by Joel Arnold
And now Rudy opened the box?s lid, his fingers responding to the familiarity of his name carved carefully into the top. He lifted the dried cord from it and placed it carefully in the water. It reacted to its new environment, expanding and uncoiling in the water?s warm comfort. He took a small penknife from his pant?s pocket and jabbed his middle finger. Small droplets of blood welled from the wound and he let them fall into the warm tap water. A few drops were all it needed.
The thing in the sink squirmed and writhed. He took off his shirt. Took a deep breath. Looked at himself in the mirror. Funny, the little surprises life tosses you, he thought.
About the Author
Joel Arnold is the author of several novels. His short stories and articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including WEIRD TALES, CHIZINE, AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE and Cemetery Dance’s anthology SHIVERS VII. In 2010 he received both a MN Artists Initiative Grant as well as the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Gulliver Travel & Research Grant. (more…)
About the Narrator
Jason Adams is the mastermind behind Random Signal. It is the bee’s knees.The Random Signal podcast is equal parts geek talk and indie rock. This includes, but is not limited to, comics, movies, games, beer, giant squids, hoboes, Airwolf, and quirky independent music from North Carolina and points beyond.