Friday, 17 December 2010

CM27 - Metastasis by Nathaniel Lee

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Nathaniel's work has appeared recently in PodCastle episode 132, where his story, "Fetch", won first prize in their Flash Fiction Contest Extravaganza, and he has had featured no less than six 100-word drabbles at the Drabblecast, making him their most-drabbled author!

For help or advice about dealing with cancer, or to donate to a much more worthy cause than this podcast, visit Cancer Research UK.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

All background music this week is by 1000psi, tracks Death, Decay, and Background.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

CM Sof6 Recipes by Lavie Tidhar

Read by Graeme Dunlop


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Show Notes

During World War II, 1939 to 1945, following a programme of systematic state-sponsored extermination by Nazi Germany, two-thirds of the population of nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust were killed.

I know of no greater horror.

Music this week by Laeto, from their album, Laeto III, free to download from their website, laeto.co.uk/.
The first album track, Dead Planets, plays behind the story, and we play out with the last, Mount Black Prince.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

CM26 - The Gravedigger by Stephen Owen

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Warning: This week's story is especially explicit.

Stephen lives and works as a sign maker in the UK. His interest in writing stories began in the late nineties when he started writing for the school nursery his children attended. When teachers advised him to think seriously about taking it further, he took a crash course in
evening classes to find out what he really wanted to write about. He hasn't written a child's story since. Previous works have been published in Thirteen, Dark of Night, Albedo One, Doorways, Demon Minds, the Wicked Stories website, Pseudopod, Necrography, Nossa Morte and Necrotic Tissue.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Empty Box by Al Phlipp and The Woo Team
Calculated Emptyness by compl33t

Friday, 19 November 2010

CM25 - Lovecraftiness

Read & Hosted by Paul Newman


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Two classic stories from H. P. Lovecraft, Ex Oblivione and Nyarathlotep.

Show Notes

Many, many thanks to Paul Newman for stepping in this week and allowing us to bring you an episode when Barry's voice wasn't up to the job. He's done a sterling job, and we just know you're all going to enjoy this one.

This week we're teaming up with Reading Libraries and their H. P. Lovecraft event, Weird Winter Tales.

Background music, The Spirit of Saint Mary by Chris Lambert of Music for Zombies, a musician from Reading who has written music specifically for the event.

Also features Portico, Paul Newman's track from Passing Fayre -- see you knew you'd heard him before -- he provided the poem "Death Is Before Me Now" at the start of Episode 19a

Closing track, Isis Unveiled by Damh the Bard.

Friday, 12 November 2010

CM24 - A G. O. Clark Collection

Read by Barry J. Northern, Pamila Payne, and Bob Eccles.


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Show Notes

Check out G. O. Clark's work here http://my.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=381191&ck=

Special thanks once again to Pamila Payne and to new voice, Bob Eccles, for their superb narration this week.

Tracks The Instant and The Shining Hours from The Far Stairs

Closing song, Iambrlycrn by Paul Newman from his album, Passing Fayre

Additional music from Music Alley

Hydraulic Fuck Out by Make-Overs
Requiem by Fariborz Lachini

Friday, 5 November 2010

Sof5 Night Sortie by Edgar Arthurs

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes


Tracks Love Theme #85 and Murmur from The Far Stairs
Sound effects from the Freesound Project

Saturday, 30 October 2010

CM23 - Out and Back by Barbara Roden

Read by Barry J. Northern

Allan played by Big Anklevich from Dunesteef
Linda (and the woman) played by Julie Hoverson from 19 Nocturne Boulevarde


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Show Notes

Find all about Mammoth Book of Best New Horror editor, Stephen Jones.
Buy the Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 ...

Discover more about Barbara Roden, and her work as an editor, as well as an authour, by clicking her name for her blog and visiting her home page.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Beyond the Clouds by Alexandre Falcao
Story of a Boy by 2012

Sound effects from the Freesound Project


Special thanks to Rish Outfield for his assistance to Big Anklevich whilst recording the part of Allan, and to Jesse Livingstone and her band, The Far Stairs, for their donation of music.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Pseudopod 209: Corvus Curse by Barry J. Northern

Read by Ian Stuart, voice actor for hire

If you're not already subscribed to Pseudopod (despite my relentless promotion of it) I hope this will encourage you.


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CM22 Blind Man's Bluff by Brian G Ross

Read by Rish Outfield and Bigg Anklevich


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Show Notes

This week's story is by Brian G. Ross

It is narrated by Rish Outfield and Bigg Anklevich, of the excellent Dunesteef podcast.

Check out Erin Cole's 13 days of horror



Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Hollow sun & Background by 1000psi
the storm by duvid

Thursday, 14 October 2010

CM21 - A Lake of Spaces by Tim Pratt

Read by Paul S. Jenkins


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Show Notes

Find out more about Tim Pratt and his Marla Mason novels by clicking on the links.

Find out more about Paul S. Jenkins', The Plitone Revisionist, Notes from an Evil Burnee, Tenuous Tales, and check out a bit of podcasting history at the Rev Up Review.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Science Procedural by Podcast Troubadour
Alien Help by matt west
Ominousity by Nick and Gerald

Friday, 8 October 2010

CM20 - A Bruce Boston Collection

Read by Abbie Hilton, Mur Lafferty, Anthony Venutolo, and Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Bruce Boston's work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including Asimov's SF, Amazing Stories, Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, The Pedestal Magazine, Year's Best Fantasy
& Horror, and the Nebula Awards Showcase, and received a number of awards, most notably the Pushcart Prize, the Asimov's Readers' Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Rhysling Award,
and the Grandmaster Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He holds the distinctions of having appeared in more issues of Asimov's SF than any other author.

His work stretches from broad humor to literary surrealism, with many stops along the way for science fiction, fantasy, horror, and noir. He's published forty-five books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener's Tale and Stained Glass Rain.

This episode we are featuring pieces from The Nightmare Collection, and Dark Matters, available from The Horror Mall, The Genre Mall, and Amazon.



Featuring the voices of:

Abigail Hilton; authour, producer, host, and narrator of the brilliant audio book series, the Prophet of Panamindorah, and The Guild of the Cowry Catchers

Mur Lafferty; host of I Should Be Writing, editor of Escape Pod, writer of Playing for Keeps.

Anthony Venutolo; from Bukowski's Basement

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Death and Taxes by 2012
Cemetery Blues by Sincerely, Iris
Noir Suite by Doug Astrop
Idunn - 06 - Grey Blur by Ambient Light
Ancient Voices by Madness Again
The maid on the shore by Ceili Moss

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

CM19b Proving Ground by Mark A. Crittenden

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Mark is the authour of Their Dark Master, Cast Macabre episode one, and also editor of Red Skies Press. You can find more about him, his work, and the horror anthologies open for submissions over at Red Skies Press.

Show includes track "Shore of Dreams" from Paul Newman's album, Passing Fayre.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Reflections in the Water by Debussy by Linda Holzer

Sound effects from the Freesound Project


CM19a - Nadine's Eyes by Marge Simon & Sandy DeLuca

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Marge Simon is a past president of the SFPA and serves as editor of Star*Line. A former Rhysling winner, she won the 2008 Bram Stoker for Vectors: A Week in the Death of a Planet, with Charlee Jacob, Dark Regions Press. Her art and fiction have appeared in numerous genre publications, such as The Pedestal Magazine, Vestal Review, Flashquake, Dreams & Nightmares, and Cast Macabre episode 16a.

Sandy DeLuca has written five novels: SETTLING IN NAZARETH , DESCENT, MANHATTAN GRIMOIRE, FROM ASHES and REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD. Her poetry chapbook, BURIAL PLOT IN SAGITTARIUS, was nominated for the BRAM STOKER award in 2001. She also has been a painter for over twenty years. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, hair salons, book stores and online venues. She has also done covers for various small press venues.

Show includes track "Death Is Before Me Now" from Paul Newman's album, Passing Fayre.


Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

By Film Composer - David Beard:
Restless Spirits - Beat A - Halloween 3
Restless Spirits - Beat B - Halloween 4
Restless Spirits - Beat C - Halloween 5
Churchyard - Halloween 7

Sound effects from the Freesound Project


Saturday, 25 September 2010

CM18 - A Little Nest Egg by Ken Goldman

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Ken Goldman has had over 535 stories published in the small/independent press since 1993. A selection of these is presented below:

Short Story Collection (Paperback)

You Had Me At ARRGH! : Five Uneasy Pieces by Ken Goldman (Sam’s Dot Publishing/October 2007)

Novella (Paperback, eBook, Kindle)

“Desiree” (Damnation Books/June 2010)

Novelette/Horror Imprint

“POE 103” in Barley Books’ Little Horrors series, UK (October 2000)

Print Magazines 2008-2010

The American publications Tales of The Talisman, Champagne Shivers, Sinister Tales, Shroud, Glutonlump’s Chilling Tales, Golden Visions, Abandoned Towers, Macabre Cadaver, Night to Dawn, and Necrography; the Canadian publication Dark Worlds; and the United Kingdom Publications Garbaj, Morpheus Tales, Aoife’s Kiss, Necrotic Tissue, and Sounds of The Night.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Hubbles EYES & Violin Fusion by Guardian Mind Mix
Violino by Marco Esu

Sound effects from the Freesound Project


Special thanks to Paul Newman for letting us play the track, Lavondyss, from his new album, Passing Fayre. Check him out at http://sunshinepaul.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 16 September 2010

CM17 Blogging with the Moon by Mark Brandon Allen

Read by Graeme Dunlop


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Show Notes

Narrator Graeme Dunlop's Escape Artist's narrations:

Escape Artists Narrations

For PodCastle: "Biographical Notes To 'A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, With Airplanes by Benjamin Rosenbaum'" by Benjamin Rosenbaum
For EscapePod: "The Moment" by Lawrence M. Schoen (2010 Hugo Nominee.)
For Pseudopod: "Broken Bough" by Daniel I. Russell


Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Restless Spirits - Underscore - Halloween 2 by Film Composer - David Beard
Zombie Werewolf Alien Vampire Monsters by The Volume Brothers
Space Music Bootstrap & Science Nature Space 23 by Podcast Troubadour

Special thanks to Top Web Comics.

Visit Erin Cole's Listen to the Voices, 13 Days of Horror Guidelines.

Friday, 10 September 2010

SoF4: Ghost by Tim Pratt

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Tim Pratt's stories have appeared in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov's, all three Escape Artists podcasts and the Drabblecast. His short fiction has won the Hugo Award (for "Impossible Dreams" in 2007)

His poem, "Ghost", first appeared in his poetry collection, "If there were wolves", published by Prime/Aegis, September 2006. . See Tim's bibliography for a full list of his printed works.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Deep Blue Snow by Al Phlipp and The Woo Team

Sound effects from the The Freesound Project


Special thanks to Julie Hoverson.

Friday, 3 September 2010

CM16b - The Tiger Machine by R. S. Bohn

Read by Norm Sherman


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Links

Find R. S. Bohn and her work at rsbohn.blogspot.com/.
Find out more about Norm Sherman and the Drabblecast at drabblecast.org.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Soft Strings, matt west
Caissa 2 - jolly playtime &
The Opening - Watchmaker Cue, Film Composer - David Beard

CM16a - The Stomach Only Tries by Marge Simon

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Links

Find Marge Simon and her work at margesimon.com/.
Find our more about the HWA and the Bram Stoker Awards at horror.org.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

The Opening - Olivia's diegetic Baroque &
Little Black Dragon, Film Composer - David Beard
Partita by J.S. Bach, Brunswick Duo

Saturday, 28 August 2010

CM Ep 15 What They Consumed by Helmut Finch

Read by Alasdair Stuart.

Original manuscript discovered by C. Deskin Rink.

I beseech Nothoth Yamon, denizen of abyssal pylons . . .


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Visit Alasdair Stuart's Blog

The music at the end of the story was written and performed by Nox Arcana. Visit them at noxarcana.com. Thanks to Nox Arcana for giving us special permission to use their track "Cthulhu's Rising".

