After you hear this story, you will understand you are responsible for your own darkness.
The Devil shows up when you look for him. If you don’t prickle and jag with him, you may never meet him. He only comes when you call him and when asked. People who stay put and stay quiet do not interest him. He feeds on fear, hate, and other negative emotions and finds a fertile ground whenever someone plants these seeds.
What is the deal with the Devil? In this audiobook, he is “harvesting” after an earthquake in which family members have been lost; he is a drop-in stranger impregnating a baby-starved mother, a pastor who fights his demons by seeing the Devil in his father’s face, reviving a love story from decades ago by threatening with an imminent lynch, and a celebrity who turns into an abusive nutjob.
However, Tex has originally destroyed his own life when he left Jessica, the only woman he loved. Is there a redemption for him? Well, once you start teasing the Devil...
Killing the Devil: A Collection of Short Stories explores the journeys of three people as they confront evil in its various forms. Each must choose between the wicked and the good.
Paul Michael Peters is the author of Insensible Loss, Mr. Memory and Other Stories of Wonder, The Symmetry of Snowflakes, and Peter in Flight.