โœจ ๐Ÿ‘น Mirrored Souls ๐Ÿ˜‡ โœจ

Submitted into Contest #120 in response to: Write about a character who yearns for something they lost, or never had.... view prompt

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Thriller Romance

(Content Warning: Blood, Gore, Violence, Mild Language, and an overabundance of Emojis.)



Authors note: The legendary Deidra Lovegren challenged me to write a tale with emojis, and this is what I came up with, so a huge shout out to her!! I also wanted to give special thanks to my dear friend Kelly, who enlightened me on the โ€œTwin Flamesโ€ concept from which this story was born. Thanks for reading!!


For the emoji free version, see (Bonus content) in the comments section below.ย 





In the depths of ๐ŸŒ‹ Hell ๐ŸŒ‹, the great slanderer, Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น, was working hard on a super-set of preacher curls ๐Ÿ’ช and skull crushers โ˜ ๏ธ. His dark, sweaty skin glistened in the flickering light ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ like the morning dew. Standing twelve feet seven inches, Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น was a mountain of terror. His long horns extended Heavenward โ˜๐Ÿ‘ผโ˜ and then retreated, knowing better not to venture to such a place. There was no hair on his body, nor light in his dead eyes ๐Ÿ‘€, and even Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ himself was envious of his elongated fangs ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ.ย ย 


Never one to miss a workout ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ, Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น, was a stickler for perfection and his focus ๐Ÿง  was next to none. His evil presence in the Dark Kingdom ๐Ÿ• was like a festering virus โ˜ฃ๏ธ that plagued the undead ๐ŸงŸ. No one had the balls ๐Ÿ’ to interrupt the mighty accuser ๐Ÿ‘น while he was training ๐Ÿ†, except for his loyal minion Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ, who was nothing more than a slithering snake๐Ÿ.


Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ was a hunched-back goblin with a taste for dead rodents ๐Ÿญ. His breath smelled like toasted rats ๐Ÿ€, and his skin was layered with putrid boils. He had difficulty seeing through his yellow eyes ๐Ÿ‘€, so he often stumbled about like a clumsy fool ๐Ÿคก.


Health insurance โš•๏ธ, you say? Wellโ€ฆ it is ๐ŸŒ‹ Hell ๐ŸŒ‹, after all, where suffering plays on an endless loop. Besides, nothing could help Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ at this point anyway, and his only purpose was to serve and be tormented by his master.


When Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น noticed Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ staring at him like a nervous buffoon, he slammed the five-thousand-pound barbell to the floor with a thunderous CLANG.


In a deep husky voice, Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น snarled, โ€œWhat do you want!โ€


๐Ÿ˜ฒ Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ heart โค๏ธ ceased beating, and he stuttered, โ€œM-masterโ€ฆ there has been a disturbance.โ€


๐Ÿ˜ก โ€œYOU are the only disturbance I see!โ€


โ€œโ€ฆโ€ ๐Ÿ˜จ ๐Ÿ˜ž


โ€œSpeak, for you waste my time!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ 


The sulfuric oxygen returned to Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ lungs, and he gasped ๐Ÿ˜ค. โ€œA woman has breached our unholy kingdom ๐Ÿ•, my master.โ€ย 


โ€œThis does not concern me!โ€ Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น shouted. โ€œMany women ๐Ÿ‘ฉ have passed through this realm on their journey to damnationโ€ฆ โœก๏ธโ€


He paused as his thoughts ๐Ÿค” drifted to a dark place that one might call happiness. How he yearned for a love ๐Ÿ–ค so true, something that he had never tasted ๐Ÿ˜‹ before. She was out there, but whereโ€ฆ where? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ


Cutting in ๐Ÿ”ช, Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ snarled and muttered, โ€œThis is NO ordinary woman! She comes from the holy place ๐Ÿ• and has been resurrecting lost souls! ๐Ÿ‘ปโ€


๐Ÿ˜ก โ€œDonโ€™t ever interrupt me agai-โ€ Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น stumbled on his threat. โ€œThe holy place? ๐Ÿ•โ€


Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ nodded in affirmation and grimaced ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. He opened his mouth to say something, but Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น threw a five-hundred-pound dumbbell toward Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ head. The impact knocked Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ against the tempered wall stopping any words from being spoken ๐Ÿคฌ.


