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Feature: Fruit and Words
by Aimee Bender
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
This week The Drabblecast presents "Fruit and Words" by Aimee Bender; a story about words and their meanings.
So there we were, Steve and I, smack in the middle of the same fight we’d had a million times before, a fight I knew so well I could graph it. We were halfway down the second slope of resignation, the place where we usually went to different rooms and despaired quietly on our own, and right at the moment that I thought, for the first time in seven years, that maybe things were just not going to work out after all, that was the moment he suggested we drive to Vegas right then and tie the knot.
Twabble is from listener Rusty Tomatoes:
It was a dark and stormy night. It is still a dark and stormy night. The years pass and I cannot remember if the sun was real.
Produced: Adam Pracht and Norm Sherman
Episode Art: Mary Mattice
"We're all lying in the gutter. Some of us are just looking up at the stars."
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Just a guess, but is Aimee's middle name Mind? Not sure in which room one would look for it, though. Really enjoyed this story, even if (or maybe because) its deeper meaning, for me, is sitting somewhere up there with the xenon – and I'm sure to mangle it if I make a grab for it! But the slow sure swerve from the straight road of reality was sweetly done.
Actually, it's a shame the text wasn't included with this one. Reading the enigmatic words while listening (as works a treat with stories like Skullpocket), might have added yet another level of fruity musing...perhaps it was safer not to!
Still, there is one moral within this story that I'm rock solidly across and behind. As someone who has worked too many shifts behind convenience store counters – is it asking too much for the good customer to wait until they've left the store to start wolfing down their purchase? Seriously, folks, it's what separates us from the ghouls!
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This was a great story. I got irrationally angry at the jerk leaving the girl to drive home alone. I was completely grossed out when the girl didn't wash her hands after eating the juicy AF mango. Sticky hands like that gross me TF out. I had to wash my own.
IMO I'd love a follow up story where the woman can't eat fruit anymroe. It constantly drys up and goes bad, forming words "you owe me $300!"
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Text is coming for this one! Just had to work a contract thingee out.
"Give us all some Jelly"
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It's so great to have the Drabblecast back. You were greatly missed.
A bit of friendly criticism. The new episodes seem to have a lot more sound effects and emphasis on the background music. To me this is distracting from the story, and I'm wondering if others have noticed the same. Don't get me wrong, I love Norm's music as much as the next guy, and I'm not criticizing that. I'm referring to the music underneath the narration, which sometimes gets a little overenthusiastic.
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Whoah boy. This episode sailed right over my head. Fruits? Nuts? Nope. I couldn't get into the tale. I struggled with it... and gave up a third of the way in. Pity.