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on: September 14, 2021, 05:07:55 AM
Cast of Wonders 465: In Real Time

• Author: Avra Margariti
• Narrator: Julzerator
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"In Real Time" is a Cast of Wonders original.

Click here to listen to Episode 465

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The kites frozen across the sky dapple the lawn like stained glass. Human statues dot the park, caught mid-motion: picnicking, dog-walking, sun-bathing. They might have been unnerving, once. Now, the utter stillness and silence soothes me like nothing else. In Frozen Time, scents are amplified tenfold. Grass, flowers, sugar. I drop a few coins into a vendor’s tip jar, then fill a clear bag with candy worms, chewing as I stroll down the small hill.

When a shape weaves between the stationary people, I think it’s only an optical illusion. A vase, two faces, now a vase again.


Tags:  Alexis Goble, Avra Margariti, drug use, friendship, growing up, identity, Jeremy Carter, Julzerator, Katherine Inskip, nonbinary, teen protagonist, time, time travel, trans visibility, young adult fiction