Episode 24: OSSE, Megan’s Bridge by Amanda Crum


It’s the second of our four October Scary Story Event finalists.

They say Megan is weird.  They say she’s an easy target.  They say she’s a witch.  They say she has no friends.  The truth is, she does have a friend.  And you shouldn’t have messed with Megan.

Also, Big and Rish talk about Dollhouse, and their least favorite TV show theme songs.
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Special thanks to Liz Mierzejewski for the narration on this story as well as the illustration that goes along with it.

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Right click to download the episode HERE.

Related Links:
Amanda Crum’s MySpace
The Fireman’s Daughter at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Liz Mierzejewski’s Website
Liz Mierzejewski’s Audio Book – Apparition
Dunesteef on Facebook
Dunesteef on MySpace

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3 Responses to “Episode 24: OSSE, Megan’s Bridge by Amanda Crum”

  1. Every story needs a comment…
    Not everyone in the western U.S. was a jock, not everyone was a nerd, but I can’t think of a soul who did not struggle with their identity, feeling alone and unknown. Everyone wants some level of power. We discover and give validity to these feelings in middle and high school. We disown our parents, challenge our friends, and find true love at least once a week. For these reasons, this story is every person’s story. There is real power in believing we can make a difference and that our emotions have value. They don’t always manifest as a beast under the bridge, but at that age, aren’t we just afraid enough of our emotions that we think it just might happen?

  2. I think I berate Big a little too often for being a jock in high school (and a ladies’ man everytime else). We all have been mistreated, misjudged, or misused in life, and everyone has felt helpless at one time or another. It’s just a part of life, and something that everyone has to experience.

    Some more than others, of course, but it’s probably true that everyone also plays the part of the bully or the abuser at one stage or another, to some degree or another.

    The first time I saw Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN adaptation, I absolutely _hated_ the scene where Peter Parker beats up/humiliates Flash Thompson, since it was not comic-based, and I felt it was totally out of character for Peter.

    However, I now think the scene was totally inspired, because it leads into the great moment where Uncle Ben confronts Peter in the car about just because you are able to beat somebody up, doesn’t mean you should. It’s the classic “with great power there must come great responsibility” speech, and the fact that Raimi’s film has Peter ignore his uncle’s words and tell him off makes his subsequent death all the more powerful.

    I still don’t love the 2002 Spidey movie, but I love that scene, and it’s way better than I would have handled it.

    I guess what I’m saying is, everyone has it within themselves to be a victim and a bully. And the victim part of me really appreciated Amanda’s story.

  3. I’m going back and listening to some episodes that I’ve missed. Megan’s Bridge was a nice little piece. Appropriately scary and imaginative! I really enjoyed it.

    It it wasn’t just the art students dressing in black who got picked on by the jocks. I’m right there with you.

    ~Doug

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