From The Supernatural Tales Blog, Jan. 30, 2016:
“…the online poll for most popular story in… ST #30 produced a pretty decisive result. ‘Wild Dogs’ by Adam Golaski won by a country mile.”
If there's a common idea here it's the way that ideas long rooted not merely in genre fiction but in popular culture can be reworked, evolved, or otherwise mutated into something new and interesting.
The dog jumps up onto the stool beside me. We face the bar, look at each other in the mirror.
The dog says, “Give me your drink.”
I do so. It puts its front paws up on the counter. A drop of blood falls from its snout into the glass.
“It’s vodka,” I say. “I usually have gin.”
The dog grunts.
The dog says, “We are brothers, you and I.”
I don’t feel so confused, anymore. I reach into my coat for my cigarettes. I offer one to the dog. It accepts, withdrawing it from the pack with its lips, and bares its teeth as it does so.