Toasted Cake 145! In which we see. Things.
This story is told by ghosts, poured into the ears of the unwary like licorice water and whiskey.
First appeared in Phantom Drift 2: Valuable Estrangements.
Jessica Reisman's stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Her first novel, The Z Radiant, was published by Five Star Speculative Fiction. For more, see storyrain.com.
Alex C. Renwick has written dozens of short stories as Camille Alexa, including her award-nominated collection Push of the Sky. She currently splits her time between Portland, Austin, Vancouver, and Montreal. Her website is alexcrenwick.com.
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