Season 1 Episode 31

THE OPEN-HEARTED

by LETTIE PRELL

“What’s that on your wrist?”

She beamed and held out her left arm. It was an oval-shaped tattoo, a glistening green jewel. It looked remarkably three-dimensional. Smaller, honeycomb-like markings guarded the central slit of a cat’s-eye image. But he’d seen something—

Then the markings moved and the slit of the iris bulged open. It didn’t look like an eye anymore. It looked like a huge organic pore. He tried to peer inside, but it snapped shut.

Host & Producer

Lisa Shininger

Narrator

Lisa Shininger

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About This Episode

Lettie Prell likes to explore the edge where humans and their technology are increasingly merging. Her science fiction stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Apex Magazine, and its Book of Apex anthology, and elsewhere. Her work has also been featured on the StarShipSofa podcast. She is an active member of SFWA.

This Apex Magazine Podcast was performed and produced by Lisa Shininger. Music used with kind permission of Oh, Alchemy!

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