Pseudopod 027: My Caroline

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.)

March 2nd, 2007 8:59 pm

Good story, perfect for audio, perfect for Pseudopod. Hutch gave it an excellent reading.

March 3rd, 2007 1:10 pm

I agree, definitely a perfect story for Pseudopod. And I enjoyed it more than the other story by this author.

March 4th, 2007 10:04 pm

I found myself comparing the two stories. I liked them both but they are so different from each other in this story I feel the character development went further. The reading by Hutchins was incredible. Glad to have heard it.

March 5th, 2007 9:41 am

Awesome reading of this story. the actual tale not haf bad itself – good work!

March 6th, 2007 9:17 pm

Great story. The most fun I’ve had with a horror story in quite a while. Had me laughing with delight throughout. I can only hope that anything I write is half as enjoyable as this.

“I gotta get my face back.” — Priceless.

March 7th, 2007 3:07 pm

Matt you continue to astound, you’re a writer for the 21st Century. Keep em’ coming Mr Wallace

March 9th, 2007 2:06 pm

Talk about saving face in a relationship! Good stuff. I liked Killing Jars pretty well but I like this one *way* better. Good job, Mr. Wallace.

Mari Mitchell
April 9th, 2008 8:29 pm

Not too shabby. Well written and the reading was good too.

January 22nd, 2009 4:01 am

I love the character. He’s adorable. The reading was well done. Being a submissive type person myself, I understand his thought process and the dire need to please, a friend a family member. Whatever it is to make them happy. But like he said she didn’t totally whip him.