‘How much to cross?’ The Devil rubbed his bald head. He missed his golden locks.
‘Want to steer? I could use a break.’ The weary ferryman readjusted his tarnished crown.
The Devil laughed. ‘I lost my hair, not my sense.’
This micro was written for YeahWrite #412 and is based on the story of The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs. Click the badge to read other entries. Don’t forget to vote.
I loved this! It gave a lot of context in so few words. Well done!
NEVER take the pole from the ferryman. One of my favorite tales is the three golden hairs
Right?! You’d think that would be obvious, but not to everyone it seems.
I wasn’t familiar with this bit of lore about the ferryman, and I’d never heard the tale of the three golden hairs. Thanks for showing me some new stuff! And the mashup is fun. I like the devil’s attitude.
Thanks, Myna! The devil is no fool lol