Drabblecast 393 - Diamante and Strass

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Drabblecast 393 - Diamante and Strass

Post by ZimmermansWay » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:51 pm

Feature: Diamante and Strass by Lucy Snyder.

• Genre: Sci-fi, Strange
Tuesday, December 19th, 2018

Lucy A. Snyder is a five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author, appearing in publications such as Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, and Weird Tales. She lives in Columbus, Ohio and is faculty in Seton Hill University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction.

Our story today has got it all, a sort of Thelma and Louise post-apocalypse Sci-Fi western!

Story Excerpt:
“Are these the gunslingers?” The Queen looked down her long, thin nose through her kaleidoscope monocle at the dusty duo.

“She’s a gunslinger. I’m a bomber,” said Strass.

The Queen of Montana stood regal before her icy throne as her guards hauled in the notorious man-eater Giorgia Diamante and her accomplice, Elvira Strass.
Drabble: Motion Sensitive by JanetMermaid

At first she thought a motion-sensitive light in the bedroom was stupid, but it came with the apartment. She shrugged it off. Before long, she’d grown to like it. Whenever she got up in the middle of the night to use the toilet, the light automatically came on for her. No more stubbed toes.

One night, she awoke when the light blinked on. Nothing was there. “Must need maintenance,” she thought.

This happened three nights in a row. On the fourth night, when the light came on, she finally saw why. She’d rather have suffered stubbed toes and darkness.

Twabble by Wil:
The first Universal Translator worked ‘okay’, when translating, but it didn’t make your lips talk in-sync, like on TV.

Episode Art:Melissa McClanahan
Produced by: Adam Pracht
Read by: Summer Brooks
Music by: Kevin MacLeod


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Re: Drabblecast 393 - Diamante and Strass

Post by behind the ziggurat » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:24 am

Just listened to this one! I really liked it, every sentence was packed with all this wacky colourful scifi stuff, it never let up for a minute. I feel it's a good example of a story that could only work in prose (or audio), cos seeing all that stuff with your eyes wouldn't bring the same sense of sensory overload you get when you read about it, vibrant detail after vibrant detail coming at you in a rush with no time to rest.

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Re: Drabblecast 393 - Diamante and Strass

Post by acpracht » Tue May 28, 2019 4:09 am

Incidentally, I have since gotten in a new version with the music and FX toned down to a more reasonable level. If you were turned off by that the first go-round, might give it another shot...

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