account_circle by Robert L. Penick
The work of Robert L. Penick has appeared in over 100 different literary journals, including The Hudson Review, North American Review, and The California Quarterly. His "Exit, Stage Left" won the 2018 Slipstream Press chapbook contest.



Issue No. 292 ~ September, 2021

Girl crept down the stairs on her first night home, treading sideways to keep her weight off the outer, squeaky portion of each step. When she descended far enough into the living room, she saw the Devil in a corner chair that no one ever …