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eytanz
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« on: September 29, 2017, 02:02:10 PM »

Escape Pod 594: The Spice Portrait


AUTHOR: J.M. Evenson
NARRATOR: Stephanie Morris
HOST: Divya Breed

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They said my love for my daughter was excessive, that I made her weak by kissing her and singing in her ear at night.

They also said I killed her.


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zoanon
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 10:11:27 PM »

well. I cried.
an excellent story.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 08:26:07 PM »

 Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 02:19:58 PM »

Dark as a very dark thing in a very dark place.  This one wasn't for me (I kept looking at the remaining time to run, wanting it to just hurry up and get to its inevitably grim conclusion).  Powerful, yes, but not my sort of thing.  Still, as Serah Eley used to say, next week there'll be a whole lot of new words in a different order Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 07:52:38 PM »

well. I cried.
an excellent story.
Me too, zoanon.  Moved to tears by the unexpected sisterhood of rebellion.  Yes, Raj, dark, but with a definite glow of hope. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 04:45:41 PM »

Quite grim, and a heart-ripper. The bittersweet ending was all I could ask for.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 01:49:04 PM »

I didn't really see the hope rays...
Yes, suffering can bring people together, power of the sisterhood and all that. But there was no indication that things were going to get any better in that world.
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 01:14:13 AM »

This was horrible!! Well written, but, wow, what a horrible society.
 
And I agree with what Ichneumon said; this story didn't offer me any hope. In fact it made me wonder why anyone would have a child in this society at all (and I'm not one of those people who thinks that about our current society, so that is a big statement for me). Or why anyone would even stay alive in it, for that matter. I actually felt relief for the MC at the end because she gets to leave.

This story was just far too bleak for me. Clearly the writing was good, to elicit such a strong reaction in me. But please don't do that again....
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