Read by Rajan Khanna.

"For six months, the devil of disease has probed my belly and filled it with hot coals," said Constant Sterry, as he swam half in fever. "But for six years, the devil of deceit has turned public sympathy toward those witches--until even the ministers and governors, who had been the first to urge the proceedings on, have all but condemned we who they asked to sit in judgment."


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Read “The Black Veil” by M. Bennardo, in Issue #130

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M. Bennardo's short stories appear in Asimov's, Lightspeed, and others, as well as six times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. One of his stories was selected for Jonathan Strahan's Best Science-Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 8. He lives in Kent, Ohio, a few miles from the now defunct Ohio & Erie Canal. His website is located at

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