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Apex Magazine Podcast

Dec 5, 2017

"Behind Her, Trailing Like Butterfly Wings," by Daniela Tomova -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 103, December 2017.

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Daniela Tomova was born in the ruins of countless civilizations and experienced first-hand yet another empire fall when she was only 8 years old. Her surreal, animal-filled childhood lives in stories which, while true, have nonetheless earned her the nickname Keyser Söze. She left her home country to study business at the Ohio State University and soon enough, she found herself peddling data around Europe just to make a living. 

Daniela draws her inspiration from the visceral folklore of the Balkans, the surrealism of Russian science fiction, the dreams of Ray Bradbury and the delirious, severe beauty of Northern Norway. 

She lives in an abandoned airport in Oslo, Norway with her partner and their cat.

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast included "Ghostpocalypse 1," "Shadowlands 4," "Deep Noise," "Night of Chaos," and "Thunder Dreams," all by Kevin MacLeod. Visit him at

Our narrator this month is Dave Robison. Dave is an avid Literary and Vocal Alchemist who pursues a wide range of creative explorations. A Brainstormer, Keeper of the Buttery Man-Voice, Pattern Seeker, Dream Weaver, and Eternal Optimist, Dave's efforts to boost the awesomeness of the world can be found at The Archivos Podcast Network, the Vex Mosaic e-zine, and through his work at Wonderthing Studios. He’s currently shepherding two projects into the world: Archivos (,, a story mapping and presentation tool, and Manifest ( a board game combining the positional strategy of chess with the fantastical diversity of Magic: The Gathering.

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