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Mar 18, 2021

C.R.A.P. by Sherry Shahan. Narrated by Kate Tierney. Hosted by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Sherry Shahan. #scifi #dystopia #art #music #love


Iris longs to be with others who resist State laws; others who risk punishment to express themselves however they choose; others who believe that what a person dreams is more important than exams devised to test how little you know about history.

She’s been searching for a group she heard about during a blackout: C.R.A.P. Supposedly, they live in a crumbling 20th century bomb shelter, playing instruments ripped off from the State Repository: assorted brass and drums, a piano with non-synthetic keys.

Iris dreams of joining them.



Sherry Shahan writes from a funky beach town in California. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Oxford University Press, ZYZZYVA, Exposition Review, The Writer, and forthcoming in f(r)iction. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and taught a creative writing course for UCLA Extension for 10 years. Find her online at



Kate Tierney always had a passion for reading aloud, and the shy kids could breathe a sigh of relief every time she volunteered to do so. After attending the University of Albuquerque, Kate received her BFA in theater, she headed off to Los Angeles where she performed in theater and television. Eventually, she and her husband headed to New York and started a family, and had lived there for the past 20 years. But the Gypsy in her soul knew it was time for a change. She packed her bags and headed the family west to the endless blue skies of her hometown, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is now producing audiobooks.


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