Pseudopod 237: Lights

Show Notes

Music in the promo is “The Gift” by Joe Mieczkowski. Music by Music Alley.


by Jack Westlake

The city’s shadows deepen, darken. The sky turns a thicker shade of grey, and then to black. The moon glows behind a cloud. I rest my head on the windowsill. Far away, two cats fight. A distant gunshot like a clapping of hands makes me snap my head up. I’m still not used to this.

And that’s when I notice the light on the other tower block.

My eyes widen. I stare. A red light blinks on, blinks off. Blinks on, blinks off. I wonder what it is. This new thing – this variation in my evening – hypnotizes me.

I watch it for hours. Blinking on, blinking off, over and over.

About the Author

Jack Westlake

Jack Westlake is a writer of dark fiction, which has appeared in Black Static, BFS Horizons, previously on PseudoPod, and elsewhere. He lives in the U.K., and is currently working on a novel.

His work has appeared in print and online, details of which can be found on his Bibliography page.

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About the Narrator

Barry J. Northern

Barry J. Northern

Barry J. Northern is an erstwhile spec fic podcaster from the UK who some may remember as host of horror fiction podcast, Cast Macabre, and the original editor of Cast of Wonders. He is delighted for this opportunity to dust off his vocal cords, and would like to say a big hello to everyone at EA and all their lovely listeners.

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Barry J. Northern