Introduced by audiobook and podcast narrator John Meagher, whose short fiction narrations have appeared multiple times in BCS, such as BCS 110: Ill-Met at Midnight and BCS 163: A Killer of Dead Men, by David Tallerman, and BCS 173: The Sweetest Skill also by Tony Pi, commenting on the story’s characterization and worldbuilding.
As a candy dog I lazed between two street-kitchen buckets. Through the legs of passers-by I glimpsed my real self resting at my stall. Next, I animated the sugar-horse. Nong had convinced an herbalist to hang my horse figurine under his ‘running horse’ lamp. I had worried about the flame but needed this vantage point covered, and so dangled the horse a hopefully safe distance under the lantern’s base.