Beautiful narration by Dani Daly to bring my first-ever audio fiction to life: “The Forty Gardens of Calliope Grey” is up at Cast of Wonders!
This story idea originated from the Random Title Generator, with some loving modification; it is a little more upbeat than a lot of the melancholia I like to write (which is not to say it’s melancholy-free, of course. I am what I am) and it should be suitable for any young readers you have on hand–there’s one “hell” but otherwise free of swears. Please give it a listen if you get a chance, or follow the link for a text-only version if you can’t do audio fiction. I hope you enjoy it!