Main Fiction: “The Shadow on the Doorstep” by James Blaylock, first published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, May 1986. Copyright 1986 James Blaylock. Used by permission.
Narrator: Fred Himebaugh.
It was several months after I had dismantled my aquaria that I heard a rustling in the darkness, a scraping of what sounded like footsteps on the front porch of my house.