I’ve said before that choosing stories to go alongside this month’s Christmas Serial was an interesting challenge, and I was surprised what a great fit this week’s story actually ended up being. It will be out tomorrow!

Graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s creative writing MFA, Benjamin Toche resides farther north in the hamlet of Palmer, Alaska. On weekends, he works with the mentally disabled while during the week he wanders around town talking to birds, his favorites being those of the Corvidae family. He desperately requires the approval of strangers and will endure myriads of hardship to secure that acceptance. His work has appeared other places and Googling his full name will direct the curious to his internet endeavors.

Happy listening,