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Jun 30, 2019

For the Last Time, It's Not a Ray Gun by Anaea Lay.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Anaea Lay.  #Fantasy #Seattle #PNW #Urbanfantasy #Dating #Englishmen #Tea


Connor was shy, introverted and a thousand other things that made sitting there, at the tiny coffee shop table, torturous.  He didn't want to be tortured.  He wanted to hear harp music and cherubs giggling and all the other noises that accompanied your first date with your soul mate.  It had taken him weeks to screw up the courage to ask Kayla out for coffee.  As far as he was concerned, glitter should ooze from the walls in a poltergeist-style reward...


Anaea Lay lives in Chicago, Illinois where she is engaged in a torrid love affair with the city.  She's the fiction podcast editor for Strange Horizons, where you can hear her read a new short story nearly every week.  She's the president of the Dream Foundry, an organization dedicated to bolstering and nurturing the careers of nascent professionals working with the speculative arts.

Her fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Lightspeed, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Pod Castle.  Her interactive novel, Gilded Rails, was released by Choice of Games in 2018.  She lives online at where you can find a complete biography and her blog.  Follow her on Twitter @anaealay.


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