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Drabblecast 311 – Birds of the Air

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:04 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Feature: Birds of the Air by Joe Pitkin
No drabble for this episode.
Genres: Fantasy Strange

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Thomas takes his lunch outside the shelter, on one of the park benches that look out over the interstate and down all the way to the containment pond. He has wondered whether a passerby seeing him from the highway would know whether he worked at the shelter or was one of its clients. He has had this thought most days that he has sat here. Today, though, his attention has been arrested by a small patch of goose­like objects floating out on the containment pond. If they are geese, it will be the first time he has seen a living thing on that pond.

Episode Art: Spencer Bingham
Read by: Joe Scaleo

Twabble: “ Buy a tree shadow from Peter Pan's NeverLandScaping.
All the summer shade you want without having to rake a single leaf. ”
by Bejami

Re: Drabblecast 311 – Birds of the Air

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:38 pm
by TheBigBadG
I particularly enjoyed the reading on this one - I missed his name (apologies!) but your marketing manager of *ahem* books has a real natural gravitas there. Very enjoyable, gave a good tone to the production. Also, where can I get one of those guns? I think that I'd be happier as a bird. A wagtail in particular, they have a real foppish handle on things.

Re: Drabblecast 311 – Birds of the Air

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:49 am
by tbaker2500
This is one of the best in a while. Thanks to all for making this one happen.
The concept of de-evolving is a powerful one. The author skirts with endorsing this idea, by stating having a character say that some people on the streets want to be there. He doesn't make the colonel sufficiently evil to dispel the implication. But if we remove that precept, and focus on allowing people who want to, to de-evolve. Powerful concept. I think I'd like the effects to be temporary at first, let me see if I like it. I see myself as more of a tufted titmouse.