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on: October 25, 2021, 06:35:52 AM
PseudoPod 780: Flickering Dusk Of The Video God

Author: Luciano Marano
Narrator: Robert C. Eccles
Host: Scott Campbell
Audio Producer: Marty Perrett

“Flickering Dusk Of The Video God” was originally published in the 2020 anthology Monsters, Movies & Mayhem

A fresh burst of white noise roars through my head and jittery tracking lines wiggle and squirm through my vision again, even worse this time. The world stretches and distorts like in a mirror in a funhouse that’s no fun at all.

The girl behind the bar pushes my pizza and a sixer of sweaty beers forward, a look of disgust on her small-town pretty face. If this were a movie she’d be played by Lori Petty, circa a few very hard years after Free Willy. She was nicer to me yesterday, even nicer when I first came in four days ago. I know how I look, enacting this, our daily routine, in the same wrinkled clothes again. I know what she’s thinking.

I desperately shove my fingers into my eyes until pain stars flare up and drive away the other stuff, blink hard. Things are normal again, and I realize I know this girl. I’ve seen her before, and not just in the bar.

She’s on the tapes.

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