"Spawning Season" is a short horror story by Nicholas Kaufmann, one of 35 entries in the audio anthology Come Join Us by the Fire.
Net the fish and trap the prawn.
Blow the sea horn when it's time to spawn.
Sire your sons without any fuss.
One for the ocean and one for us.
Come Join Us by the Fire, edited by Theresa DeLucci, is an audio-only horror anthology of 35 short stories from Nightfire Books, a horror imprint of Tor Books. The collection showcases the breadth of talent writing in the horror genre today, with contributions from a wide range of bestselling genre luminaries including China Miéville, Chuck Wendig, Richard Kadrey, and Victor LaValle; Shirley Jackson Award winners Paul Tremblay, Priya Sharma, and Sam J. Miller; Nebula Award winners Brooke Bolander, Alyssa Wong, Kij Johnson; and many, many more.