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Low born, yet studious Faustus earned his fame and his doctorate. Through his wisdom his knowledge became keen and admired, but he wished to know all, to know beyond what mortal man should ever comprehend.

Through the darkest necromancy he agreed a pact for twenty four years of life confirmed and the devil Mephistopheles his to command. Witnessed by Lucifer and with his own blood he signed the deal and the divine warning ignored.

His wisdom now abandoned, he squandered his vast power in trivial concern. One last warning to repent he ignored and his soul tasted flame for evermore.

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    Kate Gowers almost 4 years ago

    Faust. How comes it then that he is Prince of devils?
    Meph. O, by aspiring pride and insolence...
    One of my favourite lines ever.

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    Drew Martyn almost 4 years ago

    Let that be a warning, never make a pact about writing drabbles ;) Brilliant drabble, loved the power, especially in the last sentence.

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    Michael Brookes almost 4 years ago

    Thank you both - Doctor Faustus was my inspiration for Faust 2.0. Although there are a few superb versions of the legend.

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    Bryan Thomas almost 4 years ago

    Good stuff, Michael!

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    Andre M. Pietroschek 12 days ago

    Well written, but wasn't necromancy about the dead, with Satanism & demonology being about hell and demons or devils??? In your version the 'tragedy' of the protagonist not coming to terms with his inner imbalance seals his fate. Classic, but nonetheless a recurrent phenomena among startups & upstarts alike... Good work!

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