Episode 18: A Nested Develoment
Tempers flare when Blister discovers Muck opened the bell tower as an overflow refuge to creatures cramped in Madam Putreska’s caverns. Spindle finds the new guests especially frightening. When Blister lies to Muck about his upcoming role in the Lady Jana’s revolution, the rats’ budding connection cracks.
For the curious, here are links to excellent videos, books, and articles related to the intro discussion about how family structures have changed over time, plus inspiring stories about people who find and choose new families during crises:
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Special thanks to composer Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song and the clever little waltz you heard at the opening. Additional music from Kevin MacLeod and Monplaisir. Mike Koenig brought the ocean and crickets. He also made the city lights fizzle. Scary sounds from Daniel Simon. Ca9 (canine) made the cat scream. I am honored to bring this story to life for my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!