EP Flash: Stuck In An Elevator With Mandy Patinkin

By Kitty Myers.
Read by Mur Lafferty (of Geek Fu Action Grip).

“Aren’t you Rube, the Grim Reaper in Dead Like Me?”

As he turned to look at me, an expression of amusement spread over his face like a wave of sunshine over a cloudy field. “I’m not a grim reaper in real life,” he mimicked, “but I do play one on TV!”

Rated PG. Contains references to drugs, claustrophobia, and canceled Showtime programming.

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  1. L33tminion says:

    That story would have been so much better if it had ended one sentence earlier…

  2. Kitty says:

    This is so cool, and Mur did a great job!

  3. Marion says:

    Charming and original. I loved it!

  4. Inigo Montoya says:

    “You killed my father, prepare to die!”

    Seriously, great reading of a great story. Flashed by Escape Pod two weeks in a row. I could get used to this.

  5. boy michael says:

    “having one of the best hair days of my life…”

    really enjoyed the reading, nice voice, great story, and mighty fine music intro – close…

    really well done

    thank you

  6. Andy says:

    I’ve been a fan of Kitty’s for years; this podcast just validates what I’ve known for a long time: She’s a priceless treasure…..

  7. Brainster says:

    Loved it, Kitty!

  8. Pete Butler says:

    Mmm, this one wasn’t as much to my liking as some other recent Escape Pod efforts. Well-written and well-read, but just I’m not a fan of the show which dampened my interest. I also saw the outlines of the plot twist coming a mile off (or as close to a mile as one can get in a flash piece, anyway) and had the details in place well before the end. Eh, can’t win ’em all, I guess. 🙂

  9. When i was a kid, i daydreamed i’d get stuck on an elevator with a celebrity. The celebrity changed each time… Later, when older, i realized that this fantasy involved getting stuck on an elevator.

    My other fantasies have come true…

  10. Will says:

    I have to say, just didn’t get this one. 99% of Escape Pod stories make me go “Wow – fantastic!” But this one fell flat. Maybe because I’ve never seen the tv series.

  11. 364GTO says:

    That’s funny. I have been stuck in an elevator with a celebrity. And it was with Ellen from Dead Like Me. Truth stranger than fiction?

  12. Matthew says:

    Awesome idea. I loved dead like me. Well exacuted.

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