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on: March 10, 2021, 07:12:25 PM
PodCastle 669: The Book of May

Authors: C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez
Narrators: C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez
Host: Setsu Uzume
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

Originally published in Clockwork Phoenix.


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Rated Pg-13.

From: Morgan W. Jamwant <>

To: Harry Najinsky <>

Date: January 22, 2015 12:58:59 p.m. est

Subject: Death Is the Tree


Dude. I wanna be a tree when I die. Make them put me into one of those urn-y things. The biodegradable ones with the seed inside. Go look it up. I swear to God. Gawd. Gerd. Gods. All of em.

I wanted to be oak, ’cause of what you wrote a hundred billion years ago in our high school yearbook. “To Morgan, an Oak amidst the Spruce.” But I didn’t see oak on the website. Maybe I should go sugar maple instead. I’d be so fabulous in October.

Can you take this seriously? I mean, not too seriously but a little seriously? I’m kind of on a time crunch here, they tell me.

M. W. J.

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Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 02:23:11 PM
Mixed feelings about this.

I understood most of the references, and I like the fact that there’s links to websites in the story. It’s the first time I see that. I didn't click on them though.

There’s no speculative element at all. Just references to pop culture and mythology, and some shenanigans about trees. Not the kind of story someone would be looking for when looking for a Fantasy story to read.

I like the conversation between friends who used to play D&D. This story makes nerds reflect about how they’re gonna be when they leave their mother’s basements to work (or maybe not).

I just wanna go pro before AI takes over and the bot dogs from Boston Dynamics kill us all.