Beat the Devil Home by K.I. Hope
by Barb Goffman
From Ride 2: More Short Fiction About Bicycles (Edited by Keith Snyder) (Typeflow, Inc. 2012)
This story falls squarely in literary fiction, and I’m not sure I’ll describe it properly, but here goes: The devil is always there, waiting for his opening, but the faster you pedal the easier you can escape him.
That description doesn’t do the story justice. You should read it.