by Marion Deeds
read by Abra Staffin-Wiebe
hosted by Graeme Dunlop
A PodCastle Original!
October 13, 1931
I remember you asked me once, darling, how I got my outrageous name. You were laughing, a highball glass in your hand, at the time——convinced, I’m sure, that I would have some witty story about a character from musical theater or a wager made and lost. Just as I know, when I’ve said to you that I’ve had a bad life and done terrible things, you probably pictured a humble mother—perhaps a seamstress—a gamekeeper father, or me betting too much at Baccarat and frequenting speakeasies. (Click here to read more…)
Marion Deeds writes speculative fiction and urban fantasy. She is a reviewer and columnist for Fantasyliterature.com
Abra Staffin-Wiebe (AWE-bruh STAFF-Inn WEE-bee) loves dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and futuristic fairy tales. Dozens of her short stories have appeared at publications including Tor.com, Escape Pod, and Odyssey Magazine. She lives in Minneapolis, where she wrangles two small children, three large cats, and one full-sized mad scientist. When not writing or wrangling, she collects folk tales and photographs whatever stands still long enough to allow it. Go to aswiebe.com to discover her fiction about fluffy pink murderbears, firebirds bearing gifts, and other things beautiful and bizarre.