PAGANTON: Rise of the Devil (Advice Request)
Hi, the novel, Paganton: Rise of the Devil, is a dark comedy infused with serious elements. The premise involves God and the Devil fighting for power in modern society. The events turn amusing as upstanding residents of the affluent suburb of Paganton, Illinois succumb to penetrating impulses forcing them to abandon all morals. The pattern soon includes most of the nation, and eventually, all the world.
Why is the Devil’s plan advancing so easily? Has God decided humanity has raged to destructive levels beyond redemption? Satan persists in his plan to alter Earth’s destiny with the tainted soul of superstar actress, Hailey Barker. While Hailey rages to scary extremes, Earth’s population emulates her actions until a decisive point when it seems definite Satan shall triumph. Is everything an illusion, all reality a fantasy, and is the Devil’s reign of power real or imaginary? The answer arises in an admission from the enlightened teen actress, Hailey Barker, the erotic nymph with the power to lure Satan into her grasp with entrancing allure.
This post includes all of the first chapter. Also, the preview for this novel includes the first thirty-five pages, if anybody wants to read further to get more of an idea about character development and the flow of events destined to alter reality. Any advice is appreciated.
Satan's intense gaze beamed the mixture of raw ferocity and patient control he exhibited at decisive turning points in his ambitious plan to rule Earth. His subjects of interest were all members of the human race whose desires he wanted to distort in attempt to acquire total power on the blustery blue planet. He believed he would've already exerted his will on humanity, with relative ease, but for a mandatory point he was on the brink of resolving, allowing his means of access.
The Devil, accompanied by his most loyal disciples, strutted around in a strange display of raging power and atrocious distortion, forced to accept his hideous appearance until the desirous day he ruled Earth, and his true form would be revealed to be attractive, brimming with allure and shimmering radiance.
While dwelling on his hope of ruling Earth with absolute power, he opened his mouth in a devious grin, and his fangs showed. Two pointed horns adorned his head, and his wings fluttered in sporadic motions. He appeared well over six feet in height, with menacing eyes, a muscular chest, and huge biceps, which he flexed to show his penchant for raw aggression. His laugh was loud and ferocious, escalating to a roar so raucous it made many things around him vibrate from the unbridled force of his raging supremacy.
Although banished from Earth by God, Satan had high powers of perception, being part of the original celestial hierarchy. He watched the events on Earth from Hell with rapt interest, able to magnify them at his discretion, inspect each scene with great detail, deciding which inhabitants had souls worth penetrating to free from restraints to help serve his purpose.
Watching the humans during the course of many years, while their society reached higher degrees of technological advancement, had led Satan to acquire a liking to defiant forms of artistic expression in the popular culture. The surreal song Wheels of Confusion by Black Sabbath played to the devil's great enjoyment. He nodded his head to the driving beat while watching the events on Earth.
Satan grinned with incontestable arrogance. “I believe it's time, Allegory.”
“Yes, my ruler.”
Allegory, among Satan's top three disciples, along with Destiny and Triumph, nodded in allegiance. They acquiesced when Satan issued directives, unwavering in their obedience and submission.
“I've found a human whose soul I may penetrate with enough raw power to serve my purpose of controlling all humanity. I must show the humans the path to unbridled desire, free from all forms of discipline, to exert my abrasive will on Earth to the fullest extent. I believe I've found my means.”
Satan focused his attention on Earth's most alluring subject.
Hailey Barker, a nineteen-year-old actress, had become the biggest superstar on Earth, drawing the allegiance of millions of enthralled admirers. Her allure also impressed the Devil. Her eroticism pulled Satan in with such supernatural power, the arousing female acquired a crucial role in his grand mission, and stimulated such amorous desire, he felt compelled to accelerate his plan to rule and control the human species. She'd provide his ideal means of access: an entry point to affect all of Earth's inhabitants and determine the world's destiny. All the mandatory elements of the ambitious plan he'd waited many years to attempt had aligned.
With her straight blonde hair dangling in her alluring face, Hailey's big eyes, defined with dark eyeliner, beamed an admission of the truculent traits of her raging personality. Her abrasive attitude exuded a strong sexual hunger mixed with rampant defiance, similar to Satan's driving forces. Adorned with a white T-shirt and tight bluejeans on her tall and toned body, the actress strutted into position.
Her intense eyes beamed raw power, as she performed for Burton Knight: a prestigious forty-two-year-old film director with a strong build and wavy gray hair. The accomplished director commanded great respect from everybody in the industry, except egotistic Hailey, who did as she pleased at all times. It seemed obvious she enjoyed taunting prestigious people to exert her will and establish superiority above everybody she encountered.
Hailey performed a sexy dance scene for the surreal suspense film, And Fate Meets Desire. She played the emotional role of an edgy woman on the brink of delusion, struggling to free herself from societal restraints by engaging in risky forms of sexual experimentation. She danced to the frantic Black Sabbath music in the specified style to elicit a sense of desperation and erotic stimulation.
