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The Wormwood Event

A Tale of Apocalyptic Eldritch Horror
Narrated by: Klahr Thorsen
Length: 1 hr
3.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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The American Midwest: September, 2015. At the end of the Rational world, she holds the only key to the future, written in madness and blood.

Grace believed she was going to be a computer programmer someday and perhaps create programs that educate children or save lives. She never thought she would be fleeing for her life from her roommate. She also never thought that her roommate would be a ragged, undead monstrosity that had clawed out her own eyes.

Sometimes, life takes odd turns.

The turn in Grace's life came the night of the Wormwood Star, when the dead awoke and twisted aberrations began to walk the land. As technology and sanity began to corrode, all of civilization collapsed.

Meanwhile Grace and her new comrades struggle to survive and understand what has happened. But Grace has an advantage, one she doesn't truly comprehend.

Grace owns a curious gathering of old papers - a work convoluted with equations, constellation alignments, and dire dates in history. The more she reads, the more the nature of the work shreds the remnants of her mind, until eventually Grace cannot tell what is true and what is false. She has horrific waking dreams and begins to doubt all she knows.

Which is unfortunate, as the papers imply that she may, in fact, be the only person on the planet who can change what has happened.

This story is a peek into the possible future of Rational Earth, a future feared by the Facility. It is here that the same doom that has befallen other worlds first begins to overshadow our own - in the year 2015.

©2012 Irrational Worlds (P)2016 Irrational Worlds

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A very, very short introductory teaser to the irra

I liked the story and the concepts. I think Mr, Guillen does a fine job setting up his apocalypse and throwing his characters into it screaming. I would have liked a little more secondary character development. Actually I would have liked a little more build on Grace's character too, but this is so short there really isn't time for much more. I'm hoping the characters and the story get more time in subsequent works.
Narrator was pretty good, but I really did not enjoy the audio effect when she uttered the unspeakable names. It really just sounded cheap and was pretty annoying.
The groundwork is laid. The numbers remain to be calculated. Overall, an enjoyable little taste to begin the end of all things.

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good story, poorly executed

I enjoyed the story. There were two problems. 1. volume shift in the narrator was a little too much. 2. The voice distortion was cheesy and made the story unpleasant to listen to.