EP060: Creature For Hire

Show Notes

Rated PG. Contains minor innuendo, minor swearing, and some grotesque imagery. No livestock were harmed in the making of this podcast.


Creature For Hire

By Paul E. Martens

“But, Morty, I’m an alien. Christ, I’m The Alien, the only one on the whole damned planet. There’s got to be something.” It occurred to me that my apartment was too big. It seemed to be
getting bigger every day. And when I considered the rent vis a vis my bank account balance, the place was huge.

“The novelty’s worn off, kiddo. I’m surprised it lasted for four movies. And that last one didn’t really count, just a walk-on in a dream sequence. The point is, people aren’t going to keep
paying to see something they’ve already seen, even if he is an alien. I mean, it’s not like you do anything. You’re just there, you know?”

About the Author

Paul E. Martens

Paul E. Martens was a frequent early contributor to Escape Pod and Pseudopod. His fiction has been collected in L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future 16, and in the I, Alien anthology edited by Mike Resnick.

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About the Narrator

Mark Forman

Mark Forman (of Getting A Leg Up and The Ex-Wife files) is a person who exists.

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