“Demon In Aisle 6” by Matthew Kressel

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Hailing from Manhattan clad in black, looking like a “Goth heathen,” Lucas is the new kid in the Podunk town. He falls hard and fast for the geeky Davis, with his big pouty red lips that show off huge front teeth. Their young love is overpowered by the taunts and torments of the kids at school, too small-minded and bigoted to understand them. Tragedy strikes and Lucas is left alone. When he sees at demon eating candy with wrappers in aisle 6 of the SuperMart where he works, Lucas must face his fears and find his way out of his own personal hell.

Demon In Aisle 6

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About the Author
Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award finalist. His first novel King of Shards, was hailed as "majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness" from NPR Books. The second book in the Worldmender Trilogy, Queen of Static, is out in 2017. His short fiction has appeared in many publications including Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, io9.com, Nightmare, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, Interzone, the anthologies Cyber World, Naked City, After, and many other markets. He co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in Manhattan with Ellen Datlow, is a long-time member of Altered Fluid, a Manhattan-based critique group, and is an amateur student of Yiddish. He can recite Blade Runner in its entirety from memory. Find him online at matthewkressel.net and @mattkressel.
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