microfiction draft: the devil is driving and he lets people off at different points


A bus is going to the afterlife. The vehicle is shaped like a whale on the outside. The devil is driving and he lets people off at different points. It's unclear if the people let off at early stops are good and those let off late are bad or vice versa. The devil makes comments that muddy the waters. A business man tries to barter with people on the bus to get a different ticket than what he has. One of the people he tries to barter with explains that he can't barter with the businessman, as he is merely a robot taking up space, and shows his gears. A stripper is unsure if she should trade tickets with the business man. The businessman is let off at his stop. He is in the woods in the twilight. A puppet descends from a tree holding a guitar. He plays a song about how he's a puppet with more strings than he seems to need--he plays all the six strings on the guitar, but he doesn't know who is playing his marionette strings, and why some of the strings don't move.