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Apr 1, 2021

Captain Carthy's Bride by K.G. Anderson. Narrated by Rebecca Stern. Hosted by J.S. Arquin. #fantasy #ireland #selkie 


Footsteps coming down the cliffside trail. A rattle and clank from the pathway suggested that someone had set down a fishing rod and a bucket of bait. The young sea captain, for sure! Sheila imagined him raising the admiralty binoculars he wore on a leather strap around his neck.

Sheila was ready. She lay naked, her flame-red hair spread out like a corona. She lay with delicate ankles crossed, pale arms flung wide, and small breasts bared to the sun's heat. Behind her on the rocks a sealskin lay where she'd placed it earlier, glistening in the sun. A selkie's coat.



K.G. Anderson writes short fiction as if it were fact. (Maybe, somewhere, it is.) Her stories include urban fantasy, space opera, horror, alternate history, Weird West tales, science fiction, and mystery. They appear in anthologies including The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories and More Alternative Truths and in magazines such as Weirdbook and Galaxy's Edge. She’s done narration for StarShipSofa. K.G. lives in Seattle with her partner, bookseller Tom Whitmore. Find her on Twitter @writerway and online at 



Rebecca Stern has a voice that has been described as expressive, articulate, song-like, and evocative of warm bourbon and milk…if you like that kind of thing.  Her forty plus years as a professional violinist has instilled in her a deep appreciation for music of all kinds, including the music of language.  She loves nothing more than exploring the rhythm and flow of a script…from short narrations and poetry to novels…and sharing that with the listener. Find her on Twitter and Facebooks @VerySternWord and at


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