Born of Man and Woman, by Richard Matheson, read by Walter O’Hara

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  1. Lemmings, by Richard Matheson, read by Walter O’Hara

    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!

    Third Point of Singularity (blog): Airy Persiflage:

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  2. The Goat God Catechism

    From "Airy Persiflage" ( Garrett and Walter O’Hara recite one of the surrealistic/comedic gems of Mr. Frank Key. Recorded, Burke VA 2011

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  3. On the Bad Vicarage, by Mr. Frank Key, read by Walter O’Hara

    “The vicarage is bad indeed, as bad as any vicarage in Christendom. But the vicar whose sinecure it is is, shall we say, a fair to middling vicar. I would not call him good, but he is by no means as bad as the Bad Vicar of old.” (third point of singularity) (airy persiflage)

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  4. How the Old World Died, by Harry Harrison, read by Walt O’Hara

    Life in the world the Robots made.

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  5. Ambrose and Signor Ploppo, by Frank Key

    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)

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  6. One Second Away.. by John L. French

    One Second Away.. by John L. French, Read by Walter O’Hara (Airy Persiflage) (Third Point of Singularity)

    In One Second Away, the protagonist wrestles with the ethical dimensions of time travel and redemption, and arrives at a surprising, paradoxical conclusion.

    "One Second Away" first appeared in Startling Stories Winter 2010, published by Wildcat Books. Their website is John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. As a writer of crime, pulp and horror fiction his stories have appeared in Hardboiled, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, THE DEAD WALK, FLESH AND IRON and other anthologies. He was the consulting editor for Chelsea House’s CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS series for young adults. His latest book is HERE THERE BE MONSTERS, A Bianca Jones Collection. He is the editor of BAD COP, NO DONUT, Tales of Police Behaving Badly. All of John’s books are available on or direct from him (signed/inscribed copies) by emailing him at

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  7. The Cruel Sea, by Frank Key

    Airy Persiflage: Third Point of Singularity:

    A long string of tortured adjectives. By request of the author

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  8. I had a Hammer

    Another fine short story from Mr. Frank Key hosted on Third Point of Singularity and Aery Persiflage Read by Walter O’Hara Copyright: Frank Key 2010

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  9. The Best Christmas EVER by James Patrick Kelly, read by Walter O’Hara

    Hugo award short story from 2004. Excellent and seasonal creepy tale of the end of mankind.

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  10. “We are Coming by Day and by Night”

    This post is a reading of the text of a leaflet dropped on Nazi Germany by RAF bombers in the Summer of 1942. Although famed Strategic Bomber visionary Arthur "Bomber" Harris signed it, he subsequently denied its authorship. Third Point of Singularity Airy Persiflage

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