Author Topic: CoW Ep. 493: One Day in Infinity  (Read 432 times)

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Cast of Wonders 493: One Day in Infinity

• Author: Beth Goder
• Narrator: Marguerite Kenner
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer:  Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Katherine Inskip

"One Day in Infinity" is a Cast of Wonders original.

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Walrus reaches her hands down into a supermarket in Oregon, willing the roof translucent. Time is frozen like the fish sticks in aisle seven. She weaves her hands through shoppers, careful not to nudge the boy bouncing in the cart or the old man in front of the cake mixes. She breathes in the smell of cucumbers, a loamy quality that speaks of the ground they came from.

First, she removes salmonella from a carton of eggs, sucking out disease until only a swirl of white and yolk remains. She caresses the fish in the display case to tell them they are loved. Next, she sees if anyone is going to die.


Tags:  Beth Goder, compassion, destiny, fate, friendship, gods, Jeremy Carter, Katherine Inskip, Marguerite Kenner, moral dilemmas, omnipotence, supermarkets, surreal, young adult fiction