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Apex Magazine Podcast

Jul 3, 2018

"When You're Ready," by M. Ian Bell -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 110, July 2018.

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M. Ian Bell lives in New Jersey, where he teaches English and math. He mentors adolescents during the school year and co-directs a boys' camp in New Hampshire in the summer. His work can also be found in Shimmer Magazine, and you can follow him on Twitter at @m_ianbell.

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast includes "Cryptic Sorrow" and "Water Lily," by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, visit him at

Our narrator for this episode is Norman Hussey. Norman is a writer, director, and actor located in Toronto, Ontario. He is one of the co-founders of the independent theatre company "Missed Metaphor Productions," who just produced their first show: A Canticle of Light, by KT Bryski. He is currently writing a full length horror tragedy play that Missed Metaphor will produce next year. Visit their website for more details in the near future. In the meantime, he is working on a variety of other projets in various fields including writing and narrating children's stories and creating a role playing text-adventure video game.

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