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on: March 31, 2020, 10:20:38 PM
PodCastle 620: When Hope Is Lost, Touch Remains

Author: Nin Harris
Narrator: Chang Yiun Yee
Host: Setsu Uzume
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

PodCastle 620: When Hope Is Lost, Touch Remains is a PodCastle original.


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Rated R for steamy friction, physical and ethical.

Chowrasta Market was where Maria had learned to love books — upstairs in the claustrophobic crush of second-hand book stalls, where the musty smell of old paperbacks was drowned in a panoply of aromas from the market downstairs: fish, the blood of poultry, and the musk-laden spore of murdered mammals. Her bookishness was all she was able to offer the men who occasionally fell in love with her. They drowned in her literary wit and her fragile insecurities until the time when, as with all relationships, one must drift away and make an end.

Sometimes the endings were congenial.

More often than not the congeniality masked a secret pain, a gnawing loss at the realisation that another hope had been proven false. Because what are endings but a betrayal of some hope? But then again, what are endings if they are not a culmination of choices made?

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