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Tales to Terrify No 52 Damir Salkovic

January 3, 2013 by tony

Coming up:

Good evening 0:00:41

January Art by Skeet Scienski 0:01:11

Mahler thanks you: 0:07:50

Fiction: “Triumph” by Damir Salkovic 0:10:35
Narrated by Bob Neufeld

Pleasant dreams: 1:05:48


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  2. This story didn’t work for me. The narration was fine, but I felt the prose needed a run through a crit group or a soiid editing session. Not my cup of tea.

  3. Aloha Terror Tribe!
    I loved the story! “Triumph” by Damir Salkovic, with it’s delicious reading by Bob Neufeld – a great take on the theme of Nazi Germany winning WWII by means of Lovecraftian dark magic/sciences. Spectacular images and really haunting ideas. YEs, the style is stilted, I think it was meant to mimic H.P. Lovecraft’s scientific journal style of “At the Mountains of Madness.” A wonderful Chill!

  4. Thank you for the comments, the feedback is extremely helpful.

    In retrospect, my thoughts are that I should have kept the style the same but told the story from a first-person POV (Junzt recounting his experiences). This is how I imagined the story as I was writing it, and the scientific journal style would have meshed better with first-person narration, as it did in many (most?) of Lovecraft’s stories. Something to think about going forward!

    • Damir,

      I’ve offered my thoughts about the tale on FB, and written directly to Larry about this, but I want you to know that I believe “Triumph” to be one of the best audio stories I have heard in years. The style was perfect, the tone spot on, and the story superb. Your use of the language was spot-on, fitting both the main character and his voice, as well as the theme of the story. Nothing in it was stilted, because you set out to convey a certain tone and chose the perfect phrasing to do so. The overall structure — the segments/flashbacks bringing us back to what Junst was experiencing after the events — was just the thing. I don’t believe you should consider any changes to this, which I believe to be one of the best stories of its kind to have been written in decades. This is a marvelous achievement, a triumph, if you will. :) I want a text copy! If you package it and get it in print, you have a buyer, and I’ll make sure others do as well. Don’t change a thing!!!!! DO NOT CHANGE THIS STORY! It is a notable work!

      • Hi Gardner,

        Glad you enjoyed the story! I actually sent you a text copy via Facebook a month ago, when Larry first mentioned you were interested in one. If you haven’t received it for whatever reason, drop me a line (dsalkovic81@gmail.com) and I’ll resend it to you.



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