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Mar 3, 2020

Blunder by Kristin Kirby. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Kristin Kirby. #fantasy #horror #fiction #spiders #podcast #trailerpark #landlord

Rankin went up the steps, his huaraches crunching on faded fake grass, and knocked on the aluminum front door. A cobweb sagged from the upper corner of the porch screen. Rankin reached up and swiped at the web, then shook it off his hand. A brown spider plopped onto the porch and started to scramble off.

But Rankin hurried to smash it with his foot. Then he grimaced as he scraped the dead thing off his shoe onto the step.

Kristin Kirby is an award-winning fiction writer, screenwriter, and editor who currently makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. Her poems and short stories have appeared in Space and Time, 365tomorrows, Eldritch Tales, MYTHIC, and other publications. Her short story “Meat” was a finalist in the Masters Review Fiction contest, and her novella “Maze” was a semifinalist in the ScreenCraft Short Story contest. When she’s not writing, Kristin enjoys traveling, watching film noir, restoring antique furniture, and carrying on her never-ending quest to find the best Italian restaurant on the planet. Find her online at or on Twitter @WriterKristin.

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