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Author Topic: CoW Ep. 421: We Sang You As Ours  (Read 208 times)

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Cast of Wonders 421: We Sang You As Ours

• Author: Nibedita Sen
• Narrator: Laura Hobbs
• Host: KB Sluss
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

We Sang You As Ours originally appeared in Issue 49 of The Dark Magazine, June 2019.

Click here to listen to Episode 421

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The new egg was going to be a boy.

Cadence had overheard Mother Reed and Mother Piper saying so in the kitchen, last night, after they were done singing to it. She didn’t know how they could tell–it looked just like her little sisters’ eggs had. Maybe a bit bigger than theirs had been at three days old, but otherwise the same: fat as a pumpkin and ribbed like one, flushed with the faintest hint of venous blue. It looked like the dead jellyfish that would sometimes wash up on the beach, plump and gelatinous, clear near the surface and fibrous white at its heart, making you want to dig your fingers in, or maybe take a bite.


Tags:   Alexis Goble, eggs, families, growing up, hunting, Jeremy Carter, KB Sluss, Laura Hobbs, leaving home, Monsters, Nibedita Sen, sea creatures, siblings, Young Adult fiction