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by normsherman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Blossom
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: The Blossom

great!
by normsherman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: What the Bouncer Saw
Replies: 2
Views: 9844

Re: What the Bouncer Saw

Yah, I like these two. They're like, unspoken Choose Your Own Adventure drabbles!
by normsherman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed

You let me know right here! :) I check in the forums every day or two. Thanks, I loved your drabble!
by normsherman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Man Saved by Pothole
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Man Saved by Pothole

Haha, nice!
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream

Thanks everyone! It was a lot of work but a lot of fun to acquire and put together. This story winds up being pretty tragic in the end but believe it or not, this one is ctually one of the lighter stories Tiptree wrote, IMO. She'd have wound up creating Black Mirror long before Charlie Brooker if yo...
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

This one's an all-time favorite of mine. But the new analysis that follows really articulates what is so awesome about it--that maybe in the end it isn't necessarily sheer might and aggression that ensure natural selection and survival of a species, but rather decency, integrity, and compassion. Wo...
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars

Haha. Yah, man I couldn't tell how much I wanted it to swerve into the creepy "she really is a child abductor" route or not! Thought the author did a good job of playing with that ambiguity and made the right call in the end. We never really knew if we were dealing with an unreliable narrator or not...
by normsherman
Thu May 09, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur

I loved this week's winning Twabble, where time order changes. Super clever and smart. The main story this week was good (to me) but not great. I love my pets but it took long to figure out who the narrator was and then it wasn't really clear who we were hearing from. If it was a swarm of sentient ...
by normsherman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Police respond to man screaming at spider
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Police respond to man screaming at spider

Dear god if that's not terrifying. To think they might be "true spiders" makes you grateful for the ones we have...
by normsherman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came

Totally taking this suggestion to heart Kev. I love it too. Sometimes authors can be a little shy or want the story to totally stand on it's own but personally I've always loved hearing a little background, as long as it's presented AFTER the story.
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Drabbleclassics:

A fan-hosted Series that features fan-picked stories from the Drabblecast archives, remastered and brought to you by fans like our host this week, Bart Epstein. Enjoy his take on Primary Pollinator, by Nicole Kimberling!
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 403- The Translator
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Drabblecast 403- The Translator

Next up in Women and Aliens month: a Drabblecast original commissioned from author Eboni J. Dunbar, “The Translator.” Eboni Dunbar resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner and specializes in queer and black speculative fiction. She is also a VONA Alum, an associate editor for PodCastle...
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Drabblecst 402- The Moving Stars

We’re in the thick of Women and Aliens month, and we’re keeping it going with an original commissioned story— “The Moving Stars” by Premee Mohamed. Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and specfic auhor based out of Canada. Her short fiction has appeared in Analog, Pseudopod, Mythic Deliriu...
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Drabblecast Director's Cut: Sing

“A Musical on a Submarine” Norm and author Kristine Kathryn Rusch discuss her story from way back in 2008 for Drabblecast #53. This is the “Director’s Cut – Sing.” We also dive into a discussion about unsung women in Science Fiction, like Leigh Bracket and James Tipree Jr. Why use a pen name after a...
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Drabblecast 400 & 401- We Who Stole the Dream

The Drabblecast launches its 8th Annual Women and Aliens Month with Part 1 of “We Who Stole the Dream” by James Tiptree Jr. This is a dark, dystopian tale about sadism and slavery, and the potential for cruelty in all of us. Published postmortem in the 1990 compilation “Her Smoke Rose Up Forever,” t...
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast Director's Cut: Things We Made
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Drabblecast Director's Cut: Things We Made

“My Kids Think I’m Nuts”

Norm and Drabblecast Audio Producer Adam Pracht talk about the Maker’s Movement, everything wrong with Gloucester, the finer points of audio production and of course the three stories in this classic Trifecta Special themed around “Things We Made.”
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 399- Trifecta: We Don't Talk Anymore
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Drabblecast 399- Trifecta: We Don't Talk Anymore

This week the Drabblecast presents a Trifecta Special: “We Don’t Talk Any More.”
“One in Four Adults”
by Catherine Schaff-Stump

“Loving Armageddon”
by Amanda C. Davis

“We Do Not Speak of the Not Speaking”
by David Steffen
by normsherman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came

This week The Drabblecast presents “The Day After the Day the Martians Came” by Frederik Pohl. Jokes can teach you a lot about the underlying anxieties of a culture. The old line “take me to your leader” was actually a jab at President Eisenhower’s leadership during the Cold War. This story is about...
by normsherman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: This one is kraken me up
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: This one is kraken me up

Dude, I've gotta make you our new Drabblenews editor, you find the best stuff!!
by normsherman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Sara
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Sara

excellent.