Introduced by narrator Carla Kissane, who narrated the original BCS Audio Fiction Podcast of the story.
“I paint by the inner light,” I said. I tried to make it sound like I was being facetious.
Introduced by audiobook and podcast narrator Heath Miller, who narrated the original BCS Audio Fiction Podcast of the story.
For once in my life, I could walk down the street without looking for places to run to if I heard someone yell my name.
Introduced by the author, explaining elements of the Birdverse world and culture and characters that appear in the novella and how one of the characters connects with the new Birdverse novel The Unbalancing.
Across great distances I hear her voice rolling over the sand, traipsing gently above bones of impossible beasts that perhaps had one day populated the desert.
With an introduction from the author, explaining their beliefs on the story’s theme of individual freedom and autonomy.
The fawn is still in its mother's belly. Sapo kneels by the doe and feels for the outlines of the little one with her fingers. A gasp escapes her when it moves under the dead doe's skin.
Introduced by the author, in an interview conducted and engineered by M.K. Hobson, discussing the story’s inspirations in complicity with institutional systems and activism risking that status for beliefs or people you believe in.
Sere wouldn’t be able to send letters.
Introduced by the author, explaining the genesis of the Angel Azrael character, his horror-influenced Weird Western world, and the personal bibles in that world.
The angel Azrael surveyed the remains of the town. The place was as dead as the horse he sat on.
Introduced by the author, in an interview conducted and engineered by M.K. Hobson, discussing the story’s inspirations from inter-generational political attitudes in families of immigrants and patriarchal culture and how its use of science-fantasy elements shaped its presentation.
She says instead: "because he isn’t coming."
Introduced by the author, posing questions as to who stories belong to and whether they matter.
I had hoped to tell you the first story in the summers to come. It is my sorrowful task to tell you all three, instead.