Tuesday 24 January 2023 – On a Frosty Day, Episode Two

This episode may be found through the link below. Enjoy!


Full Transcript –



Welcome . . . to The Three Fifty-seven.

[The On A Frosty Day Theme plays]

My name is William Spear and this is Episode Two of ON A FROSTY DAY.

In the previous episode, and without warning, the unnamed character’s daily exploration had been interrupted by a fence and KEEP OUT sign. The character evaluated the circumstances as the temperature dropped.

And now, Episode Two of ON A FROSTY DAY.

[The On A Frosty Day Theme plays]

Barely beyond my reach were tens of thousands of jumbled journeys towering above me. In between was a chain link fence that stretched forever from left to right and as far up as I could tilt my head back.

Either I had sipped from Alice’s DRINK ME bottle or someone had sprinkled the EAT ME cake on the fence. Either way, going forward was a challenge.

Another gust of wind rattled through me and clanged the “KEEP OUT” sign. The twisted part slid down and showed a few letters: “S”, “R” and “E”, and a “Y”.

The last summed up the moment as in “Why?” W-H-Y.

[Interior Music]

My adventures had been more routine than dangerous. No outer space people hovered in their outer space crafts. No wild animals prepared to pounce from leafless trees.

The nearly twelve hundred score journeys had been indistinguishable travels.

[Interior Music]

Another blast of wind reminded me of the falling temperature and I pulled my jacket even tighter.

The dangling sign banged louder against the fence, clattered to the ground, and revealed its full message: “KEEP OUT . . . UNLESS YOU ARE READY”.

[Interior Music]

I stared at the sign and . . .

. . . Stepped away.

[Interior Music]

You have just listened to Episode Two of ON A FROSTY DAY.

Theme music is through the courtesy of Lexin Music. Interior music is by Grand Project. Both are at PixaBay.

The Three Fifty-seven is written and produced by William Spear.

Thank you for listening.

[The On A Frosty Day Theme plays]

The End.

Author: William Spear

William E. Spear has written for audio since 1994. His book, "Lit Between the Ears, Volume One: Chekhov, O. Henry, Spear and Tarkington On the Air," was released on July 31, 2006. He founded Two Plus Plus Productions LLC in 2006 and is President. He founded Hunterdon Radio Theatre in 1999 and has written over 15 plays since. Spear's work has been broadcast in New York and New Jersey and his plays have been published on web sites across the country.

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