Feature: 21 Steps to Enlightenment (Minus One)
by LaShawn M. WanakGenres:
FantasyWednesday, October 1st, 20141.When a spiral staircase appears in front of you, don't panic. Just know that if you place your feet on that first step, it shows commitment. You can't go back. You can only go up and up and up until you reach the very top.Watch your step. That's the main thing to remember. Some people think they can race to the top, or take the steps two at a time. All it takes is one stumble, one slip, and soon you're tumbling, arms pinwheeling, shins banging, down, down, down.You don't want to be rejected by a spiral staircase. It's painful.
Read by: Christina Rivera
Episode Art: Shea Bartel
This story first appeared in Strange Horizons
, February 2014.