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Short Stories 365/204 | N.S. Beranek

“Incubus Ex” by Ashley-Renee Cribbins from Queer Fish: An Eclectic Anthology of Gay Fiction (Volume One), Pink Narcissus Press (2011). Edited by Margarita Bezdomnya and Rose Mambert.

I’ve already reviewed two of the stories in this collection. The first was “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic” by Georgina Li (Short Stories 365/184) and the second was “Color Zap!” by Sam Sommer (Short Stories 365/194).

This first story is a lighthearted one. It introduces us to fifteen year old Austin, whose sister has gone off to college and left her incubus behind. Poor Sully the incubus is moored to the house by a hex bag she nailed to the wall of her bedroom (she doesn’t want him interfering with her plans to meet guys at college). Naturally, he starts pestering Austin, pleading with him to intercede on his behalf and convince Holly to release him. At first Austin just wants the demon gone, but then he has another idea…