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Author Topic: EP591: A House of Her Own  (Read 336 times)
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« on: September 09, 2017, 10:11:00 PM »

EP591: A House of Her Own

AUTHOR: B. Balder
NARRATOR: Amy H. Sturgis
HOST: Mur Lafferty


Aoife was only eleven when she caught the little house in the forest. She surprised it as it drank from a puddle, half-hidden under a writhing tree root as large as her own body. Fast as an eel, she snaked her hand around it and held on tight. It was no bigger than a strawberry, all soft and furry and yellow. Even in the gloom of the giant, bad-tempered trees, it shone like a candle flame.

“House,” she whispered, “you’re mine now.”

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 09:30:18 PM »

I loved that the in-story plural of house was hice.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 03:23:10 PM »

Yes, the "hice" was right up my alley. Wink

I often comment about how I enjoy stories about aliens that explore truly alien origins; this story felt like it came from the other direction. I wasn't even sure until about halfway through whether these people were supposed to be human.

But, oh, the pain of trying to make someone stop "helping" you when you aren't asking for it!

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I finally published my book - Tad's Happy Funtime is on Amazon!
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 04:39:49 PM »

I enjoy stories where females run the world, not because I hate men, but just because it's refreshing.

"To understand a cat you must realize that he has his own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality."
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 11:10:18 AM »

If Jane Austen wrote this it could have been called Arrogance and Ignorance.
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