by John Alfred Taylor
“Now paint in little white eye sockets.” Colin told Briony. “And teeth at the bottom.” He’d already had her draw India-ink crossbones under the big black mole.
“You’re sure this won’t piss-off your dermatologist?” Briony asked, squinting in concentration as she bent to her task at his left side.
“Not Doc Schulmann. He likes his laughs. Should have heard him joking when he snipped off the tags in my armpit.”
(Colin hoped he and the Doctor would still be laughing two hours from now, but wasn’t going to bother Briony with gloomy possibilities. At least his mole had smooth edges and was still all one color.)
About the Author
JOHN ALFRED TAYLOR has been writing strange tales since the late 1960s, with stories appearing in The Twilight Zone Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Ghosts & Scholars, Grue, and others.
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About the Narrator
When Alasdair Stuart is not hosting PseudoPod and Escape Pod, or running Escape Artists Inc., he’s professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction on the Internet at places like Tor.com
, Barnes & Noble, The Guardian, Uncanny Magazine, SciFi Now and his own blog, The Man of Words. He’s an ENie-nominated tabletop RPG writer for his work on Doctor Who: Adventures In Time And Space. His other RPG writing includes Star Trek, The Laundry Files, Primeval, Victoriana, All Flesh Must Be Eaten, N.E.W., Chill and most recently After The War, co-created with Jason Pitre. Basically he’s got a playbook for any variety of invasion you can name.
He lives in the UK with the love of his life and their ever expanding herd of microphones. Follow him on Twitter as @AlasdairStuart, or at his blog, The Man of Words.Alternately, sign up for his weekly newsletter The Full Lid
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