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on: July 13, 2022, 04:37:13 PM
PodCastle 743: Ribbons

Author: Natalia Theodoridou
Narrator: A. F. Grappin
Host: Matt Dovey
Audio Producer: Eric Valdes

Previously published by Uncanny Magazine


Show Notes
Rated R


Monday’s lover tugs at Jan’s ribbon with his teeth. Jan doesn’t yell at the lover to stop. The guy just received bad news from the front — a friend lost to a bomb, perhaps, a sibling blown to bits; Jan doesn’t ask. He tells the lover, instead, to be careful: We don’t want my head rolling off now, do we? We’ve all heard of them, after all, the stories of women taking it off and their heads falling to the ground.

Monday’s lover nods and keeps his teeth to himself. Says he’s never seen a guy with a ribbon before.

What can I say, love? Jan tells him. I’m special.

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