PodCastle Miniature 54: A Spot of Bother, High Above the Undead Sea

Show Notes

Rated R: Contains Zombie Mermaids, Killer Robots, Dirigibles, and Cigars


A Spot of Bother, High Above the Undead Sea

by Kris Dikeman

Bits and pieces of passengers and crew lay in untidy heaps along the deck. Picking my way through the remains of the unfortunate purser, I stepped to the railing. The setting sun threw the airship’s shadow across the water. Amid the rolling waves, the mermaids kept pace with us, gliding effortlessly in a perfect Q-formation.

“Regard,” I said to the gore-spattered robot, hoping to distract him from his murderous frenzy. “The zombie mermaids of the Undead Sea. The dirigible’s shape triggers the decayed synapses of their putrefied brains, awakening memories of the briny dill pickles they craved in life.”

About the Author

Kris Dikeman

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Kris Dikeman lives and works in New York City. Her stories have appeared in All HallowsLady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Sybyl’s Garage. She is currently working on her first novel. For more about the author, see her website.

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About the Narrator

Simon Meddings

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Simon Meddings is a freelance writer and scriptwriter, he is also an actor and has recently appeared in the horror film Polterheist directed by David Gilbank. Simon hosts the Waffle On Podcast all about classic television shows and films from around the world. Available on iTunes, Stitcher radio, and direct at Podbean.

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