Escape Artists

News:

News

ATTENTION: NEW FORUM THEME Please see here for details: http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=13188.0

Author Topic: Pseudopod 2011 Slaughterhouse  (Read 40015 times)

kibitzer

  • Purveyor of Unsolicited Opinions
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 2228
  • Kibitzer: A meddler who offers unwanted advice
Reply #50 on: January 22, 2012, 06:15:54 AM
OK, I think I'm doing this right but feel free to correct me, Slaughtermaster Fenrix. I really liked Bruise for Bruise and I don't think it's down for the count just yet. COME ON THEN COME GET ME!!

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[2] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[RESURRECTED!][2] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[2] 245: Blue Eyes by Jay Caselberg
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[3] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.


justenjoying

  • Peltast
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
Reply #51 on: January 22, 2012, 10:55:27 PM
Not only is she making the desicion to kill herself for her husband and kids, they created her to do that for them. We all wear masks, most of us get to chose what face we put on in the morning, others are forced into those choses by responsibilities. So Mandy comes back from the dead to have another hellish soccer mom day in the life.


[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[UnDead][2]229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[2] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[2] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[2] 245: Blue Eyes by Jay Caselberg
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[3] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2012, 03:18:49 AM by justenjoying »



Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #52 on: January 23, 2012, 01:04:20 AM
The awful things that strange and manipulating people do to their children. I'll take from one that highlights the ugliness and help it focus on one that is tragically beautiful.

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2]229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[2] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[+1][3] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[-1][1] 245: Blue Eyes by Jay Caselberg
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[3] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #53 on: January 23, 2012, 09:49:51 PM
We will take away from a monster that is all-too real, and give it to one that is less. We sleep better (but not necessarily with the lights out) knowing that the monsters are all in your head.

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[2] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[3] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[DEAD] 245: Blue Eyes by Jay Caselberg
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[+1][4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.


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


kibitzer

  • Purveyor of Unsolicited Opinions
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 2228
  • Kibitzer: A meddler who offers unwanted advice
Reply #54 on: January 24, 2012, 02:55:00 AM
OK, now we're gettin' down to it! No time to make up a clever line, so:

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[-1][1] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[+1][3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[3] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.


justenjoying

  • Peltast
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
Reply #55 on: January 24, 2012, 06:04:47 AM
I see your move, and slightly deflect it

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[-1][1] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[+1][2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim

[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[3] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.




Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #56 on: January 24, 2012, 03:01:37 PM
Moving from a large pile of bodies to a small pile of body parts.

[+1][3] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[-1][1] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[1] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[3] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #57 on: January 26, 2012, 02:41:13 AM
Your complicity in adultery is your undoing. Faith will save you.

[3] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[DEAD] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[1] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[2] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[+1][4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


justenjoying

  • Peltast
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
Reply #58 on: January 26, 2012, 06:56:19 AM
Let one dying story feed it's flash fiction mate.

[3] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[-1][DEAD] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[+1][3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim

[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[2] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

« Last Edit: January 27, 2012, 07:02:54 AM by justenjoying »



Umbrageofsnow

  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 754
  • Commenting by the seat of my pants.
Reply #59 on: January 26, 2012, 08:18:19 AM
Shouldn't have become so distracted with catching up for my nominations...
Lights wasn't a bad story, but it isn't better than most of these.  It might be time to turn the Lights out.
I'll be here all week.

[3] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[-1][1] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[3] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[+1][3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.




Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #60 on: January 27, 2012, 04:44:10 AM
Let one pack of zombies feed upon another.

