And some people, of a certain, religious disposition, sometimes comment on my stories or my macabre motif of clothing and décor and ask, “Why do you pursue this sardonic view . . . what’s with the twisted sense of humor?” And I say, Well . . .
The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.
The Devil . . . the prowde spirite . . . cannot endure to be mocked.