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Title: PseudoPod 713: You Can Stay All Day
Post by: Bdoomed on July 17, 2020, 08:04:25 PM
PseudoPod 713: You Can Stay All Day (

Author: Mira Grant (
Narrator: Kitty Sarkozy (
Host: Alasdair Stuart (
Audio Producer: Chelsea Davis (

“You Can Stay All Day” was originally published in 2017 in Nights of the Living Dead and reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror.

The merry-go-round was still merry-going, painted horses prancing up and down while the calliope played in the background, tinkly and bright and designed to attract children all the way from the parking lot.  There was something about the sound of the calliope that seemed to speak to people on a primal level, telling them “the fun is over here,” and “come to remember how much you love this sort of thing.”

Cassandra was pretty sure it wasn’t the music that was attracting the bodies thronging in the zoo’s front plaza.  It was the motion.  The horses were still dancing, and some of them still had riders, people who had become tangled in their safety belts when they fell.  So the dead people on the carousel kept flailing, and the dead people who weren’t on the carousel kept coming, and—

They were dead.  They were all dead, and they wouldn’t stay down, and none of this could be happening.  None of this could be real.

The bite on her arm burned with the deep, slow poison of infection setting in, and nothing was real anymore.  Nothing but the sound of the carousel, playing on and on, forever.

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Title: Re: PseudoPod 713: You Can Stay All Day
Post by: Scuba Man on July 21, 2020, 01:11:14 AM
I removed my post and moved it to a more appropriate thread. I enjoyed this story’s plot.