Pseudopod 203: Flash on the Borderlands III

Show Notes

Ladies’ night at the meat market. A threesome of delectable flash fiction morsels.


“My Body Your Banquet” first appeared in Hell in the Heartland.

“Sight Unseen” and “The Lot” are PseudoPod originals.


My Body Your Banquet

By C.S.E. Cooney

The man next door was interested in eating human flesh. He said as much, last time I took the trash out to the alley.


Sight Unseen

By R. Scott Shanks, Jr.

“Wherever you touch yourself, you will feel my hands touching you.” Sylvie reached for her aching head and felt a man’s rough hand twined in her hair, gently but firmly pushing her face into her graying sheets.


The Lot

By C.M. Harris
Read by Eve

It’s The Call of The Hydrae. It’s started.

About the Authors

C.M. Harris

C.M. Harris attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Loft Literary Center of Minneapolis. She is a copywriter and graphic designer for marketing firm, Carbon Creative. She lives in Uptown Minneapolis with her partner, their twins and two miniature pinschers.

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R. Scott Shanks, Jr.

Mistakes have been made. Oh… candy, leftovers, Eggo’s… she really likes Eggo’s. It’s finger-lickin’ good. You’re going to be home by 8, listening to the Talking Heads and reading Vonnegut or something. That sounds like a nice night. It’s about the shadow monster, isn’t it?

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C.S.E. Cooney 

C.S.E. Cooney lives and writes in a well-appointed Rhode Island garret, right across the street from a Victorian Strolling Park. She is the author of How To Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes and Jack o’ the Hills. She won the 2011 Rhysling Award for her story-poem “The Sea King’s Second Bride.” Her first short fiction collection Bone Swans is forthcoming with Mythic Delirium in 2015. (more…)

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About the Narrators

Rachel Swirsky

Rachel Swirsky was a founding editor of PodCastle, along with Ann Leckie.

Rachel’s short stories have appeared in Tor,Subterranean Magazine, and Clarkesworld, and been reprinted in year’s best anthologies edited by Strahan, Horton, Dozois, and the VanderMeers. She holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and graduated from Clarion West in 2005.

Her short  fiction has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Sturgeon Award. She’s twice won the Nebula Award, in 2010 for her novella, The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window and in 2014 for her short story, If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love.

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Jacquie Duckworth

Jacquie Duckworth grew up sneaking out of her room in the wee hours of the night to watch Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. She is an actress in the San Francisco Bay Area performing everything from Shakespeare to sketch comedy and is proud to have been featured as the “Bondi Neighbor Woman” in a television episode of Discovery ID Channel’s I ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT!

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