Sep 12, 2021
Katabasis by Catherine George. Narrated by Jenna Hanchey. Hosted by J.S. Arquin. #fantasy #PNW #pacificcoast
They found the foot on the beach the morning after the first winter storm.
It was the dog that found it, really—the dog who caught the scent of something meaty and rotten, and strained at the leash until Hannah let him loose. There was no one on the rocky shore but the three of them anyhow, Hannah and Dave and Benji, no one to be bothered by the mutt as he ran snuffling through the sea-wrack.
The storm had delivered a new crop of driftwood, heaved it up above the tideline like the bleached bones of some monstrous beast.
“It looks like a dragon, see?” Hannah said, but Dave had already slipped off into the fog, slouching along in the dog’s wake, with his head down and fists jammed in the pockets of his jeans. He hadn’t really wanted to come to the beach that morning.
Catherine George is a lawyer who lives in Vancouver, BC, with her partner and two young children. In 2018 she returned to writing fiction after 10 years away and now writes short speculative fiction of all types. Find her at
www.cgfiction.com or on Twitter: @catinlaw
Jenna Hanchey is a rhetoric professor and speculative fiction author who has recently begun to try her hand at audiobook recording and voice acting. A long-time theatre actress, the pandemic had her searching for ways to take her talents online. Her first audiobook narration, The Beginning of the End by Emily S. Hurricane, can be found on Audible or Amazon. She will also be narrating “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” for the Sherlock Holmes podcast, However Improbable. She hopes to be able to add stage acting back into the mix one day soon, COVID permitting. You can find her research, fiction, and audio work on her website, www.jennahanchey.com, or by following her on Twitter at @JennaHanchey.
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