What is time? Episode numbers are a construct of an uncaring world.
by Nicholas Ozment
She’s standing in the kitchen. She’s on the phone. She’s got it to her right ear, ‘cuz pulpy head-juice is runnin’ down her left ear. She’s talking into the phone.
“Guess what your son-in-law did this time? He killed me.”
I grab the phone out of her gore-soaked hand, slam it down all sticky onto the receiver. I yell at her.
“You know what you just did?! You just signed your mother’s death warrant.”
About the Author
Nicholas Ozment has tackled genre fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and even movie reviews! His story, “The Only Difference Between Men and Boys” aired on Every Day Fiction, and he is the author of Knight Terrors, The (Mis)Adventures of Smoke the Dragon.
About the Narrator
Serah Eley is the original producer, editor and host of Escape Pod. She mispronounced her name as Steve Eley at the time, but has since realized that life is much more fun as a woman, and came out as transgender in 2015. Serah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her two spouses (she prefers “spice”), Sadi and Cat.
So if there were ever any betting pools on what happened to Steve: the dark-horse winner is “changed sex and joined a committed lesbian love triangle.” She is, obviously, still Having Fun.