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Author Topic: CoW Ep. 437: Candy Wrappers (And Ep. 447!)  (Read 252 times)

Languorous Lass

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on: December 31, 2020, 01:23:04 AM
Cast of Wonders 437: Candy Wrappers

Also, Episode 447! A Staff Pick for 2020! Hosted by Assistant Editor KB Sluss!

• Author: Kaitlyn Zivanovich
• Narrator: Cherrae L. Stuart
• Host, Episode 447: KB Sluss
• Host, Episode 437: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"Candy Wrappers" is a Cast of Wonders original.

Click here to listen to Episode 447
Click here to listen to Episode 437

Content Warning: 
colonialism, death

The island is a circle. A magmic glow radiates from the lips of the volcano crater at one end—hot, and alive. On the other end the Visitor compound is white and cold, lit by the new false light. But it is darkness the island child seeks as she sprints through the garden of the dead, cradling her brother’s soul in her hands.

Mikmik dashes from night-shadow to night-shadow. She skirts around overgrown patches of soulseeds, left uncollected by their living. There is no singing in the garden. Jyn chatters and laughs in Mikmik’s palm, completely unchanged for all that he no longer has a body. “Faster!” he cries. The wind rushes over his soulseed. “Run, Mikmik, run!”


Tags:  2020, afterlife, Alexis Goble, Cherrae L. Stuart, Colonialism, death, exploitation, faith, gardens, Islands, Jeremy Carter, K.B. Sluss, Kaitlyn Zivanovich, Katherine Inskip, magic, Racism, Rebirth, Staff Picks, technology, Traditions, Volcanoes, Young Adult fiction

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