The third issue of the small furry e-zine Allasso came out this week – Allasso, Volume 3: Storge. It’s available to read for free online, and it has a lot of really good stories in it – many of them by FWG members. My favorites included “Patchwork Selkie” – a fairly classic selkie story; “Cold Scent” – the story of a police dog dealing with losing his sense of smell; and “On the Surface” – a story about an orca whale trying to bridge the difference in cultures between the ocean and the land. It also has my own story, A Real Stand-Up Guy co-written with my husband, which was inspired by trying to imagine Stephen Colbert as a pug dog.
I think that the stories in Allasso 3 really pull together into a cohesive whole – they speak to each other about themes of family and love across species lines, culture clashes and overcoming them. It’s a really good anthology.