001: Riley Marigold and the Winged Lizards of Tel Aviv, by Kayla Bashe

"Riley Marigold and the Winged Lizards of Tel Aviv" by Kayla Bashe

Episode 1 of Solarpunk Press Podcast

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About the Author: Kayla Bashe is currently a student at Sarah Lawrence College, where she studies theater, creative writing, and history. She’s a graduate of the Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop for Young Writers. Additionally, several of her plays have been produced by local theater companies. Her lesbian mystery novel Graveyard Sparrow is available from Torquere Press, and her story A Muse Afire was featured in the first issue of Vitality Magazine.

About the Audio: The story is narrated by Nicole Brown. Character voices, as well as the intro and outro, are read by Faith Gregory.


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