Issue #58 — Dec. 16, 2010

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“Red Dirt ,” by Ian McHugh

The shadows on the buildings seemed alive with movement, although the air was too cool for mirages. The memory of my dream still lingered, fooling my weary brain into believing that I glimpsed animal shapes writhing there. I hurried my pace along the empty streets, wondering if I should just pay the Commissaire’s bribe and be done with the place.

“Lession’s Tower,” by Fox McGeever

Lession’s first catch was an old drunk, a silver-haired sailor who was staggering through one of the back streets. When he bit a chunk from the drunk’s shoulder, the man went limp. The initial thrill of tasting meat soon evaporated. The flesh was old, sour, steeped with alcohol. He couldn’t take this back for Hurkerna. No. Goat would taste far better.

BCS Audio Fiction Podcasts

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcasts are on a short hiatus. Peruse our past episodes for audio stories by authors such as Richard Parks, Jonathan Wood, and Yoon Ha Lee until new episodes resume next month with stories by Marie Brennan, David G. Blake, and more.

From the Archives:

“Sorrow’s Blade,” by Rita Oakes, from BCS #24

Meurig scrambled to his feet, confused. “Your pardon, that I missed prayers,” he said to Father Ambrose. “My heart is too heavy for my words to rise.” He had pierced the skin of worlds, however briefly. Now Rhiannon was a sword again, and Caedmon would die.”

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