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PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« on: November 18, 2008, 04:25:10 AM »
PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…

By Marie Brennan
Read by Ann Leckie

Sixty years on, I’m amazed at what they’ve done to the truth.

Rated R. for innuendo.


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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 02:14:42 PM »
This has to be the shortest flash fiction on record.
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 05:36:41 PM »
I'd say this one was cute, but that seems inappropriate. 

How about naughty?

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 08:36:14 AM »
If you right something this short, it needs to be tighter. The moment she said "chastity" the game was over, and the rest of the story was just going through the motion. A couple of wasted sentences doesn't sound like a lot, but when the whole story is about 5 sentences long, that's way too much.

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 03:32:19 PM »
This one got a laugh out of me. 
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 04:54:36 PM »
This one got a laugh out of me. 

I laughed and then it was over. Pretty good timing, I thought. The author knew when to end it.

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 08:39:10 PM »
I giggled.

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 03:34:08 PM »
This one got a laugh out of me. 
I laughed and then it was over. Pretty good timing, I thought. The author knew when to end it.

+1 - Especially given the comment thread for Mini #20 (specifically Hyperion's comments at http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=2096.msg37833#msg37833.

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 03:38:28 PM »
Now I can hear Mike Meyers saying all kinds of Austin Powers quotes about this one.

MAKE IT STOP!

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 11:30:07 AM »
Ohhhhhh, it's a PENIS...

*eyeroll*

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 10:44:19 PM »
Ohhhhhh, it's a PENIS...


Dude, it's pronounced PEA-NIS.   ;)

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 10:47:34 PM »
Dude, it's pronounced PEA-NIS.   ;)

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 01:16:12 PM »
Dude, it's pronounced PEA-NIS.   ;)

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 07:16:11 PM »
Dude, it's pronounced PEA-NIS.   ;)

*ba-dump ching*

::groan::

Wow. Deja vu!

A good pun should always incur a groan.  I just felt that your recent contributions to the art form should be ack!nowledged.

Besides, I beat you to this week's Pseudopod pun!

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 02:56:31 AM »
Besides, I beat you to this week's Pseudopod pun!
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 07:04:43 PM »
This one was very punchy. OK, I suppose.

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2008, 02:00:32 PM »
I'll second the not-quite-cute idea.  Liked it, sort of loved it.
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 21: The Princess and the…
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2009, 06:00:23 PM »
The Penis Mightier for 500, Alex!

Cute, in a dirty way, and I find the reluctance to finish the idea in the title silly and funny.
But I've got to agree with eytanz that it could've been trimmed a bit, when "chastity" was mentioned the story was pretty much over.