Rated R. Contains some drug use. HELLO, COLORADO!
by Desirina Boskovich
“We’re on a journey,” Radley says.
“We have a map,” Audra says. She speaks quietly, barely above a whisper, but I have no trouble hearing her, even in the noisy bar.
“Yeah,” Radley says. “We have a map.”
“But what we don’t have…”
“Is a car,” Radley finishes.
I’m amused, but not surprised. Artists—this is about all you can expect. “So exactly where is this map leading you?” I ask.
“Somewhere on the Gulf of Mexico,” Audra says. “A beach.”
“There’s one outside, you know.”
“We need this particular beach. Because of the sand,” Radley says.
“Because we need it,” Audra says. And they won’t say anything more.
About the Author
Writer of horror and weird SF. Editor of It Came From the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction. Co-author of The Steampunk User’s Manual. Fiction published in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Kaleidotrope, PodCastle and more. Nonfiction in Lightspeed, Weird Fiction Review, the Huffington Post, Wonderbook, and The Steampunk Bible.
About the Narrator
Dave Thompson (also known as the Easter Werewolf) has written stories featured or forthcoming at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, Bull Spec, Drabblecast, Pseudopod, and Escape Pod, and has lost NaNoWriMo twice. Once upon a time, he edited and hosted PodCastle with Anna Schwind, and stepped down to focus on his own writing in 2015. His collection of stories And Welcome Back released in 2016. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three children. Learn more about him on his website, or follow him on Twitter @krylyr.