Francis W. Porretto
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“Wake up! Wake up!”
“Huh?” Smith came slowly to consciousness. The clock on his nightstand told him it was 2:00 AM. He turned on the light and peered up at the intruder. “What’s the matter...hey, who are you?”
The figure at his bedside was plainly no one he knew. At least, he didn’t remember any of his drinking buddies as having horns.
The intruder scowled. “I’m Satan, of course. Wake up! I’m here to buy your soul.”
Smith stared up at the Devil in consternation. “Well, that’s...interesting, but I thought the seller had to call on you, and I don’t recall having solicited your attention. Why me?”