Episode 115: After School Snacks by K. Bowen Black

Old Mrs. Wakefield seems like such a nice lady. All the kids love to go to her house after school on Fridays for treats. Such a wonderful tradition they all enjoy so much. There couldn’t possibly be something sinister underneath, could there? outtakes

Afterward, Rish and Big talk and talk and talk. Evil children. Trick or treating. Halloween candy. Clean-bots. Kindly old people. Snot-nosed brats. Superman with elephantitis. This is destined to be one of our best episodes ever. Or easily our worst.

Special thanks to Scott Pigg for producing today’s episode and to Wendy Cooper for lending her voice to the tale.

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One Response to “Episode 115: After School Snacks by K. Bowen Black”

  1. I quite liked this story, though I have to admit that my sympathy for the sad married life-stealers was somewhat limited. Oh, you poor monsters! Some other monster is already eating people in this neighborhood. You’ll have to go somewhere else. So sad for you! Despite my desire for the story to suddenly transmute into one of those childhood adventure tales that ended with the heroic 5th graders trapping the youth-eating monsters in their own burning homes, I rather enjoyed the story I actually heard. The story was excellently paced, and the twist at the end caught me by surprise.

    As far as the comments go, I’d like to question the idea that feeding the community is something you “can’t do.” The fact is that nobody has ever engaged in large-scale poisoning of children in America under the guise of giving away food. The whole thing is based on this one guy who tried to murder his son by slipping poisoned candy into the trick-or-treating bag before he left. I think it’s a sad state of affairs we’ve wandered into, but it will take people standing up for this kind of community involvement – not just saying “isn’t it sad how you can’t do that anymore” – to change it.

    As you can see, the “Occupy X” movement has got my blood going :-P.

    Anyway, good story and clever discussion. I particularly enjoyed the image of the feral zombie two year old.

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