Editor Ellen Datlow released her full recommendation list for volume seven of her annual Best Horror of the Year anthology. As has happened many, many times in the past, I’m happy to say that I made the list, but came short of making the final cut for the anthology itself. And while it’s a great honor to be on said list, with some of the finest authors writing today, as the title of this post says, close but no cigar.
At any rate, Datlow thinks my story, “The Briggs Hill Path” was worth a second look. Featuring the Lovecraftian duo of Harley Warren and Randolph Carter, “The Briggs Hill Path” finds the two engaged in psychic struggle with something which may or may not be an avatar of the Black Goat of the Woods. The story first appeared in the anthology, Song of the Satyrs, edited by Aaron French.