For this weeks Flash! Friday we had to incorporate Patience into our story about the following prompt:

Kolmanskop. CC photo by Damien du Toit.Kolmanskop. CC photo by Damien du Toit.

All the time in the world

My soul seemed like a small price to pay. I didn’t even take a moment to think about it, “I’d like more time on Earth. In fact I want all the time in the world.”
The Devil smiled, “You’re sure that’s all you want?”
I foolishly pushed my luck, “And a big house.”
“Ok, that seems fair, I’ll make sure you live in a mansion. Sign here.”
I scribbled my name as fire ran through my bones. The devil pointed at a paint flecked doorway, “There you go.”

I opened the door and sand poured out, covering my feet. I jumped back, “What’s this?”

The Devil glanced up from his clipboard, “That’s all the time in the world as requested, every hourglass emptied into your new mansion. One more thing, your new home doesn’t have an exit. Or food. When you’ve had enough there’s a door straight back to hell. I hope for your sake that you’re a patient man.”