Search Results

Cast of Wonders 351: Artemis Rising 5 – The Angel

The Angel by Kate Cobey I: Sterile “Just don’t treat her like anything less than a person,” Mama fretted from the front row of the cab. Never mind that this was the fourth time we’d come to see her, and we’d heard the same plea every single time. Cautiously, Mama asked the white hospital archway […]

Read More

Cast of Wonders 350: The Last Fifth (Part 2 of 2)

The Last Fifth (Part 2 of 2) by Naru Dames Sundar Anur cradled his face in his hands, his split lip still oozing blood.  It hurt, a kind of searing pain far greater than the dull ache of bruises he had suffered at the hands of the bullies at school.  He tried to run when […]

Read More

Cast of Wonders 281: Little Wonders 16 – Siblings in Space

Houston, Houston, Do You Read James Tiptree? by Rachael K. Jones After two hours of work, Daria got the space station’s recycler back online without Hugh there to help her. If he had just waited ten minutes while she tried resetting power. If he had let her double-check his gear before his spacewalk, like he […]

Read More

Episode 199: Leapling by Nicole Feldringer

LEAPLING by Nicole Feldringer   My brother, Jack, parks his beater at the beach lot. Beyond the windshield, dune grass blocks my view of the Gulf, and I shift in my seat. My thighs and shoulders are slick with sweat against the cracked vinyl. Jack turns off the car and sets the e-brake. “You going […]

Read More

Episode 186: Staff Pick 2015 – A School Story by M. R. James

A SCHOOL STORY by M.R. James   Two men in a smoking-room were talking of their private-school days. “At our school,” said A., “we had a ghost’s footmark on the staircase. What was it like? Oh, very unconvincing. Just the shape of a shoe, with a square toe, if I remember right. The staircase was […]

Read More

Episode 172: A School Story by M. R. James

A SCHOOL STORY by M.R. James   Two men in a smoking-room were talking of their private-school days. “At our school,” said A., “we had a ghost’s footmark on the staircase. What was it like? Oh, very unconvincing. Just the shape of a shoe, with a square toe, if I remember right. The staircase was […]

Read More

Cast of Wonders 154: Staff Pick 2014 – Sundae by Matt Wallace

Sundae by Matt Wallace The old woman in the wheelchair has a brutal face and hands as soft as the mother of all children. “You will be more than a warrior, little one,” she whispers in German, her delicate and wrinkled fingertips sewing a pressed metal button into his left ear. “You will be a […]

Read More

Cast of Wonders 142: Marrow by Mav Skye

Marrow By Mav Skye   I have eyes but do not see. I have ears but do not hear I have a nose but I cannot smell My mouth wears a stitched frown… And if I get close, I suck bones out your crown.   What am I?   A gaggle of teens stalk sugar […]

Read More

Episode 122: Sundae by Matt Wallace

Sundae by Matt Wallace The old woman in the wheelchair has a brutal face and hands as soft as the mother of all children. “You will be more than a warrior, little one,” she whispers in German, her delicate and wrinkled fingertips sewing a pressed metal button into his left ear. “You will be a […]

Read More