Last year, Rish was fortunate enough to be asked to read a Tim Pratt holiday story called "The Christmas Mummy" for Podcastle. It was quite well-received (and why not? Everybody loves Tim Pratt, and the story called on one of the two things Rish can actually do successfully).
Well, it's a new year, and Dave Thompson has gotten Rish to read another tale, this one a romantic-comic-fantasy story called "A Window, Clear As A Mirror" by Ferret Steinmetz. In the story, a man is heartbroken when his wife leaves him to live in a mystical faerie kingdom, and becomes obsessed with reuniting with her and finding out why she left.
According to Dave, the story was meant to be funny. According to Rish, the story is among the saddest ever told. You be the judge.