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on: October 04, 2009, 07:46:19 PM
EP Flash: Friday Night Gods

By Josh Rountree.
Read by Stephen Eley.

Brodie approached the line of scrimmage and both sides of the field erupted. The red-robed fans in the visitor’s stands surged like a crimson wave, swaying in unison as they began the Rite of Interception. They stamped their feet against the aluminum bleachers, chanting as they drew gleaming blades across the bellies of countless doomed rattlesnakes. Their blood spilled, the snakes were then hurled onto the field. The rain of reptiles sounded like bacon burning in a skillet as the animals protested their own sacrifice. 


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Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 02:54:31 PM
Haha, twas a fun little diversion, Lovecraftian football.  :)



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Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 02:30:12 AM
I can't wait for my son to hear this story. 



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Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 03:38:24 AM
I'm not really into horror, but this is one of my all time favorite flash pieces.  The world glimpsed here is so vivid, weird, and yet plausible.  With the exception of the monsters, the whole thing is entirely realistic, if you consider the blood sports of the Mayans or the Coliseum for instance.