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Title: PC728: The Fireman
Post by: Ocicat on April 01, 2022, 07:22:14 PM
PodCastle 728: The Fireman (

Author: Christoph Weber (
Narrator: Dave Robison (
Host: Matt Dovey (
Audio Producer: Peter Adrian Behravesh (

PodCastle 728: The Fireman is a PodCastle original.


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Show Notes
Rated R


I face the forested mountains, raise my hands like a conductor readying an orchestra, and point to my first section. A glow flickers to life in the inky darkness beneath a grove of trees. Arms of flame climb the bark and the canopy explodes, turning trees into torches, illuminating my canvas.

I sweep my hand from left to right and a mile-long slash appears like a knife wound in the mountains, bleeding fire. The flames crawl upslope. Not fast enough. A few twists of my wrists and I sculpt a stampede — orange bulls of fire, a few charging tigers, and one galloping zebra striped red and blue. I pause to appreciate the canvas come to life. It’s my best work.

And I’m just getting started.

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Title: Re: PC728: The Fireman
Post by: Frank Evans on April 02, 2022, 02:58:58 AM
It's been a while since I last listened to Podcastle, but I'm really glad I hit play when this showed up in my feed this week. Oh my was this good. Thank you!