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PodCastle Miniature 102: What the Sea Reaps, We Must Provide

Author: Eleanor Wood
Narrator: Summer Fletcher
Host: Summer Fletcher
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

Previously published in Diabolical Plots, and The Best of British Fantasy 2019, edited by Jared Shurin and NewCon Press.

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The ball bounces off the tide-packed sand and Bailey leaps to catch it with lithe grace and accuracy. He returns to deposit it at my feet for another go. It’s nearly dusk; the beach is ours on this January evening. It stretches ahead, the rising tide low enough to give us ample time to reach the sea wall.

Bailey’s devotion to his ball is second only to his pack. He is never careless with it, relinquishing it only at my command or to give Bernie the occasional chase. Bernie brings up the rear, my shaggy bear, staying close but lacking Bailey’s fierce duty to his ball.




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Without spoilers, I was terrified about where this story was going to go.  Thankfully it didn't - I'm not sure my poor little heart could have coped!

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I loved this story so much. Good dog, Bailey!