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A Wish and a Hope and a Dream

A Wish and a Hope and a Dream - Staff Pick 2017

• by M. Darusha Wehm
• Narrated by Setsu Uzume
• Audio production by Jeremy Carter
A Cast of Wonders original!
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M. Darusha Wehm writes science fiction and speculative poetry, and mainstream poetry and fiction as Darusha Wehm. Science fiction books include Beautiful Red, Children of Arkadia and the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective series. Mainstream books include the Devi Jones’ Locker Young Adult series and The Home for Wayward Parrots (forthcoming from NeWest Press). Darusha’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in many venues, including Arsenika, Nature, Escape Pod, and several anthologies. Darusha is originally from Canada but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending the past several years sailing the Pacific. For more information visit or @darusha.

Setsu Uzume spent their formative years in and out of dojos. They also trained in a monastery in rural China, studying Daoism and swordplay. Setsu is a member of Codex and SFWA, as well as the assistant editor at PodCastle, and while they have dabbled in many arts, only writing and martial arts seem to have stuck. Follow them online or on Twitter.

You have always been a princess.

When you are six years old, your hat is a cardboard cone covered in glitter glue with a cellophane veil. Your dress began life as a pillowcase in the free box at the Goodwill. Your best friend Ines has a store-bought costume, her gown soft and sky blue like Princess Karima’s. You aren’t envious, though. You love your pillowcase dress and hat that makes you almost as tall as your mother.

Tags: attraction, bakery, cakes, Cast of Wonders, class separation, college, debt, economics, friendship, gender, growing up, Jeremy Carter, M. Darusha Wehm, prince, princess, Setsu Uzume, work, Young Adult fiction
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