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on: February 13, 2022, 11:24:59 PM
PodCastle 720: Where the Old Neighbors Go

Author: Thomas Ha
Narrator: Eleiece Krawiec
Host: Matt Dovey
Audio Producer: Peter Adrian Behravesh

Previously published in Metaphorosis.


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Show Notes
Rated R


The man standing on the porch that night seemed like an ordinary gentrifier at first glance: young and tall and artfully unshaven. His jeans were tattered but strangely crisp, and his shirt was loose and tight in all the wrong places. He had the appearance of someone vaguely famous, like his face could have been in a magazine ad or on the side of a bus. And to anyone other than Mary Walker, he would have successfully passed for a human.

Mary widened the opening of her front door, knowing she could no longer avoid him. She clutched the edges of her stained bathrobe and stared up at the man through the tangle of her gray and white hair.

He smiled, and there was something off, as if his features were meant to be stationary, not stretched in that way. “I thought I should finally introduce myself,” he said. “I’m the new neighbor.”

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