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on: June 08, 2019, 05:21:18 PM
PseudoPod 651: The Coven of Dead Girls

Author: L’Erin Ogle
Narrator: Nika Harper
Host: Alasdair Stuart

PseudoPod 651: The Coven of Dead Girls is a PseudoPod original.

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The key turns in the lock and you step inside. Until you, we have been adrift in waiting, silence heavy in our bones. Time passes slowly inside these walls, dressed in our plastic coffins. Your sister follows you inside and looks around.

“This isn’t a good place,” she says.

She’s right, but you’ll chalk it up to the way Connie’s always existed partially in the real world, and part in another place where everything is gauzy and insubstantial. You don’t even hear her, but it would have served you better if you had.

Hindsight can be a real bitch sometimes.

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Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 10:53:04 PM
Amazing reading of a great story.


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Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 11:24:13 PM
The basic injustice of such killings is hard to accept. This story seems to be, at heart, a rumination on that. I think many of us have had similar thoughts about this kind of situation... resentment at both the killer and who contributed to his mental state, and regrets about young lives cut short for no reason. Hearing about it from the point of view of the dead makes it still more troubling.


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Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 11:25:23 AM
I'm still reeling from that ending.

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Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 01:23:24 PM
I'm listening to this episode in small doses.  :o

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Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 05:45:15 PM
This was a powerful story with terrific narration.


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Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 04:22:36 AM
I enjoyed the narrator's unapologetic embrace of her undirected, unfair anger.  Even as she fades away, her "business" completed, she'd rather hold onto that hatred and anger than accept moving on to rest in peace.

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