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David Barr Kirtley is a terrific short story writer who lives in New York City. He has published many great stories, including several featured in John Joseph Adams' anthologies, such as The Way of the Wizard, The Living Dead, and in the recently released anthologies Armored and Under the Moons of Mars. David is also the co-host of the fantastic interview and geek talk podcast Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. You can find out more out more him at his website.
Authors Note: David wrote a short “behind the scenes” essay about how he wrote this story.
Cast of characters:
David Barr Kirtley as Benjamin
Wilson Fowlie as King Francis, the Owl, and the leader of the Westboro Rats
Big Anklevich (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Guard mouse
Rish Outfield (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Courtier mouse
Marshal Latham as Narrator
Suggested Podcast Episode: "Veil of Ignorance" by David Barr Kirtley on MechMuse Audio Magazine
Music used in this production:
Fighting Fire with Fire Suite by Brandon K. Guttenfelder
Rising Legends, Grasping Some Beauty, Night Hunter by Epic Soul Factory
and other podasfe music
Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.
Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space.
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