[3] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[2] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[+1][2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[-1][2] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #61 on: January 27, 2012, 04:47:22 AM
New page, updated heap. The heap of dead are as follows:

[DEAD] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Mother's Milk by Strahinja Acimovic
[DEAD] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Little Monster by LynnCee Faulk
[DEAD] 221: Lives by John Grant
 * Resurrected by DKT 1/21/12
[DEAD] 223: Murdock The Nobody by Kate Jonez
[DEAD] 224: The Horror Of Their Deeds To View by Lizanne Herd
[DEAD] 227: Man Eat Man by Mike Irwin
[DEAD] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Hunting by Kirsty Logan
[DEAD] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
* Resurrected by justenjoying 1/22/12
[DEAD] 230: Girls Gone Insane by John Jasper Owens
[DEAD] 231: Tippler's Bane by Evelyn Wang
[DEAD] 232: The Song Of Prague by Shane Jiraiya Cummings
[DEAD] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: In Memoriam by Matthew Chrulew
[DEAD] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Home Is Where The Heart Is by Bint Arab
[DEAD] 238: The Talisman by Heather McDougal
[DEAD] 241: In Bloom by Caspian Gray
[DEAD] 242: The 7 Garages of Kevin Simpson by Alan Baxter
[DEAD] 234: I.C.U. by Tim Burke
[DEAD] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
 * Resurrected by Kibitzer 1/22/12
[DEAD] 245: Blue Eyes by Jay Caselberg
[DEAD] 246: The Eater by Michael J. DeLuca
[DEAD] 247: Looker by David Nickle
[DEAD] 251: Yardwork by Bruce Blake
[DEAD] 253: Trying To Stay Dead by Richard S. Crawford.
[Dead] 255: Flash on The Borderlands IX - It’s War!: King by C. Deskin Rink
[DEAD] 255: Flash on The Borderlands IX - It’s War!: Number 21 Rue le Sueur by Edward McDermott
[DEAD] 255: Flash on The Borderlands IX - It’s War!: War by Aaron Ashley Garrison
[DEAD] 256: Repler by Jonathan Lowe.
[DEAD] 258: The Stink of Animosity by Rob E. Boley.
[DEAD] 260: Saint Nicholas’ Helper by D.K. Thompson
[DEAD] 261: Widdershins by Robert Mammone
[DEAD] bonus Christmas flash - Coming Home by Maria Alexander

Tracking the deadpool separately, so we can keep the lists a bit more manageable.

Recently Dead:
[DEAD] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[DEAD] 225: Top Of The Heap by Nathan Robinson
[DEAD] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: What Makes You Tick by David Steffen
[DEAD] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[DEAD] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[DEAD] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 05:11:32 AM by Fenrix »

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


Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #62 on: January 27, 2012, 05:10:51 AM
Before I go to bed, I think more zombies will frenzy. Sweet sweet zombie dreams.

[3] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[+1][3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[-1][1] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


justenjoying

  • Peltast
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
Reply #63 on: January 27, 2012, 07:06:17 AM
The dead will continue to march...

[3] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[2] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[2] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[-1][1] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.




Umbrageofsnow

  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 754
  • Commenting by the seat of my pants.
Reply #64 on: January 28, 2012, 01:11:18 AM
Both good flash stories with a similar idea.  But letting your pieces go free is nowhere near as scary as giving them up for misplaced love.  The protagonist of Escape gains a sick sort of control over her situation, and I posit that this is less horrifying than the woman who loses herself entirely in the increasingly unhealthy pursuit of an unhealthy relationship.

[-1][2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[+1][3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[2] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[1] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.




kibitzer

  • Purveyor of Unsolicited Opinions
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 2228
  • Kibitzer: A meddler who offers unwanted advice
Reply #65 on: January 28, 2012, 05:01:05 AM
"Corps Cadavre" was a little too determinedly weasels-ripped-my-flesh for my taste. (Wish I knew what I meant by that). "The Line" had a pleasantly Stephen-King-trials-of-childhood feel without the voluminous overrun he sometimes generates.

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[2] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[+1][3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[-1][1] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[1] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.


Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #66 on: January 28, 2012, 06:28:16 AM
Corps Cadavres is a neat weird west post apocalyptic bit of fiction. However, I found that Corps Cadavres brought less to the zombie genre than either Lights or Association. So I'll finish it off and let those zombies dance in its corpse.

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[2] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[+1][3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[DEAD] 243: Corps Cadavres by Neil John Buchanan
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[1] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


justenjoying

  • Peltast
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
Reply #67 on: January 28, 2012, 04:29:50 PM
A creepy old man died for the young. He's to a long and well fed life!

