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October 2012 ISSUE

England under the White Witch

Our second piece of audio fiction for October is “England under the White Witch” written by Theodora Goss and read by Kate Baker.

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October 2012 ISSUE

England under the White Witch

It is always winter now.

When she came, I was only a child—in ankle socks, my hair tied back with a silk ribbon. My mother was a seamstress working for the House of Alexandre. She spent the days on her knees, saying Yes, madame has lost weight, what has madame been doing? When madame had been [...]

August 2008 ISSUE

Her Mother's Ghosts

Her name is Ilona. The other children at school call her Smellona. She is not me, but I have been her. Here are the things I remember most clearly:

She lives in a townhouse in Washington D.C. with her mother and younger brother, whose bangs are always cut crooked. It [...]

August 2008 ISSUE

Writing My Mother's Ghosts

This essay was presented as part of a panel called “Reeling Beyond Realism: But to Reel in What?” proposed by Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan of Omnidawn Publishing for the 2008 Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in New York City.  I’m grateful to Rusty and Ken for proposing such a fantastic panel, and [...]