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August 2014 ISSUE

Seven Years from Home

Our fifth piece of audio fiction for August is “Seven Years from Home” written by Naomi Novik and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Warriors 2, edited by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin, 2010.
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August 2014 ISSUE

The Rose Witch

Our fourth piece of audio fiction for August is “The Rose Witch” written by James Patrick Kelly and read by Kate Baker.

 
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August 2014 ISSUE

The Saint of the Sidewalks

Our third piece of audio fiction for August is “The Saint of the Sidewalks” written by Kat Howard and read by Kate Baker.

 
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August 2014 ISSUE

Bonfires in Anacostia

Our second piece of audio fiction for August is “Bonfires in Anacostia” written by Joseph Tomaras and read by Kate Baker.

 
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August 2014 ISSUE

Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion

Denial
Ellie huddled in the corner of her daughter’s room. She sang a quiet lullaby and cradled her swaddled infant in her arms. Lexi was four months old, or maybe thirteen months? Ellie shook her head. There hadn’t been a birthday party, and thirteen-month-olds didn’t need swaddling. She tried to rearrange the swaddling blankets so they [...]

August 2014 ISSUE

Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion

Our first piece of audio fiction for August is “Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion” written by Caroline M. Yoachim and read by Kate Baker.

 
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August 2014 ISSUE

The Saint of the Sidewalks

Joan wrote her prayer with a half-used tube of Chanel Vamp that she had found discarded at the 34th St. subway stop. It glided across the cardboard—the flip side of a Stoli box, torn and bent—and left her words in a glossy slick the color of dried blood: “I need a miracle.”
You were supposed to [...]

August 2014 ISSUE

Bonfires in Anacostia

1. The Table
On the left-hand side of the coffee table were stacked three Michael Chabon novels, one each by T.C. Boyle and Tim O’Brien, and a volume of Nathanael West’s collected works. On the right were five guides to maximizing fertility, and two novels by Tessa Dare. In between were two stemless wine glasses.
The table [...]

August 2014 ISSUE

The Rose Witch

Most in that country called Tzigana a witch, though never to her face. Now that she was dead, you would expect that the girls who had lived in her tumbledown house might say whatever they wished. But none dared speak against the old woman. All but one continued to bless her memory, constructing imagined kindnesses [...]

August 2014 ISSUE

Seven Years from Home

Preface
Seven days passed for me on my little raft of a ship as I fled Melida; seven years for the rest of the unaccelerated universe. I hoped to be forgotten, a dusty footnote left at the bottom of a page. Instead I came off to trumpets and medals and legal charges, equal doses of acclaim [...]