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Narrated by M. K. Hobson
Audio production by Jeremy Carter
Originally published in Lightning Cake, November 2014


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Show Notes

We have a refreshing palate-cleansing flash story this week, Pluto by C E Hyun.

C. E’s fiction has appeared in Joyland, failbetter, Lightning Cake, The Good Men Project, and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego. You can find her online and on Twitter.

For your narrator we welcome back the dulcet tones of M.K. Hobson, famously described as “featuring Bea Arthur as Addison DeWitt!”

 

M. K. Hobson has decided to follow a time-honored authorial tradition and become a bitter recluse. She swore off social media and left her website to go to seed. At the moment, she exists only as a voice on short fiction podcasts such as Podcastle and here at Cast of Wonders. She leavens the tedium of her vastly expanded free time with misanthropy, paranoia, and weight lifting.

 

 

 


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Narrated and produced by Jeff Hite and family!

Originally published in Flagship Magazine, February 2012.


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Sarina DorieSarina Dorie is the author of award-winning, YA paranormal romance novel, Silent Moon. Her Puritan and alien love story, Dawn of the Morning Star, is due to come this year with Wolfsinger Publications. She has sold over sixty-five short stories to markets like Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s IGMS, Cosmos, and Sword and Laser. By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep. You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website, or follow her on Twitter.

Jeff HiteThe story is read for you by assistant editor and King of the Slush Pile Jeff Hite, with ample help from his children.

 

 

 

 

 


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

Click here to read the text of the story

Narrated by Chloe Yates
Audio production by Rikki LaCoste

A Cast of Wonders original!


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Show Notes

Lisa Montoya is an elementary school teacher in Nebraska who decided to never completely grow up. She has always treasured books and stories, and loves to create her own worlds. You can find her online at Lisa’s Thought for the Day.

Chloe YatesAs well as narrating, Chloë Yates is a writer of odd stories. She has written several short stories for Fox Spirit Books, and is currently working on both a collection and a novel for them. She lives in the middle of Switzerland with her bearded paramour, Mr Y, and their disapproving dog, Miss Maudie. You can find her online and on Twitter.

 

 


Want to see those OTKs I mentioned? They’re at Sock Dreams – and tell them I said hello!


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Click here to read the text of the story

Narrated by Tracey Yuen
Audio production by Jeremy Carter

Originally published in Interstellar Fiction in May 2013.


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Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, such as Necrotic Tissue and the Wily Writers podcast, as well as the anthology Techno-Goth Cthulhu. He regularly serves as a judge at the weekly one-on-one writing competition at The Writers Arena. He strives to write what he calls “haiku fiction,” stories that are small in scale but big in impact. If you enjoy this story, you could let him know at his website or via Twitter.

Your narrator this week is Tracey Yuen. Tracey lives in Singapore, which he encourages you to realize is not a part of China but a separate country with a multi-ethnic society of which Chinese speaking people are one component.


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

Click here to read the text of the story

Narrated by Amy Robinson
Audio production by Rikki LaCoste

Originally published in Electric Velocipede Issue 17/18, Spring 2009.

WARNING: The story that follows features spiders front and center. Arachnophobes may want to skip this episode and join us again next week.


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Show Notes

Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She’s the author of dozens of short stories, appearing in Lightspeed, Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Daily Science Fiction, among other places. Her story Four Seasons in the Forest of Your Mind is in the current May/June issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction. You can follow her on Twitter or learn more at her website.

Amy Robison

The story is narrated for you by Amy Robison, a veteran voice-over talent and actress from Atlanta, Georgia. You may recognize her voice from several excellent narrations around the fiction podcast community, and our own previous episode 130, The Phobos Monolith, last year. Amy will be appearing on The Rookery Radio Hour on July 20. You can also find her on Twitter.

 

 


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Click here to read the text of the story

Narrated by John Meagher
Originally published by Perihelion SF in 2014.


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Show Notes

Our story this week is Hard Passage by Holly Schofield. You may remember Holly from episode 124, Old People Rules, last May.

Holly Schofield’s stories have appeared in dozens of publications including Lightspeed, Crossed Genres, and Tesseracts. She travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of a prairie farmhouse and her remote writing cabin in the wilds of North America.

For more of her work (including free stories!) and a list of forthcoming publications, see her website.

Hard Passage is narrated for you by John Meagher, who’s also a Cast of Wonders alum. He narrated the excellent Alex Shvartsman story You Bet back in episode 95.

John is the writer and narrator of Tales of the Left Hand, an ongoing fantasy series offering swashbuckling, intrigue and a dash of magic. All books in the series are available in audio and eBook formats. In his secret identity, John’s a graphic designer and voice actor who lives outside Washington DC with his wife, daughter and two cats. You can also follow him on Twitter.


Juliet Mushens’ book Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction is available now in the UK, and forthcoming in the US. You can find her on Twitter.


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

Click here to read the text of the story