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John D. Brown

Far Fetched Fables No. 59 John D. Brown

Story: “From the Clay of His Heart” by John D. Brown

The golem was a thief. Nothing in the village, nothing in the whole vale for that matter, was safe. It was forever stealing and bringing its thefts to Braslava’s door, laying them on her step like a cat lays down dead birds and mice.
One day it was the Butcher’s blue and white Turkish stockings, the next it was cranky Petar’s new pitchfork.
And then the golem would stand there, looking down upon her, and all she could say was, “You think you’re doing me favors? Take your inscrutable face and go sit.”
And the golem would go and sit in the shade of her spruce, the sap sometimes falling to speckle the red clay of its bald head and shoulders.
Braslava did not know, was this God’s curse? Was it his blessing?
The golem was anatomically correct in every way, except for the missing belly button. But if God was going to go to all that trouble, why not just send a man instead?

John D. Brown is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. He currently lives with his wife and four daughters in the hinterlands of Utah where one encounters much fresh air, many good-hearted ranchers, and the occasional wolf.

Learn more about him at JohnDBrown.com.

About the Narrator:

Deanna Sanchez is a voice over talent and actress who had performed professionally for 14 years. She has voiced various commercials, industrials, and characters, and specializes in the “sexy voice” of powerful female roles. An avid fan of science fiction since her grandfather gave her a copy of Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky when she was 9, she feels greatly privileged to help bring this story to life. While pursuing a voice talent and acting career, Deanna also consults in Geographical Information Systems and develops custom mapping applications for real estate and other industries. Her background in IT management does not prevent her from owning multiple old computers, some with Windows ’98 still running. Three-dimensional visualization of spatial data is a favorite pastime, and she has spent many hours translating real-Earth elevation data into unique 3D worlds.

Deanna’s voiceover demo can be heard at the Lambert Studios website, an outstanding full service recording studio.