Armageddon 12

Gabriel was happy, he was reunited with his God. The Devil was nervous he did not to talk but neither was he brave enough to turn his back and walk.Mercy was smiling so broadly her tears she wiped away things were looking up Hallelujah, Hallelujah. Come Death she winked that is what you need to say.
The light was truly amazing gold and glowing warm, city and  woodland,  desert, jungle and sea scape all so blessedly adorned. I honestly cannot explain, how beautiful it seemed with angels singing sweetly it was like the best, best of dreams.

Back at the cafe the Father Son and Holy Ghost had treated everyone to tea and toast. Then with silver tongues the Devil’s work they undone. God, all three of him , emailed Peace and Love and asked them to return now, to this world which, for now was free of sin.

Meanwhile the humans began to wake from death and hell without a pang of guilt or fear. The Lord had wiped clean the slate they could all begin with no blood spilt, no need to fuss or hesitate. The Devil sulking sat alone playing with mobile phone, he was angry he was peeved, he was on his own, though, everyone else was pleased.

The Lord stood up and said I decree that for a while Famine,War and Pestilence set the world free and so for now they can take a brake, fine said Famine, is there any more cake? Death looked up and said you have only mentioned my brothers three, what pray tell becomes of me.  Smiling,  God all three, put his arm around Death and whispered I still need you to collect the dead for me.

I know, the Lord went on that you are suffering with your bones and feet. I have purchased boots and padded socks, there thats neat. Also a thermal cape and hood to protect your bones and a scarf now there thats good.

Love and Peace , Mercy too will be here to hang around with you. OH! and yes may it never be too late we’ll have home visits from Hope and Faith.Then before anyone could deny all things we put back to rights in the blink of the Lord’s eye. Come he said to the Devil  it is time you were gone your place is on fire and might perish ere long.

The Devil, fuming , did not reply left with a flourish and hate in his eye. Gabriel and all his clan ascended up to heaven following the Saviour of Man. As the dust began to settle  baristas all over the world could be heard putting on the kettle.

The day went on as it had began, no sign that the Devil and God had been fighting for the souls of Man. But all of you who have read this tale beware, you escaped this time but if you do not mend ways, look after the planet and behave  you will witness The End Of Days . So listen up , come on you do not want to be part of Armageddon.


And the the child was quiet and the streets were empty there was not a sound. The Devil drank his coffee and Famine ate, Death wept and his tears sizzled as they hit the ground. The groans and screams of the unfortunate souls that the Devil had ensnared, started  up and  echoed around the streets, assailing everyone’s ears. Death looked at Mercy and said this is tenfold worse than any of our fears.

War was worn out he had truly done his worst he had whipped up hate and anger and spite, he had  brought the planet low he’d been a scourge and a curse. Pestilence was running wild he travelled by air, sea and train he made people sick, he smite them with disease then struck them all down with pain. Peace and Love had long since fled as soon as they had escaped their tormentors off to find God they had sped.

Mercy and Gabriel knelt down to pray. Mercy beseeched God to listen and not to turn away. Death gingerly, because he was not sure, edged toward them then joining them, he knelt on the floor. There they stayed, be it wrong or right and they prayed and prayed right through the night.

So they prayed through the night and they prayed till the dawn and they were totally awestruck by what came with the morn. The sky was full of wonderful light yellows and golds and purple and blue and the most wonderful voices, you could see from his face it was a sound Gabriel knew.

Then finally a voice that drench all the the souls on the earth, whether good or bad, with feelings of self worth. The Devil was angry in fact very irked the voice was calming his sinners, even after all of his evil work! He got up and went to stomp off throwing cups and tables in his wake . When the  beautiful voice said  Satan stay and face me to leave would be a mistake…………..

Gabriel’s face took on a fantastic glow he unfurled his wings and into the arm’s of his God!


Armageddon 10

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Nobody new how long this had been going on everything was collapsed all kindness and humanity gone. A tiny child was way crying lost and all alone it  was famished, scared bleeding and chilled right through to the bone.

Death could no longer bare to hear it’s cries and decided to go and picked it up, he guessed it was about time this last child in world died.The devil said I’ll race you , with an evil grin. No ! cried death I want this pure heart, but for  the original it is truly without sin!

The Devil did not argue he was having fun, with God as so far a no show he would get the soul’s of everyone.

Well here is the situation the horsemen were all back the earth was totally wasted it had been well and truly sacked! Peace and Love were broken their smiles completely gone the flowers in their hair all dead weeds and the light in their eyes all gone. Mercy was so very tired stretched beyond belief she had spread herself so thin all her plans had come to grief.

Faith and Hope

Faith and Hope had arrived but they had arrived too late which only goes to show that you cannot cheat fate!

