Our fourth podcast for December is “No Vera There” written by Dominica Phetteplace and read by Kate Baker.
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Our third podcast for December is “Now Dress Me in my Finest Suit and Lay Me in My Casket” written by M. Bennardo and read by Kate Baker.
Second Counselor Azo is the last to leave. As Fatima seals her into a silver coffin, Azo asks, “Will you follow?”
The decades fade from her face, the lines soften, and she is young again, as frightened and uncertain as when she came to the prison as a novice.
Fatima smoothes a curl of hair from her [...]
Across the void of space the last magician fled before me.
“Consider the Big Bang,” said Alicia Ochoa, the first magician I met. “Reality erupted from a single point. What’s more symmetrical than a point? Shouldn’t the universe be symmetrical too, and boring? But here we are, in a world interesting enough to permit you and [...]
Every night as a young girl, I would help my grandfather finish dressing in his nicest, cleanest suit.
He would stand in his black gold-toed socks on the bedroom rug, his twill trousers hanging slack as he threaded cufflinks through the buttonholes of his shining white shirt. His tie knot was always a double Windsor, with [...]
What type of sudoku puzzle are you?
You are a black belt puzzle. You are practically unsolvable.
What type of heart do you have?
A red hot heart. It tastes like cinnamon.
What Tarot card are you?
The fool. You are starting over.
What type of white girl are you?
Cool white [...]
Out here, there’s a lot of ways to go crazy. Get cooped up in a passenger module not much larger than a trailer, and by the time you reach your destination you may have come to believe that the universe exists only within your own mind: it’s called solipsism syndrome, and I’ve seen it happen [...]
She stopped in sight of Twenty Arch Bridge, laying down her bags to rest her hands from the weight of two hog’s heads and forty pence worth of beeswax candles. While she paused, Kathrin adjusted the drawstring on her hat, tilting the brim to shade her forehead from the sun. Though the air was still [...]
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