Short Story:The Hades Business

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The Hell business is just not paying. No-one's been down there for two thousand years except some chap called Dante, who got quite the wrong impression. The Devil wants Crucible, the owner of the Square Deal Advertising Company, to help him get it back up, with people having day trips, a grand day out for all the family and such. The entire place becomes increasingly popular, with restaurants and bars popping up all over the place, and teenagers flocking there, until it's only Hell for one person: the Devil himself.

Originally posted in Science Fantasy Magazine, and redone in A Blink of the Screen, this was the first piece of writing ever published by Terry Pratchett, when he was thirteen. He apparently wrote it for a piece of homework...

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