Under The Bridge Downtown

The worst part about his daughter’s death wasn’t the terror of seeing half a ton of concrete separate from a bridge and smash through their windshield. It wasn’t even the deafening crunch when the fragment pulped Jessie’s head and sent her blood splattering over his cheek. It was his initial reaction once the shock wore off.
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Written by Gary A. Braunbeck and Matthew Warner
Narration by Matthew Warner

Music
Digital Juice
http://www.digitaljuice.com

Promos
The Failed Cities Monologues
http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/

Moon Wraith
http://www.curiousecho.org/wordpress/category/moon-wraith/

Under the Bridge Downtown
Copyright 2008 Gary A. Braunbeck and Matthew Warner
http://www.garybraunbeck.com
http://www.matthewwarner.com

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Comments

  1. October 5th, 2008 | 4:58 pm

    Wow! Matthew and Gary start out messing with your heart then throw an unseen twist at the end. Truly excellent and messed up guys! Awesome reading and acting Matthew. Way beyond a straight narration. That’s the kind of material that gets podcasts like Variant Frequencies the attention they deserve.

  2. Darren
    October 10th, 2008 | 4:38 am

    I agree, what a great reading. It fits in perfectly with the astonishingly high quality of the fiction, reading and production of what for me is the best podcast on the net. As a Father of a son with Cerebral Palsy I wonder what was the inspiration for this story. I spent most of it seething at the inability/refusal of the Father to see past his daughter’s disability, so the ending was very satisfying.

  3. October 12th, 2008 | 11:02 pm

    […] Burke, Gary Braunbeck and Matthew Warner. And speaking of the last two, they’ve posted a free reading of their collaboration. Check it out, and then head over to Cutting Block Press, where they’ll soon be posting […]

  4. October 22nd, 2008 | 11:24 am

    After listening to it, I realized that towards the end, I *did* get offended. But I can’t deny that it is a powerful, chilling story, thanks to the intense way Matthew narrated it. This is one F-up story. I think I’ll go listen to something with happy puppy dogs and cute kittens to clear my head.

  5. October 26th, 2008 | 12:07 pm

    […] An audio version of Gary Braunbeck and Matthew Warner’s story, Under the Bridge Downtown, from the anthology is available here. […]

  6. October 11th, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    […] The first story of the new season will hit on October 15, 2009. It is a fantastic story by Matthew Warner. Matthew was the co-author of another great story that we ran called Under The Bridge Downtown. […]

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