Podcast Review of “Not a Vampire”

Story from Scratch #74: Tales from Speculative North

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/storyfromscratch/id/19696100

“This week, in a special episode, Yale and Justin take an in-depth look at two stories from tdotSpec’s Speculative North Magazine. First, we examine Not a Vampire by Jeremiah Kleckner (which can be found in Issue 2), and then we discuss The Alchemy of Curses by Joshua Grasso (which can be found in Issue 1). If you’d like to check out those stories or any of the other amazing works published by tdotSpec, you can grab a free digital copy at tdotspec.com or buy a paperback version of any of the Speculative North issues through Amazon.”

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“Like We Were Never There” by Jeremiah Kleckner

“Like We Were Never There” is a 2400-word short story about Earth’s survivors aboard an airship hovering in the toxic clouds of Venus. As the highest-ranking officer, Ruby is forced to pass judgment on a crewmate who attempted a desperate act of sabotage. But can Ruby order the execution of humanity’s last living surgeon?

Read “Like We Were Never There” in Allegory Magazine, Volume 38/65, Fall/Winter 2020/2021 https://www.allegoryezine.com/stories/fiction/likewewereneverthere

“Working” by Jeremiah Kleckner

Working” is a 900-word near-future dystopian flash fiction story about how greed and opportunity turn our exploitation of the working poor into the next phase of professional wrestling.

Jack Hammery is an approved Workfare participant in state-sanctioned one-on-one fights where winners take home food vouchers and losers walk away hungry.

But, when the referee tells him to lose this fight in exchange for cash and continued visibility on the broadcasts, Jack is forced to decide whether the system is working for him. 

Read “Working” online for free on the publisher’s website or in Frost Zone Zine (Issue Book 1) on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HMFGMNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_N1byFbD42898D