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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 | Up to blog

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.

Posted by: Dan Percival at February 25, 2010 11:44 PM

I first read it as a parent and it ripped me in two.

Posted by: Haddayr at February 26, 2010 04:00 AM

It kind of makes me want to be a parent, actually. Thanks.

Posted by: Blinde Schildpad at February 26, 2010 07:27 PM

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. :-)

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at February 27, 2010 02:12 PM

Yeah, this was heartbreaking.

Posted by: Matt at February 27, 2010 04:11 PM

I think the story is upbeat and lovely -- as one who has been in exactly the situation of the protagonist many times.

Posted by: DMR at March 4, 2010 09:11 PM
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