Doesn’t “2.22” have such a lovely ring to it? SO much more beautiful sounding than plain ol’ “2.20.”
So, for this 2.22, we’ve got a lovely line-up for you. Diane Havens rejoins us, Wayne Gatfield is in the house, as is Sara Morsey, relative GP ProjectLono comes in with a musical/poetry mash-up, Bright Horizons serial finally resumes, and of course, Tom Jones rounds us out.
Bright Horizons – Part 2, by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby
Read by Xe Sands
…recorded with permission of the author
Start with Part 1: http://bit.ly/1zxDYUA
Long delay between Part 1 and Part 2…but re-embarking on a journey over the next 9 weeks…a dark one, as we join our unreliable narrator, Jax as they try to make sense of what’s happening to them, both inside and out, just what kind of place they’ve found themselves in, and what the hell is wrong with Bright Horizons.
Written by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program in 2011, it’s my privilege to be allowed to try and do it justice. Still stuns me that my kid whipped this out in junior high.
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Flutes, by Diane Havens
We had a good friend who’d gifted us with these beautiful handcrafted champagne flutes, now over 30 years ago. They are irreplaceable, much like the memories attached to them.
I Was the Slightest in the House, by Emily Dickinson
Golden Key, by Wayne Gatfield
Tom Jones, Book XII, Chapter 7, by Henry Fielding
Read by Mark Turetsky
Book 12 Chapter 7 of Tom Jones.
This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.
In this chapter, we learn the political leanings of the people at the inn. It turns out they’re all Jacobites! Since this book takes place during a failed Jacobite rebellion, that should be concerning to all those present who might be loyal to the Hanoverian dynasty. It should be noted that at this point in history, the Pretender, James Francis Edward, had taken on a quasi-mythical significance to his followers, and would someday return to set everything right. There is, of course, also much concern among the people at the inn that he would impose his Catholicism on the nation if he ever took control.
At a certain point late in the chapter, they all toast to his health, which apparently you do by toasting the king while your mug is over some vessel containing water, and that way it would be understood that you’re toasting the king “over the water” (ie, in exile in France).