Director's Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea PartiesAs a part of the Relaunch Prelaunch we revisit a listener favorite for the “Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties.”

This story was written by S. Boyd Taylor and was originally aired in 2010. It’s a heart-breaking horror story about little girls, stuffed animals, and hunger.

Excerpt:

Shadows move on the mantelpiece and the end tables. She freezes. The family pictures are moving. Brass frames buckling into bow-shaped mouths. They want to eat her.

Don’t be scared, she says. Of course they’re hungry. Everything must eat. And there isn’t much food…

You can skip to around 29:10 for an interview with the author Sam Boyd Taylor. Sam and Norm talk about the duel hero journeys in this tale,¬†sweet strawberry piss, and stillness versus action. Don’t forget, if you’re too still… you’re dead.

This is also Norm’s favorite opening to any short story ever: “You’ve got a little girl, her pinky’s missing, and it’s been bit off! That’s all you need!” So, if you want to submit a story to us here at the Drabblecast you might consider mashing a Pixar cartoon with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

So here it is, folks:

Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties