Bastion

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Short stories reminiscent of the golden age.

Officially a bestseller, December's issue now available.

Featured stories are free to read and listen. Subscribe to our podcast, or stream/download directly.

Sweet, sweet melody

We've been quietly slaving away at a new way to engage our fans, and we believe we've come up with just the thing. Each month folks can read our featured story for free (as well as the featured stories for previous months) and thanks to the outstanding efforts of our latest staffer, T. Grace, you'll now be able to listen to them as well. Grace joins Bastion as voiceover specialist, and I think you'll find that her work is nothing short of exceptional. Grace got her start in the world of voice acting after stumbling into a DJ at her college's local radio station in Houston, TX. Since then, she's done vocal work for recording studios and international companies including Sugar Hill Studios, Schlumberger and InterFax. Most recently, Grace enjoys producing relaxation/ASMR videos for 16,000+ subscribers on her YouTube channel. Check her out on Facebook as well. 

In addition to being able to stream the recording from our site, you can download the file in .mp3 format, as well as subscribe via iTunes, as each story will be zipped and shot out of an RSS cannon to your podcast subscription shortly after we make it available right here.

Here's a link to our iTunes podcast--subscribe and listen 

Grace gets us started with a reading of "Good Times" by Alexander Jones from this month's issue, and while not our featured story, throw some headphones on and enjoy it below anyway.

Season 1, Episode 8: November's issue, now available

I don't know about anyone else, but the fall season is my favorite time of the year. A warm fireplace, baked goods, Thanksgiving, and wonderful colors. There's nothing quite like cozying up under a blanket with a good book...or a good magazine. Fortunately for you, the folks here at Bastion have you covered. 

I like to talk about themes a lot, and it's something I think about when balancing out each issue. This month revolves around people, and choices. November's stories take a really fascinating look at how different people make decisions, what situations press them into those decisions, and the consequences of those. Fall is the season of change, after all. I think you'll find that this month's issue is particularly fitting.

This month features the following:

“Good Times” by Alexander Jones
“The Ticket-Taker” by CJ Menart
“Us or Them” by B. Brooks
“The Vestal” by Rob Steiner
“Playing in the Skeleton on Riot Day” by Jedd Cole
“Mayhem at Manville” by Michael Andre-Driussi 
and 
"Shenzhen Blues" by Spencer Wightman

You can read our featured story, "Shenzhen Blues," (and why would you stop there?) right here. Naturally, our authors and staff love connecting with readers, so if you'd like to send your thoughts along, you're more than welcome to either reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or if you're the shy type, send us a note at editor@bastionmag.com. Stay cozy.