Story Title: ‘Rex’ by Jon Wallace
Collection/Anthology?: Various Authors Anthology 1 (The Fiction Desk)
Date Read: 7th September 2011
Briefly: Poor old Sylvia is in mourning. Her dog Ernie has been run over and killed by a car, and her husband Rex, who wasn’t all that fond of Ernie, is getting the blame. Rex is worried about Sylvia, she’s moped in bed for too long, so he’s happy when he hears her coming in the front door one day. She’s not alone though, she’s with a four-legged friend, but it soon becomes clear to Rex at least, that it’s not quite the four-legged friend that Sylvia thinks it is.
Afterthoughts: If the rest of Wallace’s stories are as inventive and as humourous as this one, then I swear I’m going to keel over and die. I’ve not laughed so hard while reading a story for a long time. Easy to read, brilliantly written, and thoroughly, thoroughly entertaining.
This story was read as part of a review of the Various Authors Anthology, Volume 1. If you want to find out more about this anthology then I invite you to pop along to my forethoughts post for this title. I also encourage you to make a trip over to the publisher page for this title.