by Anaea Lay
read by Rachael K. Jones
First appeared in Penumbra Magazine in August 2014.
It’s still days and miles away, but I can feel the heat radiating off its coils all the same. I think, maybe, it’ll be okay when I get there.
Anaea Lay lives in Seattle, Washington where she sells Real Estate under a different name, writes, cooks, plays board games, takes gratuitous walks, runs the Strange Horizons podcast, and plots to take over the world. Her work has appeared in a variety of places including Lightspeed, Apex, Escape Pod, and Nightmare.