Tag: animals (Page 4 of 7)
Maeve stepped into his study. She took a moment to remember the smell, the scent of old leather and hot meat, of tea and savagery. Archie held a delicate forearm out which, carefully, she took, shaking the lead claw once.
“If there’s one thing they teach you in podcasting school, it’s that you always save the monkeys for last.”
“Jeez Louise,” Frank says to Delores, as he glances from his window at the long line of onlookers—Father Gomez among them. “They’re still out there.”
Across the room their six-year old Chihuahua , Shorty, lounges atop a penthouse of cushions. “I fixed Shorty something,” Delores says. “Should get him going again…”
His years away from me had bled any belief he once had in the old ways. I had thought to educate him, to make him wise in the ways of science and the world. I thought after he graduated he would return and learn the way of the angatquq, the shaman, and take his place in the secret circles of the People, as his mother had.
But the University had narrowed his mind instead of widening it. He had turned his back on his people…
We reach the rocky banks, out of breath. We do not speak. We can barely hear our voices over water raging against the rocks. Our breath makes white clouds. I buckle my helmet and cinch my gloves tighter…
Leading off this episode of the Drabblecast is a Drabble about a child drowning, or a child throwing a tantrum it’s hard to tell? The feature is a double dip in to talented ind of author Jeremiah Tolbert. The first story, entitled The Fisherman, is about a father and son sharing a touching, early morning fishing moment (but for what?). The second feature, A Sandwich Shop in Chicago, 1AM is also a touching tale of a wounded talking four-legged animal with one last request.
This episode brings you Charlie the Purple Giraffe, by David D. Levine.
It is a unique tale set inside a televised cartoon world. Our main character, Charlie the purple giraffe, has a disturbing and profound view of his world, one not shared by his best friend Jerry the orange squirrel. Floating question marks, colored word balloons, it may not be as light, airy, and humorous as appears at first blush.