Flash: The Tomb

By Annie Abbondante

Read by Ben Phillips

To see the insides of you, they will have to pull you apart. The doctor is really nothing more than a soft-fingered explorer who knows his way around the black lumps and brown chunks of the human anatomy; he knows which juices squish out from where and why. He doesn’t know what a gift it is to hold your purple heart in his latex hands.

I would like to dedicate this love poem to Alice. Happy anniversary, sweetheart!
– Ben

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June 10th, 2007 11:56 am

Thats the moast beutifully disterbing poem iv ever herd
U guys just took the prise of favoret disterbing love note from Jonathan Coulton for Skullcrusher Mountain
well done

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June 10th, 2007 11:58 am

waw i gave a coment on the story bethore it was offishaly poasted :) i love haveing super pours

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Julia
June 10th, 2007 1:21 pm

Wow, Phil Brad, what the heck language is that you’re writing? Some kind of pidgin? Jeez, spell much? Hmm…maybe you should start reading literature instead of listening so you might actually learn a modicum of the English language. I’ve never seen someone over 5 years old spell that poorly. It hurts my eyes!

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June 11th, 2007 6:33 am

i do apologise julia for my lack of spelling ability
you see im dyslexick
the reason i chues to listen to audio litrature is because i really love litrature and find it difficult to impossible to absorb it in any other way than through audio..
i spell phoneticaly as its the onley way i know how.
Its a similar way of spelling to TXT speek and is aushually being taught in schools as a preferable style of teaching than the standard moddles.. not saying that standard english is less than perfect but it makes less sence to me..
i gess what im saying here is the english language isnt a ded language it evolves and has can be Typed ritten ect in different ways..
I find it a little offencive that my poast was cheering an exelent pod cast and ur poast was designed to belitle me on terms of spelling..

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June 11th, 2007 6:38 am

sorry guys for slightly talkeing over this coments blog

Ben Phillips did an ausom job and its a grate peace

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chris
June 11th, 2007 8:54 am

Phil. type your text in word document, spell check then copy & paste into E-mails or comments. I have abysmal spelling & am an E (severe dyslexic) on the Turner severity index. Think your way around problems & not man, beast or Sigler creation can belittle you.

Surprise flash mid week horror. Score!

More like ‘Your shoes’ please

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Brad
June 11th, 2007 12:02 pm

That was a wonderful poem, thank you for bringing it to me.

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June 11th, 2007 5:43 pm

Agreed Chris sorry I am a little bit lazy when it comes to netiquette. Mainly as I cannot really tell my problem and few ppl have trouble reading what I right.
Politeness would dictate a laboured response where as I would right in one program have an auto correct then have my computer read it and then post only to find a post saying dude which witch is with your winch?? Dyslexia is a **** I love escape artists the moats as they offer flawless content on a weekly basis which is not only easily absorbed but is narrated really well… A dictation program is no comparison..
My comment was really supposed to be a quick hey thanks for doing a grate job and introducing me to a gnarled yet beautiful poem.Unforchanatly Julia “spelling police” found fault in my niceties. If u are interested Julia iv found a poem just for you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSTnTM4lQM apology’s it’s a bleeped version/ It is a good poem so well worth finding the original and I don’t know why a lot of it is bleeped i.e. consumptive?? Why??

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B.C.
June 12th, 2007 8:39 am

That was very beautiful. Thank you.

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Jamie Allen
June 13th, 2007 9:55 pm

Annie rocks!

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June 17th, 2007 11:42 pm

This piece was beautiful. I closed my eyes and let the words unfold into bright images. The language was lovely. I could have listened to this voice for much longer. I hope to hear more work from this writer!

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Dischord
June 22nd, 2007 12:41 am

Entertaining. Strange, not horrific, per se, but definitely entertaining.

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Amber
January 28th, 2009 6:37 am

That was beautiful. It litterly made me cry. If my love gave that to me I would damn near propose right there myself. Amazing, top 4.

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Pitmonkey
April 9th, 2009 12:53 pm

I listened to this one just as I started eating lunch. I thought about stopping one or the other but really, it wasn’t that bad.