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on: October 07, 2021, 07:36:28 AM
PodCastle 699: The Last Petal

Author: Anna Madden
Narrator: Eliza Chan
Host: Summer Fletcher
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

DreamForge Magazine

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Show Notes
Rated PG



Miss Lily Dale preferred hands to faces. Hands told a story that faces could hide.

Her father’s hands had become so gaunt, so fidgety. A shipping merchant without ships was a man without a livelihood. He spent his days inside their new home writing letters to the port master. The ink looked like dried blood under his fingers.

A good daughter wore a smile, but Lily’s lips faltered, betraying her. “I’m headed to market, Papa. I’m going to—”

“Go along then, child. I must finish this.” His attention barely wavered from his parchment.

Lily drew back. Better she had been born a son, destined to build rather than hinder. As matters stood, her father had sold off their valuables to pay off the debt collectors, and there was little she could do to help.




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