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on: September 09, 2021, 06:10:08 PM
PodCastle 695: Black Wings, White Kheer

Author: Rati Mehrotra
Narrator: Suna Dasi
Host: Summer Fletcher
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

PodCastle 695: Black Wings, White Kheer is a PodCastle original.

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Show Notes
Rated PG-13



The wings knock against the closet door on full moon nights, trying to escape. The sound terrifies Sarita, because if it wakes Amit, he might think there’s an intruder in the apartment. He might arm himself with something , throw open the closet door with a warrior’s scream, and pound the old bones of her once-beautiful wings, reducing them to a pile of dust.

Blood and feathers, why does she torment herself like this? Amit is a sound sleeper. He snores with his mouth open, spread-eagled on his back, taking up three-fourths of their bed. Besides, the wings can take care of themselves. Does she not know this better than anyone else? Far likelier that Amit will be the one in need of rescue.

Still, she cannot help but think of the promises she’s broken, along with her wings. The recipes she’s forgotten. The family she’s left behind. And all for what?




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