small,” he contemplated.  “And I will expand to a major disaster.”

Dupatamper figured he would start with a few humans when it comes to the trickery.  He knew a mishap to one human can quickly expand to include many.

“Easy to set off the simple,” he snickered.

The first place he went to was a fast-food joint.  People are so much in a hurry that they want to be in and out of a place. They just want their food to gobble down in five minutes or fewer.

Dupatamper observed for the next few minutes until he came upon one who looked like he was already having a bad day. He rattled off his order, hoping to be in and out, eating as he drove down the road.

“The perfect target,” muttered the god.

The man paid for his food at the first window, then drove up to grab his bag. This is where Dupatamper stepped in. When he paid, his order was correct. The one handing the food out will be incorrect because of the god’s tampering.

“Let’s see what this soul will do upon seeing the mistake?” the god thought with a grin.

The man was just out of the drive through when he reached for the food and quickly realized it was wrong. With plenty of swearing the man turned around, almost causing an accident, and went back to the restaurant to park, taking up two spots. He stomped inside and started flipping out on all the employees. The manager tried to step in, but the man listened to no one. Even a free meal was out of the question.

“This is about to be good,” the god whispered.

The shouting match continued until a customer stepped in and received a fist to the face. Soon there were fists flying from all sides.

Dupatamper jumped up and down with excitement as the place was full of fighting.

“This is a brilliant start.”

The god moved on as the cops showed up.

Dupatamper moved on, looking for his next victims. Go for another smaller area before he moved to a larger target.

“It shouldn’t be difficult with these fools to find more to create mayhem.”

It didn’t take long as he turned a light green, and impatient motorists started blaring their horns at a little old lady crossing the street. She picked up the pace a little, stumbling twice.

“I hope you don’t fall,” said Dupatamper as he laughed, moving on to further mischief.

Moments later, a jogger running by a pack of dogs on a leash. With a click of his finger, the jogger smelled like a nice, juicy steak. Soon, the dogs were chasing after the screaming jogger as the one holding the leash was pulled along, screaming herself.

“I can go for this forever,” he thought. “Probably won’t be any living souls after their year of time.”

Other souls who were trying to enjoy the great outdoors experienced mishaps. One fell down a sewer hole. Another had a tree limb fall on them. Dupatamper laughed the entire time.

He soon came to an army base and immediately came up with a great idea. A couple of UFO’s flew over the base, circling twice to make sure they got people’s attention. It didn’t take long for the hysterics to take place. Jets appeared in the sky, trying to chase the UFO’s down.

“Not a chance, imbeciles,” the mischievous god spoke. “Let them chase for a while, never succeeding.”

Dupatamper moved on, creating havoc here and there. Many souls were living an intense way of living, so it was easy for the god to trick them.

“Let your emotions control your life,” the god thought. “It will be my pleasure to create more havoc in your life.”

The god stopped for a moment, impressed by what he had done so far. So easy to create mayhem among this race of imbeciles.

“I think it is time to create havoc that will create more chaos among these beings,” said Dupatamper. “It’s time to go to their so-called leaders, and set them against each other. It should be a blast. Actually, many upon many blasts.”

“Dupatamper!” a booming voice spoke.

“Oh, oh,” the young god said with a gulp.

In a flash, an older god appeared. One of the oldest of gods that many called Supremo.

“What do you think you are doing?” Supremo asked with a stern look.

“I...I was just having some fun,” he replied, giving him a cheesy smile.

“By causing pain to the helpless?”

“They will be okay.”

“Until your next steps to trickery,” the older god spoke. “Ones that will cause many souls to be lost.”

“Um...I won’t cause too many.”

“You won’t cause any. In fact, you can join these souls.”

“No!!”

Next moment, Dupatamper stood on the grass.

“You can’t do this!” the younger god cried.

“Time for me to have a moment of fun,” the elder god spoke.

A hairy beast appeared and let out a hideous howl.

“You better run,” Supremo said.

Dupatamper cried out and started running.

It had been a long time since the elder god laughed.

March 29, 2021 00:01

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29 comments

Celine Aoun
14:56 Apr 04, 2021

I really liked the ending... but I was a bit confused about "Dupatamper" and "distemper" though.

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Corey Melin
15:16 Apr 04, 2021

I didn’t catch the auto correct on that one. dupatamper is the name

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Amy Mayeaux
02:48 Jun 21, 2021

Haha, didn't see that ending coming! This was enjoyable, the tables turned, and chaos was everywhere. Very interesting read.

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Corey Melin
02:52 Jun 21, 2021

Always a joy to write these simplistic type stories. Thank you

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Yvone Mthembu
10:36 Apr 23, 2021

I loved it, it was light,visual and so Dupatamper. I hope Knight Star is doing great

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Corey Melin
14:53 Apr 23, 2021

Thank you for the comments and Knight Star is doing great. Getting larger and larger. From 20 to 38 lbs in a month

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Shirley Medhurst
20:01 Apr 22, 2021

Amusing story & good ending

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Sam Ackman
20:57 Apr 11, 2021

Very nice ending!

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Corey Melin
21:01 Apr 11, 2021

Thank you!

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04:04 Apr 09, 2021

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Charlie Murphy
16:55 Apr 05, 2021

Great story! I loved the ending! The part when Dupatemper summoned UFOs over an army base was genius! Was that Area 51?

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Corey Melin
20:59 Apr 05, 2021

Thank you for the comments! For the army base I was thinking of any military base around here. I figured Area 51 is probably used to UFO's so wouldn't do anything about it.

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Charlie Murphy
23:06 Apr 05, 2021

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Ne Bula
11:28 Apr 01, 2021

Love it. It kinda reminds me of the movie Thor, sort of. But with Loki in Thor’s place. Very entertaining, I can't wait to read more! You are a fantastic writer!

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Corey Melin
18:17 Apr 02, 2021

Thank you for the comments!

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Ne Bula
18:27 Apr 03, 2021

Np!

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Robert Consiglio
07:02 Apr 01, 2021

Very entertaining. It reminds me of a Star Trek episode. The man (alien) kept acting childishly and his parents scolded him for being naughty. The Gods can cause mischief indeed! It also has reminds me a little of the TV show The Good Place. This story develops well at the end.

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Corey Melin
18:17 Apr 02, 2021

Thank you for the comments!

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Beth Connor
17:35 Mar 31, 2021

Loved this- very entertaining!

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Corey Melin
18:16 Apr 02, 2021

Thank you for the comments!

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Kristin Neubauer
13:59 Mar 29, 2021

Hah! I like the older god’s punishment at the end. Nice job on the plot and pacing of the story. Dupatamper’s antics kept me reading and wondering how far he’d go. A few typos toward the beginning but nothing major. I enjoyed reading this!

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Corey Melin
20:02 Mar 29, 2021

Thank you for the comments! Little time to write so rushed and short.

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13:05 Mar 29, 2021

Interesting idea! It's a little short, but the characters are very active and drew me in. Neil Gaiman vibes?

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Corey Melin
20:03 Mar 29, 2021

Little time to write so shorter than I wanted it to be. I read American Gods years ago so had an influence

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