Cast of Wonders http://www.castofwonders.org The Young Adult Speculative Fiction Podcast Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:04:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.castofwonders.org/wp-content/uploads/cropped-CoW-Chip2-200x200.png Cast of Wonders http://www.castofwonders.org 32 32 Cast of Wonders 396: Staff Picks 2019 – Bunny http://www.castofwonders.org/2020/01/cast-of-wonders-396-staff-picks-2019-bunny/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:04:00 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6255 Author : Amy Brennan Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : Andrew K. Hoe Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Previously appeared at Cast of Wonders, Little Wonders, Episode 356, April 8, 2019. http://www.castofwonders.org/2019/04/cast-of-wonders-356-little-wonders-20-2018-flash-fiction-contest-winners/ Bunny by Amy Brennan You are crying. Salty tears dripping into my fur and steaming off in the dry […]

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Cast of Wonders 395: Staff Picks 2019 – Barter Queen http://www.castofwonders.org/2020/01/cast-of-wonders-395-staff-picks-2019-barter-queen/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:18:03 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6253 Author : Sarah Pauling Narrator : Alexis Goble Host : Alicia Caporaso Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Originally appeared in Cast of Wonders, Artemis Rising 5, Espisode 352, March 10, 2019. Barter Queen by Sarah Pauling Soledad lets Gabe do the introductions because most strangers see him as the more respectable sibling. […]

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For Your Consideration 2020: original stories from Cast of Wonders in 2019 http://www.castofwonders.org/2020/01/for-your-consideration-2020-original-stories-from-cast-of-wonders-in-2019/ Sun, 12 Jan 2020 21:58:33 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6345 It’s that time of year again, so here are all the award eligible original stories that Cast of Wonders published in 2019.  All 34 of them!  You can hear more about which ones meant the most to the team as part of our Staff Picks episodes throughout January (and there were some rather rambunctious back-stage […]

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Cast of Wonders 394: Staff Picks 2019 – Five Functions of Your Bionosaur http://www.castofwonders.org/2020/01/cast-of-wonders-394-staff-picks-2019-five-functions-of-your-bionosaur/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:00:05 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6251 Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Shawn Proctor Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Originally published in Robot Dinosaur Fiction! (May 2018); Reprinted in Cast of Wonders, Dinovember, Episode 383, December 13, 2019. Five Functions of Your Bionosaur by Rachael K. Jones 1. Your parents first activate your […]

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Cast of Wonders 393: Staff Picks 2019 – Soul Cleaver Clarence http://www.castofwonders.org/2020/01/cast-of-wonders-393-staff-picks-2019-soul-cleaver-clarence/ Tue, 07 Jan 2020 21:40:42 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6246 Author : Matthew J. Jarvis Narrators : Rish Outfield, Alexis Goble, M.K. Hobson, Jen R. Albert and Cheyenne Wright Host : Emma Smailes Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Originally appeared in Cast of Wonders, June 16, 2019, http://www.castofwonders.org/2019/06/cast-of-wonders-363-soul-cleaver-clarence/ Matthew told us, “This story began life as a PodCastle flash fiction contest […]

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Cast of Wonders 392: Staff Picks 2019 – The Angel http://www.castofwonders.org/2020/01/cast-of-wonders-392-staff-picks-2019-the-angel/ Sun, 05 Jan 2020 21:40:14 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6244 Author : Kate Cobey Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Amy Brennan Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Originally appeared in Cast of Wonders, Artemis Rising 5, March 4, 2019, http://www.castofwonders.org/2019/03/cast-of-wonders-351-artemis-rising-5-the-angel/ Terminal illness; Cancer The Angel by Kate Cobey I: Sterile “Just don’t treat her like anything less than a person,” Mama fretted […]

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Cast of Wonders 391: Staff Picks 2019 – Why I Spared the One Brave Soul Between Me and My Undead Army http://www.castofwonders.org/2020/01/cast-of-wonders-391-staff-picks-2019-why-i-spared-the-one-brave-soul-between-me-and-my-undead-army/ Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:33:25 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6242 Author : Setsu Uzume Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Jeremy Carter Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Previously appeared in Cast of Wonders, Artemis Rising 5, March 31, 2019, http://www.castofwonders.org/2019/03/cast-of-wonders-355-artemis-rising-5-why-i-spared-the-one-brave-soul-between-me-and-my-undead-army/ Why I Spared the One Brave Soul Between Me and My Undead Army by Setsu Uzume I am loathe to admit that […]

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Goodbyes Are Never Easy http://www.castofwonders.org/2019/12/goodbyes-are-never-easy/ Mon, 30 Dec 2019 19:53:59 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6295 Hello everyone, Marguerite here. The new year and a new decade are around the corner, and with them comes change. Our last episode of 2019 — Effie Seiberg’s glorious The Tale of Descruptikn and the Product Launch Requirements Documentation — marks my last as Cast of Wonders’ editor. The progression from volunteer and narrator to […]

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Cast of Wonders 390: The Tale of Descruptikn and the Product Launch Requirements Documentation http://www.castofwonders.org/2019/12/cast-of-wonders-390-the-tale-of-descruptikn-and-the-product-launch-requirements-documentation/ Sun, 29 Dec 2019 16:25:23 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6199 Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Emily E. Smith Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 390: The Tale of Descruptikn and the Product Launch Requirements Documentation is a Cast of Wonders original. The Tale of Descruptikn and the Product Launch Requirements Documentation by Effie Seiberg […]

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Cast of Wonders 389: Luchadora http://www.castofwonders.org/2019/12/cast-of-wonders-389-luchadora/ Fri, 27 Dec 2019 10:08:45 +0000 http://www.castofwonders.org/?p=6194 Author : Melissa Mead Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : KB Sluss Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 389: Luchadora is a Cast of Wonders original. Luchadora by Melissa Mead When Alejandra was nine, her mother died of dehydration. When she was ten, Alejandra made her father bring her […]

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