Greetings and welcome to the September edition of the BroadPod with your host, Justine Graykin, writer and free-lance philosopher. As we slide from the lazy abundance of summer towards the transformations of autumn's chill, we offer for your listening pleasure stories of the natural world and those closest to it, our animal kin.The colors of flowers take on a life beyond life in the work of our first reader, Anne E. Johnson. 'Beyond Rainbow', is a speculative flash story about physical nature being expanded by or blurred into the metaphysical. The result is transformational, both in the destructive and the creative sense. It is also never-ending.Nancy Jane Moore's chilling gem, "The Dog at the End of the World," was originally inspired when she heard that school children should be taught not to begin a story with "I have a dog." But it is not a dog story that most children would write.Vonnie Winslow Crist reads an excerpt from "On A Midwinter's Eve," the first story in her book, "Owl Light." It's a dark tale of magic and Faerie about a hunter who stumbles across a blue-faced woman and her animals at twilight in the dead of winter.Last in the line-up, a breath-taking battle between two horses, one brave and mortal, one fearful and fey, as Trisha Wooldridge shares a tempting teaser from her upcoming release, "Kelpie", from Spencer Hill Press.