A Letter from The Devil

“A Letter from the Devil.” Realist. Winter 1989.


Dear God,

This is probably the hardest letter I have ever had to write, which, when you consider some of the other things I’ve written – Wealth of Nations, The Treaty of Versailles, The Book of Mormon, Spiro Agnew’s 1972 campaign speeches, just to mention a few – is saying a lot.

First, I’d like you to know that in spite of our little difference over the years, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for you. We’ve had some wonderful times together that I know I’ll never forget. It seems like only yesterday we had out little fun with Job, and remember all those time we found out we were both working for the CIA?