This is a fantasy serial podcast. You can read or listen to the story. Start at the beginning of the story at Chapter 1, Book 1.

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Chapter Four


Connor bolted upright, anchored by Ollivan from across the table. Riona had hurried up the stairs so gracefully, so normally, excusing herself as an embarrassing cough had overtaken her. Connor’s ears burned red. What if Riona wasn’t going to be all right? She’d drained that soup bowl with such enthusiasm.

No wonder the fae couldn’t take Drohoven.

“Her constitution isn’t like ours. She’s being overly cautious. Being in the rain probably didn’t do her much good.” Connor clenched his stomach as the excuses spewed out of him. Telling lies created a swell of nausea within him, a side effect of his incredible, but limited, truth-sensing power.

“We have had several cases of seasonal flu. Not here, in our establishment, but around Drohoven,” Tennly replied, trying to sound empathetic. “I hope I didn’t offend her. I didn’t mean to ask about the whole fae-blood-in-the-Islanders thing.” She still managed to phrase the sentence like a question.

“Oh. That’s not true,” Connor assured her, pointedly now that Riona was gone. “Common misconception, just because the Islanders are so…uh…”

“Handsome,” Ollivan supplied, as if this were inarguably true.

Speaking about the Islanders made Connor think of his father and he couldn’t bear the pain. He wrenched himself from Ollivan and scrambled out of the booth, trying not to disturb the remaining soup bowls...

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About Wingtorn

Wingtorn is a young adult fantasy serial podcast written and performed by Clare C. Marshall. Each episode is a different chapter of the story. There are multiple “books” (or in podcasting lingo – seasons) in Wingtorn. They all follow a continuing young adult fantasy story. It’s best to start at the beginning with Arrival, Chapter 1.

You can also read the text versions starting here
(Note: there are some minor differences between the text & the audio version, so it’s not a perfect read-along, but it’s close enough!).

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