Toasted Cake 6: The Occupation of the Architect, by Jason Heller
Episode #6! In which we explore the inner city.
The buildings pulled themselves out of the ground one morning and decided to speak.
(First published here in Brain Harvest.)
Jason Heller is a journalist, editor, and author whose nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including Clarkesworld (where he's the nonfiction editor), The A.V. Club, Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Tor.com. He's also a 2009 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and his short fiction has appeared in Apex Magazine, Sybil's Garage, Brain Harvest, Polluto, Farrago's Wainscot, M-Brane SF, and more. His debut novel, the speculative political satire Taft 2012, was published by Quirk Books in January. He once dreamed of becoming an architect--until he realized they have to actually obey the laws of physics.