Some kind of idiot savant shit: “Skills to Keep the Devil in His Place” in Shimmer 34

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Devil Lia, Halloween 2005

Look, everyone, I wrote a nice story! It’s about some high school girls making friends. And the devil. And some other stuff that’s not so nice, or just kind of weird, but I enjoyed writing it. Took me like six months to draft and then so, so many revisions, I can’t even tell you. Many thanks to E. Catherine Tobler, Joy Marchand, and the rest of the editorial crew at Shimmer, who have displayed admirable tolerance as I turned into a wretched artiste too neurotic to stop editing and too distracted to count her sections correctly.

This is a longer one, so sit down in a comfy chair with a cozy beverage of your choice, or get a good seat on the bus, or sit on spikes and gargle scotch bonnet purée, if that’s your thing, though I hope it isn’t because that can’t be healthy, and anyway—I hope you like the story. Here’s the link.

Skills to Keep the Devil in His Place, in Shimmer 34

Thanks for reading, everybody.

2 thoughts on “Some kind of idiot savant shit: “Skills to Keep the Devil in His Place” in Shimmer 34

  1. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I read this story back in November and I enjoyed it very much. It was well-crafted, and I found the characters and plotline compelling. I especially liked the ending, which struck me as both interesting and appropriate to the story.

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