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Episode 237: Little Wonders 10 – Flash Fiction Contest Winners

• Authors: Rachael K. Jones, Katherine Inskip, J. Lily Corbie
• Narrators: Katherine Inskip, Alasdair Stuart, Dani Daly
• Audio production by Jeremy Carter
All three stories are Cast of Wonders originals!

More Than Machines Will Fall to Rust

Rachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, an addiction to running, and a couple of degrees. Now she writes speculative fiction in Athens, Georgia, where she lives with her husband. Her work has appeared in dozens of venues including Shimmer, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, EscapePod, PodCastle, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and The Drabblecast. She is an editor, a SFWA member, and a secret android. Follow her on online or on Twitter.

The story is narrated by Katherine Inskip.

I'll tell it like it never happened, Patrick. Like we were childhood besties swapping knock-knock jokes from the tip-top branches of our favorite climbing tree.

A Coat of Salt and Sand

Katherine Inskip teaches astrophysics for a living and spends her (infrequent) spare time populating the universe with worlds of her own. She is a mother to two boys, and enjoys chaos, water-fights, tree-climbing, and thwarting plans for world domination. Katherine is addicted to chocolate and Japanese logic puzzles, narrates for a variety of podcasts, and wishes she’d started slush reading decades ago. You can read her blog, Trisigmatic, or follow her on Twitter.

This story is Katherine’s first professional story sale – congratulations!

Alasdair Stuart is the owner of Escape Artists and the host of Pseudopod. When he’s not doing either of those things, he’s professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction all over the place, like, MCM Buzz and Fox Spirit Books. He lives in the UK with your intrepid editor and their shared herd of microphones. Follow him at his blog, Man of Words, or on Twitter.

They met in a small cove near Land’s End, in the days when tin mines still stained the coast rust-red.

She & I

J. Lily Corbie is a lifelong horror and fantasy enthusiast. She’s passionate about mythology and folklore and loves bats, bones, butterflies, and octopuses. Her work has appeared on Pseudopod. She lives with three cats and a dog, and you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Your narrator is our own assistant editor, community manager, and flash fiction contest runner Dani Daly. You can follow her on Twitter or say hello here at the EA forum.

She is fourteen and one quarter and I am sixteen the first time she comes to the bend in the creek.

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