With a mighty CRUNCH, Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ head was cracked open like a walnut ๐ŸŒฐ, and his brain ๐Ÿง  flowed freely like a slimy slug ๐ŸŒ would ooze through the soil. Green ichor splattered everywhere and filled the weight room with a putrid smell ๐Ÿคข. Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ was dead โšฐ๏ธ. Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น closed his eyes ๐Ÿ‘€, breathed in the foul stench ๐Ÿคฎ, and shivered in orgasmic ecstasy.ย 


โ€œWhy must you be so cruel?โ€ whispered a soft voice. ๐Ÿคซย 


Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น opened his dark pupils ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ and saw a majestic woman ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿป standing before him ๐Ÿ˜. She was wearing a white hooded gown that betrayed her elegance. A few strands of golden hair ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ could be seen dangling around her pale, angular face revealing a splendor ๐Ÿ’Ž that words could not describe ๐Ÿ˜•. The woman was bathed ๐Ÿ› in a divine energy of light ๐Ÿ’ซ that engulfed her body, shielding her grace ๐ŸŒŸ from the darkness. She was beautiful. โœจ


As the woman in white ๐Ÿ˜‡ stared at the demon in black ๐Ÿ‘น, their eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ became locked in a fiery ๐Ÿ”ฅ dance. The trance was a magical burst ๐Ÿ’ฅ of elation, revealing their deepest insecurities and fears ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. There was no need to run ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. In fact, they were drawn to each other through a sense of longing and recognition ๐Ÿ’—. The magnetic energy โšก was a gift from the cosmos ๐ŸŒŒ, and with a simple glance, their senses betrayed them. They belonged together. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟ


โ€œWhatโ€ฆ whoโ€ฆ are you?โ€ gushed Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น.


The womanโ€™s voice was soft yet powerful. โ€œMy name is Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€


Snapping back to his senses ๐Ÿ˜ฃ, Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น growled, โ€œWhat are you doing here!?โ€


Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ lifted her chin in defiance. โ€œI cannot explain my reasons, but I was compelled to come here through a strong emotional calling. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€ย 


Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น laughed ๐Ÿคฃ. โ€œYou jest, for there is nothing here but torment and misery. ๐Ÿค•โ€


โ€œBut there is also loveโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’•โ€ Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ noted. โ€œI can feel its presence.โ€ย 


โ€œFoolish woman! ๐Ÿ˜  Leave here before I snap your spine! ๐Ÿ˜กโ€


Just then, a familiar voice cut through the sexual tension ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผ. โ€œM-masterโ€ฆโ€ย It was Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ reborn anew. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ


โ€œBaal ๐Ÿ‘บ? I thought I killed you!โ€ sneered Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น.


The goblin stood up, good as new. Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ grabbed his woozy head ๐Ÿ˜ต and blurted, โ€œWhy does my head hurt, masterโ“โ€


โ€œBecause I smashed it with a dumbbell ๐Ÿ’ช, you bumbling worm! ๐Ÿ›โ€


Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ cut โœ‚๏ธ in, โ€œPlease do not be so hard on this tiny creature. He lives for your purpose.โ€


โ€œYesโ€ฆโ€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น grabbed a straight bar and stomped ๐Ÿ‘ฃ towards Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ. โ€œAnd he will die โ˜  for my purpose as well!โ€ย 


The great slanderer grabbed Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ neck in one swift motion and rammed the bar down his gullet. Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ puked ๐Ÿคฎ upon penetration, and his insides spilled out ๐ŸŽŠ as the black pole pierced through his groin. A warm liquid ๐Ÿ’ฆ painted the floor and bubbled like a fried egg ๐Ÿณ.ย 


โ€œStay dead!! โšฐ๏ธโ€ fired Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น.ย 


Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ waved her hand ๐Ÿ‘‹, and unseen magic ๐Ÿ”ฎ filled the room. Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ speared body began twitching as electricity โšก shocked his lifeless corpse ๐ŸงŸ.


โ€œTry as you may, I will not allow you to kill this creature.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ 


Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น smiled ๐Ÿ˜€. He respected her courage and strength ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, something that he never gave anyone. Was there room for growth in his overstuffed existenceโ“ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟ


Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ returned the gesture ๐Ÿ™‚ and secretly adored ๐Ÿ˜ his masculine dominance. It complimented her innocence ๐Ÿ™ and expanded her development. She had plenty of room to grow ๐ŸŒณ.


