The Language of Stones and Other Stories
by C. M. Barrett
In The Language of Stones, a young man tries to teach a stone to speak. Villains Victorious describes the attempt of fictional villains to rewrite the story. The Gargoyle Murder is the love story of a gargoyle and a cat. Also included is the first chapter of Big Dragons Don't Cry, which introduces a cat who's finding that a quest cuts into his relaxation time.