PodCastle 461, ARTEMIS RISING: Fated Ink


Fated Ink

by Siobhan Gallegher

The front door goes ding-a-ling and in walks a young woman, with bouncing blonde curls, bright blue eyes, blemish-free skin. The picture of perfection, some would say.

But I know better. I’ve seen girls like her, and I’ll see a million more, all optimistic hope-filled bags of flesh. Then they come to me and that changes everything.

The young woman points to the sign in the window, says something about wanting a tattoo above the crack of her little ass. Charming.

About the Author

Siobhan Gallagher

Siobhan Gallagher is a wannabe zombie slayer, currently residing in the Forever City. Her fiction has appeared in over thirty publications, including AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review, On Spec, Abyss & Apex, Unidentified Funny Objects anthology, and Grimdark Magazine.

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About the Narrator

Setsu Uzume

Setsu Uzumé is the assistant editor and host of PodCastle. They have narrated for Beneath Ceaseless Skies, StarShipSofa, and all four EA Podcasts. Setsu’s work has appeared in Grimdark Magazine, and a handful anthologies. While Setsu has dabbled in many arts, only writing and martial arts seem to have stuck.

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