Thursday, February 02, 2006

Favorite Story?

Listeners Ashe and Laird have done something cool! Out of the stories so far, they have shared with me which was their favorite. I found this extremely interesting, and was hoping I could convince some of you other listeners to do the same.
Through email or blog comments, I have gotten some extremely nice comments about several of the stories, but Ashe and Laird bit the bullet and chose a favorite. So, if I say "pretty please with sugar on top," would you share your favorite as well? (You can always change your mind if you like one that is yet to come better...)
Here are the two chosen so far:

Wedding Vows
Like Dolls on String

(If you need a reminder, the titles are all listed in the links section to the right.)

Thank You!


Anonymous Laird henn said...

Since I have nothing better to do, and since you deserve more feedback, I'm going to list my five favorite stories ...

1. Like Dolls On Strings
-As I've said before, I love the originality and descriptions in the story. And having a similar job where I'm constantly trying to sell people something that's not that great, I can relate lol

2. Wedding Vows
-Like Ashe, I just think it's a really great story, the twist ending was really good, and I didn't see it coming.

3. Fish Stroy
-Glad to see that 12 stories in and it's still going as strong as the first. 99% of the time a story about a man fishing is going to bore me to death, but you made it enjoyable and again, great ending.

4. Casey's Sacrifice pt. 1
- It's only the beginning but I love where it's going and really glad that it's longer than past stories, more to look forward to.

5. The Watchbird
-The thing I remember most about this is the charecters and the feeling that somehow, it could be even better if made longer with more layers to the story.

6. Work Ethic
- My introduction to CLMW and the story that hooked me and made me want more.

Any story I didn't mention isn't because I disliked it, as I've said before I really enjoyed every one, these are just the ones I like the most and can't wait to relisten to right when they're finished.

p.s. Put up Casey's Sacrifice pt 2 already! ;)

10:40 PM, February 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll do my top 5 as well.

"Wedding Vows" - Lovecraftian horror is the bomb. I just really like the ending, where you feel that the character really has nothing left anymore.

"The Physicist" - Hooray for sci-fi set in antiquated eras. Evil math problems are the new boogeyman.

"From the Journal of Dr. Preston Chattsworth" - Short and sweet. I wanna know what a monkey-sized ameoba looks like.

"The Lucky Couple" - Sometimes I feel like the only thing keeping me from doing something really stupid is some unexplainable force.

"Bradley's Lover" - "Cock."


2:53 PM, February 03, 2006  
Blogger nakedyank said...

I have enjoyed every tale so very much.
But if I am pushed to pick favorites I'll choose 2.

The Watchbird brought chills because I live in Rhode Island on the Bay and can look out my window and see Cranes, Herons, and Egrets among the reeds. And lately, they all look like they are on duty to me.

In terms of general creepiness, I have to pick The Dark Journey of Will Wright. Brrr!

al saiz
barrington, rhode island

2:02 AM, February 05, 2006  
Anonymous Kenny Ray said...

I must say that The Watchbird is my favorite. What can I say? I guess I am just a sucker for hopeless struggles against the inevitable.

3:58 PM, February 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, it's hard to pick just one. For now, I'd have to go with Watchbird and Work Ethic as the two I've told people about the most. I say that for now until I get to listen to some more...

5:35 PM, March 01, 2006  
Blogger Pogo said...

definitely will wright... loved that one; but i've fallen behind. I Haven't listened to casey's sacrifice yet (shame on me) but can't wait to get to it.

12:29 AM, March 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no such thing as a favorite, all good

12:28 PM, March 07, 2006  
Blogger Brooklynne Michelle said...

hello fellow podcaster... I have to say that I just descovered your cast but I LOVE IT!!!!! I have to say my favorites are The Lucky Couple AND Like Dolls On A String...

I hope that eventually i can get these storie in print...


10:24 PM, March 12, 2006  
Anonymous redshoesgirl said...

I am loving these stories and your weird sense of humour. BUT please there is a difference between the words wonder and wander. as in "her gaze wandered over his body" NOT wonder. Now it may be just your pronunciation and that fascinating tennessee twang, but after a couple of times hearing it, i just had to say something.

i'll be mentioning your podcasts in my upcoming weekly column "Pod People".

my fave so far is "The Dark Journey of Will Wright" and "The Watchbird". I was glad the couple lived "happily ever after."

hope this is not offensive - again, i love the stories. quite a unique vision you have.

2:51 PM, March 19, 2006  
Blogger rlburt said...

Not offensive at all, Redshoesgirl! I appreciate the feedback. You are 100% correct. You are also correct about the cause being my accent- for some damnable reason I pronounce both words the same...
Also, where will I be able to find your upcoming "Pod People" articles? Sounds intriguing.
Thanks again,

3:59 PM, March 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found story 1 and 3 to be basicly the same story. I have only listend to 1-4. 4 is by far the best so far. I do tink the consiquences would have been discussed more, but that is the nature of your story.. the guessin part... I didnt see it coming... you wife has a very sulty voice... keep her coming back! - chesspupil

2:53 AM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just listened to the watchbird.

It had me thinking of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven"

I like the moral you place on the story about worrying... it keeps a listend form taking the story off and running away insane - chesspupil

3:19 AM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The power of will and steam... com on you could have found a train whiste sound somewhere on google... copyright free too... had to listen to it twice... i lost intrest the first time while surfing.. - chesspupil

3:53 AM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous redshoesgirl said...

Russell, to answer your question belatedly about my column PodPeople, it is an intermittment column for the Daily Press in Victorville California. It runs on Friday in the D section - Tech Talk that I edit and write for. Usually a column called Photo101 teaching people the basics of photography, but occasionally i get goofy and write PodPeople. This week will mention your podcasts. you can check it out at

you will probably have to do the registration thing.

or check out and look at TechTalk on that site.

thanks for the great stories!

lara hartley

3:16 PM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Nima Aleagha said...

You are the best I actully felt the chill, and it is amazing to bescared just by lisenting to something. I have been your subscriber from almost day one and I enjoyed every single epizode. Only one comment you can lower the blue part a little because it thoes effect the purpose of the story.

3:09 PM, April 22, 2006  

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