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The Devil of Diamond City

A real estate agent risks hatred and excommunication from a small town when he agrees to sell God's house.

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All Sam Harris ever wanted was a quiet life: He wanted to sell real estate, start a family, and grow old in the small town where he was born. Things were all going according to plan for a while; Sam got his real estate license and bought a small home. Sure he hadn’t met the love of his life yet, but he was still young. Sam was building his quiet life in his quiet town, and was very happy doing it. Unfortunately, four years after acquiring his real estate license, God descended from Heaven and bought a quaint little century home in Diamond City.

We join Sam seven years after God’s arrival in the once sleepy town. Sam is now one of the top agents at the real estate company he works for, where due to the town’s ludicrously inflated property values, he and all the other realtors are multi-millionaires. Real estate here sells itself; no matter the cost, the wealthy from all over the world vie with one another merely for spot on the waiting list, let alone the privilege of living in “The Town God Chose.”

Sam’s husband Michael arrived on a Church visit to Diamond City four years ago and it was love at first sight. Since then, Michael and Sam have been married and adopted their daughter Asha, who is now twelve. The problem is, Diamond City is no longer the town Sam grew up in. Everything about it has changed: The prices, the people, the sights and sounds. None of it is anything like Sam remembers. The people who now inhabit the town where he spent his youth have become arrogant and entitled. Knowing he has to move, Sam desperately tries to convince Michael and Asha to go with him, but to no avail. Sam decides he has no choice but to stay, and is just beginning to accept his fate when his prayers are answered by - pretty much exactly who you would expect. Much like Sam, God is no longer too fond of Diamond City either, and is looking to move elsewhere.

Sam now faces a choice; leave his family and entire life behind, or sell God’s house and become the most hated man in town. Of course Sam chooses the latter, throwing himself, his family, and his once beloved town into complete chaos. Sam’s friends won’t talk to him and his colleagues want him dead, the town even boycotts the church where Michael speaks, and this is only the beginning. To make matters worse, the arrival of a mysterious and handsome young man coincides with some strange and disturbing happenings in Diamond City.

Week to week, The Devil of Diamond City plays on the idea of what it means to be spiritual--or not--in a world where God is confirmed to exist. Exploring the metaphysical nature of life and ‘the big questions,’ The Devil of Diamond City is a tongue in cheek, sardonic look into the unknown. As Sam’s personal relationship with God grows stronger, they explore deeply important ideas such as life and death. Heaven and Hell, sin and redemption. The constant conflicts between Sam’s personal beliefs and God’s presence makes for a hilarious and surreal take on religion in society.

Submitted: November 17, 2018
Last Updated: November 17, 2018

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The Writer: Connor McAulay

The Fun Stuff! Ancient myths, tall tales and ghost stories - Lore and lies. Fascinated by every language in the world and endeavoring to pick at least one up before I die. My cats will tell you I sing too loudly and dance terribly, though I would advise you not to believe them as both are notorious liars. Country, hip-hop, disco, soul, grunge, pop, rock and everything in between. My favourite hobby is laughing until I cry and my goal is making others do the same. When I’m not hunched over a computer you can find me hunched over other things, such as books, a guitar, or antlers that deer are kind enough to leave on the ground. In short I have developed a mighty hunch which I have been told... Go to bio

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