Trapped in his house during the COVID-19 pandemic, an unnamed man has begun to lose his mind. And the constant barking of the neighbor’s dog speeds up the process. As the days wear on and tensions worsen, frustration turns to action as the man grabs a nearby shovel. Will the dog make it out alive? Will anyone? Will YOU? Joseph E Shaw explores the limits of the human psyche with his new short story, “Bark,” which readers have called “Intense” and “Seriously disturbed.” Bark Bark Bark.