Wordle Bonus Good vs Evil “February 15, 2016” – Best Friends

This week’s fabulous words to play with:

GoodGood Light Purity Halcyon (calm, peaceful, tranquil) Divine Absolution (act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.) Altruistic (unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others) Ethereal (light, airy, or tenuous: extremely delicate or refined: heavenly or celestial: of or relating to the upper regions of space.) Hallow (to make holy; sanctify; consecrate. to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate) Sympathy Ally Smile


Evil Dark Ominous (portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious) Malignant (disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred. very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.) Anathema (a person or thing detested or loathed: a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication. any imprecation of divine punishment. a curse; execration.) Sin Monster Ravage Possess Adversarial (a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.) Grimace Bile (Physiology. a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, especially of fats.ill temper; peevishness. Old Physiology. either of two humors associated with anger and gloominess.)

This week we could choose either list or a combination of both.


In all of eternity it seemed odd that the two eternal beings would be best friends. They were both the envoys of their respective eternities.

Wayne was the special envoy from the dark depths of hell and Greg was God’s shining light on earth. So in theory where Greg was all goodness and light, divine and altruistic Wayne was evil and dark a malignant scourge on society with the scariest and most ominous of presences.

At least that’s how they wanted to be known. In actual fact Greg and Wayne were the best of friends and as it was Sunday, the so called day of rest, they had met as they had for the past two millennia at Rose’s Coffee and Cake for their Sunday meeting.

It was a always a point of contention between the two that Greg turn off his ethereal light as not only was it disturbing to the other customers but it had a habit of turning Wayne’s skinny white latte sour.

As a compromise Wayne would dampen down his adversarial nature, which was intimidating to any one who happened to look into his eyes. So with both divine beings settled and more approachable they would meet and enjoy Rose’s fare for not only did she make a brilliant latte she sold the best Angel cakes and Devil’s Mud cake you would ever taste.

Usually at these meetings the two would discuss the previous weeks soul collection. It was a sort of personal scoreboard each loved to indulge in.  Wayne has a thing for possessions and would often brag about his collected rewards ravaging the community and spewing forth bile in the most monstrous of ways.

To Greg, all this was such an anathema to his very pure soul. Sin he shivered over and it often showed a crack in his normally halcyon personality. He would smile vainly at the thought of the lost souls being gathered by Wayne’s unsympathetic allies and cast into the depths of hell’s burning furnaces.

There were of course good things on both sides. Hell served the best ham sandwiches in all eternity, which of course played havoc with the Jewish souls. Heaven was known for its slow cooked casseroles, which always surprised both entities when they thought about it.

Wayne found absolution the absolute anathema and would ridicule Greg’s belief that the light of absolution was the way forward. Wayne had little sympathy for Greg’s contention that without absolution there was no move towards any sort of light and you’d be wasting your time in any sort of earnest hallowing to change that.

Greg would simply grimace as the suggestion that heaven was all in the mind and that hell was everyone’s reality, sip on his latte, munch into his angel cake and remind Wayne that the next round was on him.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/wordle-98-bonus-good-vs-evil-february-15-2016/

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23 Responses to Wordle Bonus Good vs Evil “February 15, 2016” – Best Friends

  1. I love the concept of this piece Michael of them being friends very well done and great job using both of them!

  2. She clapped her hands. “Brilliant! Who would have thought that the envoys for hell and heaven would be named Wayne and Greg, meet for coffee and cake once a week and be fast friends.” She added, “I didn’t know the Hell Boys got Sunday’s off, too.”

    • Well everyone needs some down time and why not spend it with a friend, an unlikely one maybe but we do get to choose our friends don’t we. I suspect it’s a divine philosophy that draws them together.

  3. PS: She added, “I haven’t read Neil Gaimen’s Good Omens.”

  4. CPP says:

    There were of course good things on both sides. Hell served the best ham sandwiches in all eternity, which of course played havoc with the Jewish souls. Heaven was known for its slow cooked casseroles, which always surprised both entities when they thought about it.

    Oh how you had me howling at this point Michael! that wonderful sense of humor – a little twisted wicked perhaps, but in the most “angelic” of ways 😉

    This is a fabulous piece – you’ve so effectively made such an interesting study of “dark light” “good evil” – and how, ultimately, neither exists without the other – nor can exist without the other, in some way and degree! And the ultimate “blessing” – the gift of the tale non preachy or uber philosophical – easily appreciated, ready and understood – with a hearty dose of: “shouldn’t we all be laughing at our own seriousness?”

    wonderful Michael! 🙂


  5. Loved this, Michael. Wickedly funny. Pat above echoed my sentiments.

  6. Grace says:

    A very interesting insight into that kind of friendship Michael ~ Perhaps it’s true after all ~

    Hope you are well and missing your voice ~

  7. julespaige says:

    Thank you for the link – I think I would like Rose’s cafe… maybe I actually worked there once 😉 Maybe even served up some unusual customers?

    I enjoy the ‘normalcy’ of the names. The earthly relationship of friends at opposite ends – perhaps encompassing just some of the many attributes of the higher achy that aren’t always highlighted as the worst or best of whom ever we choose to be labeled creator of humanity. Like the shows where there is a cop and the robber of the same family.

    Please consider linking the two posts or creating a page where they all can be found. I think you have many more tales to tell about these two. Well wordled indeed!

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  9. Bastet says:

    How cool is this! I missed this story when it first came out at the time – it’s really very delightful and it also reminds me of two other eternal friends whom i’ve loved for ages – Aziraphale and Crowley from Good Omens … I really like what you’ve done with your two eternal beings and hope to come across them again soon!

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