PodCastle is the world’s first audio fantasy magazine. Weekly, we broadcast the best in fantasy short stories, running the gammut from heart-pounding sword and sorcery, to strange surrealist tales, to gritty urban fantasy, to the psychological depth of magical realism. Our podcast features authors including Peter Beagle, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jim C. Hines, and Cat Rambo, among others. Terry Pratchett once wrote, “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.” Tune in to PodCastle each Tuesday for our weekly tale, and spend the length of a morning commute giving your imagination a work out.
March 31st, 2015
Episode 83 of 215 episodes
by Kelly Link Read by Elizabeth Green Musselman Originally published in Event Horizon, November 1998. “When you’re dead,” Samantha says, “you don’t have to brush your teeth…” “When you’re dead,” Claire says, “you live in a box, and it’s always dark, but you’re never afraid.” Claire and Samantha are identical twins. Their combined age is […]