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Cast of Wonders 352: Artemis Rising 5 – Barter Queen

Also, Episode 395! A Staff Pick for 2019! Hosted by Associate Editor Alicia Caporaso!

• Author: Sarah Pauling
• Narrator: Alexis Goble
• Artemis Rising 5 Artist: Yuumei
• Host, Episode 395: Alicia Caporaso
• Host, Episode 352: Helen Gould
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter

"Barter Queen" is a Cast of Wonders original.

Click here to listen to Episode 395
Click here to listen to Episode 352

Soledad lets Gabe do the introductions because most strangers see him as the more respectable sibling. His attentive green eyes stare from under thick lashes, and his hair lies flat even when it’s desperately in need of a cut.

“We want Queen Mary’s protection,” he says, brazen as anything. Soledad tries not to stare at the ground. Gabe squeezes her hand.

“What can you give her?” the man at the door asks. Huge firearms dangle from his sides.

“We got guns, for one thing. And we’re mechanics. We can fix things. Bikes.”

The bouncer taps a finger against his forearm. “What kind of bikes you mean? Motorcycles or the other ones?”

“No engines,” Gabe says, firm and deliberate. “The kind that’ll last when there’s no gas left.”

Tags:  Alexis Goble, Alicia Caporaso, Artemis Rising 5, Cast of Wonders, control, courage, femininity, feminism, fighting, Helen Gould, identity, invasion, Jeremy Carter, Post-Apocalypse, Sarah Pauling, skills, sociology, Staff Picks, survival, Young Adult fiction, Yuumei
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