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Author Topic: PC Miniature 86: The Wedding Of Snow, Earth, And Salt  (Read 1362 times)
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« on: January 01, 2016, 08:27:35 PM »

PodCastle Miniature 86: The Wedding Of Snow, Earth, And Salt

by Kate Heartfield

With a special full cast reading. Happy New Year!

Wilson Fowlie as the Narrator

Graeme Dunlop as the North Wind

Jennifer Albert as Snow

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali as the East Wind

Arun Jiwa as Earth

Peter Wood as Salt

Rachael K. Jones as the West Wind


A Podcastle original!

The North Wind raised his glass, a tall flute clouded with cold, filled with thick yellow wine so

sweet it stung the tongue. All the guests raised their glasses and waited through the speech,

which was a warning.

“What is done, undoes. You will not leave here as you came.”

All the guests drank, and their eyes opened wide as the ice wine coated their throats.


Rated G.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 05:01:09 PM »

Full cast readings are fun! I'm glad to be young enough not to be mixing up weddings and funerals yet. Tongue

Happy New Year!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 10:01:09 AM »

I'm afraid I didn't get what this one was going for.  The imagery was interesting, but it didn't really come together for me as a story.  It kind of felt like a poem, which is a thing I don't understand even though I understand that other people like poems. 

So, not for me, I guess!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 02:45:29 PM »

I'm afraid I didn't get what this one was going for.  The imagery was interesting, but it didn't really come together for me as a story.  It kind of felt like a poem, which is a thing I don't understand even though I understand that other people like poems.

If you ever feel like you would like a better handle on what other people see in poetry, I highly recommend the book The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry. It's actually a 'How to write poetry' book, but he uses tons of examples of existing works to illustrate the principles he talks about.

Even though the book did inspire me, I haven't actually written much poetry since listening to it (the audio version is read by the author and he is an excellent narrator; it's worth listening to just for the experience!), because I don't put aside the time for it (like any other hobby, it requires a certain time investment) but I do have a much greater appreciation for the appeal of poetry to people who like it. (I also don't seek out poetry any more than I did before, but I am able to appreciate it better when it crosses my path. Smiley )
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 06:11:15 PM »

The part that made me squee, if only a little? This was a polyamorous wedding! (OK, even if they did sort of melt together into an amorphous mass there at the end, but what do you expect from anthropomorphic personifications?)
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