โ€œIt doesnโ€™t matter how many times you kill this monster. I will bring him back to defy your evil ways,โ€ she exclaimed. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น frowned โ˜น๏ธ. โ€œAnd I will continue to slaughter this imbecile ๐Ÿคก to see you work your wondrous sorcery ๐Ÿ”ฎ.โ€


He wrenched the barbell spear from Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ mouth, then grabbed his throat and lifted him to eye ๐Ÿ‘€ level with one arm. Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น glanced at Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ and noticed goosebumps on her delicate untouched skin. She liked what she saw ๐Ÿ˜Š.


Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ popped open, and he struggled to breathe in his master's grasp. โ€œM-masterโ€ฆ P-pleaseโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ญโ€


CRACK!


The great slanderer snapped Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ neck and ripped his head off, spine and all. Thick ichor erupted from Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ body as it collapsed to the ground โšฐ๏ธ. Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น laughed hysterically ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ and threw the decapitated skull ๐Ÿ’€ against the wall. It shattered like a broken egg ๐Ÿฅš.


A wry smile ๐Ÿ˜ snuck its way on Avyannaโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜‡ face, and she quickly wiped it away, so Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น wouldnโ€™t notice. He did, and he liked it ๐Ÿ˜. Ever persistent, Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ waved her hand again to restore life to Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ, but this time the great slanderer reached out and grabbed her wrist ๐Ÿšซ.ย 


Their eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ locked again, and the ๐Ÿ”ฅ flames ๐Ÿ”ฅ danced like long-lost lovers ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ reuniting. Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น brushed his thick fingers down Avyannaโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜‡ arm, and he could see her body tremble like a delicate flower ๐ŸŒท getting ready to be plucked. She, in turn, placed her hand on his chiseled chest and caressed his massive pectoral muscles ๐Ÿ˜.


Senses exploded ๐Ÿ’ฃ ๐Ÿ’ฅ, and they could no longer keep their hands off each other. The temptation of forbidden fruit ๐Ÿ‡ was too intense to control. The instant physical attraction was there, and so was the emotional connection ๐Ÿ”—. It wasnโ€™t something that either one of them could explain ๐Ÿคท. It just was, and it was good, and it was right. ๐Ÿ‘


Sparks exploded ๐Ÿ’ฅ as the stars ignited ๐ŸŒ  in the galaxy above. Nothing else existed but their unspoken chemistry ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ. Wellโ€ฆ almost nothing. ๐Ÿค”ย 


The soft murmurs of Baalโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘บ voice echoed throughout the gym. He was aliveโ€ฆ againโ€ฆย ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ


โ€œWhat the ๐Ÿคฌ is going on here, my master! ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ This woman is the intruder, right?โ€ ๐Ÿคฆ


Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ pulled herself away from her loverโ€™s grasp and snarled at Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ. He stepped back, expecting his master to kill him again โ˜ , but death would not come from his hands this time but from hers ๐Ÿ˜. Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ scowled at Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ and snapped her fingers. Baal ๐Ÿ‘บ instantly exploded ๐Ÿ’ฅ into a million pieces leaving nothing behind but a bloody mist that lingered in the air. โšฐ๏ธย ย ย 


๐Ÿ˜ก โ€œIโ€™m not bringing you back this time, you little turd ๐Ÿ’ฉ!โ€ Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ shouted.ย 


โ€œHa, ha, ha, ho, ha!!โ€ laughed Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ.


Could it be that his yearning for a lover had finally come to fruition? ๐Ÿคท Yes. Indeed, it has, and like a twin ๐Ÿ”ฅ flame ๐Ÿ”ฅ, Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ also longed for a soulmate ๐Ÿค—. She knew her true love ๐Ÿ’ was out there somewhere, and a mystical calling led her to ๐ŸŒ‹ Hell ๐ŸŒ‹ , of all places, to find him. ๐Ÿคฆ


Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น snarled, exposing his razor-sharp fangs ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, and pulled Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ in closer. Impulsively, she stuck out her tongue ๐Ÿ‘… and licked his elongated teeth with a devilish grin ๐Ÿ˜„. He retreated for a moment, but only for a moment, and gently placed his black lips ๐Ÿ’‹ on her forehead, kissing her ever so tenderly. A sweet ๐Ÿจ gesture that shocked Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡. She was expecting him to take her savagely like a wild beast ๐Ÿบ and not a peaceful Angel ๐Ÿ‘ผ.ย 


โ€œI never expected you to have a bad side,โ€ he gushed. ๐Ÿคฏ


Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ pulled Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น closer and whispered in his ear; her breath was like winter fire. โ€œWell, I never expected you to have a good side.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜Œ


