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Bsides 47 – Statement in the Case

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:48 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Feature: Statement in the Case by Theodora Goss
Genres: Drama

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Sure, I know Istvan Horvath. We met about a year ago before Eva died. That’s my wife, Eva. You knew that? Yah, I figured you were pretty thorough…

Episode Art: Dave Krummenacher
Read by: Aural Spice
First appeared in: Realms of Fantasy, August 2005

Re: Bsides 47 – Statement in the Case

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:25 am
by tbaker2500
This story was ok, but kind of hard for me to follow. Who exactly had the cages? What actually happened? Too much inferred, too little stated.

Re: Bsides 47 – Statement in the Case

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:32 am
by normsherman
tbaker2500 wrote:This story was ok, but kind of hard for me to follow. Who exactly had the cages? What actually happened? Too much inferred, too little stated.
Spoilers:

Hm, it came across pretty clear to me. The main tension in the story rises when the shopkeep's new prissy wife begins bringing back all sorts of treasures and mysterious things from 'the old country' to sell in the shop (this included the bizarre critters alluded to in cages). Rather than face this disgrace and blasphemy, the shopkeeper says he would rather see it all burned to cinders than sullied and pawned off for profit. The investigation (and story) is all about the events that might have caused the burning down of the store and death of the wife. It's also alluded at the end that some of the strange creatures from the old country had possibly escaped.

I dunno, it really worked for me! :)