Author Topic: PC Mini 98: Traveling Mercies  (Read 2644 times)


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on: May 27, 2017, 01:19:02 AM
PodCastle Miniature 98: Traveling Mercies

by Rachael K Jones
read by Khaalidah Muhammed-Ali
First published in Strange Horizons.

Rated PG.

In the old stories, strangers at the door could be disguised gods, so you had to invite them in. It was a sin to turn away a guest.

Atithi devo bhava. Sanskrit: the guest is God.

I am not God, though I am old.

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Rachael K. Jones is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Athens, Georgia. Her work has appeared in dozens of venues, including Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Shimmer. She is a SFWA member, an editor, and a secret android. Follow her on Twitter @RachaelKJones.

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Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 12:14:47 AM
As someone who travels a lot, I felt a special connection to this story. Loved it.


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Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 09:46:48 PM
I thought this was a nice take on the vampire,  I do wonder how she eats, or should I say who.

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