Rated R. Contains partial nudity, some language, petty crime, and a few gods’ names taken in vain.
Nightshift in the Automart
By Andrew Gudgel
The doors whooshed open and the Goddess Kali strode up to the counter. She stopped in front of him, grinning wickedly. Straight platinum-blonde hair spilled down over her shoulders and high bare breasts, contrasting with her inky black skin. Jeremy noticed a necklace of tiny, perfectly-formed ceramic skulls hung around her neck.
The Goddess Kali’s eyes flashed red with anger. “Don’t call me that!” Behind her, a whole pantheon wandered the aisles, looking for late-night snacks.
About the Author
Andrew Gudgel has always loved words and playing with words. He lives on the east coast of the U.S., in an apartment being slowly consumed by books.
About the Narrator
Jared Axelrod is an award-winning author, illustrator, podcaster and LGBTQIA advocate. Her graphic novel, “The Battle Of Blood & Ink,” illustrated by Steve Walker and published by Tor, garnered her a Philly Geek Award for Best Comic Creator. A podcasting pioneer, Axelrod’s long-running audio drama “The Voice of Free Planet X,” won a Parsec Award for Best Speculative Short Story, for the episode “Oddfellows Local, about a group of queer self-styled superheroes who save the world. An accomplished public speaker, Axelrod has given lectures for universities and libraries about the importance of LGBTQIA representation in literature and comics. She is currently writing and drawing the critically-acclaimed webcomic “Frankenstein’s Support Group For Misunderstood Monsters” for Quirk Books.