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Nothing That Bleeds

Apex Magazine Podcast

Release Date: 10/04/2022

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"Nothing That Bleeds" by Leah Ning - published in Apex Magazine, issue 133, September 2022.

Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/

Content Warning: self harm, suicide

Leah Ning lives in northern Virginia with her husband and their adorable fluffy overlords. She spends her
non-writing time drawing, playing video games, and playing piano. Her short fiction appears or is
forthcoming in PodCastle, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dark Matter Magazine, and Human Monsters,
among others. You can find her @LeahNing on Twitter and on her website, leahning.com.

Erika Sanderson trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. She works as an actor, director, and voice actor. Her stage career spans over 3 decades in which she has created a myriad of roles in a variety of genres from children's theatre to classical plays and musicals. She is an award-winning voice actor, appearing in audio dramas, video games, narrations and educational resources.

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit.

Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.

Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.