The Wish Dog and Other Stories
Edited by Penny Anne Thomas, Stephanie Tillotson
18 short stories that will stalk your dreams…
The Wish Dog and Other Stories takes you into the realm of the unknown, the ghostly and the gothic, in a colourful kaleidoscope of half-glimpsed shades.
The title story, The Wish Dog conjures up a fetch – a lifetime companion much wanted; Harvest is a haunting reworking of Babes in the Wood; Sovay, Sovay tells of a Grand Guignol actress who loses her head to a dream of romance and returns with a thousand stories to tell to her bewitched audience; in Broad Beach a man who has had a close encounter with death has dreams that seem larger than life – what he wants most is to run, like the athlete he watches at the tideline each day.
Other tales feature a ghostly mansion in a Merthyr park, a lonely soldier permanently on guard, the angel of death and a would-be suicide, a lonely Inuit asleep on a mountainside, a row of small wet footprints on floorboards…
Open the pages if you dare, but don’t forget to look behind you.
Waterstones, WhSmith, Wales National Museums and Galleries and Wales Independents Bookshops Book of the Month for October 2014
Categories: Anthology, Fiction, Short Stories
First Published by Honno: 18th September 2014
Contributors: Alice Baynton, Carly Holmes, Caroline Clark, Chrissy Derbyshire, Eileen Dewhurst, Elizabeth Baines, Gillian Drake, Jacqueline Harrett, Jo Mazelis, Maria Donovan, Melanie Fritz, Nic Herriot, Pam Clatworthy, Rona Laycock, Sian Preece, Sue Moules, Suzy Ceulan Hughes