Suddenly, a burst of applause ๐Ÿ‘ came from a party of one. It was Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ himself. His flesh was soaked in crimson fury, and his black horns were charred from too many years of impaling helpless victims and roasting them over the fire pits ๐Ÿ”ฅ. He didnโ€™t have feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃ like you would expect but hooves like an ungulate mammal ๐Ÿ. His dark eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ were filled with hatred and burned with devious intent. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ


His voice echoed as he spoke. โ€œIsnโ€™t this sweet ๐Ÿฐ?โ€ Twirling his trident spear ๐Ÿ”ฑ, he added, โ€œThe light and the dark together as one. Two complete polar opposites find love in my realm!โ€ ๐Ÿคฆ ๐Ÿ‘Ž


Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น and Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ didnโ€™t say a word as Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ approached them. They didnโ€™t know what to say because neither could explain the balance that held them together like kindred spirits ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿคท. They were the exact opposites but completed each other in a way that was both magical โœจ and elusive ๐Ÿ•ต.


Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ pointed at the trespasser and yelled, โ€œYou donโ€™t belong here, little girl! And you gotta pay for releasing those lost souls from my grasp!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ก


Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น stepped in front of Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ and fired, โ€œYou will not harm her!โ€ ๐Ÿ›‘


โ€œNO! I will do whatever the ๐Ÿคฌ I want because this is MY Kingdom ๐Ÿ•, not yours!โ€


Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ grabbed Diabolosโ€™ ๐Ÿ‘น giant shoulders โ›ฐ๏ธ and pleaded, โ€œPlease, donโ€™t do anything foolish. We can leave.โ€ย ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ™


Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ cackled and howled ๐Ÿบ. โ€œNo, no, my dear. The only way youโ€™re leaving this place is from the sweet release of death, and Heaven be callinโ€™ you home, ha, ha!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ


๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€œYou will not touch her!โ€ cried Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น.


โ€œDonโ€™t defy me,โ€ Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ threatened. โ€œYou were once one of most fearsome soldiers. Show me the respect I deserve, you fucking trader!โ€ ๐Ÿคฆ


Balling his fists ๐Ÿคœ, Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น ducked his head and charged towards Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ. Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ screamed and tripped on her robes, trying to stop him. The momentum of his inertia was so unrelenting that Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ casually dodged out of the way in slow motion. Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น crashed into the nearby weight racks ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพ causing the steel plates to crush his massive body. He was out cold. โ„๏ธย 


Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ was now standing above Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡, ready to strike with his trident ๐Ÿ”ฑ. โ€œYou poor thing. You came all this way to find love ๐Ÿ’—, but in the end, the only thing you found was death! ๐Ÿ’€ Itโ€™s funny, you can save lost souls ๐Ÿ‘ป and bring the dead back to life, but you canโ€™t save yourself!โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ


โ€œAgh!!โ€ Satan ๐Ÿ˜ˆ lunged the spear ๐Ÿ”ฑ at Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡, and she held her arms up for protection. ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ


At that moment, Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น threw himself in front of the trident ๐Ÿ”ฑ allowing the spear to pierce his heart โค๏ธ. The weapon did not stop there, however. It stabbed through Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น and Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡, pinning them both to the floor like a heart โค๏ธ with an arrow through it. ๐Ÿ’˜ They were dead โšฐ๏ธ, and all that remained was Satanโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜ˆ hideous laughter. ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ



Darkness does not exist without light, and light does not exist without darkness. An all-consuming paradox of the universe. ๐ŸŒŒ



In the void ๐Ÿ’ซ where time does not exist, two lost spirits ๐Ÿ‘ป converge as one. A mish-mash of light and darkness, love and hate. Diabolos ๐Ÿ‘น and Avyanna ๐Ÿ˜‡ became mirrored souls. This was their destiny all along and where their lives could finally begin anew. A yearning fulfilled. ๐Ÿ’ž


A balance restored, with room to grow. ๐Ÿ’“


๐Ÿ”ฅ Twin flames ๐Ÿ”ฅ destined to dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฟ together forever where their love ๐Ÿ’• can never be extinguished. ๐Ÿš’





๐Ÿ™Œ The End ๐Ÿ™Œ






๐ŸŒŸ Daniel R. Hayes ๐ŸŒŸย ย ย ย 

November 18, 2021 03:43

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Keya Jadav
05:46 Nov 18, 2021

I have to admit, emojis take the story to whole 'nother level, adding the fun element and the wish to keep on reading. This was a unique written romance, though in the end falling into the 'sad ending' category. That Lucifer! ๐Ÿ˜  Though, there were a few emoji moments that I couldn't help but smirk. #No one had the balls ๐Ÿ’ to interrupt (๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) #Two complete polar opposites find love in my realm!โ€ ๐Ÿคฆ ๐Ÿ‘Ž (I liked the emojis chosen lol) # I will do whatever the ๐Ÿคฌ I want My favourite line: Darkness does not exist without light, and light does not...

