A novella. Cover art by Dave Felton.
Right from the start, Dr Wood was mystified by the two sisters, Marina and Betty Werrett, who appeared to be in conflict about letting out the gaunt Georgian house that stood on the frozen marsh a couple of miles outside Stabman’s Reach. Her confusion mounts when the sisters, despite her objections, move into the wind-whipped house with her. After that, events unravel so fast, and in such a terrifying way, that Dr Wood, when finally the house expels her, is happy never to venture into the remote English countryside of Norfolk again.
Winning the 2008 Bristol Short Story Prize for her story 'The River', Rebecca Lloyd, a writer and editor from Bristol, UK, was shortlisted in the 2010 Dundee International Book Prize and was a semi-finalist in the Hudson Prize for a short story collection in the same year. Her novel Halfling was published by Walker Books in 2011, and in the following year she was co-editor with Indira Chandrasekhar, of Pangea, an Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe, with Thames River Press. In 2014, her short story collection Whelp and Other Stories was shortlisted in the Paul Bowles Award for Short Fiction, and her collection The View From Endless Street was published by WiDo Publishing.