Our second piece of audio fiction for October is “Lovecraft” written by Helena Bell and read by Kate Baker.
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First, a mouth appears. It is four centimeters long, curved along the ridge of the old woman’s collarbone. It is lined with small nubs of flesh, which is why Ann calls it a mouth and not a slit, a laceration, a suppurative wound.
From the mouth emerges a baby cthulhu: head, tentacles, wings, short arms covered [...]
Our second piece of audio fiction for January is “Variations on Bluebeard and Dalton’s Law Along the Event Horizon&rdsquo; written by Helena Bell and read by Kate Baker.
The First Wife
When I am told well, the shade of my husband’s beard is a word for longing. A robin’s egg, deep water below the coral reef, the night sky against the glow of a dying flashlight. A fooling color so I will not know his plans for me until the first door is opened [...]
You may wash your aluminum chassis on Monday and leave it on the back porch opposite the recyclables; you may wash your titanium chassis on Friday if you promise to polish it in time for church; don’t terrorize the cat; don’t lose the pamphlets my husband has brought home from the hospital; they suggest I [...]
Our third piece of audio fiction for February is “All the Young Kirks and Their Good Intentions” written by Helena Bell and read by Kate Baker.
All the young Kirks in Riverside Public High School are assigned to the same Homeroom class. They sit together in the back corner on the far side from the door. They speak only to each other.
The young Kirk on the Moon goes to school with no one. Each of the colonists has a job [...]
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