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.
January 13th, 2016
Episode 140 of 242 episodes
by Alicia Cole read by Rajan Khanna Originally appeared in Demeter’s Spicebox #3,on Delinquent’s Spice, edited by Nin Harris. Where the ylang-ylang trees twist scented like slumber, in the village of mygrandmothers, strange birds nest. With long grey necks sinuous as river serpents, theyrattle their beaks at women washing in the estuary. To steal such […]