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on: October 25, 2020, 12:43:10 AM
PseudoPod 727: The Uninvited Grave

Author: Jeffrey Thomas
Narrator: Scott Campbell
Host: Alasdair Stuart
Audio Producer: Marty Perrett

“The Uninvited Grave” originally appeared in the braided story collection The Unnamed Country published by Word Horde in 2019.

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“Fuck my mother!” Depo Ep cried out when he saw the new tombstone in the precise center of his field of corn seedlings.

By tradition, the dead were to be buried in the town or city in which they had been born, not necessarily that in which they had lived—even if they had never lived long in their place of birth, and even if their place of birth was quite distant at the time of their death. Therefore, the families of the deceased often did not own a cemetery plot or any piece of property where they could inter a coffin and raise a monument.

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Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 09:55:45 PM
This was an absurd story. And I loved it. I thought it was set in Hell, and then as the story went off into Prairie grotesqueness. The relationship between the old man and his niece-nephew was unexpectedly kind.

I know AS tried to put a serious spin on the story afterward.  ??? This story was less horror and more gonzo-hellspawn-meets-Douglas-Adams... at the end of the universe.

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