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Title: CoW Ep. 255: Doors
Post by: danooli on July 13, 2017, 11:37:31 PM
Episode 255: Doors by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (

• Guest host Sandra M. Odell
• Narrated by Marguerite Kenner
• Audio production by Jeremy Carter
• Originally published in Interzone Magazine #258 (May/June 2015) (http://)
• Read along with the text of the story (
• Click here to listen to Episode 255 (

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (’s fiction and poetry has appeared in magazines such as The Toast, Clarkesworld, PRISM International, and Lightspeed. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program and curates the annual Art & Words Show in Fort Worth, Texas. She lives with her partner and two literarily-named cats: Gimli and Don Quixote. You can visit her on Twitter ( or through her website (http://).

Marguerite Kenner ( is a native Californian who has forsaken sunny paradise to live with her true love in Merrye Olde England. She frequently wears so many hats that she needs two heads. When she’s not grappling with legal conundrums as a commercial solicitor, lecturing, editing Cast of Wonders, or helping behind the scenes as COO of Escape Artists (, she can be found narrating audio fiction, studying popular culture (i.e. going to movies and playing video games) with her partner Alasdair Stuart (, or curling up with a really good book. You can follow her adventures on Twitter (

Sandra M. Odell ( lives in Washington state with her husband, sons, and an Albanian miniature moose disguised as a dog. Her work has appeared in such venues as Jim Baen’s UNIVERSE, Daily Science Fiction, Crossed Genres, Cast of Wonders, Podcastle, and Pseudopod. She is a Clarion West 2010 graduate, and an active member of the SFWA. You can find out more about her work at online ( and follow her on Twitter (

It had been three months since I’d taken my brother anywhere. The last place we’d gone together was our mother’s funeral. Since then Zack had been difficult, more so than usual, refusing to put on his shoes, shushing me when I asked him to do his chores, even screaming and pounding his fists when it was time to drive him to the recycling facility where he sorted paper as part of a program for developmentally disabled adults.
But he had agreed to visit the county fair, though in the car on the way he had bruised his knuckles knocking on the window glass, an old habit Mom and I thought we’d broken him of.

Tags: alternates, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, brother, Cast of Wonders, choices, county fair, Down Syndrome, grief, Guest Host, help, Jeremy Carter, loss, Marguerite Kenner, multiverse, sacrifice, Sandra M. Odell, sibling, sister, Young Adult fiction
Title: Re: CoW Ep. 255: Doors
Post by: hwaffle on July 20, 2017, 10:59:21 PM
This was fantastic. I loved it a great deal.