Tree Riesener

Tree Riesener has published poetry and short fiction in the United States, Scotland and England. A winner in the Authors in the Park Short Story Competition, she also won a double first for the Short-Short Story and the Literary Short Story at the Philadelphia Writers Conference. Her achievements include the Semi-Finals of the Pablo Neruda Poetry Competition, two short stories staged in the Writing Aloud Productions of InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia (with a third story in the 2006-2007 season), a Hawthornden International Writing Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland and the William Van Wert Fiction Award. She is Managing Editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal. The author of Liminalog, a chapbook of ghazals and sijo, she is active in Philadelphia area spoken word activities. She likes to hang around in bookstore basements, parking lots, shadowy bars and other such places where people share good words. "Demon Love Story" is from her unpublished short story collection, Kissing Jesus. Visit him at

Demon Love Story

It's as exciting as it was when you first met Satan, even accounting for the fact that then you were naive and now you've been around the block a few times.

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