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Zipper Boy and the Girl Made of Light by J.N. Powell.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by J.N. Powell.

The overhead light in his room flickered sickly.  The carpet smelled moldy.  Elliot sighed and looked out his window at the parking lot, which also merged into the pool deck and served as a courtyard picnic area, all overgrown and unkempt.  He heard bubbles of laughter somewhere out there, but didn't see who it came from.  

J.N. Powell is an English and Creative Writing instructor in Midland, Texas.  She serves as Fiction Editor and Submissions Editor for Clockhouse literary journal.  She learned most of what she knows from two places: writing workshops at the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU and her graduate creative writing program at Goddard College in Port Townsend, WA.  Her work has appeared in such publications as The Future Fire, Typehouse, and Space Squid, as well as the Transcendent anthology from Transmundane Press.  Find her online at 

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