Author Topic: CoW Ep. 243: The Tentacles Never Lie  (Read 1998 times)


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on: April 11, 2017, 09:10:28 PM
Episode 243: The Tentacles Never Lie by J.W. Alden

• Narrated by Megan Leigh
• Guest host Dani Daly
• Audio production by Jeremy Carter
A Cast of Wonders original!
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J.W. Alden lives near West Palm Beach, Florida with his wife Allison, who doesn’t mind the odd assortment of musical instruments and medieval weaponry that decorate his office (as long as he brandishes the former more often than the latter). Alden is a graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshop, a 1st Place Writers of the Future winner, and an active member of SFWA. Read more from him at his website, or follow him on Twitter.

Megan Leigh is editor of pop culture blog Pop Verse and co-host of feminist speculative fiction podcast Breaking the Glass Slipper. Her writing has appeared on SFWA, SFF World, Pornokitsch, and Writers’ Workshop. You can follow Megan on Twitter.

In Connie's line of work, you had to massage the truth from time to time. A stretch here, a bend there--even human clients expected a fib or two at the negotiation table. But when trading with the Hygoelus, you always lied. It just made things easier.
"My friends," she said to the hygos across the table, who were not her friends, "you won't regret this deal. One day, when you're bouncing great-grandspawn on your knee-like appendages, still in perfect health in your august years, you and your people will look back on this meeting and thank me."

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