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Read it here: "Lost Souls"
By Clive Barker
In Barker's not-Christmas story, Harry pursues a demon across a city that is rife with commercialism. Is the commercialization of Christmas bad? It's when a store owner is prompted to give away his wares that people die. Meanwhile, a man in a grey suit pursues a heavily pregnant young woman who already has little hope for herself. It's a time of year when great powers are unleashed and messiahs are just another hazard. It's through this twisted world that Harry makes his chase.
Maybe his failure is a choice. Maybe it's the only right one.