by Siobhan Gallegher
read by Setsu Uzume
hosted by Isabel Yap
A PodCastle Original!
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.
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.
Setsu Uzume spent her formative years in and out of dojos. She also trained in a monastery in rural China, studying Daoism and swordplay. She is a member of Codex and SFWA. While she has dabbled in many arts, only writing and martial arts seem to have stuck. Find her on Twitter @KatanaPen.