The Keeper

A late short story, this functions as an epilogue to the ShoreZone sequence of 'stories from between worlds' (as yet unpublished).  It could indeed be one of them;  but it stands alone.

for (as yet unpublished) read (see below)

SHOREZONE:  ‘stories from between worlds’.  In a range of nine locations, each made vividly present to the reader’s eye, a troubling alternative dimension reveals itself:   1890s Vienna, a Worcestershire garden, a rough island off Ireland’s north coast, a midwinter city in Arctic Norway…  
 To be published by Strange Attractor press, 2023-24.