Story: Gumballs by James Tatam


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Post August 05, 2015, 02:24:02 PM

Story: Gumballs by James Tatam

No date this time, but the mother gives the boy "some notes", and it's about a carnival, so something like 1970's rural, possibly mid-western states.

Okay, half way in, we're definitely looking at Faustian themes ...

Let's see how it plays out ...

Too good to be true ...

Yep. Aka "The mother only lives as long as the gum ball doesn't get eaten"! Again I have a Warehouse 13 vibe to all of this. But it's also the father's fault, blaming the child.

So it starts out fairly simple, and gets rather murky at the end!
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Post August 16, 2015, 07:49:19 PM

Re: Story: Gumballs by James Tatam

http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/shorts/ ... balls.html

Yeah, kind of reminded of Ray Bradbury''s stuff.

The moral of this story could be you can't beat the Devil, he always wins.
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