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To Live and Die in Dixieland

To Live and Die in Dixieland

Update: 2022-04-05


"To Live and Die in Dixieland" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 130, March 2022.

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Russell Nichols is a speculative fiction writer and endangered journalist. Raised in Richmond, California, he got rid of all his stuff in 2011 to live out of a backpack with his wife, vagabonding all over the world ever since. Look for him at

JV Hampton Van Sant is a voice actor, tarot reader, and writer living in Western Massachusetts. They can be found on most social media platforms @RedBlaqueGolden.

Bee Zelda is your nonbinary busy bee! They play on various podcasts and streams such as The Broadswords, Iron Edda Reforged, Anime Attache, and many more! They are on Twitter @bee_zelda and on Tiktok @beezelda. 

Malcolm Ray is a SAG actor and voice actor repped by Stewart Talent. Graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Malcolm has spent nearly a decade in commercial voice-over and being a YouTube personality. He can be heard in various indie projects as well, including The Black Sands, Lackadaisy Cats, Bulletville, and TOME Rpg.

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Music in this episode includes “New Whip” “Godfather’s Shoes” and “Gravity Dust” by Jay Will, from Find more from Jay Will on Tiktok and Instagram @ xJWill. 

Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.

Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at

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To Live and Die in Dixieland

To Live and Die in Dixieland

Russell Nichols