Somewhere in Alaska a locked house full of ripped apart bodies and one teacup poodle covered in blood. Somewhere in Alaska, the voice of a dead woman speaks through a car radio. And somewhere in Alaska, the last surviving descendant of one of John Charming's only friends is being pursued by nightmare hounds. The dog days have begun.
This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now.
Word count: ~11,500
Other Pax Arcana Short Fiction: Charmed I'm Sure Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls Pushing Luck Surreal Estate Dog-Gone Bulls Rush In Talking Dirty