Black Shuck Books

Wild Things


Edited by Steve J Shaw

Paperback, available now

Table of Contents

  • Fish by Anna Taborska
  • Confession by Christopher Law
  • Scruffy Dog by D S Ullery
  • Hunting by Rachel Halsall
  • A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing by Darrel Duckworth
  • The Shape of Nothingness by Scott Shoyer
  • The Fragility of Flesh by Laura Mauro
  • Golden Moments by James Park
  • Leydra’s Maiden by Kelda Crich
  • Santa Marimbondo by G H Finn
  • Centipede by Helen Cattan-Prugl
  • The Change by Calum Chalmers
  • The Were-Dwarf by Johnny Mains

The beast in me
Is caged by frail and fragile bars
Restless by day
And by night rants and rages at the stars
God help the beast in me

There’s an animal in all of us, fighting to be released. For some, it is easy to contain, hidden behind a veneer of respectability. For others, it takes more work to show a human face to the world. And then there are those who simply pray that it never gets out…