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Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest, Honorable Mention: Hoarding Colored Rags

by Jared Axelrod (of The Voice of Free Planet X).
Read by Mike Swirsky.

I remember your touch, your taste, the way your mouth curled slightly when you said my name.

Rated PG. 

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  1. phignewton says:

    in interesting, despite its long history i feel like ‘cache’ is a word like ‘meh’ or ‘lol’ that doesn’t belong in spoken form outside the internet….

  2. Benjamin says:

    Faulty and fading memories have their usefulness too…

  3. SethW says:

    A perfect world?

  4. Martin R says:

    Lovely! Good story and good narration.

  5. Martin R says:

    These flash pieces are like fine chocolates. I listen to each of them twice to make sure I haven’t missed anything.

  6. scatterbrain says:

    Errr…yeah. One must wonder what the worst was like…

  7. LaShawn says:

    Ouch! Snap! Great flash!

  8. Steve says:

    Finally! A good flash. This one was great. The reader should have approached this one with much more swagger to really drive the point home. The ending could have been abbreviated even more with something like “Now piss off and don’t ruin my memories.” Of course it is MUCH easier to come up with a one-liner when somebody else has done the hard part. Conclusion… Bravo!

  9. […] “Hoarding Colored Rags” by Jared Axelrod (read by Mike Swirsky) is another extremely short piece with a contrary final sentence. This is almost a companion piece to the Blackwell, in which a man is remembering his lover. It works because of the writing style and the simplest of narrative structure: a set-up followed by a fall. […]