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Drabblecast 271 – Trifecta XXIV

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:59 am
by StalinSays
Feature: The Desires of Houses by Haddayr Copley-Woods
Feature: Fool by Steven R. Stewart
Feature: Spidersong by Alex Shvartsman
Feature: Babel-ing Idiot by Jeff Johnston

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Friday, February 8th, 2013
We listen to the spidersong. The spiders are far away, just at the edge of our senses, whispering a haunting and beautiful melody into our minds. The grown-ups are oblivious, as always. They are having several conversations at once around the campfire, laughing and gossiping. It’s a nuisance because we can’t enjoy the spidersong nearly as well, not with all the distraction. We use a reliable trick — we have Sheila ask for a story…

Episode Sponsor: Post Apocalyptic Audio Drama The Cleansed
Art by Gino Moretto
Read by: Chris Reynaga, Michelle Ristuccia

Twabble: “ Using the Weight Watcher's food tracker is so frustrating. Gingerbread: 7 points per serving. Child: not even listed! ” by JMiriah

Re: Drabblecast 271 – Trifecta XXIV

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:19 pm
by PureChance
I enjoyed Spidersong (actually I enjoyed all of them, but especially Spidersong), although did anyone else get the impression these kids were simply being farmed rather than sharing a deeper connection with the spiders? Perhaps I'm just anti-spider.

Re: Drabblecast 271 – Trifecta XXIV

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:39 pm
by mrsmica
I'm glad you enjoyed Spidersong. I really loved the story.

Norm is my audio editing hero :)

Re: Drabblecast 271 – Trifecta XXIV

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:26 pm
by strawman
An uneven mix this week.

Fool-
Very poetic, well read, economic concept : What is it in us that finds meaning in implausible parables?

The Desire of Houses-
A writing exercise. Sometimes there's meaning to be found in implausible parables. Other times they make you wonder stupid things like: why are people stoned for bestiality, but the world just shrugs at sex with inanimate objects? Is it sexist that houses only ever lust after women? Is the bath gay?
Is this where Madison Avenue's Sex Sells Soap has gotten us?

Spidersong-
Train a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old he will betray his parents. Michelle Restuchia's sweet little voice set up the chill factor of the ending nicely. Moral of the story: This is why we need charter schools.

Just need to add that I really enjoy the Trifecta concept. Maybe it's because of my short attention span, but they remind me of bedtime stories (my favorite literary genre).

Re: Drabblecast 271 – Trifecta XXIV

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:17 am
by mrsmica
Strawman, this is why you always make me laugh.

Re: Drabblecast 271 – Trifecta XXIV

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:03 am
by Goldenrat
Spidersong! Yeeeeow!