Narrated by Tina Connolly.

Slipping into the dead girl's body was like meditating inside a stone, cold and still. Yōsei filled her with tendrils of gold and divided life energy between two bodies—one cold and dead, the other hot and familiar. The girl was too plump, too dense, and filled with tiny creatures that decomposed her flesh. These Yōsei banished, drowning them in golden light.

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Read “Seasons Set in Skin” by Caroline M. Yoachim, in Issue #177

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Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She is the author of dozens of short stories, appearing in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Lightspeed, and previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among other places. Her debut short story collection Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories was released in August 2016 by Fairwood Press. For more about Caroline, check out her website at

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