Podcast Episodes 23 Jun 2011 11:36 pm by David !
“FIRING SQUAD,” by J Jack Unrau. Read by the author. (27 min)
When I looked up from my plate, three young men were sitting on the other side of the rough table, staring at me intensely. None of them were very tall, but they had the tough look of mountain people. Their faces were purple from burst blood vessels — or maybe it was makeup, I’m not going to pass myself off as some expert here. They wore heavy canvas clothes and long, filthy woolen scarves.
When I finished my meal the one on the left spoke to me. “Do you know where we can get a Machine of Death?”
J Jack Unrau is a freelance writer and vagabond librarian whose work has appeared on Wired.com, CBC Radio and in Broken Pencil. Living in China taught him valuable lessons about taking pictures of riot police. J’s online home is thedubiousmonk.net.
In the book, “FIRING SQUAD” is illustrated by Brandon Bolt. This podcast episode was edited by Matthew Schwartz.