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Bdoomed

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on: December 23, 2011, 02:04:21 PM
bonus Christmas flash - Coming Home

The text of this story is available at Gothic.net. You can also seek out her poetry collection, AT LOUCHE ENDS: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Abinsthe-Minded published by Burning Effigy Press in Toronto and her anthology of stories by award-winning authors: LEFT HANGING: 9 Tales of Suspense and Thrills. Get it on Kindle and Nook today!

“My mouth is sour with whiskey and the loaded shotgun lays heavily across my lap in my sofa chair. This is my Christmas Eve ritual.”

AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT….



Listen to this week's Pseudopod.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
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Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 07:32:59 PM
Nice! PP hasn't had stand-alone flash in quite some time. It's like a stocking stuffer! Beats the pudding out of an orange in the toe.

All cat stories start with this statement: “My mother, who was the first cat, told me this...”


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Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 11:53:03 AM
Beats the pudding out of an orange in the toe.

I hope that isn't a metaphor.


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Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 04:49:32 AM
I LOVED this. LOVED.

But then again, I'm kind of sick and twisted. :)

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Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 05:38:11 PM
An enjoyable flash story.  Nothing really shocking or groundbreaking, but worth the time to listen.



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Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 06:51:36 PM

Thanks for listening, Unblinking. The story first appeared 11 years ago. At that time, it was definitely considered shocking and groundbreaking. It's since been reprinted five times, illegally repasted dozens of times all over the Internet (including four occurrences at this moment for illegal download on bit torrent sites), adapted to a one-act play and performed by the Women in Theatre troupe here in Los Angeles, and now made a podcast for the first time.

It's been around. Been imitated. Been outright stolen. Over and over. All of which, I think, is a compliment, but might feel "worn" to some. I'm thrilled that Pseudopod gave it a chance to live through my voice.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked it, Kaa. Sick and twisted is just fine in my book. :) A reviewer for Famous Monsters said it was his favorite story this year, which made me very happy.

Thanks again!

Maria



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Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 07:38:20 AM
I'm thrilled that Pseudopod gave it a chance to live through my voice.

And, may I say, very well read -- not every author can bring their own story to life as you did.


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Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 11:02:41 PM

Awwww, thank you SO MUCH, kibitzer! :D :D



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Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 09:27:35 PM
A horrific and graphic story done very well with a SUPERB reading!  I especially love the singing for the carol.  :-)

Alea Iacta Est!


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Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 10:37:55 PM

Thank you SO much, Muse! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it, singing and all. :D