The Wish Dog
Editor: Penny Thomas, Stephanie Tillotson
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Haunting tales from Welsh women writers
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 Â– 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 Â– 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.
The Wish Dog is the Waterstones, WhSmith, Wales National Museums and Galleries and Wales Independents Bookshops Book of the Month for October 2014.
Category: Fiction Short Stories Anthologies
First published by Honno in : September 2014
Contributors: Elizabeth Baines, Alice Baynton, Caroline Clark, Pam Clatworthy, Chrissy Derbyshire, Eileen Dewhurst, Maria Donovan, Gillian Drake, Melanie Fritz, Jacqueline Harrett, Nic Herriot, Carly Holmes, Suzy Ceulan Hughes, Rona Laycock, Jo Mazelis, Sue Moules, Sian Preece,