PodCastle Miniature 96: Blackbird Pastry
by Megan Branning
Read by Louise Ratcliffe
Guest hosted and edited by Matt Dovey
A PodCastle original!Rated PG.Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing.
Wasn’t that a dainty dish
To set before the king?
A dainty dish? Oh, I suppose, but did you never wonder how four and twenty blackbirds fit inside an ordinary pie? Well, just you ask my mother; she cooked it.
to continue reading.Megan Branning
is a children’s librarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband. When not writing, she’s usually reading or gaming. She also like to travel, and has gone as far as Australia and New Zealand. Her fiction has appeared in Luna Station Quarterly, Lakeside Circus, Niteblade and other publications.Louise Ratcliffe
is a scientist and an artist. She spent her school days either trying to blow stuff up in Chemistry, or creating angsty pieces of writing and performance art. She is originally from England, and came to New Zealand as a souvenir from an OE. She is currently doing everything she never planned to do out in rural Waikato. Listen to this week’s PodCastle!