Satan watched from Hell, which at present was high above Earth. He magnified the events, so he could stare into the actress's beguiling eyes. “It's time, Hailey.”
The admission echoed in Hailey's brain. Her eyes looked alert.
“It's time for you to submit to my raging desire, my promiscuous plaything.” The Devil roared. His huge fangs glistened, as he panted in pure lust for the nubile actress.
Hailey's whole body quaked. She heard the Devil's words penetrate and echo in her mind from a distant source. Her eyes beamed raw energy summoned from the cumulative force of the entire universe and its unbridled celestial powers. She accepted an immense influx of energy, but it was erratic and uncontrollable. Her body shuddered, her sexy face glistening with sweat. Soon she tumbled to the white tiled floor of the immense film studio, panting in furious gasps for breath. It appeared obvious she was on the brink of an orgasm. She moaned, and her body convulsed in repeated spasms. Tears came to her eyes. When she stood, her eyes radiated scary intensity.
The director tapped her shoulder to get her attention. “Hailey, what the fuck are you doing?”
She stared at him and panted. “I'm performing my role, Burt.” Her tone sounded deliberately rude. “We're at a pivotal point in the film. I want to make sure the scene's emotional and compelling.”
“Admittedly, it was an erotic performance, baby, beyond doubt, but it was an overt expression of sexuality. It seemed you orgasmed in view of everybody in this film studio. I realize you crave attention, Hailey, but please do the scene according to the fucking script.”
Her eyes beamed at the director with an eerie quality, and her attitude turned hostile. “I want you to admit it's all about me.” She panted with rising temerity, pushed to the edge of her tolerances.
Her blatant defiance provoked many others involved in the ambitious film project to gawk at her deviant actions.
“I'm the biggest star in the world.” Hailey's tone was insistent. “I should be able to do my scenes in the methods I desire.”
Burton sneered at the tempestuous star. “Hailey, listen to me, you erotic egomaniac. I know you're at the top of your game. You're the most famous actress in the world, at nineteen, but if you don't control your urges, you'll ruin your career. You're at a pivotal point in your professional development. You better listen to me, if you want to continue being an admired star in this prestigious business, and be deemed a success at the highest levels of society.”
“I don't care about society.” Hailey stared at her director, her big eyes beaming angst. “Society's a joke. I embrace my own preferences. In my movies, I explore all possibilities with unbridled desire. I enter realities where my most honest impulses run free, instead of being controlled by manipulative forces.”
Burton sighed in anguish. “Hailey, please obey my directions, you hypersexual harlot. You're appealing and engaging. You project great allure on screen, but you're getting as strange in reality as you are in the shocking scenes of your surreal movie roles.”
Hailey pouted. “You listen to me, Burt. This is about what I want. I'm the star of this film. I'm the biggest star in the business. I'll someday be the most important person in the world.”
Burton and all the others in the film studio looked flummoxed by Hailey's brazen proclamation. They, of course, hadn't realized the Devil was also watching the events.
Satan smiled in Hell while witnessing Hailey's amusing antics on Earth. “I feel sure I've discovered my ideal means of access to penetrate Earth and control its inhabitants. I believe the sexy nymphomaniac actress shall do the trick.”
“Hailey Barker's surely tricky.” Allegory smirked. “She believes she'll someday be the most important person in the world.”
Satan laughed. “Hailey shall soon be the most important person on Earth. I'll make sure of it. I have big plans for the illustrious superstar. I must protect her. I'm in part intrigued by her enrapturing eroticism and high-level position in society as a leading actress, but also by her susceptibility to extreme urges. I'll exert my my reach on Earth with her mind, body, and soul to elevate the desires of all humans in prominent societal positions. Their actions, in turn, shall affect all of the human species.”
Allegory appeared bewildered. “I know you desire an ideal means of access to exert your will on Earth, my ruler, but how shall you accomplish your goal through the soul of an egotistic actress?”
“I'll transmit my strength through Hailey, summoned from the energy of the whole galaxy. She'll soon be indestructible. Hailey shall be everything she desires to be: a sexy female with a raging hunger for excitement, able to indulge in any risky activities without destroying herself. She'll rage with power and fury, survive the risks, and prevail in all the most demanding events. Since she's a popular actress, all her defiant antics shall play out in front of the whole world, establishing the infinite scope of unrestrained behavior yet to be emulated by all the human species when they're freed from societal restraints and imposed definitions of morality.”
“You believe all key elements on Earth are aligned to enact your most ambitious mission of all time, Satan?” Allegory drooled.
“Soon everything shall be ready for my ultimate attempt to rule Earth. I've awaited the ideal moment when most human souls seemed ready to be penetrated to the core of their driving forces. The time when my power raged to such accentuated extremes it's irrefutable. The time when I felt sure the alluring superstar, Hailey Barker, Earth's most tempting female, is ready to accept the unrestrained power I'll transmit to her to alter destiny. It's a daring plan I've waited many years to attempt at such a high level of unbridled ambition. I believe the precise moment has arrived.”
