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The Sound of Horror

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By: Sgarre1

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 23:44:42 +0000

Not much to say about this. The "important object that turns out to be something mundane" is old hat. I guess setting it in a CLOCKWORK ORANGE/WARRIORS world somehow worked for a lot of people. If there had been more grimness and gloom in the surroundings, and hope in the object that only we realize wasn't going to help in the end, it might have had a chance as a bitter pill but, naw, even then, it's one of those stories where you can hear the "laughing trombone" musical cue at the end, although that's not what the writer intended.

Another quasi-sci-fi tale. I know scaring modern readers is a tough job but can't we even get some attempts?

Thanks for listening.

“This country (America) is so diffuse and chaotic that the only things holding it together are TV and poverty.” Charles Henry James

By: Scott

Wed, 07 May 2008 19:28:01 +0000

"It's not always about zombies"

Amen. This was horror in the sense that it was a world that would be horrible to be in. I enjoyed it.

By: Kevin Anderson

Tue, 06 May 2008 17:56:35 +0000

Loved this one.

I'm also enjoying that pseudopod is broadening my definition of horror. It’s not always about Zombies.

By: J

Mon, 05 May 2008 03:32:35 +0000

Anyone else figure out exactly what cap'n she was talking about around half way through?

By: D. Thorn

Sun, 04 May 2008 15:37:42 +0000

Good little story, and the ending surprised me (which isn't easy to do).

By: Sinisa

Sun, 04 May 2008 12:40:37 +0000

I appreciate you guys splitting along the genres (I get 3 times the fun) but I believe this would have been better fitted for escapepod, just like PodCastle Miniature 003 – Pahwahke was better suited for this podcast.

By: Rhio2k

Sat, 03 May 2008 12:06:07 +0000

I almost shed a tear when I realized she had brought her dying brother cereal instead of medicine...that was just so naive it was saddening. Good story, but no horror.

By: karen g

Sat, 03 May 2008 01:48:16 +0000

knowledge can only last while there are those to carry it... after that we're left with georgies and deadboys. let's hope this story never comes true.

By: V

Fri, 02 May 2008 20:20:05 +0000

A bit draggy...but love the ending.

By: Mari Mitchell

Fri, 02 May 2008 08:41:55 +0000

This reminded me of the movie “Warriors” and the story “By the Waters of Babylon.”

I thought the author did a great job of bending the langue to reflect the world in which the story took place.

Overall, the story wasn't bad, but I do not think it is a story that will keep with me.