008: Untethered, by Andy Crawford

"Untethered" by Andy Crawford

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About the Author: Andy Crawford is the author of two novels, the fantasy adventure “Sailor of the Skysea,” and fantasy satire “The Pen is Mightier.”  He is busy at work on his third, a science fiction murder mystery.  He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

About the Audio: The story is read by Faith Gregory. Intro and outro are by Faith Gregory. The intro music is "Boom Boom Box," and the outro is "I Was Three," both by Ben Bunker.


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This story contains Suicidal thoughts, abandonment, heights, injury, starvation, child death, death

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