RELEASED: Me Narrating ‘Disarm’ on Escape Pod

Once again, I have been released. This time it was to narrate a Vylar Kaftan story called Disarm. It’s a story about life after alien invasion. It’s post-war, so there’s some PTSD involved as well as the not-often contemplated mundanities of rebuilding civilization to accommodate the new order. It’s a little sad, a little hopeful, and a little bit of a commentary on human nature. I described it earlier in the week as “Think District 9, but with the humans being cared for by the aliens after they make a successful takeover.”

It may not be my very best narration work, but I think it’s solid and worth a listen.

Excerpt:

“We kept in touch through the war, when he messaged me about marching through upstate New York. He always started the same way: “Dear Ryan, Please come kick my commanding officer in the balls.” Then he’d tell me about the latest mess–cracks in their radiation suits, or toxic waterholes that were supposed to be clear. He never got in trouble for the messages; they needed him too badly. My epilepsy disqualified me from the draft, which probably saved my life. Pretty boys like me weren’t exactly Army material. By the time things were bad enough that they needed any warm body, there wasn’t enough human government left to organize a draft.

The ruins at Binghamton were where Trey got sick. By the time I got across the country to him, he’d recovered–well, as much as possible. I remember the doctor’s face as he says Trey will live, but he’ll be in pain.”

"I for one welcome our new alien overlords." Image borrowed from http://mattymatterson.blogspot.com/

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2 comments so far

  1. Vylar Kaftan on

    Ha! I love the Simpsons image. I’m a huge Simpsons nut.

    Thanks for reading. 🙂

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