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PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« on: November 23, 2008, 12:23:44 AM »
PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs

By Bruce Boston.
Read by Mur Lafferty.

The thought of kissing a frog disgusted her. Yet she knew she would never kiss a prince unless she set about the kissing of frogs. So with sovereign ambition she steeled herself to the daily horrors of amphibian osculation. She kissed wood frogs and leopard frogs. Pickerels and tree toads and bull frogs. Ancient croakers and adolescent squeakers that were nothing more than tadpoles at heart.

Rated G. Contains the pressing of lips against frogskin.
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 02:16:40 PM »
Still not feeling this one.
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 05:56:30 PM »
First miniature in a while I didn't much care for. It just didn't really seem to have much to say.

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 11:33:49 PM »
fantabulous. A little icky, but well put together.  Plus.. the mighty Mur as a reader!  YAY!
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 02:39:17 PM »
Meh.  Wasn't surprising or thought provoking, as many of the fairy tale retellings have been.

I'll pass on this one.

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 07:11:11 AM »
Simply fantastic. 

May win the award for best use of metaphor ever. 

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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 08:29:07 PM »
Cute in an "ew"ish sort of way.
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008, 08:18:39 PM »
I can't really offer a fair opinion on this one; Mur Lafferty could read the phone book and I'd find it fascinating.
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 02:44:10 PM »
I can't really offer a fair opinion on this one; Mur Lafferty could read the phone book and I'd find it fascinating.

I love Mur as much as the next geek (my wife calls Mur my "girlfriend").  But I'm still not feeling this story.
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Re: PodCastle Miniature 22: The Kissing of Frogs
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 05:57:11 PM »
Cute, but predictable.  Not bad, not great.