Allegory ambled closer to the Devil. “Agreed, my preeminent ruler.” He knew to be subservient at all times in Satan's presence. The Devil only allowed those who worshiped him and his unbridled power with complete obedience to approach him. Many others knew of him and had heard startling descriptions of his immense power, but they weren't permitted near him. “It's time for your ultimate plan to prove your ability to rule Earth.”
“This time, I shall succeed, Allegory, my most trusted disciple.” The Devil swelled with pride. His distorted form made his raging power seem all the more menacing. “I shall claim control of the humans, force them to abide by my unbridled desires, and compel them to make me their true and eminent ruler, or I shall destroy them and their tumultuous planet in the greatest display of destructive power ever put in motion.”
“How does your desire for alluring human women factor into your plan, Satan?” Destiny pondered the penetrating meaning.
“All my disciples are aware of my insatiable desire for human females, Destiny. Since I invented unbridled lust, and made it a prominent part of the desires destined to determine Earth's fate, I put a premium on possessing the souls of alluring females. I've scoured the world all these years, awaiting the time I'd find a woman worthy of being my ideal partner when I rule Earth. Though I've ravaged human females for many years, luring them into my entrancing grasp and tainting their souls, I lust for one in particular whose soul I may use to exert my wrath on Earth. When I rule Earth, which should be soon at this pivotal point, I'll declare Hailey my bride.”
Triumph grinned at the Devil's proclamation of imminent success. “I embrace the pivotal turning point in your plan and its importance in the perceived realities on Earth. Why do you declare Hailey Barker the woman worthy of being the wife of such a preeminent being of raging power?”
“I'll tell you why, Triumph.” Satan smirked. “Hailey's a woman who does strange things only the Devil could appreciate at the absolute pinnacle of arousal. She's a nineteen-year-old, blonde-haired, exhibitionistic, nymphomaniac actress. Those positive characteristics make her a promising prospect in my appraisal.”
Allegory stepped closer to Satan. “Hailey's alluring, beyond doubt, but she might be daunting even for you, the Devil, to control, if the rumors about her propensity toward pure mania and the raging defiance of societal rules are accurate.”
“In Hailey's films, she's the embodiment of all things driven by unbridled desire.” Satan relished the admission. “She'll soon be all those things in reality. It's almost as if she arrived on Earth in a deliberate taunt to tempt me. Watch and you'll see how I twist the events at play on the strange blue planet, using the inhabitants as pieces in my game. I'll soon become their ruler, with the sexy blonde actress in my amorous grasp, helping me direct society like scenes in a brutal suspense movie, according to the raging power of my demands.”
Satan again witnessed the events on Earth from his vantage point in Hell, which wasn’t where most people expected, but a secret place high above the planet. It could've been any place he decided. It floated around to places he deemed ideal, at any particular time, for his purposes. The area was flexible, because like most things believed real, it didn’t exist, except in the context of consciousness, when and where it was allowed to be perceived for various reasons deemed important to beings with access to higher levels of reality. At the moment, the ideal location was above Earth, allowing Satan to watch key events in stark detail while devising his most ambitious plan to rule the world.
The design Satan used for his present iteration of Hell varied with his preferences. Provided he was banished to a place distant from Earth, and exhibited his distorted, devilish appearance as punishment for defying God's rules, his surroundings could be what he pleased. At the moment, Hell was an elaborate, circular, futuristic room with a plethora of high-tech equipment. The screen at one edge resembled an immense flat TV, but could focus on any part of Earth desired, with extreme close-up detail. The Devil used the screen at frequent intervals to watch the amusing exploits of any humans he found desirable to taint and declare corruptible.
The Devil's eyes beamed. “I'll soon possess Hailey's soul. Rather than corrupting everyone on Earth, which would require much time and strain my resources, I'll put all my energy into corrupting the most influential members of the human population. Society's elite possess the greatest power to provoke pervasive imitation. All humans shall soon emulate the tainted impulses of their leaders, when they're compelled to succumb to their unrestrained urges with free will.”
“An adventurous means to accomplish your mission.” Allegory again seemed in awe of the Devil’s raging ability. The highest-ranking disciple was also the most loyal. “Ambitious of you, sir, I agree. This time, you'll accomplish your greatest mission, my glorious ruler.”
The disciples were smaller than the Devil, but also devilish in appearance, each sporting stylish horns, fangs, a tail, and wings. They all were at his mercy, forced to acquiesce to his demands, or be destroyed, though Satan welcomed their advice, provided they submitted to his ultimate purpose of acquiring unbridled power.
The Devil laughed with raucous delirium. “I'll turn the humans into victims of their own indulgences, distorting and contorting their souls at will. Something in their malleable nature makes them easy to manipulate. I'll control them according to my plan, forcing God to fight me, while I exert my raging power. At that point, I'll be free of His grasp, and He shall allow me to again reveal my true radiant identity. It shall be a robust and calamitous battle, the one that defines the fate of the universe. And whoever wins, shall be the ruler of everything.”