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on: September 17, 2009, 04:10:41 AM
Pseudopod 003: Little Boy Leg Bone

By Richard Warren
Read by JC Hutchins

And Myrriden watched, perched on the dresser. Jack saw him through the corner of his eye. A tall man, tall like Daddy, but his legs and arms weren’t right–long and thin, they reminded Jack of spiders.

Myrriden held a flute to his lips. White, bone white. A leg bone, Jack knew that. Little Boy Leg Bone. The soft music sounded like wind through dry leaves and the distant cry of dogs. It made Jack’s shins ache.

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Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 02:29:31 PM
This is my second-favorite Pseudopod episode.  ("Everything is Better with Zombies" is my very favorite.)  I love the eerie children's story vibe for this one.  It's like a dark version of "Drop Dead Fred."


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Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 03:35:17 PM
This is one of my all-time favorites.  Very spooky.  Would have really scared me as a kid.  And I think J.C. Hutchins did a great job of adding to the eerie feel of the story.

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Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 03:52:43 PM
Agreed. This is one of the few PP episodes that made me feel ill afterward and made me want to check on my children. Terrifying but in a very different way. And I agree with Swamp that Hutch's narration pretty much nailed the mood.


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Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 10:56:55 PM
I really enjoyed this, and who hasn't imagined things like that harassing you as a kid.  Or maybe I'm just weird.  Some of the words in the story were over-pronounced, particularly "little boy leg bone", almost like the reader was just terrified of fumbling the word, but it didn't really bother me, it just struck me as odd.

I like the separate creatures created for this, though I would've liked to get a little more description of the Grungies and whatnot.

It's been a few weeks since I read this, but if I remember right, I don't think I quite understood what happened in the end.


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Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 06:28:24 AM
S'funny, this one really didn't do much for me. Nice idea and nicely done but ultimately, not my cup o' tea.