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PseudoPod 601: Flash On The Borderlands XLIII: The Grinding of Gears

Authors: Linda Addison, Steve Rasnic Tem and Thomas Welsh
Narrators: Siobhan Gallichan, Scott Campbell, Susan Gage and Spencer Disparti
Host: Alasdair Stuart

stick my hands thru the cage of this endless routine

just some flesh caught in this big broken machine

Suicide Vending Machine was first published in The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2017 Anthology in July 2017.

Am I Repeating Myself? was first printed in Animated Objects in 1997 and reprinted in Outer Darkness in 1998 and How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend in 2011

At the Bureau originally appeared in 1980 in the anthology of quiet horror Shadows 3 edited by Charles L. Grant.

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I was expecting a guillotine and a gallows. anyone else expecting a suicide machine not mentioned?


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I'm morbid (obviously) so I loved the descriptions of the suicide machines in the first one.

The dissociation described in the second story are certainly intensifications of things I've felt in public. Though I feel isolated frequently, this story made me glad I'm the only one of me. (And I really hope I don't realize the truth, if it is so!)

"To understand a cat you must realize that he has his own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality."