By Dave Thompson
Read by Scott Sigler
But they were only stories. No one lived forever, certainly not us.
I’ve read stories about the sorrows immortals suffered because of how much they had seen over their long lives. What rubbish. I would trade my mortality for their immortality in a heartbeat if it meant another day with Catherine.
A scream rang out from downstairs. I smiled when I heard applause, my grandchildren now being praised by their mother as the scream faded to a whimper and the giggles were replaced by slurping sounds.
By Joel Arnold
Read by Matthew Wayne Selznick
“You were lucky,” I say, testing her. “To find a place so easily with this guy, even in this current housing market.”
Ellen nods again. I try to get her to look at me, but she won’t.
“He just showed you this house. Said it’s yours if you want it?”
Ellen yawns. “I’m tired,” she says. “I had a busy day.”
“Sounds like it.”
Then she snaps. “Look, what are you trying to imply?” Her eyes flash. “I got the house fair and square. It’s a nice house, and now you’re accusing me — ” She stops.
“Accusing you of what?” I ask.
Her eyes smolder. My heart races.
“You should thank me,” she says.
I leave the room.
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By Paul Jessup
Read by Ben Phillips
Saw grinned. “Well, come on chicken shits, let’s keep the game going. We can’t call it quits now, we are all defined by our cards in play. So smack that shit down and let’s get going.”
Saw got off on the whole thing, that much I could tell. He probably had a thick inch of wood under the table. He was in love with power, with making people do what he wanted. And now he wanted one of us to die. I guess that’s just how it goes.
By Alasdair Stuart
Read by Stephen Eley
She leaned closer to him, conspiratorially. Somewhere at the back of his mind, he noticed her breath didn’t smell of alcohol. “You know how most people have a job?”
“I have a calling.”
He looked at her, his face carefully neutral. “And that is?”
“I’m what Guardian Angels dream of being. I protect one person from harm for their entire life, until their time has come.”
Psycho. Make your excuses. “I think I should be going.”
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By Matt Wallace
Read by J.C. Hutchins
I came home this evening to many strange little details. The darkness. Caroline’s open door. Caroline herself. The sole light in this beautifully rendered powdering room. I noticed all these things, but I really didn’t pay them any mind.
Now I see Caroline’s face floating in the sink, and there is nothing else on my mind.
Mur’s intro says this is episode 26, but the filename and webpage say it is episode 27. Who is to say which is correct? Time and arithmetic do not operate the same for PSEUDOPOD as they do for the normal world.
P.S…. J.C. Hutchins and another Pseudopod co-conspirator, Scott Sigler, were recently featured in an interesting NY Times article on podcasting and publishing. Check it out. (Registration may be required to see the article. Such is life.)