Battle of the sexes meets…ZOMBIES! Who do you think will win (my money is on the women)?
Lyistrata, by Aristophanies
Read by Diane Havens
“Lysistrata” by Aristophanes, a battle of the sexes, anti-war, comedy in its day performed with all the conventions of the classical Greek stage, makes the case that even in a society that devalued women, it is these women who manage to restore sanity to that society. Living in a time of endless war, Lysistrata decides to do something about it by banding the young women of Athens and Sparta together and separating them from their husbands, withholding sex from them until they agree to make peace.
In this pieced monologue, the chorus of old women and its leader speak to the chorus of old men. They’ve been sent in to take over the Acropolis, and seize control of the treasury, drying up the war funding. The sex-starved men are eventually persuaded to give in and all ends happily, and peacefully.
Zombie Apocalypse, in 3 Acts, from Ficly.com
Read by Xe Sands
Featuring microfiction from Pete, Wilson A., and wilw (Wil Wheaton)
All pieces from Ficly.com (links at bottom)
Graphic created by rubenz87
So according to the Huffington Post and esteemed zombie lore expert, Bob Reiss of the GuildedEarlobe.com, May is Zombie Awareness month. Figured it was time I offered up some zombie-flavored goodness.
Trick is, I never get to do zombie fiction…or really, any post-apocalyptic fiction. Perhaps, you’ll say, that’s because I’m a chick. Fair enough – not many of us women narrating zomfic these days. But haHA! I have thwarted this nonsensical convention because, after frying my vocal cords a bit giving a sexy Irish priest and a sexy, surly lobsterman their requisite sexy voices…VOILA! I sound like a man! Well, at least when I want to…
So may I present, A Zombie Apocalypse, in Three Acts. This is a performance of three separate pieces offered up on Ficly.com, all prequels or sequels of each other (pretty nifty feature of Ficly, that). I like to think of these pieces as the bits and pieces of a journal from some unknown guy, found in the ruins.
Pieces in order of performance:
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