The Spoils of War

Pohraen’s childhood was dominated by the interminable war on her planet; only the music of the 100th Day gatherings could lift her mood. Then, in a last desperate arms race, a bizarre turn of events sowed the seeds of change.

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Written by DJ Burnham
Narrated by Rick Stringer
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Variant Frequencies Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
The Spoils of War Copyright 2006 DJ Burnham
June 2006

Failed Cities Monologues 08: The Maven

When fevered streets reach their boiling point, you bring in a mediator. When it’s looking like back alley war, you need a maven. Tonight was already going to be his toughest mediation yet. Then his throat got put on the bargaining table…

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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Jan Dalton
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
May 2006

Failed Cities Monologues 07: d’Anger

In the Failed Cities, being beautiful can make you a victim. Being beautiful and smart can make you dangerous.

d’Anger has a flawless form, a Botticelli face…and an IQ of 175…

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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Stacey Griffith
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
April 2006

Dead of Night

Every night I strolled the same path, looking for him. The nights were getting colder. Even in the short time I was out, my fingers were aching from it, and I worried that he was frozen somewhere. I didn’t know where to begin to look…

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Written by Anne Stringer
Narrated by Heidi Jones
Music performed by Neil Stringer
Music composed by Greg Seaman
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Anne Stringer
May 2006

Failed Cities Monologues 06: Constable Klimenko

Constable Valeri Klimenko, whose father and grandfather were both Heroes of Ukraine, never had any intention of living up to his family’s legacy. Now he’s been made a detective and forced onto the trail of the most feared and talked about serial killer in the city’s history. If it weren’t for that damned Reuben sandwich…



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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Anton Buntic
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
April 2006

The Failed Cities Monologues 05: Fera

Fera, alpha female of The Feral Twins. Death lives inside her, and it’s a reality she shares with all those she meets, whether they want its secrets or not. But is Fera a predator… or just the ultimate survivor?



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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Maia “KnitWitch” Whitaker
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
April 2006

Children of the Androphagi

In the 1930’s 52nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue was home to the speakeasy. In the 2030’s it’s all about the breakdowns, where they mix biochem cocktails and spark the Ash of the Dead, sucking its acrid smoke through bone pipes. The big ticket is, of course, shooting distilled endorphins. Yes, they’d found the last fix, and it was inside the human body all along.

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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Anne Stringer
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer, Anne Stringer, and Matt Wallace
April 2006

Failed Cities Monologues 04: Truck

The news webs call him The Conductor. He’s responsible for the disappearances of at least thirty young women, all prostitutes. Their bodies are never found. And oh, yes, you’re about to discover why…



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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Ian Jones
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
March 2006

Failed Cities Monologues 03: Sterne

Walk the streets between the Stacks with Sterne, a pit fighter that splits his nights between brawling for cash and spinning tales of old school tough guys and detectives. The Stacks is considered nothing more than a neo hippie ghetto. But to the folks that live here, the eve trippers and broken artists and freaked out Rastafarians, it’s a dreamland. And Sterne has his tiny crumbling place in it, filled with obsession, imagination, and some fresh wounds waiting to scar….



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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Tom “DevoSpice” Rockwell
Music: “Caution” by Rick Gerics
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Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
March 2006

Evelyn

At least Mom doesn’t walk me all the way to the door. That would be so embarrassing!… They can be stolen away and terrible things can be done to them… I used to be that little girl, the one walking with her mom… What does she think is gonna happen in this dumb neighborhood?… I think she watches the kids walking to school… I wonder if I’ll make it until spring….

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Written by Anne Stringer
Narrated by Stacey Griffith
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Copyright 2006 Anne Stringer and Rick Stringer
March 2006

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