Fellow Alpha staffer Karina Sumner-Smith‘s story “The Voices of the Snakes” is now available as a free audio program over at Podcastle. The story, told from the point of view of Medusa as she converses with her head of snakes, is beautifully written and evocative.
|“Hello poison, hello grave-specter, hello nightmare,” the little green grass snake called, his tiny voice high and all his sibilants hissed. He flicked his tongue and uncurled his sleepy coils. “Hello dung heap, hello monstrosity, hello ruin.”|
This podcast appeared last week over at Fantasy magazine, and while I was over there I noticed that another Alpha person, workshop alum Jeanette Westwood, also has a story up, “The Banyan Tree,” which I remember reading at Alpha.