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Category: Romance (Page 4 of 5)

Drabblecast 143 – The Golden Age of Fire Escapes Part II

December 24, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 143, The Golden Age of Fire Escapes pt. 2, by Bo KaierThe crowd was lined up six deep along the parade route. They ignored the Deputy Mayor who sat, lightly sedated, between his doctor and nurse in the Santa sleigh. Instead, they chanted endlessly for the Marshall, who would not leave the stifling warmth of his coach, or even roll down a window to wave. Their applause echoed off the surrounding skyscrapers. “Take off your mask!” they cried..

Drabblecast 142 – The Golden Age of Fire Escapes Part I

December 19, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 142, The Golden Age of Fire Escapes pt. 1, by Skeet Scienski

The Fire Marshall took office with a mask, a slideshow, and some compelling statistics…

The Comfort Guide
Monika Vasey

Drabblecast 130 – Trifecta IX

September 16, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast Episode 130, Trifecta 9, by Bo KaierTrifecta 9, dinosaurs, love, monsters, everything you need. Featuring works by Bruce Holland Rogers, Steve Calvert and Bruce Boston.

Drabblecast 114 – Arms and the Man

May 13, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 114, Arms and the Man, by Alyssa SuzumuraCourtney had never considered squid love before.  She was an accountant for a Chicago restaurant chain, and not really looking.  After a bitter, acrimonious divorce, Courtney was burned out on romance…

In this episode of the Drabblecast, Norm Sherman presents a Drabble News segment on the Hubble, topped off with a now infamous bbardle on satellites and how best to pimp them. In the Drabble, a typical geek is ignored by the pretty popular girl, that is until a very atypical bomb throws unusual wrinkles. In the feature, Arms and the Man, a divorced woman, burned out to love, finds hope and love with a change of phylum – truly squidlicious!

Drabblecast 100 – Trifecta VI

January 28, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast 100, Trifecta VI, by Bo KaierThe 100th episode of the Drabblecast opens with Norm thanking donors, contributors, and listeners for its success and growth. Norm announces the opening of nominations for the second annual Drabblecast People’s Choice Awards, now including a category for drabbles as well as feature stories. In Cork Ringtone and the Break Dancing Pig, a desperate, Jesus-costumed liquor store robbery, which may be wholly unnecessary when a loan shark experiences an alien-induced vision of god. In Gerri’s Sounds, the events occurring in a torture chamber are experienced in disturbing detail by its sounds alone. In Cupid, Playing, new love is cut short by a deranged cherub.

Drabblecast 97 – Daydream Nation

January 7, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast 097, Daydream Nation, by Bo KaierFrom a small, dusty box similar to a contact-lens case, she took a fresh iDreams bindi, a self-adhesive circlet displaying the iDreams logo: a stylized human head wreathed in fluffy clouds and displaying a Third Eye…

This episode of the Drabblecast explores the relationship between technology and romance. In the Drabble, cryotechnology brings new dimensions to love, loss, and grieving. The feature, Daydream Nation, is a post-modern fairy tale exploring how the development of an iDreams caster, a device allowing users to broadcast crafted or purchased iDreams to one another, might affect courtship and relationships. After the story, Norm waxes poetic about the effect of our instant message society on “good old fashioned cheesy flirting.”

Drabblecast 85 – Trifecta V

October 15, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 85, Trifecta V, by Bo KaierThe fifth of the Drabblecast’s Trifectas gathers three stories about addiction to love. Due to the subject matter, Norm issues a warning about it’s kid unfriendliness.  First, the narrator of Suzanne Vincent’s story, “Strange Love,” discovers the erotic secret behind the popularity of tattoos among space alien visitors. Next, Jim Bernheimer, (who had previously contributed the story “Reality Bites!”), offers “Cookies,” a quixotic tale leaving listeners to ponder whether we raise our kids, or they raise us.  Finally, “Forbidden Love,” by Ian Fossberg, describes the final quest of a familiar love-lorn character from our shared childhood.

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