Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

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Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

Post by ZimmermansWay » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:14 pm

Feature: Single Parent by Sarah Gailey.

Wednesday, December12th, 2018
Genre: Horror

Single Parent follows one father’s journey to face the monsters in his son’s closet and some demons of his own. It was originally produced for Cast of Wonders in 2017.

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The monster in my son’s closet is so fucking scary.

Here’s how it happened: Jack screamed in the middle of the night and I came running because I’m his dad and that’s what dads are for. He’s been doing that for a month – screaming like someone’s in his room murdering him with a screwdriver. And even though there’s never, not even once been anyone murdering him, I couldn’t just let him scream his little head off all night. If I didn’t come running, his mom would have risen from the grave just to come and slap me upside the head.
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Trapped in a cupboard with another soul. Lips locking. Teeth gnashing. Seven minutes of Heaven. Feels more like Limbo.

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Re: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

Post by ScubaMan » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:14 am

An excellent episode. I was rooting for the dad.

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Re: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

Post by normsherman » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:46 am

Thanks Scubaman, me too.
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Re: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

Post by Kevin Anderson » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:53 pm

Wow, my favorite episode since the relaunch. It had emotional power and tentacles. This is the kind of story I wish I could write!
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Re: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

Post by Quiet Spruce » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:21 pm

As a single father myself, this hit home a lot. A bit of a different situation as I'm divorced and not widowed, but that feeling of dread and finally having to cave and ask for help with a problem really resonated with me. This was a great episode.

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Re: Drabblecast 392 - Single Parent

Post by normsherman » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:20 am

Thanks Spruce, I would imagine the sudden feeling of responsibility (and possible momentary dread?) would be the same to some degree. It's tough to suddenly find yourself alone in general if that isn't what you're used to in a lot of settings. Of course, we're often not really alone, as I think Sarah really nails in this story. Just different alone.
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