Escape Artists
April 25, 2018, 09:32:50 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: EP622: Anna and Marisol in Time and Space  (Read 225 times)
eytanz
Moderator
*****
Posts: 5890



« on: April 14, 2018, 02:45:56 PM »

Escape Pod 622: Anna and Marisol in Time and Space

AUTHOR : Tim Pratt
NARRATOR : Amy H. Sturgis
HOST: Mur Lafferty

---

The big day came, and Anna was tempted to tie up Marisol and stash her in the closet just to be safe, but instead she put on her makeup and her pale blue gown (it was prettier than she remembered) and called, “Marisol! Are you making a whole new dress from scratch in there? We gotta go!” just like last time.

Marisol emerged from the bedroom, sliding a dangly earring into place, and even with everything on her mind, Anna stopped and stared and took her partner in: those pale green eyes so striking against the darkness of her skin, her long black hair, her dress patterned with tiny flowers and ruffled at the hem, made elegant both by Marisol’s craftsmanship and because she looked good in everything, basically. How many hours had Anna spent staring at photographs of that face? “Oh my god, let me get a picture.”


Listen to this week’s Escape Pod!
Logged
Jen
Palmer
**
Posts: 34



« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 02:38:41 PM »

I really loved this one and, while the twist at the end was somewhat predictable, I felt it really added to the story. I enjoyed the fact that it was a love story first and a time travel story second.

I don't really think Anna and Marisol will be together forever, but the odds are way better for two old ladies than they would be for a 30-year old and an 80-year old!
Logged
Father Beast
Lochage
*****
Posts: 514


« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 07:58:33 PM »

I really loved this one and, while the twist at the end was somewhat predictable, I felt it really added to the story. I enjoyed the fact that it was a love story first and a time travel story second.

I don't really think Anna and Marisol will be together forever, but the odds are way better for two old ladies than they would be for a 30-year old and an 80-year old!

Um, Ditto.
I Dug it.
Logged
RexMagenta
Extern
*
Posts: 4



« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 03:46:08 AM »

I listened to this one yesterday and I loved it too. I really liked that Anna and Marisol had different reactions to their trauma but neither was presented as less valid than the other.

I hope they managed Step Four, one way or another...
Logged

It's fun to stay at the \o/ <o> (o_ /o\

Pronouns: she/her
Katzentatzen
Peltast
***
Posts: 157



« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 10:38:31 PM »

Man I really felt bad for young Anna and Marisol, but I guess they never had a chance! This reminded me of the Black Mirror episode, "San Junipero", but better, because it has time travel, and time travel they even explained and seemed plausible! This was quite touching.
Logged

"To understand a cat you must realize that he has his own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality."
--LILIAN JACKSON BRAUN
CryptoMe
Hipparch
******
Posts: 992



« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 10:49:40 AM »

I also really liked this story. It actually went on longer than I expected (I expected it to end right after she foiled the shooter), but the story was much better for it. And I also found the end predictable, but still enjoyed the specifics of how it played out.
Nicely done.
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!