The Devil was happily punching numbers of the souls that he could take , this was more than he could ever hoped for OH! the penances he would make them take!

Death got up and started the slow walk to the door every inch of his body ached and his back bore every second of  millennia that had gone before.

Coffee anyone, Death heard the Devil say. As he hobbled towards the crying child Death wiped a tear away.

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The suddenly a hand appeared in the sky it reached down and stroked the baby’s head to stop it’s cry……………………

Armageddon 9

Nothing was normal, nothing was the same fighting and riots and killing it certainly was the Devil’s own game. There were riots over food and looting of shops people attacked each other all policing had stopped. The army, the police, everyone  had long since given up so those who were armed were taking no truck.

Fires raging blood running  hot, a young couple making love in the middle of a riot  and no one gives a jot. Babies and children abandoned, animals deserted all human failings to the fore and alerted.

Mercy bent down and gently took Gabriel’s hand don’t despair Gabriel all is not lost I feel Hope and Faith close at hand. But cried Gabriel where is God, why has he left us when our need is most I don’t know whispered Mercy who looked tired and as white as a ghost.

Peace and Love were huddled in a corner trapped by two demons who were bankers in a life that was former. They were busy chanting and singing of love in fact they had attracted a beautiful white Dove.

Death was sleeping he had felt so over whelmed  so much was happening and none of it good. War was triumphant the whole world was fighting,  famine was happy too, stuffing himself with Prawns and Whiting. Pestilence was in his element with all hospitals nothing but empty buildings full of rotting corpses. Mercy took her phone out and with her fingers crossed she made a call, Please hurry up Hope bring Faith things here look all but lost.

Armageddon 8

Gabriel wept, Gabriel cried his God was not there , his God on whom he relied. This was frightening this was new without God by his side what was he to do.

He was always there at his side , Gabriel was his Archangel  he lead the heavenly troops  but with his God away Gabriels feelings were beginning to droop.

The Devil got cocky the Devil got loud. What’s up Gabe boy,what’s up with you now? The Devil got up and strode to the bar and ordered a coffee from the un-dead  barista, the poor guy did as he was told he was surprised  he could get up, shit he felt cold!

Death   returned  but he was looking very tired he had a rag tag line of good souls that he had acquired. He sat down at the table next to Gabriel and announced he was feeling his age. He had lost sight of his three brothers they were still out on the rampage!

War, Famine and Pestilence  were having a ball they were scouring the planet and laying it to waste for once and for all. Death was too tired, he had lost his grip his bones were aching and his feet were giving him gip! He ordered one last latte and waited for the count , it was black outside everywhere, riots and murder the death toll was a rising amount.

Gabriel wept, Gabriel cried his God was not there , his God on whom he relied. This was frightening this was new without God by his side what was he to do.


The Devil’s Ipad

The Devil took out his Ipad and and threw it on the table he said when HE shows his face, we can divide things up this time I am willing and able! Mercy will you stop your pleading please why don’t you get out there and see if Death needs help GO ON GET OUT OF MY SIGHT. I have had it up to here with your pleading  so far tonight!

Gabriel was sweating his hands found it hard his phone to grip. His nerves were getting the best of him and he could feel his patience begin to rip!! He watched Mercy leave and accompany Death, as he walked up the street. He felt a sudden pang of pity for Death hobbling along on his boney feet.

Peace stepped forward with a serviette and whipped the blood from the Devils mouth Love was comforting the mother whose baby the Devil had supped upon after ripping its heart out.


Chaos was playing up again, thinking he was being ignored. There is nothing   worse than Chaos when he is getting board! He has been known to trigger earthquakes and watch tsunamis just for fun. Things were getting worse and worse and Chaos was not having fun.

Gabriel’s face grew dark and his eyes filled with tears God was not answering his mobile , this just confirmed Gabriel’s worst fears.

Death takes his toll



Suddenly silence, a silence good and true, everyone was scared now and no one had any idea of what to do.Peace, Love and Mercy hid under Gabriel’s wings Famine started eating and War rushed up and down hitting and kicking things!Chaos and Pestilence had nothing to say Death stood up and raised his scythe and said we shall all rue this day.

The sky went black and thunder cracked and people on the streets panicked. There was fighting screaming, rape everything went manic.  Death asked Chaos to calm things down  but Chaos denied it had anything to do with him. No cried Gabriel I smell evil this is nothing to do with him! (Chaos)

Rats and insects rushed in through the open door, cats and dogs cowered, humans where ere they stood wet themselves and defecated on the floor. Plagues of creatures never imagined even less seen rushed around the place abusing the women and rubbing filth in every man’s face.

Then every thing stopped nothing moved nor breathed , Death put down his coffee cup stepped out into open, he muttered to himself , to late to f###ing late to leave.

