It’s a little hot in here

This amusement was written for D’Verse’s prompt to write 144 words of prose that must include this line from Shel Silverstein’s poem, Invitation. ‘If you’re a dreamer, come in.’

If you are a dreamer, come in to Beelzebub’s Emporium of Chance here at the Hades Hotel in downtown Inferno. Every day’s your lucky day when you visit us. We’ve got Hot Slots, Ring of Fire Roulette, BBQ Blackjack, Jalapeno Keno and Red Hot Poker (hands so sizzling even Texans can’t hold ‘em). Take advantage of our free drinks service, including Lava on the Rocks, Tequila Sunburn and Devilled Daquiri. When you’re hungry, drop in to our Hara Kiri Curry House or our Eternal Charcoal Grill, at the end of Barefoot Fire Walk. If you need a nap, go up to your Personalised Rack Room and stretch out for as long as you need. Short on cash? Not a problem. Our Soul Seller Tellers will be only too happy to help out. Yes, for that complete Holiday from Hell, we have every taste covered.

29 thoughts on “It’s a little hot in here

  1. What Rob said. Very nice. I’m almost tempted to see if they have an opening. ‘Scuse me while I make a call.
    Hmm, I’m told they have my room booked in perpetuity. That can’t be good, can it?

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  2. Excellent satire! ‘If you need a nap, go up to your Personalised Rack Room and stretch out for as long as you need. Short on cash? Not a problem. Our Soul Seller Tellers will be only too happy to help out.’ Leads me to wonder if you do or ever have worked in Marketing!

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  3. You had me with the first line! Hilarious response to the prompt! LOVE it. You made my morning —- I can just see your brain working on this….almost stream of consciousness with more and more ideas popping to mind. A really fun one to read.

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