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PodCastle Episode 264: Mermaid’s Hook

by Liz Argall Read by Julia Rios (of The Outer Alliance Podcast) Originally published in Apex Magazine. Read the story here! She caught treasures from the ship with her sisters; dangerous, exotic objects that plummeted through the water. Metal not yet rusted; fractured glass and timbers not yet smoothed by the sea; woven filaments as […]

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PodCastle 93, Giant Episode: The Mermaid’s Tea Party

by Samantha Henderson. Read by Tina Connolly. Originally appeared in Helix. The mermaid barely slowed her breakneck pace as she approached and ran herself halfway up a yellow beach, belly-down and arching her back so her torso was almost upright. At the same time, she flung Cassandra casually upon the sand, half-knocking the breath out […]

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Kendra Fortmeyer

Kendra Fortmeyer is a writer of strange fictions. She attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ workshop in 2016 and has work appearing or forthcoming in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Lightspeed, the Toast and elsewhere. Her debut magical realist novel is forthcoming from Little, Brown in June 2017. She loves mermaids and the […]

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PodCastle Miniature 99: Ghost of the Shoals

Ghost of the Shoals By Sandra M. Odell Pharah Dupree always wore her hair up tight. “You ever hear of Muscle Shoals, Manny?” she said one afternoon. We sat on the back porch steps of Rock Bottom Studios, her with a cigarette, me with a longneck Bud, thinking about how good it’d feel if she […]

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