The Fate of Fortune 01: Futile Wishes

The Fate of Fortune is now posted.

Part 01 of 03.

The motif of a pact with the Devil is an ancient one, dating back to the tale of Saint Theophilus the Penitent. This yarn was penned when I was a first year in law school, in my atheist days.

I attempt no novel variation on the theme: Even an unbeliever sees such tales can end only one way.

The tale portrays the motive and method of Mephistopheles as blatant and blunt. Since the victim here is an intellectual, he does not see he is being sold what he already owns.