Hot Dish is a collection of longer form Furry romantic and erotic short stories collected by Sofawolf Press over the years in hopes of one day finding a suitable vehicle in which to present them. That day has arrived! We are pleased to present Hot Dish, an anthology whose name is an homage to the gooey, Midwestern casserole that is slow-cooked to let flavors deepen and meld. Like its namesake, this collection of stories will provided a deeper, more complex, and satisfying reading experience.
Cover art is by Kamui, and each story is accompanied by illustrations by Keovi.
“Seducing the Sky” by Kandrel tells the tale of a star-fighter tiger who crash-lands on a planet of technologically-primitive otters. Despite the clash of cultures, he unites with the otters’ chieftainess against a shared enemy.
“Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre” by Huskyteer brings two same-sex, mixed-species couples together for the purpose of procreation. Friendships are tested and traffic rules are violated, but in the end a new life is created and the characters’ own lives must adapt.
“The Evening’s Festivities” by Faora Meridian finds a coyote thief infiltrating a high-society ball for the purpose of absconding with the lupine host’s most prized possession. However, a distraction in a dress on the dance floor diverts the thief from his original plan.
“The Moment at Eternity” by Dark End throws a human woman and a “meta,” a human-constructed canine sex slave, into the Alaskan wilderness when their cruise ship sinks. Each must depend on the other to survive, and along the way the woman comes to a much greater understanding of the implication her own species’ genetic machinations.
“A Monster and a Gentleman” by Lady Chastity Chatterley tells the tale of a queen who, desperate to avoid a beheading, turns to enchantment to produce an heir. Her beastly offspring finds love, but also prejudice against his monstrous appearance.
“Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Kandrel finds a mink confused and worried about the dreams being induced by his new SDU (Sweet Dreams Unit). Soon, his waking reality seems to start misbehaving too, leading to some startling insights about who he is.
“A Secret Place” by Dwale pulls a stallion from his technologically-advanced but socially-stratified urban life to a nursery run by his wheelchair-bound aunt in a forgotten corner of the land. When not working in the greenhouses, she teaches him the nearly-forgotten romantic language of flowers, and he struggles with feelings that society considers taboo.
“Dance With Me” by Tack Otter follows an Australian shepherd and his male crow roommate through their preparations for a talent show competition. The stress they are under comes from more than just the shepherd’s troubles herding his fingers across the piano keys.
“What Would You Do If I’m Not What I’m Supposed To Be?” by Arcane Reno forces a reclusive African wild dog to confront his fears and his sexual orientation when he finally meets his best online friend — someone who knows him as a totally different species in an online role-playing game.
Hot Dish is an anthology intended for a mature audience.
Style: Literary Work
Parental Rating: NC-17
Publication Date: March 2013