Offbeat: Waiting for Charon

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"Waiting for Charon" was produced by Garrett D. Tiedemann for The Sarahs' Very Very Short, Short Stories Contest. The challenge was to create a 2-3 minute audio fiction piece inspired by one of 3 sentences. This piece was inspired by Mary Morris' sentence: “The Gem sisters slept in the order in which they were born.” It was mixed, edited, and scored by Garrett D. Tiedemann.

Tape Extracts:

On this as we pass.

On this as we pass.

On this as we pass.

As we say goodbye.

We bury them in the mud.

(child singing) In the mud, in the mud, in the mud, in the mud. (Indiscernible) scoop some mud in the mud.

A wise old owl lived in an oak.

The more he saw the less he spoke.

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can't we all be like that wise old bird.

(unknown woman) Hello? Yes. Hi, can you hear me ok.

(indiscernible voices and sound)

(unknown woman 2) I didn't say that right. Or did I?

Bury them in the mud.

(indiscernible voices and sound)

(unknown woman 2) Ok, ok, I'm gonna stop because I don't know what else to say right now.

(unknown woman) Hello?

(unknown man) Yes, this is John.

(unknown woman) Yes. Hi, can you hear me ok?

(unknown man) I know why you're calling.

(unknown woman) I can totally hear you.

(unknown man) You did? Oh, you did?

(unknown woman) I think I'm doing everything right. Got a good signal.

(unknown man) I guess that's it then. Thanks anyway.

(unknown woman 2) So, I would just sit and stare out at the trees.