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St Esteban of the Children by E E King

Esteban, finder of lost things, awakes in his grave on November second to return home to his family for Dia De Los Muertos. But he overstays his allotted night and cannot find his way back. Time is running out, for if he stays out too long, he will be forgotten and fade away into nothingness. 

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This story originally appeared in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores in 2018.

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E.E. King is a painter, performer, writer, and biologist – She’ll do anything that won’t pay the bills, especially if it involves animals.

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Ray Bradbury called her stories, “marvelously inventive, wildly funny, and deeply thought-provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough.” 

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King has won numerous various awards and fellowships for art, writing, and environmental research.

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She’s been published widely, most recently in Clarkesworld, Flame Tree, Cosmic Roots, and Eldritch shores and On Spec. One of her tales is on Tangent’s recommended reading 2019. 

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Her books include Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, Pandora’s Card Game, The Truth of Fiction, and The Adventures of Emily Finfeather.

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Check out paintings, writing, musings, and books at:

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 www.elizabetheveking.com

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www.elizabetheveking.com

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https://twitter.com/ElizabethEvKing

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amazon.com/author/eeking

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Story copyright of the author E E King (all rights reserved).

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Image copyright Greg Willis adapted with his permission. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Music used in this podcast is adapted (extracts used and fades applied) from:

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La llorona by Trío La Aurora licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

The Edge by Martin Nathan

The Edge is part of a series of location-based pieces exploring the stories and power of landscape. They use GPS location to trigger various sections when you run the app in the link supplied and you are in the correct location. 

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This piece runs from Birling Gap to Beachy head and explores some of the stories associated with the area. It works either as a clifftop walk or a walk at beach level (although you need to walk on a falling tide).

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Despite its beauty Beachy Head has long had associations with loss and destruction. The cliffs were a favourite place of Aleister Crowley, the notorious Great Beast and Satanist, and the piece includes some of the battles between him and local clergy.

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Written, produced and read by Martin Nathan.

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Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. In 2020 he has been shortlisted for the Woodward International Playwriting Prize and the Nick Darke Award.

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A Chicken that Shares our Values by Daniel Jeffreys

A Chicken that Shares our Values looks at the bipolar experience, how a simple phrase or marketing slogan can plunge us into the super-charged, symbolic world. As meaning-machines how and when do we let go?

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Daniel’s stories have appeared in Esquire, Ambit, The London Magazine, Litro and The Lampeter Review. He is in the third years of a PhD in the weird and eerie and completing a novel Highly Strung

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Read more on his blog Conan the librarian: https://conanlibrarianlondon.wordpress.com/

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Photo by Spudgun67 / CC BY-SA

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