So you called a meeting and did not think to invite me,who do you think you are Death  did you think , me?, you  could deceive?? No Shouted Death his voice lost in the wailing of the wind I thought maybe before you arrived I could of harvested those who had not sinned.

The Devil laughed you could not call it a sound but the whole world shook and buildings fell to the ground! Those without sin, I dare you find me  one , one with an honest heart go on old man in black go on go find me one. Prove to me your smart. I am quite happy here I shall have my  fun with the people . With that he greabbd a baby from a mothers breast and ripped out it’s heart.

Mercy then stepped forward, spare these humans please they have tried hard, the Devil laughed I don’t think Mother Nature  would agree. They have stripped and raped this planet, DON’T INSULT MY INTELLIGENCE PLEASE!

War, Famine and Pestilence ran from the cafe  and leaped upon their steeds off to cause their worst , encouragement? that they did not need!

Gabriel took out his mobile and began to make a call. OH! please God be home I need you to save them all.


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Peace and Love together floated in, no one was too pleased to see them, even death had to force  a grin. Pestilence was sneezing spreading germs everywhere. Use a hanky stormed War, Pestilence replied, don’t blame me it’s them wearing all those flowers in their hair.

Mercy and Gabriel hugged them both and welcomed them in. We are pleased to see you both take no note of him! What is going down here, Love began, why have we all been summons here ? Then Peace enquired , is it the end of the world man?

Yes I really think it is unless something can be done, these humans really need a shock to show them what they have really done. If they don’t listen soon to Mother Nature or to Him then we all know what’s to come.Gabriel hung his head as he finished speaking the whole place was silent now except for the sound of Famine eating.

I have begged for clemency said Mercy looking tired , that is a wasted of time roared War they should all be fired! Death said he was loathed to collect them all at once apart from anything else it meant a lot of paper work, they all looked at him as-canst, besides he said there’d be no more coffee meets and that would just be pants.

The conversation was stopped by a loudly ringing phone, It must be mine said Famine, I thought I’d left it at home . It was the phone upon the wall who was on the other end? It was Satan who said DID YOU FORGET MY CALL.

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Chaos was here and as ever he was being bad, things were all going arr-aye  he was making people mad he was making people sad! The traffic was going crazy up and down which way! Then he noticed Mercy with the horses and he shouted out HOORAY!!

Traffic calmed and horses too, Mercy over rode Chaos it is something she often has to do.The cafe doors fly open and and Chaos stumbles in, totally destroying the karma but not flinching Death still   wears a grin.

War spins round and rolls a grenade but Chaos kicks it back at him and shouts , hey man make my day.Sitting next to Famine, Chaos announces  he is starved I could eat a horse he shouts all eyes spin round on him..Okay he says I’ll settle for half.

Things were looking nasty insults and fists are flying inflamed would describe  everyone.As usual Chaos was egging all the venom and he was really having fun! It was getting evil even Death was rising to the bait , the humans in the cafe were all left dead and dieing War was so happy I actually think he was crying!

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It was looking dicey a veritable holocaust. Chaos had nearly won the day and Death was upset for he felt lost!Then the doors blew open and the scent of flowers filled the air and in walked Love and Peace with flowers in their hair!


To say that he was put out would be putting it very mildly.Death was not impressed or relaxed in fact his fingers were tapping on the table wildly! This was the third time in this century that he had had to visit here, and nothing was happening no one was listening and that was all too clear!

Gabriel and Mercy breezed in through the door, unaccustomed to such chaos they were stunned by what they saw. The staff were all looking very pale, sick and hungry too and very, very mean things certainly looked ugly the atmosphere was sharp and it was keen.

Death was not alone, sadly no, his brothers were there and that is a really bad omen it means beware. The end is nigh take care. Famine looked the most like Death, sallow colour  thin as a rake looking round to see if there was anymore cake. War, always fighting, looking aggressive in a black hoody picking fights  and planting bombs and killing any goody. Pestilence was busy making the poor staff sick they were fighting for the loo…oh! yes Pestilence was slick!

Mercy sat opposite Death taking his bony hand, she smiled and said you look tired you need a rest my man! Gabriel ordered coffee then went to join the others he patted War on the back and said “I’ve just been in the east and I saw your mother*. Pestilence asked Mercy if she had any asprin  for his aching head yes she said rooting in her bag she was kindness born and bred.

The sound of sirens makes everybody’s head turn, there is shouting, fighting on the streets. Damn says War there is Chaos funny who there is at this meet.

Mercy rushes out to quiet the four steads , such beautiful and strange beasts she strokes them, whispers to them and tends  their every need.

Just then a phone beeps, War says Death I think that’s you, looking down at his phone War replies yes, true. It is another message from up above . Shit said War we can expect a visit from Peace and Love.

*war in Iraq and Iran had been referred to as the’ Mother of all Wars.’

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