PseudoPod dips into "Bitter Perfume"

As if it weren't honor enough for "Bitter Perfume" to appear in the gorgeous and award-winning She Walks in Shadows, now it's an audio recording at the deliciously unsettling PseudoPod.

Narrator Emily Smith carefully balanced this story's smothering homeyness and its Lovecraftian creepiness, and Alasdair Stuart's ending comments left me with a lump in my throat. PseudoPod's producers noted the story's ties to Christmas and the Epiphany and made sure that it's available as an auditory antidote to holiday cheer.

That said, I wish you a restful and happy holiday season, whatever your holidays are.