A to Z Blogging Challenge - T is for Time Demon

The A to Z Blogging Challenge is nearing the end. Where did the time go?
If you haven't heard of it, check out the A to Z blog and join in the fun.
Here at Untethered Realms, we're taking on the Challenge as a group. Each day, one of us will be sharing with you a fantastical creature that may be from one of our books, a favorite movie, or something we just came up with as entertainment.

Today we have...

T is for Time Demon


A Time Demon is the villain in the title story of my science fiction collection, Taking Time. When I wrote the story, I decided no mortal man would do for the part. My protagonist, a vampire called Victory Dead, needed a worthy foe. So, I created a new type of demon - a Time Demon. Double the size of any man, I gave the demon razor sharp horns that covered his head and back; one horn for each life or time he'd taken from a victim. 

My demon had taken many lives.

Does he take the immortal time from Victory Dead? You'll have to read the story to know how the battle ends.

X is for X factor

On April 28th, Untethered Realms will be holding an X Factor competition to find the creature with the most X. You can help to pick the creature that wins by voting.

For the X Factor, I'm entering my Time Demon. Each creature entered will be asked three questions. Don't forget to stop by and vote.


  1. Your Time Demon is a truly nasty critter. Getting nastier and more powerful with each victory. Only the size of his head and back gives him any limits.
    Looking forward to seeing the other contestants for the X factor.

  2. Elephant's Child - he definitely is a nasty critter!

  3. The Time Demon sounds deliciously demented...and a worthy contestant for the X Factor. :)

  4. I like the description of your time demon and reason for how his horns appear. Nasty.

  5. Ooo, I love how you took demons and made them work for your story, especially with the horns.

  6. This time demon sounds like you don't want to mess with him.

  7. Your Time Demon sounds cool. Especially since he was something you created. Love new creatures.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

  8. Very imaginative on the Time Demon. I'm enjoying following your blog.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

  9. Very awesome creation, deliciously fun.

  10. I think the Time Demon is real. He takes hours from me every day. Why else would I always be behind?

  11. Bet you wouldn't want to bump into him with all those horns.
    Will be back to vote!

  12. While the Time Demon is impressive, I'm a big fan of Victory Dead. :)

  13. I want to know more about Time Demon society now...like, can they steal time and life from one another?

    Inquiring minds, and all that....

  14. Nice. I like it when authors create new demons. :-) He sounds like a nasty one. Good idea for the A to Z!

  15. River - he is!

    Carolyn - thank you!

    Cherie - it was fun coming up with a new demon.

    Birgit - ha. Yes. He's to be avoided at all costs.

    Patricia - thank you!

  16. debi o'neille - thank you :)

    sjp - he is devilish.

    Mary - thank you!

    Susan - I wondered where he'd got to! Now I know.

    Alex - you wouldn't. Those horns are razor sharp.

  17. Christine - Victory Dead thanks you!

    Shan - I hadn't thought further than the one character, but now that you mention it...yes. They can steal from each other, so they travel alone ;)

    Teresa - thank you :)

  18. Sounds like a great plot premise, Ellie, the idea of taking away time, and having it manifest as the demon's horns.

  19. Yikes! That's one scary dude. His name alone scares me :)


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