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Smite Me, Oh Dark One

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Acerbus hates his job. While he is content to watch and study the mortal races, the other gods constantly look for reasons to destroy their newly-created world. When they finally find an excuse, they command Acerbus to become the Smiter, destroyer of all creation.

Armed with nothing but spite and goblins, Acerbus decides that there is only one way to ensure his own failure
Kindle Edition, 26 pages
Published August 29th 2011
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Eon (Windrunner)
A fun little story about a bunch of gods who decide to create life as an experiment. Unfortunately, said gods are imbeciles with the exception of the god of darkness. Thus, he takes it on himself to somehow prevent the extinction of created life that is threatened by the promise of some good old fashioned smiting...

Will definitely be looking for more by this author.

colleen the fabulous fabulaphile

After reading this short story, I was talking about it to my husband, so then I had him read it. I mean, it is only 20 pages, so it's not like it takes long...

He saw it as a parody of Lord of the Rings, specifically the more Silmarillion bits.

Me, being unfamiliar with those nuances of Tolkien's world, read it as a more general sort of fable along the lines of the bad guy not really being evil, but misunderstood, and also how people often prefer comforting lies to hard truths and like to go a
Kathryn Patterson
"Smite Me, Oh Dark One" by Steve Thomas is a short story about the stupidity of gods. Or the stupidity of humans. Or, well, something like that.

The narrator of the story is Acerbus, the God of Darkness. He seems to be the only power with any common sense at all. Lux, the God of Light, leads the other gods to perform some fairly inane actions, while Acerbus stands there wondering how he ended up in this particular funny farm.

In the end, Acerbus gets his own bit of revenge.

I love the humor in th
Sara Summers
Fantastic short story. I don't normally read many short stories, but I found this one free on amazon and decided to read it last night. it was extremely fascinating tale of how the world was created by a group of gods who each have their own idea on how to create the world. Strangely, the only one who got it right was the god of darkness and destruction. when he is chosen to destroy the world, he comes up with a brilliant loophole to make the world the way it is today.
Smite Me, Oh Dark One is a very quick, hilarious read. When the God of Darkness doesn't want to be the one to destroy the world what happens? He becomes an Evil Overlord with a legion of goblin defenders of course! The story Steve has written was original and amusing and I truly hope to see more work of this nature from him.

It's free! Give it a read and enjoy.
Pauline Ross
This was the funniest thing I've read in ages. Anyone who ever wondered just why the Dark Lord ended up in a tower with orcs (and whether his motives are quite as black as they're painted), this book might give you some hints. And it will put a smile on your face - guaranteed!
Mia Darien
See my review for this with my review of Klondaeg The Monster Hunter.
Fantastic! A great, sarcastic short story.

Quick, entertaining read.
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