A dialogue between Signor Ploppo, a man of parts, and Ambrose, a cunning and curd-hungry member of the avian family.
Read by Walter O’Hara (Signor Ploppo) and Garrett O’Hara (Ambrose)
From "Airy Persiflage" (http://misternizz.podbean.com) Garrett and Walter O’Hara recite one of the surrealistic/comedic gems of Mr. Frank Key. Recorded, Burke VA 2011
This is a very short story by Richard Matheson, a famous television writer and master of the short story form. Written as a parable about nuclear war (in 1953), it was not received well, and in some jurisdictions people actually wanted it banned. I rather like the darkly ironic tone and imagery of this short-short piece. I have always read it very differently from the author’s intent, and took the allegory as representing the madness of popular culture. Go figure!
A long string of tortured adjectives. By request of the author