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Cast of Wonders 471: The Storyteller’s Wife
• Author: Eugie Foster
• Narrator: Xander M. Odell
• Host: KB Sluss
• Audio Producer:  Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"The Storyteller's Wife" was originally published in Realms of Fantasy Magazine, June 2005.

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Janie Harper felt strange driving home with the sun so high, the tawny-gold of noon instead of the cool, buttery silver of early evening. Ten years of nine-to-five drudgery, lost weekends sacrificed to project deadlines, corporate double-speak, and mind-numbing boredom. All gone.

She’d hated her job, hated her days spent watching the clock and wishing the hours of her life would speed away while she was trapped in her cubicle. But even with three months to prepare for this day, her last one, the morning had passed in a surreal haze punctuated by queasiness and a peculiar chill, like her stomach was lined with ice. She remembered nestling the glass-framed photograph of Tom, her husband, into the box the secretary had provided for her personal effects, but not carrying it to her car. And she couldn’t remember driving out of the concrete monolith of the parking garage, or if she’d obeyed the speed limit in the school zone, or even if she’d fastened her seatbelt.

Tags:  Alexis Goble, bereavement, compromise, Eugie Foster, fairies, fairy tale, illness, Jeremy Carter, KB Sluss, love, stories, Tam Lin, tenacity, traditional, trials, wonder, Xander Odell, young adult fiction