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Author Topic: PodCastle Miniature 017: All Flee the Vocab. Quiz  (Read 16040 times)


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Reply #20 on: October 30, 2008, 04:16:58 PM
You see, I imagined the reader selection process more like this:

Rachel: I've got myself down for "Scar Stories" so I need to find someone for "All Flee the Vocab Quiz".  Anybody?

Steve: No thanks.  I remember that one from the Flash Competition.  If I wanted to embarrass myself by reading the-words-that-only-Lovecraft-uses-that-nobody-knows-how-to-pronounce I'd have bought it for EscapePod already.

Rachel: Ben?  It's got a horror element.

Ben: Nuh-uh.  If Steve won't touch it, I'm fashioning myself a ten-foot pole not to touch it with.  How about one of our British friends?  They know all sorts of old-fashioned words.  I bet they call each other squamous all the time.

Voice of Frank Key [from the ceiling, like the voice of God]: If you think I'm falling for that you're even more stupid than I realised.  You can't give me "Vocab" on top of "Grand Guignol".

Ben: Hey, how about Alasdair?  He likes Lovecraft.

Rachel: Is it really fair to allocate him in absentia?

Steve: Yes.  Yes it is.

Joking aside, it's an excellent story, and one that really stuck in my mind from the competition.  But I think I enjoyed it even more read by Alasdair.  Kudos all round.

That was better than the story.

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Reply #21 on: November 12, 2009, 08:20:00 PM
Haha, I like the imagined interaction between the editors.  I picture them all sitting around a round table, Rachel in some kind of Olde Tyme garb, perhaps a corset, or maybe a tunic.  Steven is speaking from the mouth of a surrogate android with a viewscreen for a face that shows a picture of his real face.  Ben is lurking in the shadows.  :)

This story was alright, kind of fun, cool to see the result of forum contests.  The title didn't suit it particularly well.  Overall, not bad, a nice bit of flash.


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Reply #22 on: November 12, 2009, 09:11:35 PM
how have I not commented on this? Adorable story wonderfully read.

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