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Floating in Ice Crystals

Perswayssick Radio: Unearthly Comedy

11/09/21 • 39 min

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“Floating in Ice Crystals,” Episode 14

After fleeing from Perswayssick County’s murderous alien Markmen, Nicki and Gneeecey find themselves trapped in a celestial no man’s land—a surreal, freezing dimension with no up or down or end in sight. Floating helplessly in the ice crystal-populated haze, the two argue.

When the Markmen tried to kill the two of them, a desperate Gneeecey had shouted four magical words he believed would transport himself to Earth and safety. Because Gneeecey was clinging to Nicki when he uttered those words, she believes that they’ve ended up stranded in some intermediate zone. (You’re never supposed to speak those words aloud unless you’re alone.)

Gneeecey wonders if he and Nicki are dead. Nicki and Gneeecey debate whether they are in the hereafter or the whereafter.

An exasperated Nicki demands answers from Gneeecey. Why did he almost get them killed? An unrepentant, greedy Gneeecey finally comes clean, letting an astounded Nicki in on his zany, multifaceted plans for her, himself, his Planet Eccchs citizens, and the Markmen.

Nicki’s leg, slashed by Blond Big-nosed Mark, begins bleeding profusely. Gneeecey empties cash from stuffed bear Yammicles into his T-shirt pocket. He ties the limp teddy around Nicki’s limb, stopping the hemorrhaging.

Nicki advises Gneeecey that they must make a decision—they can’t keep hovering in frigid space. They’ll have to chance saying those four all-powerful words, having no idea whether they will end up in Perswayssick County or Earth...or worse....

A ferocious force separates Nicki and Gneeecey, flinging them in opposite directions. Gneeecey disappears from Nicki’s sight.

Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera, and Diane L. for being generous supporting members via! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say! (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!) (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!) (Interview with Vicki Solá) (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)
And much thanks to disproportionately cool artist Jay Hudson for our podcast logo!
This Perswayssick Radio: Unearthly Comedy podcast is made possible in part by a generous grant from The Ardelle Institute, providing Executive Coaching for aspiring and established professionals who want to develop their careers, including upwardly-mobile executives, professionals who may be in between jobs, and college graduates transitioning to the workforce. The Ardelle Institute helps with resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, interview skills and effective job search strategies. For more information, please call (201) 394-6939, that's (201) 394-6939, or visit them on the web at, that's A-R-D-E-L-L-E dash institute dot com. Take it from me, Gneeecey!

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