This is a dark story, probably the darkest I have ever written. It’s about a man, a talking dog, a gun, and Central Park. It’s about love, alienation, and despair.
It was first published in New Worlds under Michael Moorock’s editorship. Then anthologized in Best SF Stories from New Worlds 6, edited by Michael Moorcock. Most recently, it was anthologized again in Manhattan Noir 2, edited by Lawrence Block.