Broodmare – New Story Podcast Drops in the January Issue of Fantasy Magazine!

fantasy use this promoHello 2023!  I can’t think of a better way to start the year, than with the release of a new story podcast!  Dropping this week over at Fantasy Magazine in the January Issue is an incredibly poignant and impactful story podcast that I had the immense honor and pleasure of narrating called Broodmare – written by Flossie Arend and produced by Skyboat Media.   

This stirring fiction moves back and forth between two different timelines, all from the point of view of Marge.  As a child, Marge discovers that she has a unique and powerful gift that not only can help save the life of the beautiful roan she is caring for, but can also be used years later to help countless women. 

Broodmare begins on a lone country road in the middle of nowhere, in a car with two passengers who are embarking on an important mission.  A mission that propels them straight for the border.  This particular border, however, can seal their fate quicker than the blink of an eye, if even the slightest mistake is made.  The tension is palpable.  The road is vast.  The people in need are many. 

Throughout the 58 minutes or so of this story,  we come to know and care for the rich characters that author Flossie Arend has so artfully crafted.   From our main characters, Marge and Trace, to the woman in the grocery store, to Delores – who is always at the ready with a much needed hug, to the frightened women that Marge aids, to the beautiful roan that this moving story continues to shift back to, to Bill at the border, who thinks his mind is open and fair, yet he is unable to see Trace for who they really are, and finally – to the many people in Marge’s commune who work together tirelessly in a desperate effort to bring about change.  By the time we reach the end of Broodmare,  the journey has been felt,  the road has been traveled, and hopefully, our minds have been opened … just a little bit more.  I know mine has. 

If you would like to find out more about Broodmare, it’s easy to do and won’t cost you a dime.  Here’s how: 

Just head on over to Fantasy Magazine in the Jan 2023 issue, where you can either read or listen to Broodmare.  Here’s the link.  

    

Slow Communication – New Fiction Story Podcast Releases on Fantasy Magazine

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Releasing today on Fantasy Magazine’s story podcast is Dominique Dickey’s unique and prolific short fiction, Slow CommunicationI so enjoyed narrating this captivating story that travels from generation to generation. It’s a story shared amongst a long line of women, women who have come into contact at one moment in their lifetime, with an otherworldly being. Women who are given one chance to ask the question of a lifetime.  

Slow Communication follows the life of 17 year old Darla Revere.  Darla is a part of this conversation, this continuum, so to speak.  Each of the Revere women, have in their lifetime, been visited by this alien – this leviathan.  As a child, Darla had heard over and over again, that one day the leviathan would come for her, and that it would come for her when she least expected it.  The leviathan’s contact would evoke immense joy and pain, simultaneously.  All words, all ideas – would be knocked out of your mind by the sheer intensity of the contact, so you had better have your question ready; you needed to have it down pat. You had to know it better than you knew anything else in your life.  And if you changed yourself too much, if you did not bear a resemblance to the women in your family line, the leviathan may not be able to find you when it was your time.  Generation upon generation, questions from the Revere line, along with the leviathan’s answers, were documented, recorded, and passed down to the eldest Revere daughter in the family.  Each daughter waited for this moment.  Their moment.  And thus far, only one daughter had lived to hear the answer to her question.  Darla wanted to change all that. 

One question.

One question to last a lifetime. 

What would your question be?

To listen to Slow Communication, come on over to Fantasy Magazine, Issue 76 of the February offering, where you can listen free of charge here.  This podcast was produced by Skyboat Media