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Tagged with “airy persiflage” (8)

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

    Born of Man and Woman is not a pleasant story, as it depicts a child born a hideous monster in our eyes, kept chained in the cellar by his parents, where he is beaten and abused regularly. It is, however, a memorable one, written by one of my favorite writers in the short story form, Richard Matheson, who is perhaps more famous for his television work on the Twilight Zone and other famous shows. This is a story I read as a younger teenager— probably 13 or so, and I recall it being in one of those Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthologies edited by Robert Silverberg. It’s one of those stories that sticks with you.. Matheson paints a vivid picture of the unnamed child’s suffering by having him recount events in a broken journal form. At the end of the story, you have to ask yourself who the real monsters are.

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  2. 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!

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  3. Ambrose and Signor Ploppo, by Frank Key

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    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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  4. Professor Panini by Matthew Grigg

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    A cautionary tale of a duck, a toaster, and buttered bagels.

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

    One Second Away.. by John L. French, Read by Walter O’Hara http://misternizz.podbean.com/ (Airy Persiflage) http://misternizz.wordpress.com (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 http://www.wildcatbooks.net/. 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 Amazon.com or direct from him (signed/inscribed copies) by emailing him at jfrenchfam@aol.com

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

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    Life in the world the Robots made.

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  7. John and Abigal Adams Correspondence, Letter 001

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    The correspondence between John and Abigal Adams is astonishing for its length and historical value. They wrote to each other constantly during their long periods of separation and one can see an almost daily tide of events from their courtship in 1762 to the Presidency. Here I attempt to do an occasional read from the historical archive with the assistance of Julie Bellam.

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  8. Hoofprint Advice, by Frank Key

    In this seemingly random diatribe, the Regime tunes in to give us some excellent tips on how to deal with the embarrassment of hoof-prints on your ceiling.

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