Podcast Episode 14: The Talking Bears of Greikengkul

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This week we’re taking a break from Reckoning 6 content to bring you a flash back to a story from Reckoning 5: “The Talking Bears of Greikengkul” by Sandy Parsons, read by the author herself. This is a weird, creepy story that blurs the line between human and animal and examines some of the ethical implications.

[Bio below.]

The Talking Bears of Greikengkul by Sandy Parsons


Author: Sandy Parsons

Sandy writes literary, philosophical, humorous, and speculative fiction. She has studied physics, math, molecular biophysics, and medical science, but only ponders the fundamental nature of reality for fun these days. When not writing, Sandy works as an anesthetist in Georgia and is an associate editor at Escape Pod. More information and a list of publications can be found at https://www.sandyparsons.com/.

One thought on “Podcast Episode 14: The Talking Bears of Greikengkul”

  1. Really haunting, it got to me! It left me hanging as to whether she lives or dies or the bears have some other plan for her…but that was kind of why I liked it.

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