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Cast of Wonders 292: Little Wonders 17 – True Selves

• Authors : Dagny Paul and Natalia Theodoridou
• Narrators : Alexis Goble, and Erika Sanderson
• Art : Catherine Unger
• Host : Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter
"Silver Things" and "Smokedancing" are both a Cast of Wonders originals!

“Silver Things”

Dagny Paul is a lapsed English teacher, failed artist, and sometimes writer who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has an unhealthy (but entertaining) obsession with comic books and horror movies, which she consumes whenever her five-year-old son will let her (which isn’t often). Dagny is Assistant Editor of PseudoPod, and you can follow her on Twitter.

Alexis Goble has been a slush reader for Cast of Wonders since the spring of 2015. She’s new to the world of audio, and you may have heard her Staff Pick episodes last January. Alexis lives in Cincinnati with her partner in a 100-year-old house. You can occasionally find her on Twitter.

The first time Leah turned into a fish, she had been small, maybe four, and she’d been sitting with her daddy on the rock that overlooked the lake. He had turned to her with his stubbled smile and his bright blue eyes and asked her if she’d wanted to dive. She didn’t know how to swim, she’d said, and he had said that’s okay, sweetheart, because we’ll be fish.


Natalia Theodoridou is a media & cultural studies scholar, the dramaturge of Adrift Performance Makers, and a writer of strange stories. Natalia’s work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, and elsewhere. For more, visit, or follow @natalia_theodor on Twitter.

Erika Sanderson trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK.

A highly versatile character actress, Erika has created a myriad of roles in a variety of genres from children’s theatre to classical plays musical theatre and video games. She can regularly be heard on The NoSleep Podcast and Star Wars: Convergence as a voice actor.

You can visit her website or follow her on Twitter.

They emerge from the sea, dripping salt. He takes in the air in big gulps, as if breathing for the first time. The mare’s muscles tense under his thighs as they run across the shore. They don’t get to run far. A wave of fear and excitement ripples through man and beast both when the horse’s hooves get stuck to the soft soil underneath. They’re sinking into the salty, grey marsh.

Thanks to Catherine Unger for the episode art! Catherine Unger is a 2D Game Artist and illustrator based in the sunny town of London. Visit Catherine's website or follow on Twitter!

Tags: Alexis Goble, Cast of Wonders, Catherine Unger, Dagny Paul, Erika Sanderson, faith, family, Fantasy, growing up, Horror, identity, Little Wonders, loss, Modern Fantasy, Natalia Theodoridou, transformation, Young Adult fiction
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Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 01:04:56 PM
I love that Silver Things is open to interpretation. Since I read way too much dark stuff and I love unreliable narrators, I started drawing lines between the transformation scene and the gradual physical responses to drowning.

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