Episode 37: Cold Trail Blazing by Stephen Gaskell

Lydia’s boyfriend Ben disappeared while they were trekking together on Mount Everest two years ago.  Now, she is back, reliving the journey, hoping to find clues to unravel his disappearance.  But she never expected to find ghosts.

Also, Big and Rish talk Terminator, Firefly, Pixar, and Up.  It’s the Pre-Up episode.  Get ready for next weeks Up extravaganza…or well, episode.bloopers

Special thanks to Eleiece Krawiec for the story narration and Josh Roseman for the editing on the story.

Right click to download the episode HERE.


Related Links:

Stephen Gaskell’s site
Eleiece Krawiec on Well Told Tales
Today’s Music:
Aquascapes – “Vacuum Fields” on Jamendo.com
Escape Philosophy – “The Hand That Paused To Gather” and “Miraflores Locks” on Jamendo.com
Sounds used in today’s episode from the Freesound Project:
Door knock
Dropping the cup
Footsteps in the snow
Turning a doorknob
Donkey braying
Another donkey bray


6 Responses to “Episode 37: Cold Trail Blazing by Stephen Gaskell”

  1. I liked the story, although I did find myself speculating on how it was going to end… was she the ghost, was he, would she try to kill herself, could she save him… Kinda took me out of the story.

    And dangit, all that titillation about Up! What a brilliant piece of art. My kids are all grown up, but I’m sure I’ll buy it when it becomes available.

  2. Yeah, I’ve got to apologise about our UP episode being so late. Part of it was me editing it slowly, part of it was vacation, part of it was bandwidth issues, and we ended up switching an episode’s order, as well as splitting it in two, so it just didn’t happen on time (or even close to it).

    I hope we can get our coverage of the movie on here in time for the DVD release.

  3. Cameron Says:

    Don’t worry about UP! being so late—it doesn’t open in .au until September. It’s all about the first four days at the box office…

    Oh yeah, nice story, beautifully read.

  4. I thought this was a great story. I wondered where it was going at first, but then it built very nicely. It would have been easy to go overboard on sentimentality, but I thought the emotion was handled well.

  5. Thanks for all your thoughts.

    Long live the ‘steef!

  6. I saw this on MotivatedPhotos today and it reminded me of the story:


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