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'When the rats come to Fatum, Piper offers to banish them—but what she summons will take away more than the rats she promised.'


Written by Marisca Pichette (https://www.mariscapichette.com/)

Narrated by Erika Ventura (https://instagram.com/efventu)

Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)

With music by Enough Records (https://enoughrecords.scene.org/)

And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)

And sound effects provided by Freesound.org

A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch

And Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.

And to Father Ben Errington for officiating all those content weddings, of social and media.


Visit Marisca Pichette’s website at www.mariscapichette.com/works to read and listen to more of her dark prose and poetry, available in PseudoPod, Grimdark Magazine, Curiosities Retropunk Audio Fiction,and Apparition Lit, among others.

Erika Ventura is an artist, mother, bilingual narrator, and a husbandry technician. How does she manage it all? No idea, but her artwork can be seen on Instagram (@efventu) or you can visit her artist page www.facebook.com/BioArtsy


You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver

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The Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.

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