EP Flash: Mount Dragon
Rated PG. Contains some profanity. Paradigms may shift without warning.
By Vera Nazarian
“Go to hell, idiot,” I said, using an astringent tongue he’d understand. “I am but a monumental slab of granite, and you, mortality, are like one of the droppings of a fairly large corpulent deity–an ephemeral honor I would rather pass me by.”
“And yet, you speak to me, mountain,” said the mote of humanity. “Why is that?”
I considered that for a moment. The creature had a point.
“I don’t know,” I replied honestly.
About the Author
Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Finalist, a Dragon Award 2018 Finalist author, award-winning artist, publisher of Norilana Books, musician, philosopher, and creator of wonder.
About the Narrator
Serah Eley is the original producer, editor and host of Escape Pod. She mispronounced her name as Steve Eley at the time, but has since realized that life is much more fun as a woman, and came out as transgender in 2015. Serah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her two spouses (she prefers “spice”), Sadi and Cat.
So if there were ever any betting pools on what happened to Steve: the dark-horse winner is “changed sex and joined a committed lesbian love triangle.” She is, obviously, still Having Fun.