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PseudoPod 587: ARTEMIS RISING 4: When the Slipling Comes to Call

When the Slipling Comes to Call by N.R. Lambert She rises. The ache of eons and a cold night brittle her bones. She cracks them one at a time, and sometimes all at once, like tree branches snapping in an ice storm. The stone floor of the hovel is chilled with October’s first frost, but […]

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PseudoPod 586: ARTEMIS RISING 4: For Fear of Little Men

For Fear of Little Men by Sandra M. Odell Once upon a time, there was a boy named Alton who longed to be a kobold and keep treasure in his stone shoes. . . That is until one came to live under his bed and he learned what horrid little creatures they truly were.  The […]

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PseudoPod 585: ARTEMIS RISING 4: Cinereous (Alternate Narration)

Cinereous by Livia Llewellyn Paris October, 1799 The nails on the heels of Olympe Léon’s boots are the only sounds in the silence of night’s chilly end. Click click click through indigo air, like the metallic beat of a metronome’s righteous heart. As always, when she sees her destination at the end of rue St. […]

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PseudoPod 585: ARTEMIS RISING 4: Cinereous

Cinereous by Livia Llewellyn Paris October, 1799 The nails on the heels of Olympe Léon’s boots are the only sounds in the silence of night’s chilly end. Click click click through indigo air, like the metallic beat of a metronome’s righteous heart. As always, when she sees her destination at the end of rue St. […]

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PseudoPod 584: ARTEMIS RISING 4: The Drowned Man’s Kiss

The Drowned Man’s Kiss by Christine Lucas Last night, I dreamt of the drowned man again. It starts with a murmur. A prayer, slithering through a sleeping shipmate’s lips. Or perhaps a confession, or a memory caught in the fog of the ghostly hours before dawn. It lingers little down here, in the stale air […]

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Artemis Rising 4: Hecate Awakens

During the month of September, PseudoPod seeks submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by women and nonbinary authors in genre fiction. Stepping in as guest editors for our fourth annual ARTEMIS RISING event is PseudoPod Assistant Editor Dagny Paul and Mothership Zeta Assistant Editor Karen […]

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PseudoPod 536: ARTEMIS RISING 3: Meat

Meat by Sandra M. Odell A poster on the far wall of the crowded cafeteria chamber shows an identical man and woman in coveralls and happy smiles with their hands on the woman’s pregnant belly.  The caption at the bottom reads: A REPRODUCTIVE WORKER IS A HAPPY WORKER.  MED CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT SEXTIME […]

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PseudoPod 535: ARTEMIS RISING 3: The Lady with the Light

        I’m enthralled when I arrive at the house in Hawaii. I see so many things that my mother would call “wonders”: sea turtles heaving themselves up from the surf, leaving clumsy sand–angels; jellyfish dying slowly in the sun; seaweed pods that burp out air, the breaths that they held for years. […]

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