Pseudopod 035: Locked Doors

By Stephanie Burgis

Read by Grant Baciocco

There’s a frozen moment. Then Tyler throws himself against the door, just as the heavy body on the other side hurls itself at the wood. The bolt shifts another centimeter.

“No!” Tyler shoves the bolt with all his strength and hears it click back into locked position. He collapses, sliding down the door onto the floor. Tips his head back against the wood, breathing hard.

He hears Its heavy breathing on the other side of the door. Tyler closes his eyes.

“Please, Dad,” he whispers. “Please come back soon.”

April 27th, 2007 9:33 am

Okay, listening to Grant do this is very weird. All I can think of is Doctor Floyd when I am listening to this.

April 30th, 2007 12:30 pm

cant wait for next week’s story!

May 3rd, 2007 9:44 am

I liked this one a lot. Yeah, I’d probably turn my dad over to the government in the hopes they could cure the problem before it takes me too.

Self preservation baby!

May 3rd, 2007 3:20 pm

This was definitely a bit more pleasant than Bliss. Enjoyable just the same :)

June 7th, 2007 3:07 pm

I was skeptical of this story with Grant reading it, but it really did work really well for the perspective of this story. Good selection. I enjoyed this one.

Mari Mitchell
April 12th, 2008 12:04 pm

The relationship between patent and child is always something that is out of balance. Children have little choice in many things. But parents have less choice than you might think. And often our choices seem horrible to the other but it can be so hard to explain something so the other will understand. We hope that love cares us through. And we hope that love is not co-depended or too unhealthy: an almost impossible thing to achieve. Sometimes it seems all choices have a price.

Then there comes the time when we must decide how much is enough: how much can we give, how much more can we take?

My thoughts are this is a werewolf story. I have another idea and I am hope it is the other idea. If not, perhaps I will see if I can find a story of my own.

That’s right, I am feeding my muse.

Feeding the pod This story I would feed PBs-and-Js and big glass of milk.

I liked this one very much.

January 24th, 2009 5:39 pm

I thought this story was really good. When I listened to it a looong time ago I thought it was good aswell. I feel sorry for Tyler and wonder the upcoming events that will happen. Good job