Drabblecast 253 - Maybe the Stars

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Drabblecast 253 - Maybe the Stars

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Feature: Maybe The Stars by Samantha Henderson
Drabble: Wife of the Sea by Katie Leatherman


Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Presently it rose, and with a shuffling walk it supported itself along the bars until it reached the bucket. With a sigh it plunged its hands inside.

Little Useless inched closer and watched while the creature cupped the salt water and brought it to its face: not to drink, but to moisten its skin…

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Not my favorite of the Lovecraftian originals on the Drabblecast, but I enjoyed it reasonably well. I liked how the eldritch horror from the deep was more sympathetic than any of the human characters that Little Useless interacted with. It had a bit of a fable feel, where good deeds towards the helpless are rewarded.
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This one PULLED ME IN.
Wow! Awesome production. I'm starting to think, after listening to her Podcastle stories, that Samantha Henderson has a knack for sea-faring yarns?
But I did go back to listen to Starry Night like Norm recommended and I have to say, I may have been wrong in my baseless assumption that the old Drabblecast archives are all less solid episodes. That story was wonderful and very beautifully written, had me in almost-tears by the end (thank goodness not full-tears, I was at work!)

So yah, "Maybe the Stars"= loved it. Hearing the name "Little Useless" over and over was a little jarring, I would have maybe preferred a real name, but other than that I loved the fleeting relationship secretly established in that dark creaking hull between little girl and fish (mer?) being. Had me thinking about how we always have a choice, even if it seems like only some of us have a choice.

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This was a very good story, and an excellent production. Kudos!
The sad reality, it wasn't until after I was finished that I realized the premise to the story. WE are the unspeakable horrors. The creature was the innocent. It was an excellent role reversal.
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I never had any intention for it to do so when Norm told me he was interested in the work and wanted to talk about it.
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Post by basilgodevenos »

I'm catching up on my podcast listening right now - just listened to this a few days ago. It actually inspired me to go in a certain direction with a short story I was writing at the time. Thanks Samantha!
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