Pseudopod 231: Tippler’s Bane

By Evelyn Wang



Evelyn is an editorial intern for the as-yet unpublished issue 6 of Coilhouse magazine.


Read by Paul Jenkins & Eve Upton.


“Creatures of dusk, creatures of dank and dark and dregs of mealy meaty toxins, we sit here in the dust and the damp, in the many shadowy shadows that lurk like pockets. Creeping, slithering, longer and lengthier the shadows grow, into our kingdom of shit and mildew. Nighttime, yes, and we stumble, tumble, unmoving, into the moonlight. Moon, moon. Renders us ghostly little babies, and that we are, nothing but stupid putrid babies, only living, always dying unmentionable deaths, drowning constantly in our own little babies.

We grow, we grow, crop up, pop down, we, we, creatures of grandmamma-secrets and impish delights. A carpet of heads, unfurling to tasty death and hasty birth. Food between our toes and drink from the cracked pipes, bloody rusty nourishment and filthy sustenance, our constant diet, our home.”


Two versions are available below – the original and then the alternate audio take for those who may be listening under less than optimum circumstances. Content is exactly the same.