Pseudopod 418: Shadow Transit

by Ferrett Steinmetz.

“Shadow Transit” was originally published in Buzzy Mag.

FERRETT STEINMETZ is a Nebula-nominated author who’s appeared on PSEUDOPOD before (“Riding Atlas,” “Suicide Notes, Written By An Alien Mind” and “The Sound of Gears“), in Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Shimmer, among other venues. He is also a graduate of both the Clarion Writers’ Workshop and Viable Paradise.

Your reader – Marie Brennan – appeared on Podcastle recently reading The Ascent of Unreason.


“Michelle wasn’t sure how to tell if her daughter was going insane, because kids weren’t stable. She remembered how Lizzie would boldly greet her favorite aunt one day and then hide behind Michelle’s legs the next. Lizzie slept through the night for years without a nightlight, and then suddenly developed a terror of the dark. That was just how kids were; their personalities fluid, like water, ever-changing.”