All other music from Mevio at Music Alley:
Pathetique Piano Sonata, mvt. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Canon in D Major for piano by Johann Pachelbel performed by Mario Ajero.
The Lost Memory part 2 by Ambient Light.

Samples used from The Free Sound Project


Saturday, 21 August 2010

CM Ep 14 - The Nice Guy by John Jasper Owens

She approached me at the gas station. I knew what was happening as soon as I heard her say, “Hey, mister,” from behind me . . .


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This week's story is The Nice Guy by John Jasper Owens. His work has appeared in A capella Zoo, Out of the Gutter, Bards and Sages Quarterly, about twenty other locations.

The story is narrated by Rish Outfield of the excellent Dunesteef podcast. Our other voice actor this week is Julie Hoverson, who previously appeared in episode 12, Like Popular by Kevin Brown. Check her out at 19NocturneBoulevard.com

Music from Music Alley
Sexercise_music2work2 by music2work2
My Assistant Will Take Notes by Porno Soundtracks
As I Look Upon The World by Nick and Gerald

Friday, 13 August 2010

Stab of Fear 003 The Joining by C. Deskin Rink

Once, Dr. Josef Mengle stitched a pair of twins together, I suspect, just to see if two people could survive sharing one liver . . .


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C. Deskin Rink wants to be known simply as a human organism. He is also the authour of Ankor Sabat, Pseudopod 186. Visit his blog.

Background music for this episode 300.01 by Brandon Sollins

Saturday, 7 August 2010

CM13 Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker

When we started for our drive the sun was shining brightly on Munich, and the air was full of the joyousness of early summer . . .


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This week is our second classic fiction episode, featuring the most well-known progenitor of vampire fiction, the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker.

Visit our forums to discuss this story, or any other, and your feedback may make it into future episodes.

Music from Music Alley by Ambient Light, tracks Descent, and The Lost Memory part 2

Samples used in this episode, from The Free Sound Project

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By cognito perceptu

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By digifishmusic

Creatures.wav Infinite Storm.wav

By ubecareful

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By artifact

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By arnaud coutancier

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By SpeedY

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By swiftoid

wind howl.mp3

By martypinso

DMP013016 HEAVYSNOWSTORM.wav

By Robinhood76

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By Pogotron

Empty Forest.wav

By dobroide

20060419.horse.neigh.wav

By man

cavallicorsa.aif

By secondbody

Angry cat Roo.wav

By NoiseCollector

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Meow.wav

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WalkMedDryGrass.wav

By J.Zazvurek

Body fall in grass CLOSE.mp3

By dobroide

20071104.forest.00.mp3

By zolopher

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Splash 1.wav

By junggle

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By petenice

SPLASH.wav

By roscoetoon

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Friday, 30 July 2010

CM Ep 12 - Like, Popular by Kevin Brown

Julie’s dad touches her and she can cry on cue. Kristi’s mom hits her, so every angry song on the radio she’ll claw her hands through her hair and sing real loud. Like it’s all about her. Just Kristi, Kristi, Kristi...

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Kevin has had work published in over seventy journals and was nominated for a Journey Award in 2007, and a Pushcart Prize. His first book Ink On Wood is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2010. His website is: invisiblebodies.com.

This week's narrator is Julie Hoverson of 19 Nocturne Boulevard, an award-winning audio drama anthology series. Listen out for Julie's promo at the end of the show.

Friday, 23 July 2010

CM Ep 11 - Double Flash Special 1

I climb into bed next to her, beneath sheet, duvet, hand-made quilt, still barely adequate in the January chill of the old farmhouse...


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This week we've got a new format for you, a double flash fiction special. Two great stories from two great authours, Faces in the Window by Talu Briar and Give Me Your Nightmare by Tom Barlow.

Talu lives in England but her heart resides in New Hampshire where her partner is. Writing in many different genres she loves to test the boundaries and challenge normality. She can be found at her horror journal: http://stumblingintothevoid.blogspot.com/.

Give Me Your Nightmare by Tom Barlow appeared originally in Sand magazine.
Tom's other stories may be found in magazines including The Intergalactic Medicine Show, Tenemos, Redivider, the Apalachee Review and others, and he had anthologies including Desolate Places and The Book Of Dead Things. Tom is a graduate of The Clarion Workshop.

