1908.13 – DDOP.13 – Allez-Vous En (Go Away)



#Audio. #Flashfic.  #Use the first line of an existing work to inspire a story, but go in a completely different direction.


“The princess from Betelgeuse and the prince from Hattaras Six? They’ve agreed to move forward for the good of their planets. The trade agreement that was part of the marriage contract was crucial in order to maintain peace in the space lanes.”

Links and References

  • Special appearance by Tek of Nutty Bites
  • “Allez-Vous En”  was written by Kate & Anna McGarrigle & performed by Kay Starr. (Used with absolutely no permission.)
  • Opening line is from The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. (Also used with absolutely no permission).
  • Read the text of this piece at MissMeliss.com
  • Learn more about the Dog Days of Podcasting
  • Learn more about The Literal Challenge


  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the BossJock iPad app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Music used for the opening and closing is a mix of Chris Zabriskie’s “The Oceans Continue to Rise” from the Free Music Archive and Kevoy’s clip of whales off the coast of French Polynesia from Freesound.
  • Chris Zabriskie’s song is also used under some readings.