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Title: PC688: Aeaea on the Seas
Post by: Ocicat on July 21, 2021, 10:09:21 PM
PodCastle 688: Aeaea on the Seas (

Author: Hester J. Rook (
Narrator: Danielle Imara (
Host: Summer Fletcher (
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh (

Previously published in Making Monsters: A Speculative and Classical Anthology


Show Notes
Rated PG-13

“Oh, go to the crows,” I snarled under my breath as the knocker slammed home. The door was supposed to be a discouragement to visitors, large and heavy and dark, the handle made up of a curl of iron shaped like a beautiful maiden with fanged dogs at her thighs, eye tormented. Scylla, in the form I’d turned her into so many years ago: Remember my power. Do not come to me lightly.

But no, there it was again, a rapping that echoed through the old house.

“What’s wrong, flower?” Her voice was strangled down the phone.

“Don’t worry, darling. I just have a visitor.”

She chuckled, low and dry. “I really need to teach you my old trick for dealing with them.”

“You forget, my love. I have my own tricks.”

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Title: Re: PC688: Aeaea on the Seas
Post by: Scuba Man on July 25, 2021, 08:16:20 PM
Re: Aeaea On The Seas. I'm relieved my spouse and I abandoned all that neuveau Wicca in our 20s. This episode reminds me that witches can be a nasty, nasty breed. Don't piss them off and give them wide berth.  :o

She is a tragic character, mind you. She wants another, unavailable creature. I pity her -- from a safe distance. Excellent story, eh.
Title: Re: PC688: Aeaea on the Seas
Post by: Álex Souza on August 03, 2021, 03:10:40 AM
I liked the way the transitions were done. It’s curious. Sometimes scene breakers were used to isolate thoughts.

The prose flows smoothly. I think that’s the variation of the size of the sentences.

And yeah, it's very tragical.