I like horror. I usually don't like short stories. I bought this book for a light reading while away on a business trip, expecting to read one or two of the stories. I haven't put it down since. J.N. Williamson uses the few pages of each story to create characters you care about, an atmosphere of tension, suspense and horror, and often, an unexpected plot twist. As a student and teacher, I loved "Reality Function" - about a strange, deranged teacher. As a traveler, I don't think I will book passage through "The Sudd" - not after reading the fate of the travelers on this boat! And if someone posts a "Watchwolf" sign in my neighborhood, I'm moving! I don't want to spoil the endings of any of these great stories. After reading these short stories, I am now in search of J.N. Williamson's novels.