A collection of fifteen short stories by Trevor Hopkins, author of the Lyndesfarne Bridge series of magical fantasy novels.
These short stories are all linked in various ways; can you work out the puzzle? An explanation of the connections between the stories can be found at the end of the Ebook.
Do you get an itch you can’t scratch? No, not that kind of itch!
You know how it is. You get an itching, tickling sensation, somewhere in the middle of your back, and you can’t quite reach to just the right place. Perhaps it’s between your shoulder-blades, or just below, or to one side. Or if you think you can reach, it’s never entirely satisfactory wherever you scrape or rub. Do you want to know what causes that itch, the one you just can’t seem to scratch?
I know the reason why...