Apr 19, 2019
The Obscurists by M. Luke McDonell. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by M. Luke McDonell.
Sierra stepped through, shifting latitude and longitude from San Diego, California to Wheeling, West Virginia. For her, the passage felt like expecting one more tread on a staircase, discovering it wasn't there, and stepping down too hard and abruptly. The scent of salt air and coconut sunscreen was replaced by stale sweat, burnt popcorn, and disinfectant.
M. Luke McDonell's five-minutes-into-the-future fiction explores the effects of emerging technology on individuals and society. Her work has appeared in publications including Shoreline of Infinity (winner if the British Fantasy Society Award 2018 for best magazine/periodical), The Overcast, The Arcanist, Perihelion, New Reader Magazine, and more. By day, she is a senior designer at a San Francisco software security company and by night she writes and helps run SomaFM. Follow her on Twitter @Mlukemc and learn more at https://mlukemcdonell.wordpress.com
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