Feb 25, 2011
Alex Dally MacFarlane

Skin-Trees on Escape Pod!

I’m delighted to announce that “The Notebook of my Favourite Skin-Trees”, my story of near-future advertising in the form of miniature trees grafted to people’s bodies, is now available to listen to at Escape Pod!

The story originally appeared in DayBreak Magazine.

Here’s an excerpt:

BANANA

The best part of these are the fruits, growing on their fat stem, dangling down the person’s back or from their arm. I always bow and smile, asking, “Can I taste one of your fruits? Bananas from a skin-tree are so sweet.”

So sweet and so small, a single mouthful.

I also enjoy the place where banana tree meets flesh, roots curving over and into the person’s limb — pressing my lips there, my tongue — and the small shade cast by the leaves.

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