Dog Dance of Snikia
by Richard Wolkomir
This whimsical fantasy novella follows Flin and his genius dog companion, Bobby Shortlegs, from the family's ancestral pear farm, in the province of Snikia, to the realm's capital, where Flin hopes to win a magical talent contest. Bobby hopes to save his not-so-bright human companion from extremely bad decisions. As usual, that doesn't work out.