The Emissary Goat

‘The Emissary Goat’ (published in Sanity Clause is Coming, Fringeworks Press, 2014)

For Fringework’s second anthology of seasonal horror stories, I opted for a contemporary story, with an ancient evil surfacing in the commonplace setting of a school nativity play.


I was never entirely happy with this volume – the regular cover artist was unable to take on the commission owing to workload, and although Darrel Bevan did a fine job at short notice, it denied the book the distinctive tone of the first volume. I was, however, again in good company, as this was an excellent collection of stories, albeit somewhat more slender than its predecessor.

A revised version of The Emissary Goat will appear in my forthcoming collection of supernatural and horror stories.