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Title: PseudoPod 786: Licking Roadkill
Post by: Bdoomed on December 02, 2021, 02:50:45 PM
PseudoPod 786: Licking Roadkill (

Author: Richard E. Dansky (
Narrator: Trendane Sparks (
Host: Alasdair Stuart (
Audio Producer: Chelsea Davis (

PseudoPod 786: Licking Roadkill is a PseudoPod original.

Cole was licking the highway when the cops picked him up the night before Thanksgiving. Reckless endangerment, they said, and obstructing traffic, and whatever else they could come up with to get him out of the road and into a holding cell.

Later I went past the spot where they arrested him, on my way into town to bail him out, stopping for a moment to take a look. A deer and a truck had made unfortunate contact there, and the highway was a twenty foot long streak of red. A couple of cars passed me going the other way. Speeding, both of them, and one didn’t have their lights on. Cole had gotten lucky, I decided, even if he didn’t realize it. 

Bailing him out didn’t take too long. We’d been through this before, the duty sergeant and I. He did the paperwork and I handed over the money, and all the while phones rang and people shouted and cops ran out the door to deal with the usual pre-holiday drunk and disorderlies. 

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