The Salt in her Kiss

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Held captive by her grandfather, a young girl flees the forest where she grew up. Lured by the scent of the sea, she begins to explore the wider world where she makes new acquaintances among humans and mythical creatures


The Salt in Her Kiss was written by Malena Salazar Maciá

Malena is an award-winning Cuban writer of science fiction and fantasy. She has authored several novels, most recently Aliento de Dragón (2020). Translated by Toshiya Kamei, Malena’s short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, The Future Fire, Mithila Review, and elsewhere. To connect with Malena you can catch her on:

Twitter: @MS_Macia

Instagram: @msmacia


 The Salt in her Kiss was translated by Toshiya Kamei. You can find more translations from Toshiya @


This episode was narrated by Elizabeth Suggs, for more from Elizabeth, head over to

Also, her publishing company Collective Tales publishing is taking submissions for their next anthology. Head over to to submit.


Jimmy Horrors was performed by James Barnett,


Malech was performed by Xander from the Xander and Stone podcast. A Science and Supernatural podcast where they talk about all things weird. Just search for Xander & Stone wherever you get your podcast or head over to  


This episode was edited and produced by James Barnett.


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