Toasted Cake 29: What President Polk Said, by Vylar Kaftan

Toasted Cake 29! In which we talk to knives.

We were covered in mud and never came clean. That's what we shared, all of us 'Niners. 

First appeared in Phantom.

Vylar Kaftan has published about three dozen stories in places such as Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her 2010 Lightspeed story, "I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You in Reno," was nominated for a Nebula. She founded FOGcon, a new literary sf/f convention in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she blogs at


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