Music from MusicAlley
Midevil Times Epic Classic by Guardian Mind Mix
Nightfall by Buskalaska

Friday, 16 July 2010

CM Ep 10 - Bug Lady by Michael J. Solender

Sweetie, why is it YOU have to go, why can’t they send someone else?”

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Visit Abbie Hilton's Guild of the Cowry Catchers
Visit Michael J. Solender's The NOT.

Most of the music in the episode can be found over at Music Alley.

Ladybug Labs by dt king
Natural Drum Jungle Beat by SOUNDSCAPERS PRODUCTION MUSIC
Jungle Tip Toe by Larry Seyer
elevator music by Anne Davis

Text of story copyright 2010, Michael J. Solender.

Friday, 9 July 2010

CM9 The Ghosts' Compact by Norman A. Rubin

All the swampers of the bayou said so when they spoke of the evil tale, a tale of deceit commited by a nefarious judge and his richly deserved punishment!


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Norman lives in Israel, and is a former correspondent for the Continental News Service (USA), now retired. He is busy writing stories and articles for net and magazines worldwide. He simply advises you to google him to find links to his work.

This week's story is once again narrated by the talented Pamila Payne. Check her out at vintagevice.com.

Most of the music in the episode can be found over at Music Alley.

Spooky piano by Jeff Rosiana
Harmonica Stomp by David Miller
Banjo Tango by Cynthia Sayer
Mississippi River by Antioquia

Text of story copyright 2010, Norman A. Rubin.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Stab of Fear 002 Lock and Key by L. R. Bonehill

I found the box on the day Richie Norton saved my life. I was just about lost to it; that sense of serenity that comes when you’re drowning...


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Visit L. R. Bonehill's blog at Bonehill's Boneyard, and find out more about him and his writings in an upcoming newsletter. Sign up for free on the sidebar.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

CM8 Legend of La Chusa by Erin Cole

I grew up on a ranch with my father, brother, and grandmom. One hundred acres of pine, sagebrush, and limestone canyon.


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Erin Cole is a writer seeking sanity in her nightmares, crafting fiction under mystery, magic, murder, and mayhem. After obtaining a bachelor’s of science in Psychology, she is currently pursuing publication of her mystery novel, Unearthing Jev, and is drafting the sequel, Wicked Tempest. She's been published in such haunts as Full of Crow, Flashes in the Dark, Negative Suck, and Blink Ink. She blogs at Listen to the Voices

Our narrator this week is the talented Pamila Payne. Pamila is a native Los Angeles writer and narrator and you can find her work at www.vintagevice.com, and her blog at Bella Vista.

You can find more about Angel Zapata's horror poetry at his site, A Rage of Angel

Now, we've a tale to tell you ...

Friday, 11 June 2010

CM7 - A Moonlight Fable by H. G. Wells

There was once a little man whose mother made him a beautiful suit of clothes...

Our first classic story, as promised, this one published in 1909, proving that fear is eternal...

You can read a pdf version of this story here: http://www.horrormasters.com/Text/a4069.pdf (this was a link, but that made the pdf appear in iTunes instead of the MP3!)


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Friday, 4 June 2010

Stab of Fear 001 Dangerous Premonitions by Laura Eno

The first snowfall of the season dusted the ground in light powder, revealing small footprints that led to the cellar door...


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Visit Laura's site at lauraeno.blogspot.com, and find out more about her and her writings in an upcoming newsletter. Sign up for free on the sidebar.

Friday, 28 May 2010

CM5 The Stamp of a Vamp by Paul D. Brazill

Alison Day was a mousy woman who had barely been scuffed by the wear and tear of life until the day she met Lulu, the effect of which was like lightning hitting a plane...

This is the missing episode 5! It's the newest episode, and comes after episode 6. We have a casual disregard for mathematical sequences here at Cast Macabre.

Paul was born in Hartlepool, England and is on the lam in Bydgoszcz (many apologies for having no idea how to pronounce this in the episode), Poland. He has had stories in A Twist of Noir, Blink Ink, Beat to a Pulp and other such classy joints.

