Audio Fiction from 2018
2012 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Magazine Podcast
BCS 221: The Scrimshander

Issue #255

He stared into the flickering eyes of the monster he'd drawn, hypnotized, stricken, and his shivering stopped as grief became anger.

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BCS 220: The Weaver and the Snake

Issue #253

Reilitas has dreamed of the snake, dreamed of hammering its beautiful onyx scales into ceremonial knives, shields, the faces of clocks.

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BCS 219: The Wild Ride of the Untamed Stars

Issue #252

Taking her place in line, the marmot graced her pirate lover with a toothy smile. "Can't let you have all the fun, Cinny."

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BCS 218: The Examination Cloth

Issue #251

Slowly, Ukeme read the first row of characters: a knotty point of customary law. The second called for an essay on the Osun Republic’s conquest of Benin two centuries before. The third...

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BCS 217: An Account of the Madness of the Magistrate, Chengdhu Village

Issue #250, Special Double-Issue

Now I understood my impression of the magistrate’s reaction. More, I did not miss Mei Li’s implication—it applied to herself as much as the magistrate.

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BCS 216: The Thought That Counts

Issue #250, Special Double-Issue

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.

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BCS 215: Weft

Issue #249

Sometimes the crimes were egregious. In these cases I ripped up the would-be magicians with no compunctions. But other times...

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BCS 214: She Who Hungers, She Who Waits

Issue #248

Mei Huang repeats the rite so many times it becomes indistinguishable from breath, and still every iteration ends with the soldier dead.

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BCS 213: Braving the Morrow Candle’s Wane

Issue #247

Adia's fingers found the blade hidden in the folds of her kirtle. She dismissed the pang of guilt at the thought of what she now must do.

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