Main fiction: “A Love Like Bruises” by Jeremy Szal.
This story was first published in Kaleidotrope in May, 2020.
Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 and was raised by wild dingoes, which should explain a lot. He spent his childhood exploring beaches, bookstores, and the limits of people’s patience. He’s the author of over forty science-fiction short stories. His debut novel, STORMBLOOD, a dark space opera about a drug made from the DNA of extinct aliens that makes users permanently addicted to adrenaline and aggression, is out now from Gollancz as the first of a trilogy, with BLINDSPACE releasing sometime in 2021. He was the editor for the Hugo-winning StarShipSofa until 2020 and has a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from UNSW. He carves out a living in Sydney, Australia with his family. He loves watching weird movies, collecting boutique gins, exploring cities, cold weather, and dark humour. Find him at http://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal.
Narrated by: Will Stagl.
Will Stagl lives in Tucson Arizona where he works as a creative professional by day and as a songwriter and musician with his band mate Stacey by night. Together they are the Liquid Centers. At the moment he’s probably reading or re-reading Leviathan Falls by Jame SA Corey and mourning the end of a great sci fi series.