MechMuse Audio Anthology

Spring '06 - The Elf Trap

Aug. 10, 2006

-- Subtitle -- The finest trap convinces its victim that he wishes to be caught. -- Description -- Veil of Ignorance is a twenty-five minute audio story by David Barr Kirtley, and was recommended for a Nebula Award. -- Excerpt -- Everywhere were lights, hung in the flowering branches of trees, glowing upward from the grass, blazing from every door and window. Why they should have been turned on so abruptly, after that first darkness, I do not yet know. Out of the nearest house a girl came walking. She was dressed charmingly, in thin, bright-colored silks. A bunch of wild honeysuckle was thrust in the girdle, and over her hair was flung a scarf of skylike blue. I knew her instantly. -- About the Story -- The Elf Trap was originally published in 1919. Francis Stevens, an American writer who many hail as the greatest woman writer of horror between Mary Shelly and Anne Rice, skilfully migrates the European notion of elves to the Appalachian Mountains. -- Credits -- Written by Francis Stevens Performed by Katherine Grey Art by Ricci Gertz Music by James Guymon Produced by MechMuse Audio Anthology at -- 7:405E44:V:S:0:0 -- neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.