Rated R. Contains some drug use. HELLO, COLORADO!
by Desirina Boskovich
“We’re on a journey,” Radley says.
“We have a map,” Audra says. She speaks quietly, barely above a whisper, but I have no trouble hearing her, even in the noisy bar.
“Yeah,” Radley says. “We have a map.”
“But what we don’t have…”
“Is a car,” Radley finishes.
I’m amused, but not surprised. Artists—this is about all you can expect. “So exactly where is this map leading you?” I ask.
“Somewhere on the Gulf of Mexico,” Audra says. “A beach.”
“There’s one outside, you know.”
“We need this particular beach. Because of the sand,” Radley says.
“Because we need it,” Audra says. And they won’t say anything more.
About the Author
Writer of horror and weird SF. Editor of It Came From the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction. Co-author of The Steampunk User’s Manual. Fiction published in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Kaleidotrope, PodCastle and more. Nonfiction in Lightspeed, Weird Fiction Review, the Huffington Post, Wonderbook, and The Steampunk Bible.
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.