Title: An Element of Blank
Author: Lynda E. Rucker
Publication: Supernatural Tales 30, Fall 2015
Description, by S. P. Miskowski at Amazon: "Three friends attempt to vanquish an evil presence they first encountered together as children. Beginning with a conscious nod to Stephen King, the story goes on to explore the ways in which these three women do or do not fulfill their potential. The central character has remained in the same town, apprehensive and afraid, waiting for a chance at something like redemption."