A story by me, Tyler Tork, appears in the recent anthology Sky-Tinted Waters, available from SamsDot. It’s the entertaining tale of a young stage magician and the danger of not reading to the end of the instructions before you start following them.
Mr. Edgar Mallory woke at noon, hours before he’d intended to rise. It was that damned dog again. He stumped over to the window and scowled down into the neighbors’ yard, and picked up the phone. Then he set it down again. He already knew there was nothing the police could do unless the racket …