Pseudopod 516: The Fox
by Conrad Williams
“The Fox” was first published March 1st 2013 as a chapbook by This Is Horror
and reprinted in THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: VOLUME SIX.
In 2007 CONRAD WILLIAMS
won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel
for The Unblemished
. In 2008 he won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella
for The Scalding Rooms
. In 2010 he won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Your narrator – Kaushik Narasimhan
– is management consultant by day and struggling writer and general dilettante by night. He tweets at @Kazarelth and his writing can be found at Kaushik’s Blog
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“Megan was trying to push past her mother and now I was able to breathe more easily. Kit was just trying to shield Lucy from what was inside the coop. Or rather, what wasn’t. The chicken-wire had been torn open. All four chickens were gone. No feathers, no signs of a fight whatsoever. Just one spot of blood on the ramp leading into what Megan had been referring to as the ‘chook-chook’s bunga-oh’.”
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