Read my new short story, “Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work” at Fiction on the Web. (It’s the title cut from my forthcoming new book.)
Is it a tongue-in-cheek retelling of the Faustian tale where a man sells his ‘sole’ to the devil?
Or an illustration that winning at all costs comes at a high price?
That some escape?
That some don’t?
That some get hurt?
That ignoring all else, the devil is in taking the short cut, the empty promise, the hollow victory?
Or is it all about the shoes?
(Some readers might recognize the specific USATF-NE Grand Prix series that I used as a base for the story. Who knows? Maybe you were there.)