“He finishes tucking two more shells into their home just as the dog staggers back into the light again. Its lower jaw is stripped away, leaving a palate peppered with slivers of fang to pool bloody saliva onto the dirt. Added to this is a small string of silvery liquid, like mercury, dripping from the remains of its nose. It appears to be fighting against the flow of the blood; some of it succeeds in regaining its place within the confines of the dog’s skull.”

A COLLECTION OF flash science fiction stories that were originally published at 365tomorrows: a website devoted to posting one of said stories per day, 365 days a year. They recently clocked up their 2,500th story, an amazing achievement.

365Tomorrows Collection — .pdf download