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on: February 26, 2023, 02:46:55 AM
PodCastle 775: “The Morthouse”

Author: Maria Haskins
Narrator: Eleanor R. Wood
Host: Matt Dovey
Audio Producer: Devin Martin

Previously published by The Deadlands #12


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Show Notes
Rated PG-13

In her forty-two years on God’s wide Earth, Gerda has read no books other than The Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism, but once, after Sunday service, she heard the sexton say that there are places where the dead traverse a river after death, paying a boatsman to ferry them across the water. Gerda knows such a thing must be either blasphemy or fable, and she knows for certain the dead will find no passage here, not this far north in Sweden, not in January when both the creek and inlet by the village lie frozen, the murky, brackish waters of the Gulf of Bothnia slumbering below windswept ice.

Here, in winter, the dead go nowhere at all, not even into the ground.

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