In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Ashley Blooms's "The Dead Father Cookbook."
One furred toe wore the wedding band / I gave him. Tips of sheathed claws / pricked at my skin.
I didn't tell my brother that we'd been eating our father's cremains until a few days had passed. I know Ben well enough to know that he needs to be eased into things.
I want the audience to feel almost both the feeling of not wanting to look at the image, but somehow not being able to look away.