Thursday, February 25, 2010
"Night Waking" under CC license, here, and at Beam Me Up
Here's a story: "Night Waking".
It was originally published in the much mourned little zine with teeth, Flytrap, in 2004, and it didn't happen to be collected in The Ant King and other stories. It's under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, in case you want to make, you know, a noncommercial rock opera out of it, or something.
And look here, more podcast wackiness: Beam Me Up has decided to podcast "Night Waking" as part of their 197th episode; it starts at 12:40. So, eyes or ears, you choose. Warning: it's not exactly upbeat.
Posted by benrosen at February 25, 2010 08:11 PM
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I read this in Flytrap, and in this re-reading I remembered the essentials of the story maybe three or four sentences in. But: I've had a couple of years of parenthood in between then and now, and, oh, ouch.
I first read it as a parent and it ripped me in two.
It kind of makes me want to be a parent, actually. Thanks.
Blinde Schildpad, I take no responsibility for any parenting which may occur to you as a result of reading this story, but in case it does, mazel tov and watch out for astronomical events beyond your control. :-)
Yeah, this was heartbreaking.
I think the story is upbeat and lovely -- as one who has been in exactly the situation of the protagonist many times.