Article written by miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. masherall
    masherall June 30, 2008 at 6:15 am |

    You have quite possibly the strangest sense of humor of anyone I have ever encountered. I’m not sure if I should be afraid of it or in love with it.

  2. admirer
    admirer July 15, 2008 at 3:26 am |

    Hope you’re having a lovely birthday Miette, whereever you are. xx

  3. rootlesscosmo
    rootlesscosmo November 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm |

    When “The Pukey” appeared in Punch–about 1952?–I understood it to be about television, the repellent (though eager to please) intruder in the living room, at its worst when instead of merely entertaining it tries to think deep thoughts. I remember people actually still clung to the hope that TV might be a passing fad. That hope now seems as remote as the belief that the Moon might be inhabited by beings like ourselves.

  4. Cathy Haustein
    Cathy Haustein October 29, 2018 at 11:26 am |

    I love this story and teach it in one of my courses. It always evokes strong emotions.

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