Pseudopod 066: Finding Allison

By Glen Krisch

Read by Alasdair Stuart

Disarming and cruel. Two words could sum up Allison’s smile, and that’s all he had left of her. Her smile hid right behind his eyes, pushing at his brain like a tumor — that angled, curt, and thick-lipped smile. Even the day before she left, they seemed collectively twined together, a seamless mass of flesh, two shadows of one body. Now he was alone with a gun in his lap.

Links mentioned: The Fix

01
Asha
November 30th, 2007 10:44 am

I dont know what movie Ben was talking about…Maybe that’s why I really enjoyed this fix…b/c I didnt see the twist coming. One of my favorites on The Pod. Thank U! More like these, Please! BTW, does anyone know the title of the film mentioned? I’d like to check it out…

02
November 30th, 2007 2:29 pm

Uh oh. If we tell you it’ll ruin it for you. Guess I should have kept my mouth shut! Sorry about that.

03
Asha
November 30th, 2007 3:28 pm

Hm. maybe, Ben =) but then it wouldn’t have piqued my interest.

I try my best to seek out eccentric films to watch, but I havent a clue of the one you spoke of and it’s killing me :o).

04
themindfantastic
November 30th, 2007 6:07 pm

At the end there was the comment if the characters seemed too out there that perhaps one was not hanging out with the right kind of people, what is it when the characters described are pretty much the only people you know? Maybe I need more odd like friends who appear to be like those I see on TV?

05
December 4th, 2007 8:12 pm

I definitely thought of a movie while listening to this one. I don’t know for sure if it’s the same one Ben was thinking about, but because of that movie I was expecting the twist to go a different way. So the way it went was something of a pleasant (heh, maybe not-so-pleasant) surprise. Creepy story, for sure.

06
December 6th, 2007 2:45 pm

Well this one was more like it. Fun mood of decadence though perhaps a bit aimed towards tourists of this lifestyle. I thought the ending was nicely foreshadowed – A nice and nasty twist on the “twist.”

And the movie Ben mentions, I think it was “Citizen Kane.” Wasn’t it?

07
December 8th, 2007 1:53 pm

Wow. I just did not like this one at all. It was trite, it was transparent and it was hollow. Good idea that’s been done to death, and done better almost every other time.

Also, the narration was painfully rushed and unengaging.

I much prefer Ben’s narrations and I miss Mur :(

08
Sam
December 10th, 2007 12:17 am

I mentioned “Finding Allison” under next week’s comments, and I don’t have much else to say about it. But I have to disagree with Chornbe. I think Mr. Stewart is an excellent narrator, both here on Pseudopod and on Escape Pod.

09
Sam
December 13th, 2007 4:17 pm

And by Stewart, I of course mean Stuart. Apologies.

10
Spork
December 13th, 2007 8:37 pm

chornbe hit the nail on the head. This was predictable, plodding, boring garbage, poorly read. He even backed up and read a sentence again!

11
January 14th, 2008 4:15 am

Hmm really expected a hacked off penis instead of a bashed in head, but maybe I’m just thinking too dirty.