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Author Topic: PC Miniature 91: Love Letters On The Nightmare Sea  (Read 741 times)
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Anything for a Weird Life

« on: October 17, 2016, 12:48:46 PM »

PodCastle Miniature 91: Love Letters On The Nightmare Sea

by Rachael K. Jones

read by Khaalidah Muhammed-Ali

First published in Flash Fiction Online.

I thought the tendriled horrors were angels when we woke at sea that disastrous night and saw them falling on the waters. Now, Suneeti, on this abandoned island, they are radiant in the setting sun, their translucence licked gold by dusk.

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Rated PG-13.

Rachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, an addiction to running, and a couple degrees. Now she writes speculative fiction in Athens, Georgia, where she lives with her husband. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many venues, including Shimmer, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Flash Fiction Online, Fireside Magazine Accessing the Future, Strange Horizons, Escape Pod, Crossed Genres, Diabolical Plots, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, The Drabblecast, and  Daily Science Fiction. She is an editor, a SFWA member, and a secret android. Follow her on Twitter @RachaelKJones.

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali is our Assistant Editor here at PodCastle. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband of twenty-five years and three children. By day she works as a breast oncology nurse. At all other times she juggles, none too successfully, writing, reading, gaming and gardening. She has self-published one novel entitled An Unproductive Woman, has published a story at Escape Pod, and has a story in the An Alphabet of Embers anthology. Of her alter ego, K from the planet Vega, it is rumored that she owns a time machine and knows the secret to long youth. You can catch her posts at her website,, and you can follow her on twitter, @khaalidah.

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Sir Postsalot
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 09:45:06 AM »

I loved this weird, poetic, creepy story.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 11:23:56 PM »

I like the idea of letters being worn as a talisman/shield, very cool image.
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