"Nightfall in the Scent Garden" went up at PodCastle today! This story is having a great run--it's also reprinted in the just-released anthology Imaginarium 2013, which was recommended by the Toronto Star as one of the summer's Top 20 reads.
PodCastle publishes all kinds of wonderful stuff. Some recent stories that have impressed me are Kenneth Schneyer's "Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Teresa Rosenberg Latimer", Megan Arkenberg's "The Copperroof War", and Cory Skerry's "My Dignity in Scars". I am more visual than aural and I usually choose to read from a page, but hearing a story read to me creates a fascinating nostalgia, a remembrance of childhood bedtimes and an era when the entirety of Lord of the Rings was read on radio by the BBC. A good reader--and PodCastle features many!--brings heightened emotion and a sense of extra space to the work.
Listen, read, enjoy, comment, wonder.