A woman recalls her childhood during the London Blitz, and the strange pet who saved her. Bryony narrates an urban fantasy for all ages. Content note for wartime sound effects.


Author Suzanne J. Willis is a Melbourne, Australia-based writer, a graduate of Clarion South and an Aurealis Awards finalist. Her stories have appeared in anthologies by PS Publishing, Prime Books, Falstaff Books and Metaphorosis, and in SQ Mag, Mythic Delirium, and Lackington’s. Suzanne’s tales are inspired by fairytales, ghost stories and all things strange, and she can be found online at suzannejwillis.webs.com

Narrator Bryony is a twenty-something Londoner who has loved stories in all forms her whole life. This love has led to a Masters degree in English Literature and a decade-long hobby of narration and performance. She teaches English and maths, and her biggest dream is to successfully land a Salchow jump in figure skating.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Osgoode’s Chorus: Circus Clowns Lighter Edit by Zev Weinstein/Pond5

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod
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Relent by Kevin MacLeod
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Cargo Plane Cabin Ambiance by Mike Koenig/Soundbible

Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 002 by Sascha Ende
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Childhood by Sascha Ende
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Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 004 by Sascha Ende
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