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Drabblecast 88 – The Toys of Peace

Cover for Drabblecast 88, The Toys of Peace, by Brent HolmesHarvey retreated to the library and spent some thirty or fourty minutes in wondering whether it would be possible to compile a history, for us in elementary schools, in which there should be no prominent mentions of battles, massacres, murderous intrigues, and violent deaths…

Norm thanks listeners who voted in the recent election, before punishing non-voters by busting out an unexpected freestyle rap explaining the American Electoral College system, entitled “Electoral Homies.” Keeping with the civic governance theme comes a feature story from 19th-Century author “Saki,” the pen name for Hector Hugh Monroe. ┬áIn it, the National Council for Peace attempts unsuccessfully to limit and channel the aggressive instincts of playful young boys. Lastly, Norm reviews the overwhelming reader feedback response to Episode #84, “Floating Over Time.”

Drabblecast 69 – The Story-Teller

Cover for Drabblecast 69, The Story Teller, by Brent Holmes“Once upon a time there was a little girl named Bertha, who was extra-ordinarily good…”

Drabblecast 46 – The She-Wolf

Cover for Drabblecast 46, The She-Wolf, by CRNsurfLeonard returned to his home circle garrulous about his Russian strike experiences, but oppressively reticent about certain dark mysteries, which he alluded to under the resounding title of Siberian Magic…

Norm details numerous urban legends about revolting items found in fast food as an introduction to this week’s Drabble, a terrifying story about moldy fast food, circular breathing, and ghosts. The feature story showcases the work of 19th-Century author “Saki,” the pen name for Hector Hugh Monroe, heard earlier in Episode #19, “Sredni Vashtar.” Saki describes an encounter with Siberian magic, which Norm acts out using a dazzling variety of male and female caricature voices. An unreliable travelogue inspires skeptical table turning and an elaborate drawing-room prank. Feedback for Episode #40, “Marbles,” shows the depth of discussion among the listener forums. Finally, Norm announces the year’s “People’s Choice” Drabblecast poll, soliciting votes for the listeners’ favorites. He reminds us that the First Annual Nigerian Scam Spam contest is still accepting entries.

Drabblecast 19 – Sredni Vashtar

Cover for Drabblecast episode 019, Sredni Vashtar, by Mary MatticeSredni Vashtar went forth, His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white.
His enemies called for peace, but he brought them death.

Sredni Vashtar the Beautiul…

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