Pseudopod 065: Doghead

By Craig A. Strickland

Read by Steve Anderson

She felt polarized with excitement and fatigue, and her hot eyes suddenly brimmed with tears as they scanned the room, at the dusty wine bottles in the rack in the corner. At the tiny T.V. on the nightstand, at the refrigerator magnets; little cartoon pigs holding scraps of coupons and phone numbers. Finally, at the window, half-closed blinds revealing only the Toyota’s front wheels resting on the parking lot, five feet higher and right outside.

Something dripped under the car. Steadily. Almost – a trickle. If that was oil she had a hell of a problem.

01
November 23rd, 2007 4:13 pm

The reading was over-the-top and the story’s twist was lacking teeth. Some genuine suspense in there, though, but regardless, the ‘Pod’s had better.

02
Rob
November 23rd, 2007 7:43 pm

We’ve already heard this story on PseudoPod, only much better executed and read. Sorry, didn’t like this one, especially in comparison to the much better “Dead Dog”.

03
Girl
November 30th, 2007 12:35 pm

I thought this was a really good story.
Certainly this kind of story gave horror its definition.
The suspense was very effectful
Good work pseudopod. !

04
Spork
December 2nd, 2007 1:07 pm

So, was this a story about a werewolf killing or about a woman doing battle with her stomach and finally losing?

It’s not a good sign when I keep checking the time index on an episode.

05
Robert
December 3rd, 2007 11:44 pm

Scared the crap out of me, but I was lacking sleep.

06
scatterbrain
December 10th, 2008 7:35 pm

Not all that bad; it had a nice twist.