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on: February 05, 2020, 01:15:19 AM
PodCastle 612: She Searches for God in the Storm Within

Author: Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali
Narrator: Stephanie Malia Morris
Host: Setsu Uzume
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

Originally published in Sword and Sonnet.


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Rated PG-13.

When I arrived at my grandmother’s, in the stillness of predawn, like some restless cat stalking, she was waiting for me on the front porch. It was as if she’d been expecting me. I suppose if she had been watching the sky, she was, because I could be seen for miles. My scarf had come unwrapped and my hair had unfurled into a roiling trail of luminescent heaped up clouds threatening to burst.

The air was thick with the metallic scent of rain and sweet jasmine. I stopped just inside the gate when I caught sight of my grandmother, chest heaving, trying with great difficulty to thin my lowering nimbus into one more presentable. All the excuses I’d contrived for why I was coming to her home at this unseemly hour, after all these years away from home, dissolved.

I did not need them. She would not judge me. She would welcome me home.

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