Main Fiction: “A Book By It’s Cover” by Colleen Anderson
Originally published in Mirrorshards
Colleen Anderson has been twice nominated for the Aurora Award in poetry, and longlisted for the Stoker Award. She has co-edited Tesseracts 17, and Playground of Lost Toys which was nominated for a 2016 Aurora Award. She is currently editing for Alice Unbound. New or forthcoming works are in Grievous Angel, Futuristica, The Sum of US, OnSpec and others. Because there is not enough to do, she is working on an alternate history dark fiction novel and a poetry collection. www.colleenanderson.wordpress.com Her poetry chapbook Ancient Tales, Grand Deaths and Past Lives is available through Kelp Queen Press. http://kelpqueenpress.com/colleen_anderson.html.
Narrated by: Kate Lechler
When she’s not teaching or editing, Kate Lechler writes about genetically-engineered unicorns from a lawn chair in her carport in Oxford, MS. She is a graduate of the Taos Toolbox workshop and her work has appeared in Podcastle, Fireside Fiction, and Metaphorosis, among other places. Find her at katelechler.com, or @katelechler on Twitter.
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Great story, great narration. Not a fan of this kind of story where the female is a victim. Again, feels like it should have been on Tales to Terrify.