Hell of a Fix: 11/06/10
Matthew Hughes in "Hell of a Fix" asks us to imagine what would happen if someone like Ned Flanders summons a demon by accident. The demon can't return without a signed contract and Chesney refuses to sign.
The whole labor dispute in Hell that arises from Chesney's obstinance. While Hell doesn't freeze over, it does come to a grinding halt. And that has consequences back on Earth.
Chesney and his demon come to an understanding that wasn't anything like what I was expecting. This short story is actually an excerpt from an upcoming novel called To Hell and Back: The Damned Busters which will be published in 2011. Having enjoyed the short story, I will keep an eye out for the novel.