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Daniel Hayes
06:35 Nov 18, 2021

Thank you so much, Keya! This was a super-fun challenge from Deidra, who used emojis in her fantastic story and tasked me to do the same. So, I had to keep the prompt in mind while writing the story and then allow those little emoji critters to find a home in there somewhere. I'm glad you liked the humor and placement of those little guys :) :)

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Daniel Hayes
03:57 Nov 18, 2021

(BONUS CONTENT) Mirrored Souls (Emoji-Free Version) (Content Warning: Blood, Gore, Violence, Mild Language) In the depths of Hell, the great slanderer, Diabolos, was working hard on a super-set of preacher curls and skull crushers. His dark, sweaty skin glistened in the flickering light like the morning dew. Standing twelve feet seven inches, Diabolos was a mountain of terror. His long horns extended Heavenward a...

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Howard Seeley
04:51 Nov 27, 2021

Great effort. Keep up the good work!

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Daniel Hayes
06:33 Nov 27, 2021

Thank you very much! :)

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Graham Kinross
12:18 Nov 23, 2021

I liked the story but I found the emojis a bit distracting.

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Daniel Hayes
17:08 Nov 23, 2021

I'm glad you liked the story. I did add an emoji free version in the comments sections for people who don't like them. This was a fun challenge to do for fun, and I enjoyed it. Thanks again.

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Suma Jayachandar
13:03 Nov 22, 2021

That's a pretty ๐Ÿ’ฅ challenge you have nailed perfectly ๐Ÿ˜…

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Daniel Hayes
17:02 Nov 22, 2021

Thank you Suma, this was a fun challenge to do, but those emojis were tough!! :)

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Kelly Dennison
16:17 Nov 18, 2021

Hahaha! Fantastic! I love how subtle, yet consistent you were with the whole theme of balance here! The words you used to describe the characters, situations and the emotions were intentional and very clever. And oh man...the emojis! Brilliantly done! I think this is my favorite line... ๐Ÿ”ฅ Twin flames ๐Ÿ”ฅ destined to dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฟ together forever where their love ๐Ÿ’• can never be extinguished. ๐Ÿš’ It's so lovely but the fire truck has me laughing! LOLOL!!!! EXCELLENT WORK, as always!!! :)

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Daniel Hayes
16:39 Nov 18, 2021

Thank you so much Kelly! I'm so glad you liked this one, the emojis really allowed me to convey some humor in a new way, and it was super-fun. The light/dark elements were also a fun back and forth dynamic for the characters. Poor Baal, getting killed over and over again... hahaha. Well... they say Hell is repetition. Thanks again, made my day!! :) :)

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Deidra Lovegren
05:11 Nov 18, 2021

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ A+ Perfection! Emojis and a love story to boot (in hell, of course.) The cherries ๐Ÿ’ made me ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ You win this round. I yield โค๏ธ

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Daniel Hayes
06:30 Nov 18, 2021

Thank you Deidra, this was really fun, but those little emoji's kicked my butt, hahaha! I included the emoji-free version here in the comments just in case someone doesn't like those little rascals in the story ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm so glad you liked it!!

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Deidra Lovegren
11:06 Nov 18, 2021

Who doesnโ€™t like emojis?? I feel you on the butt kickeryโ€”ainโ€™t as easy as it looks ๐Ÿ‘€

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Deidra Lovegren
17:21 Nov 18, 2021

Daniel -- my husband and I are officially moving back to Virginia next summer. We just put a contract on a home in Charlottesville YAY. We'll have to plan a double date and bore our spouses with short story writing. haha

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Daniel Hayes
17:38 Nov 18, 2021

That's fantastic news!! I've been to Charlottesville a few times, I'm so happy for you guys!! Boring our spouses with short story ideas.... hahahaha, sounds fun, but I imagine people will run for the doors if they overhear my ideas... lol. Congrats on moving back to VA, that's awesome! :)

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Deidra Lovegren
17:44 Nov 18, 2021

I've successfully avoided Florida Man for 23 years. It's time to leave before my luck runs out :)

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