The Trouble With Nightingale by Amaleen Ison
Eighteen-year-old Millie Scrubbings must decide if she can stomach her responsibilities as Hell's new Gatekeeper, or risk the denizens of Hell defiling her home turf.
When eighteen year old Millie Scrubbings moves to new digs on East London’s Nightingale Estate, she believes she’s finally closed the door on a childhood dictated by strangers. But overnight, her peaceful high-rise turns bonkers, and a series of grisly murders leaves Millie frightened and more helpless than ever.
Millie must accept her lead role in rescuing Nightingale from its descent into anarchy, or risk all Hell breaking loose.
A short story that is very fast paced and trip to the dark side. Millie (18) is having problems around her flat lately. People dying and the unusual neighbor that makes you feel uncomfortable to be around.
She comes home to a package she has ordered of an assortment of candles and products to cast some spells. Soon a policeman is knocking on her door to let her know they have found a body in the lift, that has been there just about the same time she came home the night before.
When she finally does get around to saying some of the incantations all hell breaks loose (and she thought she had it bad before)
Without giving spoilers, there are demons, hellhounds and more.
It's a great short story, especially if you want a quick fun read for the upcoming Halloween season, but it will only take about an hour or so to read.