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Drabblecast 306 – Trifecta XXVI

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:25 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
See the episode page to listen, to download, or to read story text.

Feature: Tea Baby by Spike Marlowe
Feature: Spiders by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
Feature: Tea-killer by Zoltán Komor

No drabble for this episode.
Genres: Fantasy Horror Strange

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
While sipping my tea in the morning, I find a small, only two inches long, naked female corpse on the bottom of the cup. Her white skin fades int the white porcelain, tiny gobs of tea leafs cover her round breasts. I immediately slap the cup down, and snick across to the phone to call the police. I forget all about checking if she’s really dead. Of course, how could I give her a mouth to mouth resuscitation, if not? Her body is about the size of a match-stick.

Episode Art: Gino Moretto
Read by: Hugh O'Donnel, Lauren Harris

Twabble: “ Keven sat, nearing tears again with this latest love letter to Raquel. He just could not find a “Q” to cut from the papers. ” by Kbilly

Re: Drabblecast 306 – Trifecta XXVI

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:15 pm
by Varda
You should all know that I started listening to this while drinking my morning cuppa tea.

There were neither spiders nor babies nor murdered women in the bottom of the cup, thank God.

Re: Drabblecast 306 – Trifecta XXVI

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:29 pm
by tbaker2500
Tea killer had a great start, I really liked it. However, it ended without finishing. It really needed to be longer.

Spiders was… disjointed. I don't understand the relationship between this guy never having kissed a gurl, and the rest of the story.

Tea Baby was neat. I was able to understand all the metaphors (unusual), except for the baby being the size of the bed. What was that about?

Re: Drabblecast 306 – Trifecta XXVI

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:52 am
by Varda
Tom, maybe you can explain Tea Baby to me. I like Bizarro fiction, but I don't always follow the logic of it. Much like when Strawman starts speaking in Latin, I know there's probably something really meaningful and intelligent going on, but at the same time I hope that my pal Google can enlighten me... :oops:

Re: Drabblecast 306 – Trifecta XXVI

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:03 am
by tbaker2500
A man and a woman make a baby. A baby has some of the traits from each. Instead of standard concepts of eye color and hair, it was abstract geometry and color. It puts a fresh perspective on something we have gotten used to.

If it was deeper than that, I didn't get it.

Re: Drabblecast 306 – Trifecta XXVI

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:07 am
by Varda
Thanks, Tom! I didn't even get that far - for some reason, I didn't consider the genetics metaphor. Just "oh, that's weird!" :)