This week on the Tor.com Original Fiction Podcast, we have Rachel Pincus reading Abbey Mei Otis’s story “Sweetheart”:
Paxton is your baby boy, born just after you got out of the army, your peacetime child. He turned six last month but already he’s got a sweetheart who lives next door. He makes her crowns out of dandelions and shares his FruitBlaster cups with her. She brings him marbles that hum and lets him position her antennae into funny shapes.