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Author Topic: EP046: Natural Order  (Read 1255 times)
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« on: October 14, 2009, 10:14:53 AM »

EP046: Natural Order

By Michael Jasper.
Read by Stephen Eley.
Musical guest: Steve Dupont.

Missy downshifted as she pulled into the median of the interstate to avoid the state troopers and the mess of traffic-snarled cars attempting to leave the coast too late. I tried not to look at the panicked faces inside the cars, lit by the headlights of those behind them. All waiting to escape the storm. Just like us, but powerless to move — to phase, if needed — the way we did. Sucking on the cigarette, I slid lower onto the wornout springs of the back seat. Slowly I pulled my gaze away from those we were leaving behind.

One thing I learned from Oklahoma: if I thought about the people too much, I’d be worthless.

Rated R.  Contains graphic violent imagery, intense themes of natural and man-made disasters, and incidental profanity. Not one of our lighter stories.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 10:08:26 AM »

I really liked the concept of the traveling road trip disaster folk, and it left me with the good sort of questions:  who's the boss that comes in over the radio?  How do they choose new members when need arises?  How do they learn these skills?  The ending didn't really thrill me:  throughout the whole thing we're told that to disobey is to pervert the natural order, and then in the end they disobey and it apparently supports the natural order?  But the concept was kick-butt enough that I'd still recommend it.

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