The Unpopular Opinion of Reverend Tobias Thackery

The Unpopular Opinion of Reverend Tobias Thackery

Something… foreign, stirs beneath the Cornish cliffs.

Longlist nominated for the 2011 British Fantasy Society (BFS) awards.

First published: Hub Magazine, issue 114, March 14, 2010.

My ears deceived me. I asked my guest to repeat his statement.

“Dogs,” the Reverend Tobias Thackery said. With a smile he bit into the pink-iced fairy cake. The tea was too hot. I felt my throat spasm in protest, but I was suddenly parched and drained the delicate cup in one searing, undignified gulp. I drew a low breath before speaking, a vain attempt at soothing the hellish roar against my soft palate.

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