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on: December 07, 2019, 06:46:31 AM
PseudoPod 678: The Boy Who Killed His Mother

Author: Rosemary Hayes
Narrator: Heath Miller
Host: Alasdair Stuart
Audio Producer: Marty Perrett

PseudoPod 678: The Boy Who Killed His Mother is a PseudoPod original.



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Nobody wanted to play with the boy who killed his mother. Nick Metcalf understood why in the same way he understood why the sun rose and set. Comprehension was simple for six year olds; things just were. So even though he accepted the other kids in his class avoided walking too close to him , or whispered when he walked past,  that didn’t mean he liked it. He didn’t. Not one little bit.

One time Nick arrived at school to find “killer” written on a sheet of paper and left on his desk, as if whoever left it thought he needed reminding of the day his world collapsed around him. Maybe he did. If by some miracle he forgot his crime he might start to think he was just like everyone else. For endless seconds he stared at that word scrawled with red crayon, knowing  this was his label for the rest of his life. If he was meant to have a different label before he killed his mother  it shattered the way his mother’s skull shattered when the bullet entered her forehead at close range.




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« Last Edit: December 09, 2019, 04:35:25 PM by Bdoomed »

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 06:41:12 AM
Hey, Bdoomed, there’s no player on this episode.  I went to listen via the website as usual, but couldn’t.  Can you all fix?  Thanks!



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Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 02:20:45 AM
Yeah, I don't have access to the site, but I'll notify.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 04:35:36 PM
Updated! :)

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #4 on: December 12, 2019, 05:49:37 AM
Thanks!



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Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 05:51:14 AM
And about the story itself:  it filled me with dread, which undoubtedly means that it accomplished its mission.