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May 19, 2021

The Gallian Revolt as Seen From the Sama Sama Laundrobath by Brenda Kalt. Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #Sci-Fi #Revolution #Fromthemargins

On the afternoon Imperial Blessing landed in Chemical Town, Ter Zamora watched from the door of the Sama-Sama Laundrobath as two Registered crew members climbed steep Pernam Way. Forcing her aching knees to lift her from the plastic chair, she called, "Hey, spacers! I wash your uniforms, your clothes. You take a bath. A water bath! A hot towel! Smell good!"

"Not today." The brown-skinned crew members passed the laundrobath, heading farther up the Way.

"You smell bad," Ter shouted before plopping back into the seat.

Brenda Kalt was born in Arkansas and grew up in the Deep South. At Louisiana State University she obtained a B.A. in Spanish literature. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she obtained an M.A. and her husband. Her careers include library assistant, technical writer, and software tester. Her fiction has appeared in ANALOG four times, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, and GALAXY'S EDGE, among other places. She lives with her husband and cat in central North Carolina. Her website, which lists all her fiction, is

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