Rated R: Contains Violence, some of it gristly.
Fable From a Cage
by Tim Pratt
Let me tell you a little fable, a story I crafted while sitting inside this dangling cage, where the rooks shit on me and steal my bread all day, and the smoke from your town fires stings my eyes all night.
Did you know the owls feed me? They bring me rats, mice, squirrels, and I eat them. That’s why I haven’t died yet. I’ll never die, not here, wait all you like.
My fable? Yes. Oh, yes. It will, most assuredly, have a moral. Hunker down and listen for it, boys.
About the Author
Tim Pratt is the author of over 30 novels, most recently multiverse
adventures Doors of Sleep and Prison of Sleep. He’s a Hugo Award
winner for short fiction, and has been a finalist for Nebula, World
Fantasy, Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, Mythopoeic, Stoker, and other
awards. He’s also a senior editor and occasional book reviewer for
Locus magazine. He tweets incessantly (@timpratt) and publishes a new
story every month for patrons at www.patreon.com/timpratt.
About the Narrator
Dave Thompson aka the Easter Werewolf aka the California King is still uncomfortable with the notion of pumpkin beer, but don’t hold that against him. He lives outside Los Angeles with his wife and three children. Together with co-editor Anna Schwind, he ran PodCastle for five years. Dave is an Escape Artists’ Worldwalker and Storyteller, having been published in, and narrated for, all four EA podcasts.