The folks at Podcastle have adapted a second story from Clockwork Phoenix 4 to audio — this time it’s “The Wanderer King” by Alisa Alering. Click here to have a listen.
A sample from the text:
We steer clear of the mines–that’s Fixer territory. The Wanderers are dangerous, too, ever since they came fighting back around Day 30. But there’s always been less of them–less in all, and less because they scatter through the woods on their business instead of fixing to the towns and mines.
We step along to the city, fitting the crown on all we come across. We sleep in the darkest part of the day when the sky dips to dark blue. At first, in the country, there aren’t many heads to try. But we come up on the city, and we slow. We even try it on Fixers because Pansy says the King is the King and it doesn’t matter whose body he’s in. “The King is for all,” Pansy says. “Anyone can carry the King.”
Podcastle previously adapted Kenneth Schneyer’s “Selected Program Notes From the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer,” also from Clockwork Phoenix 4. Click here to listen if you missed it the first time.
Originally published at Mythic Delirium Books. You can comment here or there.