Terrible Omens

Terrible Omens

Alane Gray presents her award-winning creative non-fiction memoir Terrible Omens: Happiness is the Other Way. This darkly witty, fast-paced ride through a fifteen-year relationship is an unflinching cautionary tale about what happens when hormones and social expectations lead two people to say “I do” when they should have said “I don’t.” When the signs all pointed to the exits—they kept running the wrong way.

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April 17, 2020 34 min

When Darren gets sucked into his old college lifestyle, his inner frat boy spills over onto Alane, forcing her to confront some difficult truths about the choices she has made. 

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Darren discovers microbrewing. Alane starts to realize their diverging interests and changing tolerances.

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February 28, 2020 31 min

Darren and Alane struggle to find their place after their escape from Pittsburgh. Time, money, and certainty start slowly slipping away as the pressures of married life and professional ambitions build. Alane has trouble dealing with the stress of history repeating.

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February 21, 2020 10 min

In this brief interlude, Alane talks about her early experience with religion and the paranormal parts of her romance with Darren.

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February 12, 2020 17 min

Alane assesses her situation and finally makes a decision as Charlene forces Darren’s hand. 

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February 7, 2020 37 min

Alane and Darren return to Pittsburgh to smooth things over with Charlene. Alane confronts the consequences of living with her in-laws, sees signs of Darren’s shifting loyalties, and contemplates the pros and cons of adopting a zombie lifestyle.

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January 30, 2020 40 min

After their wedding, life goes on. Alane and Darren plan out their future and decide where to go after graduation. Alane makes a deal with Charlene, seals her fate, and then struggles to cope with the consequences. 

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January 29, 2020 41 min

Not every girl dreams of a fairytale wedding, but it’s easy for anybody to get caught up in the moment. Alane and Darren plan their wedding from a distance, the families finally meet, and the fateful vow is uttered.

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January 24, 2020 31 min

Meet Alane's future husband, Darren Danky, and experience her first Danky Family Christmas. There's no place like the Burgh for the holidays or for a heartfelt engagement announcement. 

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Meet Alane Gray. Her marriage was a train wreck, and it’s finally over. Now she has to figure out when and why it went so wrong. In this episode, Alane sets the stage for the wild ride to come.

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