"Mr. Death" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 121, January 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/mr-death/ Please note that this episode contains references to child death. A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is now a full-time writer living in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral kids. She is the author of Hugo-award-winning short fiction, and her debut novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Find her at @AlixEHarrow on Twitter. Chris Lester is a writer, voice actor, scientist, and podcaster. He is the creator of Metamor City, an urban fantasy series that has won three Parsec Awards for excellence in audio fiction. His books can be found on Audible, Amazon, and many other online retailers. In addition to voicing his own work, he has narrated stories for Escape Pod, Nobilis Erotica, and Erotica a la Carte, and for author Abigail Hilton. To learn more about his fiction, hire him for audio work, or subscribe to his fiction podcast The Raven and the Writing Desk visit his website at chrislester.org. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Bittersweet," "Grim League," "Heart of Nowhere," and "When the Wind Blows," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.