A Deal with the Devil Document in Folk Rock Horror | World Anvil

A Deal with the Devil

A letter sent in secret by a well-known person in your world.   Dear Ana,   Ha ha, very funny. Your last letter is a real scream.   When I agreed to sign on with you as my agent, you promised to bring back the excitement my career had been missing. Which is why this whole "I managed to negotiate a deal with the devil for you" thing is such a bitter disappointment. How hopelessly clich√© can you get, doll?   Still, let it never be said that Jesse Savage¬†isn't always willing to participate in a good laugh. Even at my own expense.   As you can see, I've signed your little "contract." Feel free to send it along to the Other Party, next time you're in Hell.   Regards, J  
This contract is made on this day of May 1, 1974, between one James Savitch, performing under the name Jesse Savage (hereinafter referred to as "the Musician") and the Devil (hereinafter referred to as "the Devil").   In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties agree as follows:   1. The Musician hereby sells, transfers, and assigns to the Devil his/her soul, both in this world and in the world to come.   2. In exchange for the Musician's soul, the Devil agrees to grant the Musician the following:
  • Immediate and worldwide fame as a musician. His music shall be played on radio stations all over the world, and he shall sell millions of albums.
  • The ability to write and perform music that is universally acclaimed as brilliant and innovative.
  • The financial resources necessary to support the Musician's career and lifestyle, including (but not limited to) a luxurious home, a fleet of cars, and a private jet.
  • 3. This contract shall be binding upon the parties for the remainder of the Musician's natural life.   4. Upon the Musician's death, the Musician's soul shall be the property of the Devil, to do with as he/she pleases.   IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this contract as of the date first written above.  

    Jesse Savage

      [Unintelligible Script]
      Jesse,   What the hell are you on about? I haven't sent you anything in weeks. I've been laid up in hospital after that ski accident.   I'm afraid you've been pranked by a fan, my dear.   But in happier news, your latest single has inexplicably started climbing the charts.   Cheers, Ana
    Type
    Contract, Private

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    Aug 14, 2023 15:50 by Julien P

    I like the fun way it sign, by mistake, with the devil, and how it end confirming (or not? ) that it isn't a joke, with a small comment of career boost. Very nice idea to twitch the secret of the letter and the "well known" person. For effect, I would maybe place the Devil letter at the end, to have the "mistake" in full and then the twist. But that is little change, it is great as is.