Mr. Bear reads from SPINNING TO MARS, a collection of micros by Meg Pokrass: listen to dark, strange, grief-soaked, hope-rinsed morsels of prose against a backdrop of music by Sugar Whiskey. Also featuring a writing prompt from Tommy Dean and info on his upcoming newsletter Flash Perspectives. Plus, Miss Mousie takes a deep dive into wood betony—evil spirits and languid nervous headaches, beware!

This podcast is produced in collaboration with the Boston Free Radio Podcast Network, part of and Somerville Media Center.