PodCastle 248: Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot

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Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot

by Claire Humphrey

Making friends with Ginevra was like taming a stray cat. First I started hanging around in areas where she might be found. If she showed, I didn’t approach her. I just stood there, smoking, or I read something, glancing at her secretly from behind my hair. Then I started catching her eye once in a while. Then I started smiling.

Then I started dating Christopher Potter; I dumped him after a few weeks, but that got me introduced to Pete Janaczek, which got me the invite to Pete’s party, which got me in the same room as Ginevra while she was tipsy and expansive, and then-finally-it happened.

All that was a lie, you know. As if I could plan anything like that. It’s only in hindsight that I realize why I started spending time in the smoke-hole in the first place. So many of the things we do, we keep from ourselves.

About the Author

Claire Humphrey

Claire Humphrey’s short fiction has appeared in Strange HorizonsBeneath Ceaseless SkiesApexCrossed GenresFantasy Magazine, and PodCastle. Her short story Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot appeared in the Lambda Award-nominated collection Beyond Binary, and her short story “The Witch Of Tarup” was published in the critically acclaimed anthology Long Hidden. Spells of Blood and Kin is her first novel. She is represented by Connor Goldsmith of Fuse Literary.

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About the Narrator

Tatiana Gomberg

Your narrator is Tatiana Gomberg. Tatiana Gomberg is a New York City-based actress of stage, screen, and of course, the audio booth. Follow her on Twitter @tatianamae.

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