Hello! I Need A Favor…

This post is Written for the Festival of Words, organized by WriteTribe

The Doctors have surrendered to his addiction, no rehab, nor any anti-addiction medication can help him now. The truth is he has given on life long ago. Since the time Maria had left him alone, he has been living just for the sake of few leftover breaths. His lungs, liver and now even nerves are dying.

Jesus knows how he is still surviving, murmured hospital nurses. It’s like his body is poisoning itself, slowly but for sure‘. Will God punish his own son like this? There are certain questions which cannot be answered.

He never visited any place of worship, nor found himself pleading in-front of any power. But for his Maria, he begged on every tomb, church, temple. Visited all those places and prayed for her life, lit numerous candles followed many rituals. His prayers were never answered and she suffered in his absence, was brutally taken away by the evil.

Today when he is waiting for life to finally leave him forever and reunite with his lovely Maria, he receives a phone call. That’s weird; because his connection is always via letterbox. The same old postman who saw him as a kid. The bloke delivers those special messages in return of some good hash.

“Hello,” said the voice on the phone. “My name is Gabriel. I know you never expected a call from me, as famous as I am. But I’ve been given your name as someone who can help me CONSTANTINE.”

He has stopped accepting favors from anyone, and an angel would be the last on his list. Gabriel the fallen angel need favors from Constantine to capture some wandering and plotting evil souls. This is a game of ego and resignation. If he wins the battle, God will grace him all that he wishes for and if he dies fighting the enemy – nothing is lost. The war between good and evil will continue forever.

Now is the time he make some calls and remind few their overdue. A pact that he made as a child with Lucifer, to send some perilous souls back to him. In return for his mother Maria’s life (when she was stabbed by his drunk father ) and his own innocent soul.

Maria lived for 19 years since that pact until that evil soul took her away last year. Constantine could not save his own mother and now is the time to make few amends.

The Prompt used – “Hello,” said the voice on the phone. “My name is __________. I know you never expected a call from me, as famous as I am, but I’ve been given your name as someone who can help me _______.”

Disclaimer –

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Other posts from Write Tribe FOW –

An unsolved Tale of Kathgodam.

Unending Obsession.

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24 thoughts on “Hello! I Need A Favor…

    1. Thank You Shellymona, Oh No No dear, he is guardian angel between mankind and Gods. Someone we call exorcist. This is fantasy fiction, and Constantine is a character written in old Latin scripts.

    1. Gee.. I hope I have not goofed up too much then 😉 Glad you like it. I am more into creating fantasy fiction tales and horror/mythology is my favorite. Thanks a lot for stopping by Bhavna, much appreciated.

  1. If I hadn’t watched the movie Constantine, I wouldn’t have understood your story, Dipika! But glad I did because now I can actually appreciate your tale and the beauty of it. I am liking your narration with each passing day. The dark stuff.

    1. Thank you Anshu, yes I am kind of attracted towards the dark fiction. It brings creativity in me. Also now that you mentioned, what do you suggest.. should I give out more clarity with the narration in beginning for non-fiction readers to understand? Because I like to create certain idea of surprise till the end? Just asking

      1. No it’s perfect as it is.. Ppl do get the inference of Lucifer. Or maybe you can just explain the principal characters at the end for Ppl who don’t know

  2. Is this John Constantine? If so, I liked the tv series better than the movie. And this is some imagination, Dipika. I’m sure that Constantine would know that helping Gabriel with a job usually gets his big brothers involved. I’d be interested in reading a sequel if you write one.

    1. Hi, thanks a lot for reading the post. Yes very much John Constantine here 😉 me too. TV series had better detailing than the flick. Infact for most of the movies, either books or tv series did a better job.
      Thanks for your kind words, no sequel planned as of now ?

  3. Mythology and fiction, thats a solid combination, Dipika. Very interesting, offbeat take on the prompt.

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