PodCastle – Dragon Stories   August 16th, 2009

Being a fiction podcast, PodCastle has run a few stories about dragons.

Fear of Dragons and Dragon Hunt both play on classic fantasy themes, but twist them in new directions. The stories are compelling dramas and feature sympathetic monsters. They are both rated for a general audience.

Illuminated Dragon is both a fable of political resistance but also an allegory on creativity. It is rated slightly mature for some violence.

And Run of the Fiery Horse is an intriguing tale of Eastern mythology and making a deal with a demon. It is rated slightly mature as well, for sensuality and implied violence.

The inspiration for the story Mice Election came from remembering a bit of political satire told on a web forum I’d seen a couple of years before. I realized after writing the story that the post was actually quoting a famous political parable from a Canadian politician in the 1940s.

I not only managed to find the text of the Mouseland, but also an animation piece set to a recording of the speech.

AD Flash 001 – Mice Election   January 18th, 2009

This story is presented in honor of the inauguration and the end of this Presidential Election season. The vignette was inspired by the classic political fable “Mouseland.” So, when Election Day comes, so be sure to vote for the right candidate…

Mice Election by Will A. Sanborn
Read by Waccoon

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