[2] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[+1][3] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[3] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[DEAD] 249: Kavar The Rat by Thomas Owen
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.



Umbrageofsnow

  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 754
  • Commenting by the seat of my pants.
Reply #68 on: January 29, 2012, 06:37:52 AM
If you want to escape, it really helps to have your clothes on inside out.

[-1][1] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[3] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[+1][4] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[3] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

[/quote]



justenjoying

  • Peltast
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
Reply #69 on: January 29, 2012, 10:52:50 PM
[-1][DEAD] 220: Flash on the Borderlands VI: Escape by M.E. Smith
[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[3] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[4] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[3] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[+1][4] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston.
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.



Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #70 on: January 29, 2012, 11:21:35 PM
Although a classic and a fantastic tale with a great reading, I think we should work to peel this off early to stave off a repeat of all stories being rendered into Oil of Dog.

Having re-read IT recently and digging the similar vibe without the uncomfortable bits and rambling of King, The Line deserves a boost.

[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[3] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[4] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[+1][4] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[-1][1]250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[4] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[3] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #71 on: January 30, 2012, 05:10:16 AM
Although a classic and a fantastic tale with a great reading, I think we should work to peel this off early to stave off a repeat of all stories being rendered into Oil of Dog. This one goes to keeping the wonder of Santa Claus alive.

[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[3] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[2] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[2] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[4] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[4] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[DEAD]250: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[4] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[+1][4] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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


Umbrageofsnow

  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 754
  • Commenting by the seat of my pants.
Reply #72 on: January 30, 2012, 05:57:37 AM
I LIKED Oil of Dog.  And also Voice in the Night.  What exactly are you trying to stave off?  Do you perceive a bias in favor of classics?

[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[3] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[+1][3] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[-1][1] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[4] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[4] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[4] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[4] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.



Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #73 on: January 30, 2012, 06:49:18 PM
I LIKED Oil of Dog.  And also Voice in the Night.  What exactly are you trying to stave off?  Do you perceive a bias in favor of classics?

Don't misunderstand me, I liked Oil of Dog greatly. That one story got me to purchase a book containing the complete oeuvre of Bierce's short fiction. I also enjoyed Voice in the Night but not nearly so well. Much of last year's discussion came down to what was going to come in second to Oil of Dog. I think the discussion comparing a well aged classic to a modern story is less interesting than comparing all the modern stories (which are the preponderance here). Also, taking out the classic removes an easy choice, making individual moves more interesting.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 06:51:57 PM by Fenrix »

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


Fenrix

  • Curmudgeonly Co-Editor of PseudoPod
  • Editor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3925
  • I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.
Reply #74 on: January 31, 2012, 07:38:10 PM
I like your move and will repeat it, killing off Mandy (again). And thus our first permanent kill. Salt the earth and let nothing grow.

[2] 221: Lives by John Grant
[3] 222: Terrible Lizard King by Nathaniel Lee
[+1][4] 226: The Sound Of Gears by Ferrett Steinmetz
[3] 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII - Tableaux & Displays: Pageant Girls by Caroline Yoachim
[DEAD] 229: On Being Mandy by Sandra M. Odell
[3] 233: Association by Eddie Borey
[3] 235: Flash On The Borderlands VIII - Warped Love: Pieces by M.C. Funk
[4] 236: Dearest Daughter by Kate Marshall
[3] 237: Lights by J. Westlake
[4] 239: The Line by Grady J. Gratt
[3] 240: Songs for Dead Hearts by Mandana Faridani
[4] 244: Bruise For Bruise by Robert Davies
[3] 248: Killing Merwin Remis by Jason Helmandollar
[2] 252: The Cord by Chris Lewis Carter
[4] 254: The Blood Garden by Jesse Livingston
[3] 257: In “The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise” by Gemma Files.
[4] 259: To My Wondering Eyes Did Appear by Larry C. Kay.
[4] 262: Black Hill by Orrin Grey.

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