Humor Fiction posted January 2, 2020

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I called the number on the screen.

Crisis Central

by Sally Law

I never would have thought to dial a total stranger.

After days of crying, I finally called Crisis Central. 

The comforting voice came on the line, sponging away my anxiety. 

"This is your counselor, Beelzebub."

"May I call you, Bub?"


I poured my heart out, with confessions of Christmas cookie consumption. 

I heard a click. "To continue your $100 per minute session, please press one. Today's session totals $6,000."

Amazingly, I was instantly cured!


75 Words Flash Fiction contest entry



Beelzebub is the ruler of the demons according to the Bible.

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