My short story, The Rat-catcher, has been published by Paraxis in the journal’s, “Mirrors, windows and walls” volume. Many thanks to the editorial team – Claire, Andy and Carys – for choosing to publish the story, and for the kind introduction given to it:
“Walls aren’t a foregrounded element in Lorrie Hartshorn’s ‘The Rat-catcher’, but they do play a significant role as symbolic parentheses. The story follows in the footsteps of Browning, Goethe and the brothers Grimm with its reimagining of Rattenfänger von Hameln. There is, of course, no shortage of riffs on the pied piper theme in film, radio and print, but we think you’ll be compelled and absorbed by the subtlety and confidence of Hartshorn’s in this urban retelling of a disturbing and perennially popular tale.”
You can read The Rat-catcher on Paraxis here.