Rated G. Contains love between a rat and a girl five thousand years dead.
Dead Girl’s Wedding March
by Cat Rambo
“The Physician came with eager steps, for new cases were few and far between. He insisted on examining Zuleika from head to toe, and would have had her disrobe, save for her father’s protest.
“She seems well enough to me,” the Physician said in a disappointed tone.
“She believes she wishes to marry.”
“Tut, tut,” the Physician said in astonishment. “Well now. Love. And you wish this cured?”
“Before the contagion spreads any further or drives her to actions imperiling us all.”
About the Author
About the Narrator
Rachel Swirsky came onboard PodCastle as the founding editor in 2008 and was honored to run many beautiful stories by amazing authors. She would name them all, but would rather point you to the beginning of the PodCastle archive. It’s a Peter Beagle story.
Rachel graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and she’s been nominated for the Hugo Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and several others. She’s won the Nebula Award twice, once for her novella “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window” and once for her short story “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love.” She’s been published a number of times in the first three Escape Artists podcasts: EscapePod, PodCastle, and PseudoPod, and narrated a bunch of episodes, too.
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