Paul can be found stalking ‘You would say that, wouldn’t you?’


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Monday, 3 May 2010

CM6 Corvus Curse by Barry J. Northern

I remember the night that my childhood ended, the event the precipitated the erosion of my innocence . . .

Now, I have a problem. Today's story is called Corvus Curse, and our authour is me. Now before you scream "vanity press" and run for the hills, let me assure you that it wasn't my idea to run this. Whilst I was away on holiday recently, the editor of Howl : Dark Tales of the Feral and Infernal from Lame Goat Press, where this story first appeared, went ahead and recorded the thing for the podcast.

That editor is Mark A. Crittenden . . .


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Cast Macabre by Barry J. Northern is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

Monday, 29 March 2010

CM4 The Stone Goddess by Sean Monaghan

Ben shook dust from his undersuit and keyed the light on. That formation yesterday, at the edge of the valley. He'd dreamed of it, something about an alien visitor . . . Today we're featuring our first science fiction story, and our first from the Lame Goat Press anthology, Horror through the Ages. The anthology is still available at Amazon and CreateSpace, so if you like The Stone Goddess, there's plenty more where that came from.

Today's story is The Stone Goddess by Sean Monaghan. Sean is a New Zealand-based writer who also tutors in creative writing and reviews books.  Sean's stories have appeared in numerous publications both online and in print, including Flashes in the Dark, Takahe, 365 Tomorrows, Antipodean Science Fiction and several Lame Goat Press volumes.  Sean has released a number of albums of ambient music as Venus Vulture.  More information about both his writing and music can be found at his website venusvulture.com.

Now, we've a tale to tell you . . .


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Thursday, 25 March 2010

CM3 Lacerta by Jodi MacArthur

His tongue was hot liquid on her skin. It slid down Ribbon's cheek, her chin, down. Down her collarbone, the curve of cleavage, then, it was gone . . .

Lacerta: "When the lizard goes blind, it looks to the rising sun" -The Medieval Bestiary

Today's story is Lacerta, by Jodi MacArthur; another from Howl: Dark Tales of the Feral and Infernal out now on Amazon.com and CreateSpace.

Jodi MacArthur dreams, writes, and fears wandering squamata ever since a gecko awoke in her pants. She named him Timothy and set him free. Published online and in print, she is currently working on her first novel, Devil's Eye. Visit her website at jodimacarthur.blogspot.com

Now, we have a tale to tell you ...


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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

CM2 Berserker by Deborah Walker

The forest is a place of light and shadow and some can see the beauty of the contrast . . .

This week's story is another from the anthology, Howl : Tales of the Feral and Infernal, compiled by Lame Goat guest editor, Mark Crittenden, out now on CreateSpace and Amazon.com.

Head on over to the forums for a discount code for CreateSpace purchases.

Today's story is Berserker, by Deborah Walker. After a twenty year period of procrastination, she has started to write short stories and poetry and tweets. She lives in London with her partner Chris and her two lovely, yet distracting, young children. Find her horror stories in Bards and Sages, Champagne Shivers, Innsmouth Free Press, Tweet the Meat, and a number of upcoming anthologies.

Now, we've a tale to tell you . . .

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Sunday, 21 March 2010

CM1 Their Dark Master by Mark Anthony Crittenden

Victor Vulheim approached the lavishly built house with his intentions hidden in a crocodile skin case . . .

Today's story comes from none other than Mark A. Crittenden, the editor of Howl: Dark Tales of the Feral and Infernal, of which this tale is part. The Howl anthology is now available to buy on Amazon.com.

Mark Anthony Crittenden writes from within, the most perilous place a writer can be. His writing credits include: Champagne Shivers 2009 & 2010 issue, Morpheus Tales Flash Fiction Special, Twisted Dreams Jun 2009 issue, Worlds Within, Worlds Beyond Jun 2009 issue, Side Show 2: Tales of the Big Top and the Bizarre, Diamonds in the Rough, and No One Can Hear You Scream.

He blogs at visionprimordial.blogspot.com

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