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Soft Mary's Flood by Steven Pirie.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Steven Pirie.  #fantasy #apocalypse #4horseman #death #fiction #podcast

 

The cord's wrapped round the baby's neck.  Mary's known this for some time, now, but she can't tell anyone.  Instead, Mary watches from the foot of the bed; impassively, she thinks, but she can feel Mr.Rogers' stare upon her.

"You want to save it, don't you?" whispers Mr. Rogers in Mary's ear.  Mary hears the smirk in his voice.

Mary looks away.  At one time, she'd have laughed at such a suggestion, but these days she's not so sure.  

 

Steven Pirie lives in Liverpool, UK, and has done so for fifty-seven years.  He's married and has a son and an old rescue dog named Taz.  His short fiction has been published in many forms and venues all over the world.  His first novel, Digging Up Donald, was published by Storm Constantine's Immanion Press in 2004, and again in 2007.  A second novel, Burying Brian, was also published by Immanion in December 2010.  You can find him online at http://www.stevenpirie.com.

 

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