The devil appeared before an old man who wished back his wasted life. He could be eighteen again and relive his years, but he would die upon reaching his present age.
The deal was struck and he dropped dead that very moment, having ended up in exactly the same place.
James Baxenfield is a writer who was born in England but has lived in Eastern and Central Europe for most of his adult life, predominantly in Estonia. He’s working on a collection of short stories, entitled “The City of Good Thoughts”, which depict the Estonian city of Tartu throughout different eras of its history.