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August 9, 2020 15 min

"Even when you’re dead, some things cut close to the bone."

 

Let's go to the mall, everybody! But be careful - you don't want to get stuck here, like the ghosts in "Old Habits" (2011) by Nalo Hopkinson. It's a short modern horror story that manages to pack in plenty of nightmares (and feelings). Spoilers ahead!

 

Episode references:

  • Read the story at Uncanny Magazine: https://uncannymagazine.com/article/old-habits/
  • Grab a copy of Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-One: https://uncannymagazine.com/issues/uncanny-magazine-issue-twenty-one/
  • Need a smile? Watch "Let's Go to the Mall" by Robin Sparkles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY_bhVSGKEg
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