Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Fate of The Fates

The Epilogue of The Meditations of Diogenes The Cynic.

To hear the story, listen to the voice of fate.

To read the story, pull the thread.

Thank you all for sticking with this and making it such a good time. I'd like you all to have the 2-CD collection of readings by Christmasish time.  For that I need addresses which can be home, general delivery, your lawyer's office, the FBI Special Stalker Unit, etc. as long as the discs will reach you.  Email me at dpascover at mac dot com. 

If anyone would like to read the full story, if only to catch editorial mistakes, click here.


Anonymous said...

been last all week, just sayin' "first" before i get down to the business of listening one last time to your wonderful words. i CAN'T believe the story is over, even as i find myself wondering what you've got planned for the next round o' tales...

*wipes tear from eye*

Anonymous said...

actually, i guess the real question might be: "what's Minka got planned for her next spin". that Minka... ; )

have to say i loveloveloved the way you managed to "wrap" up the story, even as you attempted to "string" us along for something else in the future. (sorry, i'm still pretty darn tired, so bad puns are all i've got for today)

Minka said...


So we have another thread to strip to its bare essentials hidden in a pocket of the fate. Whenever you are ready to pick it up and compose a world around it, you know where to look!

Here is to ten months of Saturday story telling, teaching us....well... not to get too close to a mike and being careful when acting out the scenes at home.

*wonders what to do with her paper mache cyclop*

Lila said...


That was great! Really enjoyed it. Wonderful reading, wonderful epilogue.

And your definition is just ridiculously clever.

Sar said...

I heard a rumor today would be the tail of the tale (ridiculously clever indeed, AP3!) and so I just had to walk my stilettos precariously close to the edge until I fell off the no blogging on the weekends wagon.

Bravo to the curmudeon author and his funny muses! You may be too clever for your own collective good but you're just right for ours.

It's a wrap!

TLP said...

Bravo and brava! Great ending to the tale.

Anonymous said...

Nice job, Dawg. I'd try for something witty, but I'm trumped - and it's a working weekend by the Golden Gate for your friendly neighborhood amoeba.

Anonymous said...

Great story, great run, and well-ended, too. Thanks, Doug!

Jamie Dawn said...

Bravo!! (throwing flowers & truffles & confetti)

Terrific ending, and I like how you left it open for a sequel should you have a hankering to start a new story.

Great readings too!!

This has been a fun journey.

mireille said...

Minka, Gamma, Neva! The Fates and/or The Three Graces ... a wonderful end to a wonderful story. Thank you, Doug. xoxo

G said...

Ah tis a bittersweet moment as I listen. It's sort of like the movie To Sir With Love. You're the Sidney Poitier character of course and we're the students.

Big bouquet for a fine epic tale. Scrambles to pick up truffle...

Bravo! Those muses weren't so bad either :)

Doug The Una said...

Neva, I'm glad two of the three readers were first. I know, it's a bittersweet moment for me too. I haven't needed an idea since December.

Cheeky indeed, penguin. I can't tell you what to do with your papier maché cyclops except bring it in from the rain.

Thanks, Sis. This is has been a lot of fun for me and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Sar, you came back from the grave to put Diogenes to sleep?

Thanks, TLP.

Amoeba, are you here in Cali? Welcome back.

Thanks, Actonbell. I really enjoyed the reading, too and it was neat that the three people who set this whole thing in motion were able to read together for the last episode.

Thank you, Al. And you're welcome.

I'm glad Jamie Dawn and it was nice of the collective you to indulge it. Do you have any extra flowers? The readers took everything.

Thanks, Mireille and it was my own fun. Zockso.

G, a lot of people tell me I look like Poitier. Well, a lot of voices. And you're right. The muses were grand.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Bravo! [claps and stands up, looks around and frowns at folks still seated] Bravo!

Doug, you have done a brilliant job in both writing and in getting your audience to participate in making WA a wonderful place to visit. Definitely genius at work. I can't wait for your next offering.

TLP said...

*sigh* Missing the story already. (Sounded good the second time too.)

Nessa said...

Are those girls in the first picture doing the Bump?

Nessa said...

Epilogue: Wagging the tail of a tale.

Makes a boo-boo face that it's over.

Anonymous said...

I shall assume that the fates have kept you out of tunnels on the I-5. Eh?

Doug The Una said...

Thank you, Quilly. It was nice of all of you to indulge this.

And thanks, TLP. I guess now would be a good time to think about what's next, huh?

Haha, Nessa. I can't really say. I hope so.

Thanks for checking up, Amoeba. I was sound asleep at home during the catastrophic part of that event and woke up to the inconvenient.

Cooper said...

Bravo, there is nothing to say. Except that if I had known there was a pdf I wouldn't have copied the stories every week. ;)

tsduff said...

The ending is always the bummer - there are just no words at the end of a great story. Well done Doug- in so many ways. Like G said - "How do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume..." When is it coming out on PBS?

Doug The Una said...

That's nice Cooper. One of these days the .pdf will replace Alice's name with Olivia but I had trouble with the global search and replace.

Terry, Public Blogging Syndrome? It's out now. And thanks. That was an adventure for me and kind of you all to come with.