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on: April 05, 2019, 08:29:39 PM
Escape Pod 674: And Yet

Author : A.T. Greenblatt
Narrator : Alethea Kontis
Host : S.B. Divya
Audio Producer : Adam Pracht


Only idiots go back to the haunted houses of their childhood. And yet.

Here you are. Standing on the sagging, weed-strangled front porch that hasn’t changed in twenty years. Every dip in the floorboards, every peeling strip of paint is exactly as you remember it. Time seems to have ricocheted off this place.

Except not everything has stayed the same. You have your doctorate in theoretical physics now, the ink’s still fresh on the diploma. Your prospects look good. You’re going start teaching next month, your first steps on the path to tenure. You have a grant for a research project you’ve been waiting for years to start. The secrets of the universe are a locked door and you might have the key. That is, if the house doesn’t kill you first.

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Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 06:06:54 PM
The protagonist seemed to be as twisted by understandable resentment and regret as the house was with realities.  Her desire to fit in at any cost hit hard.  We know at some level in that situation that we're selling ourselves short, that we're not really 'liked' like acknowledged as present, and we know it's not healthy, and yet....


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Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 08:34:26 PM
I really liked this story. The MC's yearning to fix something that to her was wrong and painful was masterfully done. And the twists and turns with the multiple realities was quite well done.