There were ten tongues within one head
And one went out to fetch some bread,
To feed the living and the dead.

–Old Riddle

Black Dog is a follow-up short fiction written by Neil Gaiman in the story collection, Trigger Warning. It takes place after the events of American Gods (Novel) and The Monarch of the Glen.

Shadow spends time in England with a couple and their ghosts.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The Bar Guest[edit | edit source]

The Gibbet[edit | edit source]

The Cuts[edit | edit source]

The Kiss[edit | edit source]

The Living and the Dead[edit | edit source]

The Riddle[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]

People[edit | edit source]

Myths[edit | edit source]

Notes and trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the British Isles, a Black dog is a nocturnal apparition regarded as a portent of death. It is also a metaphor for depression.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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