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There’s Great Plans For This Little Story…and Demon

by dimensionaltales

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

The duality of truth and lies.

So, remember my thirteenth short story, The True Color of Karma, where I introduced a creature of my own creature for future projects (click here for the post and here to buy the story).  I wanted to have a healthy source of creatures, beings, and demons I can callback to for future. But this particular time around, I wanted to create a creature that was very personal to me and that could be virtually indestructible. That may be a something of a mistake for a writer but let me explain how Mirror, Mirror came about.

The Duality Demon was meant to be a representation of being inability to tolerate lies and my desire to expose them all. I mean, seriously, I hate liars and thieves of all forms and I’m really quick to cut them out of my life.  I don’t even bother to hear the reason behind it. There are ways to go about things without the need to lie and steal. Futhermore, I find it to be a slap in the face for people to justify their actions when its evident that they have hurt someone because of it. It’s perverse and appauling. And that thought process right there can gave the idea.

For clarity sake, the demon was always meant to be a woman. I found that women made the best villains for numerous reasons. The main one being that they are willing to use their wiles to get over on people and further their agenda. But I want to make sure she was the most villain. Someone that could never to kill – only stopped and contained.  I mean…there was a way to vanquish her but by the time you found her, she would be too powerful to vanquish so the only course of action would be to contain her. I made her that way to symbolize the daulity of truth and lies. The truth will always come out and you can never truly bury a lie. So, that would be her main powers would be Lie Detection and Truth Inducement/Confession Inducement. More lies from humanity will lead to more powers for her argo making her indestructible.

The only problem I was having with her upon her creation was the fact that she was being one-dimensional. I never like my characters being one-dimensional regardless of their categories. So, I took the time out to watch Charmed and Supernatural, again. It was then I realized that I was missing her motivation. See, if she was becoming more powerful that means she was getting much smarter and more creative. It was obvious that I needed to make her sentient which, in turn, made her that much more dangerous than I anticipated. And made me me love her even more.

So, when it came down for finding a model to bring the demon to life, I knew that I wanted it to be a woman that could pull people in with her presence alone. I called my friend, Nikki, over with the idea and she was on board. No questions asked. She was a determined to kick butt on this project. All I told her to do is make herself as devilishly seductive as possible without over doing it and she knocked it out of the park.  The prefect femme fatale. I can’t wait to show you what else I have in store for this marvelous creature.

This story is meant to her origin story and I made it as straightforward as I probably could while leaving more room for me to explore more of the demon’s personality. Trust me, you’ll understand why after you read the story. And, with that, I hope you enjoy the story.

You can buy the book on Amazon. The link is here.

You can also learn about it on Goodreads. The link for it is here.

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