Short Story: Opus Maledictus

Here’s a piece which I purposefully designed. It turned out a bit long, given that I wanted it to unfold with intent. I’ve made numerous, no doubt erroneous assumptions within it, but so what? It’s fiction.

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One side note: the name of the main character was selected explicitly due to the historical reference.

Samael, as a boys’ name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Samael is “venom of God”. In the Talmud, an archangel of death and destruction known as the accuser, seducer and destroyer. He is the equivalent of the biblical serpent who tempted Eve in Eden. He is also known as the Prince of Darkness and chief of the Dragons of Evil.