Satan fell like “lightning from heaven.” Many believed this explanation for how Altus Bonum manipulated guitar strings with otherworldly energies invoking images of Robert Johnson’s Crossroads. He wrote lyrics debated like those of The Lizard King and said his name arrived nocturnally. He also stated “as said before, ‘many will hear but not understand.'”
Rumors persisted Altus was a mirrored acronym for Satanists United to Trample as Lucifer’s Angels. People who played his music backward at chimerical speeds reported hearing perversities spewed from deep space. Those same people saw anarchy, a pitchfork, and the Kundalini Serpent in his autographs while others saw an ichthys, a cross, and a three.
Beneath a falling star, witnesses outside a club heard Bonum thunderously proclaim, “Light falls again to bless my unworthy presence.” Bonum dropped to his knees and appeared to sleep where 23rd intersected Stephen before six sleeveless men crushed his skull with bricks. Seven people independently reported hearing doves cry while a man named Tracy swore he saw snowflakes on a warm night in April.
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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, Week of 03-01-2016, hosted by Priceless Joy