All This Darkness

All This Darkness

Update: 2021-06-011


"All This Darkness," published in Apex Magazine, issue 123, June 2021.

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Jennifer R. Donohue grew up at the Jersey Shore and now lives in central New York with her husband and her doberman. She is a Codexian and an Associate member of the SFWA, with work appearing in Escape Pod, Truancy, The Future Fire, and elsewhere. Her novella series, Run With the Hunted, is available on Amazon and most digital platforms. She tweets @AuthorizedMusin.

Our narrator this month is A.F. Grappin.

A. F. Grappin is an author, craftsman, gamer, and voice actor. His most recent publication is the final volume of The Deadly Studies series of novellas, with the nonfiction history of the micronation Westarctica, 20 Years on Ice, coming later in 2021. With his best friend, he also runs The Chain Nerd Chainmail, creating chainmail jewelry, wall art, trinkets, and more. He streams crafting with metal on Twitch twice a week as TheChainNerd. Vocal credits include appearances on The Voice of Free Planet XNobilis Erotica Podcast, This Kaiju Life, and Vampire Needed, as well as the upcoming Final Fantasy VII fan mod, Echo-S

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Come Play with Me" and "The Dread," both by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Visit him at Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Learn more at

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All This Darkness

All This Darkness

Jennifer R. Donohue