Bsides 55 - The Lonely Child

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Bsides 55 - The Lonely Child

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:48 am

Feature: The Lonely Child by Sharon Dodge
Genres: Horror

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Something pricked Marla's hand. Groggily, very much so, she turned over in bed and spoke to her husband.

Episode Art: Melissa McClanahan
This story is a Drabblecast original.

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Re: Bsides 55 - The Lonely Child

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:49 pm

That's some creepy-*ss cover art. It fits the story well.

I'm sure this was a good story for its type, but I wish I'd paid more attention to the Horror tag and not listened.

I hate horror stories. 95% of them just leave me angry and/or squicked and have no release or redeeming qualities. I get murderous if cheats, such as ignoring what ordinary people would do, are used. (The literary sister of the tight camera angle that tries to hide the fact that not a single person on the planet would really fail to see that thing sneaking up.)

This story at least seemed honest. The only iffy part was
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the initial compromise the parents made to let the baby live. I'm not sure many real parents would make that choice given the circumstances.


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