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Everyday Drabbles #211: The Old Battlefield

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Everyone said the old battlefield was haunted. But the farmer had been delayed getting supplied in town, and the road was full of bandits. She chose between possible ghosts and certain humans.
She was just past the rusting hulk of an old power armor when she spotted the demon. The small, crimson face leered at her from behind a fuselage. She looked closer.
The red face and glowing eyes were a mask. Behind it was a child, shaking in fear.
She brought the girl home, fed and clothed her. And in the morning, the world seemed a little less haunted.

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Everyday Drabbles #210: Sealskin

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Dan found the coat in the back of his mother-in-law’s closet, a week after the funeral. Tabby was still a mess. Her mother had been her only living relative. He took it upon himself to get her house ready for sale.
He’d never seen Ursula wear the sealskin coat, so he added it to the donation pile.
When he saw the story about the live gray seal captured in a charity shop, he thought it a curiosity, but didn’t connect the dots until his wife rushed out to save the poor woman who’d tried on her mother’s skin.

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Everyday Drabbles #209: Personal Digital Assistant

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“Cassandra, tell me the weather,” He demanded of the device perched on his desk. It sat like a round white ball on the nearly black wood, spoiling the effect with trailing wires. He hated the thing, but his wife had insisted upon keeping it. ‘I’m gone half the time, and you need a woman around to tell you what to do,’ she’d joked.
The thing chimed, and a pair of tiny blue lights flared in recognition.
“In Tartarus, it is cloudy. Again. As ever.”
Hades glared at the oracle’s skull. The modern makeover hadn’t done anything to fix her sass.

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Podcast: CCRC59 – The Incredible Hulk S01E4

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh, Rich the Time Traveler, and Jurd, chase Bruce and Betty to Paris, where they encounter a guest star from a previous CCR.

Click HERE to listen to the commentary track!

And HERE to watch the episode along with us!

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and http://hughjodonnell.com, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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Everyday Drabbles #208: Haunted Forest

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The forest was haunted. That was an indisputable fact. The foliage grew into monstrous shapes. Paths seemed to bend in upon themselves unnaturally, and howling wind could be heard even on calm days.
The ghosts were those of trees and the small animals that lived there, and they did not understand how to frighten humans.
Indeed, tourists flocked to the ‘spooky forest,’ to take pictures of trees shaped likes skulls and record the sound of the mysterious wind in the branches.
It wasn’t until a hiker slipped and broke his neck that the ghosts learned what humans really found terrifying.

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Podcast – Everyday Drabbles Audio #4: Dragon Friend

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Today’s story is “Dragon Friend.”
Written, read, and produced by Hugh J. O’Donnell.
Musical track is “Deep Lands (Part 2)” by Dark Fantasy Studio, composed and produced by Nicolas Jeudy.
Thanks for listening!

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Everyday Drabbles #207 – The Inspection

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During the inspector’s last visit, the plant had been a disaster area. He gave the owner an ultimatum: Get the plant up to code, or be shut down.
Now, it was like walking through a different building. It was clean, well light, and gleaming with new machinery. But none of it worked. Everything was top of the line, but nothing fit together.
“What does that pipe carry?” he asked, pointing.
“Nothing, it exists for its own sake,” the plant owner said, beaming.
“What? We asked you to modernize. How is this possible?”
“Well, I did you one better. I Postmodernized!”

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