by Ann Leckie
Read by Alasdair Stuart (of Pseudopod, Escape Pod, and Many Other – Possibly All – Good Things)
A PodCastle Original!
The continuation of the race is of course the first and highest priority of those privileged to be born into the ancient family of Vachash-Troer, and I, Slale Vachash-Troer, am so privileged. As a male, I am unable to perpetuate the family name, but one still likes to promote connections to other families of similarly distinguished ancestry, connections that, so I’m told, increase the wealth and influence of our noble line.
Still, I had a distinct lack of enthusiasm for it when Aunt Eone tried to marry me off.
Rated PG. Contains pigs and marriages (or at least, attempts at marriages)
Editor’s Note: Due to some technical errors, we’ve removed the original file. We’ll correct it, and repost it tonight.
Editor’s Note 2: An updated file has been posted. Enjoy Bacon!