The Tree Might Be Dead But The Splinters Are Free

When you read a short story, and then its over, and you spend a lot of time trying to think what it was telling you and deciding it could be fifteen different things — all of the fifteen things — you know the story was good. That is what we have here with Joe Shaw’s outstanding “Dead Tree”. Those of you who are regular readers of Shaw expect a certain level of gore and mayhem but this one is tame by his standards and that means it is safe for all audiences.

Click on the Creature From The Black Lagoon to read the story.

Click one of his claws to read the story. If you click his nose, all your trees will die.