what is on the very edge of the wood

WHAT IS ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE WOOD?

Editor’s Note

What does lurk on the very edge of the wood? Not simply cloaked in complete darkness of the deep, menacing heart of the forest. Nor safe in our beds. No, we wanted to know what slinks in the corners, moving through the blending of two worlds with both light and darkness.

We were a bit nervous to throw out the idea of our first theme issue. Firstly, we have never done an issue before. Would we be alone in our interest? Would we be standing between two places wondering where everyone else was? Our fears were tempered when we began seeing so many enthusiastic and creative submissions come through during the reading period.

From our original call for submissions, each of these six writers has interpreted the question in their own imaginative way. Whether the story is pulsing with the Weird, adventure, horror or the unknown, you’ll certainly have trouble picking a favourite.

The Editors / December 2018

The Witch of Wildthorne Wood

BY CARRIE A BROWN

The Smell of Wet Fur

BY ALEXANDRA O’NEIL

Revival Forest

BY BRADLEY SIDES

Two Point Five Wolves

BY BOB SCHOFIELD

Who Sees is Also Seen

BY SR HUGHES

The Offer

BY MADISON MCSWEENEY