The Drabblecast ~ #223 ~ Bearing Fruit, by Nikki Alfar
Art by, Alyssa Suzumura
It has been a couple weeks, but it’s here people, The Drabblecast episode #223 has arrived. I was a little weary last week without my usual dose of audio fiction but I made it through and was really excited for this one. If you have noticed a little lag time in-between episodes lately it’s probably because, Norm Sherman, the conductor of the crazy train, has been busy trying to put together a new album. That’s right, all those little jingles, and bbardles you hear from time to time are usually written and performed by Norm himself. If you don’t have his self titled first album, you should swim on over to www.cdbaby.com and check it out or just click here. Norm’s second album, “The Esoteric Order of Sherman” is currently being put together with the help of Kickstart.com. Hop on over to Norm’s site to make this baby happen.
On to this week’s episode! After the little bumper about Norm’s project we dive into a witty little drabble, by Ben Parker entitled “Déjà vu”. Then it’s right into the main feature, “Bearing Fruit” by Nikki Alfar. As usual I had to give this one a couple listens, but in the end I still am not sure how I feel about this one. From what I got, it was a coming of age tale, relatable to a newly knocked up teenager, and a fresh twist on a virgin birth. I got that from the line:
“One day you’re a wide-eyed virgin, with nary a care in the world; the next, you find yourself most unexpectedly and all but inexplicably burdened in a manner that afflicts virgins only once every two thousand years or so, to the best of your understanding”
Although I may not be able to put my finger on this one, I do like the story. It’s silly, and awkward which I think makes for an excellent tale.
Voicing this baby is the voice-over queen, Kimi Alexander, giving yet another great performance. The twabble this week blew my socks off:
“I thought I could hold it, but when I reached the bathroom it was too late; the baby alligator’d already slipped my hands.” – Travelin Corpse Feet
Hehe, good one folks. Well that’s all I’ve got for this week’s episode. Until then Check out Norm’s music project, and donate to help keep the weirdness coming. Unspeakable Gibberer gives this one 3.5 stars out of 5 in alignment.