The sorcerer paced outside the circle, chanting the last of the spell. The salt burned blue for a moment and a twisting column of black smoke appeared inside.
“Why have you summoned me, mortal?”
“I wish to rule over all the earth!”
“Of course,” the demon replied. “And where would you be beginning your reign?”
“Er, Ohio.”
“What are the schools like?”
“What?”
The demon sighed. “Taking over the Earth is a long-term project. If I head this for you, I need to think about relocating, and I don’t want my spawn getting a substandard education. Shall we talk salary?”

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