Hooting Yard: Graveyard Poets Of Pointy Town

Imagine you are in Ancient Greece, taking a stroll on Mount Parnassus. One of the Gods of Greek mythology suddenly appears in front of you. Imagine too that you are not of a placid and thoughtful nature (as I am sure you are) but a temperamental hothead prone to violence.


Surprised by the sudden appearance of a Deity – it does not matter which one – your first instinct is to lash out in terror and alarm. You sock the God on its jaw, cutting its lip. Now, it is not blood which flows from the wound, but ichor, a colourless ethereal fluid which ran through the veins of all the Greek Gods. If you are of a vampiric bent, be sure not to suck the ichor oozing from the God’s cut lip, for though it confers immortality on the Deities, it will be ruinous to you as a mere human, for it will poison you.

  • Untitled Work In Progress
  • A Refutation Of Some Of The Less Plausible Claims Made by Dennis Cargpan In His Woeful Lecture Delivered From The Balcony Of The Civil Hall At Bodger’s Spinney On Thursday Last During A Hailstorm To A Gathering Of Ingrates And Orphans
  • Fictional Substance Of The Week
  • A Series Of Unfortunate Cows
  • A story featuring Tony Buzan

This episode of Hooting Yard was first broadcast on the 8th November 2006. A complete transcript of this episode can be found on Frank Key’s Hooting Yard website, and the perfect Hooting Yard On The Air companion Befuddled By Cormorants is available for purchase. Photo by Steve Crane.

One thought on “Hooting Yard: Graveyard Poets Of Pointy Town

  1. Lee Cherolis

    Hey Frank,
    Well don’t I sound familiar? I just wanted to drop in a comment to say I enjoyed your recent reading of Kay Kenyon’s story on Escape Pod. I first heard you read the Team-Mate Reference Problem in Final-Stage Demon Confrontation on Escape Pod and have since caught up on all the Hooting Yard Podcasts. My girlfriend and I think your work is outstanding.

    Big fans from across the pond,
    Lee and Sam

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