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Title: PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes
Post by: Bdoomed on June 22, 2018, 09:59:47 PM
PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes (http://pseudopod.org/2018/06/15/pseudopod-599-the-boy-with-the-glass-eyes/)

by J.L. Flannery (http://pseudopod.org/people/j-l-flannery/)
Narrated by Paul S. Jenkins (http://pseudopod.org/people/paul-s-jenkins/)
Hosted by Alasdair Stuart (http://pseudopod.org/people/alasdair-stuart/)

PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes is a PseudoPod original.



My son arrived in a brown cardboard package, no bigger than a shoebox.

I lifted the lid to see him lying there flat on his back, eyes closed, as though he were asleep.

‘Go on,’ my Boss said, ‘lift him up.’

Nervously, I lifted him up out of the box and cradled him in my arms. His skin was velvet. His smell; pure talcum powder. I looked down at his sleeping face and put on a smile, pretending the nausea that was rising in my throat didn’t exist.





Listen to this week's PseudoPod. (http://media.libsyn.com/media/pseudopod/Pseudo599_TheBoyWithTheGlassEyes.mp3)


Title: Re: PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes
Post by: Katzentatzen on June 24, 2018, 05:40:37 PM
I'm unsure how exactly it ended, but the dread was in every word from the beginning. When it apparently learned to walk (SHIVERING) I definitely got Talky Tina from the Twilight Zone flashbacks.


Title: Re: PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes
Post by: Scuba Man on June 28, 2018, 08:02:48 PM
Eeeek.

That is all.


Title: Re: PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes
Post by: krtrupp on July 02, 2018, 10:40:07 AM
Having spent time in Japan, the context built around this story was wonderfully accurate and creepy.
During Alasdair's end comments, I cannot make what movie he quoted. ??? 
The quote was "You know what the cruelest thing you can do to someone you've walked into a room is? Press their face to the window."


Title: Re: PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes
Post by: RexMagenta on July 03, 2018, 02:24:32 AM
During Alasdair's end comments, I cannot make what movie he quoted. ??? 
The quote was "You know what the cruelest thing you can do to someone you've walked into a room is? Press their face to the window."

It's from the 2016 movie 'Morgan'.