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by normsherman
Mon May 19, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 45 – Buried Talents
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Re: Bsides 45 – Buried Talents

Not sure I got this one. What happened at the end? It's a little vague and it took a minute to hit me too the first time I read it, but the key sentence at the end is "He took the steak knives." Remember, the tall man in black rejected all the prizes up to that point, so it stands out a little. The...
by normsherman
Tue May 13, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: "Life is UNFAIR"
Replies: 2
Views: 861

"Life is UNFAIR"

Batman crouches on the rooftop, pondering current U.S. race-relations. Unable to recall ever battling or incarcerating a single non-Caucasian villain, he's convinced the problem is somehow endemic within society; a system constantly failing our white-upper-middle-class-young-people-raised-by-brillia...
by normsherman
Tue May 13, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Balticon 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2904

Balticon 2014

Hey folks, I'll be at Balticon again this year the last weekend of May. If you are planning on going be sure to find me-- love meeting you weirdos in person. Here's the schedule of panels I'm on... Finding New Podcasts (Panel) (Participant), Fri 20:00 - 20:50, Derby (Hunt Valley Inn) Podcast Listene...
by normsherman
Wed May 07, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Purpose Yet Unknown
Replies: 2
Views: 632

A Purpose Yet Unknown

The halfling arrived with troubling news. The Mist-Walkers had taken Dunwinter Keep and were amassing for some nefarious purpose yet unknown. He'd been sent to unite the 7 elven-tribes of K'blar, for only then would each take up arms. One final tribe remained... He found their tree blackened by fire...
by normsherman
Wed May 07, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Grandfather
Replies: 3
Views: 554

My Grandfather

I like to think of my grandfather as someone with both hands on the steering wheel, even in the worst of times. I like to think of my grandfather as someone who grew tomatoes and stopped to help strangers. I like to think of my grandfather as someone who came back from World War II just as goofy and...
by normsherman
Wed May 07, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Room
Replies: 3
Views: 527

The Room

Richard awakes in the room. The air is clammy and Melina's pale, flabby thighs stick out from the rolled up blankets. Richard squints to make out the blurry digits on his clock. It is 6:30 AM. It is his 40th birthday. At the bathroom sink Richard rubs his eyes and habitually fumbles for his shaving ...
by normsherman
Wed May 07, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: First Date
Replies: 3
Views: 864

First Date

"I've built a time machine," the time-traveling man told Clara, on their first date. She never called him again. Well then screw her, the time-traveling man thought to himself. She may have been beautiful, but if she couldn't appreciate his brilliance, good riddance! Still, as the months passed, he ...
by normsherman
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Body Snatchers (bump* Glass Half Full Prompt)
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Body Snatchers (bump* Glass Half Full Prompt)

Just demonstrating how easy it is to bump people's old Drabbles forward to qualify for current prompts. Too bad you can't edit the subject line of other people's Drabbles with Bump for "XX" Prompt or something.
by normsherman
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown
Replies: 14
Views: 3910

Re: DC 322 – The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown

Sorry bout that, don't know how I missed. It all should be fixed by Saturday now though, the m4a kept uploading as the old file for some reason, had to rename the file to make it stick.
by normsherman
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Walrus Next Door
Replies: 1
Views: 370

The Walrus Next Door

A man, his girlfriend, and a wounded walrus just moved into the condo next door. How do I know the walrus is wounded, you ask? Because no normal functioning walrus would ever sound like that, trust me. Each night I listen through the walls to the creature's relentless bellowing; the frenzied huffing...
by normsherman
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 319 – Trifecta XXVII
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: Drabblecast 319 – Trifecta XXVII

Hah, in the unedited footage you would have heard me ask how many people knew what a podcast was/listened to podcasts and about five people in the crowd of about 30-40 raised their hands. There was also some lengthy banter between a drunk clueless guy in the audience who kept raising his hand to ask...
by normsherman
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Welcome to Night Vale live tour!
Replies: 11
Views: 3740

Re: Welcome to Night Vale live tour!

Wish they returned email! Seems like a fine partnership with the broader podcast community. Myself, Pseudopod, Tales to Terrify, Cast Macabre and NoSleep podcast have all tried emailing-- no replies. Lotta people would like to figure out how they hit so big outside the standard podcast fiction audie...
by normsherman
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Attend Drabblecast Live!
Replies: 2
Views: 1922

Attend Drabblecast Live!

In the DC/Baltimore area March 27th?
Be part of an April Trifecta Special!
Come to the Drabblecast Live Story Slam, at @EMPCollective . It's free!

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by normsherman
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 17897

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

The polarization continues! Some good writing/thoughts/discussion on this story from Cory Doctorow, Jake Kerr http://nofsgiven.wordpress.com/2014/03/ ... equations/
by normsherman
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Intro/Outro category
Replies: 4
Views: 2423

Re: Intro/Outro category

heh, I appreciate when you guys appreciate it, tis all I really need. The last time I had to battle myself was at the end of Double Dragon II, and even then I had my brother Jimmy Lee's trusty Hurricane Kick.
by normsherman
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: The new "Journey Into..." podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 6432

Re: The new "Journey Into..." podcast

Been enjoying this podcast. I also read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Imp of the Perverse" for them this week. http://journeyintopodcast.blogspot.com/ ... edgar.html
by normsherman
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Modern dance production of Ramsey Shehadeh's "Creature"
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

Modern dance production of Ramsey Shehadeh's "Creature"

Had no idea this existed. Pretttttttty weird (but hey, it's modern dance. and hey, this is drabblecast).

This was apparently choreographed and performed at NEIU in Chicago a couple years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLKuGVP1CQ
by normsherman
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Beaver butts emit goo used in vanilla flavored foods
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: Beaver butts emit goo used in vanilla flavored foods

FDA approved! Although apparently industry consumption is only at like 300 lb's a year, whereas synthetics like vanillan are over 2.6 million pounds. Apparently it's easier to just have scientists make sweetener in a lab rather than convince them to squeeze it from a beaver's ass. Still, it's only l...
by normsherman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild
Replies: 39
Views: 11192

Re: Drabblecast 300 – Bloodchild

Interesting that so many of you thought the MC was a female. Would have thought that being read by a male (me!) would have snuffed out any doubt.