It’s a Steampunk Sunday today! Tune in to Radio Riel Steampunk for The Gallery of Curiosities “YOU-GO-BACK” at 1:00pm and/or 6:00pm North American Pacific time. You can learn more about The Gallery of Curiosities at https://gallerycurious.com/ .
Tonight, a watchmaker in New York City recalls his boyhood job at the famed American Museum, and the terrible day Mr. Barnum acquired a demon for the menagerie. This story was originally published in Strange Tales V.
About the author: Elise Forier Edie is a playwright and author based in Los Angeles. Her most recent play, “The Pink Unicorn,” has been performed all over the US and Canada. Her short fiction has appeared in Metamorphosis Magazine and The Enchanted Conversation. You can find out more about her at her website: http://eliseforieredie.com/.
Our narrator is Keith Edie, an actor and screenwriter in Los Angeles. He has appeared on small and big screens everywhere, usually as a likable geek, but also as a doting dad, an international spy and (most recently) as someone’s nightmare boyfriend on Lifetime television’s “My Crazy Ex.” You can find out more about him at his website: http://keithedie.com/.
Theme Music: Ashes Ashes by DeVM
Osgoode’s Chorus: Walking Along by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/)
Additional Music by Kevin MacLeod
Provider of Fishheads: Rex Bologna
Keeper of the Hippos: Kevin Frost
Sidewalk Shills: Andrew, Jed, Scythian
Released under a Creative Commons 4.0 attribution noncommercial no-derivatives license.
If you are in Second Life, the listening party is at the Quayside Theater, Clockhaven, New Babbage (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Clockhaven/136/129/105) .