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« on: June 02, 2018, 01:36:45 AM »

PseudoPod 597: Fool’s Fire

by Tim Pratt
Narrated by Eric Luke
Hosted by Alasdair Stuart

Tim Pratt publishes a new short story every month for Patreon supporters (www.patreon.com/timpratt). Fool’s Fire was first published for his Patreon in October 2015, reprinted at Nightmare in November 2016. You can read along here: http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/fools-fire/

Show Notes

“It was inspired by me thinking about how I used to get lost all the time, because I have terrible spatial sense, and now I never get lost, because my phone tells me where to go. But there have always been spirits that preyed on lost travelers, and surely they’d make accommodations to the modern age….”



The “going away together” part of the plan to save their marriage had gotten off to a bad start, and the probabilities of success continually ticked downward in Will’s mental calculations. Dori, who normally felt more comfortable in control, had gotten so tired of driving these tree-crowded country roads that she’d ceded the wheel to Will once night fell. Now she was navigating—“nag-ivating,” they used to jokingly call it, back when they’d joked—and displaying remarkably little patience with his requests for clarification. He tried again anyway. “But, look, I don’t even see a road coming up on the right, it’s all trees. Are you sure the map thingy on your phone is working?”




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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 04:56:42 PM »

What an unusual horror story. I've never seen a plot quite like this.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 09:18:49 AM »

Enjoyed this one!  Did not see the end coming at all.  Great narration!!
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