Our fourth piece of audio fiction for October is “Pithing Needle” written by E. Catherine Tobler and read by Kate Baker.
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Our third piece of audio fiction for October is “Seeking boarder for rm w/ attached bathroom, must be willing to live with ghosts ($500 / Berkeley)” written by Rahul Kanakia and read by Kate Baker.
Louis is working in the basement of the museum when the Devil takes him.
“Boy,” says the Devil, and Louis looks up from his diorama. A normal-seeming man with a disturbingly full head of hair, and very red lips, neither young nor old.
“Surely you’re not speaking to me,” Louis says. He’s on the Nile, crafting a [...]
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 [...]
I’m looking for a roommate, preferably a gay male, non-drinker, non-drug user, to share a comfortable Craftsman-style, three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow in Berkeley. Owner-occupied home has hardwood floors, skylights, fireplace, built-in bar-b-q, nice garden, washer and dryer. Clean and well maintained. Room is approximately one hundred eighty sq. ft and includes attached bathroom.
This is [...]
We have run toward enough danger to understand this is unique, this conflict will change everything we know. It will change the Nessik, too, but we don’t care about them in this moment, because hundreds of thousands of their young are—
Are eating our—
We came together, armed, prepared, and yet not. They sent an entire division, [...]
He looked at me the way they all do. “You’re him, then.”
“Yes,” I said.
Across the square. A cart, tied up to a hitching-post. One thin horse. Not so very long ago, he’d used the cart for shifting dung. I sat next to him, my bag on my knees, tucking my feet in close, and [...]
In the spring Paulus set out north from The Fells, hunting the apprentice Myros. He cannot be allowed to collect his six, the wizard had said. If you cannot find his track, you must kill whichever of the six he has already selected. It did Paulus’ conscience no good to kill people whose only fault [...]
Our first piece of audio fiction for October is “Taxidermist in the Underworld” written by Maria Dahvana Headley and read by Kate Baker.
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