Friday, October 21, 2016

Rish Outcast 54: "Old Man River"

Okay, here's that story I've been meaning to get to.  At this rate, there will be a lot of story episodes down the road, but even more non-story ones.

"Old Man River" is the tale of a lonely gas station attendant, and a visit from an elderly man with a story to tell.*

As always, if you wanna download the episode, just Right-Click HERE.

*Boy, that description could be for any one of my stories, couldn't it?


Tom Tancredi said...
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Tom Tancredi said...

Love this story. Old timey western style. That is all

AspiR said...

The sound quality wasn't up to your current standards, but it wasn't bad either. You could have just as easily said this was a lost recording from when you had your old recording set up and I would've believed it. Like a throwback episode.

The story is good. These themes are familiar to you, and it shows. This story had a sort of effortless quality to it. I realize that could be interpreted as me saying you're lazy, but that's not what I mean. I'm not sure how else to describe it, but it doesn't feel forced, or contrived. I also think the Old Man River title works for this story.

Are all the stories you sell on audible this good? A collection of these would definitely be worth the monthly credit.

AspiR said...

Also, can we expect Stormy Weather to appear on the Outcast? I could be wrong but I believe this is the second episode referencing that story. Maybe even third.

Rish Outfield said...

"Stormy Weather" and "Rest Stop" are both winter stories, unfortunately both produced in spring and summer. So, I decided to shelve them until it was wintertime for somebody other than Gino Moretto.

I won't apologize about the sound quality (I've been trying [unsuccessfully] for twenty years not to apologize), but I think I discovered what the problem is, and it should now be fixed. I wonder if I should waste an afternoon going through the last few episodes and fixing their sound qual--