Drabblecast 349 - The Island of White Houses

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Drabblecast 349 - The Island of White Houses

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:29 pm

Feature: The Island of White Houses by Alisa Alering
Drabble: It's a Scary World Out There by Miniscreams
Genres: Fantasy


Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Today I am going to the island.

I climb the slick wood stairs down to Whitmuth beach. The wind blows fierce through the town like usual and swirls back out to sea, smoky with our coal fires and smacking with hot oil from the fry shops up and down the boardwalk.

Episode Art: Susan Reagel
This story was originally published in Flytrap #11, edited by Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt.

Twabble: “ At the crescendo of his cruelty, he rotted away and died. The portrait of Dorian Button became that of a newborn baby boy. ” by Rhett Khan

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Re: Drabblecast 349 - The Island of White Houses

Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:39 pm

This was pretty good! To be honest, I thought the island was just a trap set by the sea creatures to lure people to their deaths.
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Re: Drabblecast 349 - The Island of White Houses

Post by Chairman Goodchild » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:00 am

I really liked this one as well. Surrealist story about the class struggle. It really struck me with its dreamlike imagery.

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Re: Drabblecast 349 - The Island of White Houses

Post by Galamar78 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:31 am

I saw this story as being about realising what you have now rather than constantly fighting for what others have or do. She is so wrapped up in getting to the island that she neglects the relationship she has - even to the point of suicide. I feel for the poor guy sat at home waiting for her.

I really loved this story. I am not sure I fully understood all of the intricacies but it managed to touch me and stay with me. I’d love to hear from the author what the intentions and metaphors were.

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