Tuesday, 13 September 2011

CM45 - From Around Here by Tim Pratt (pt 3)

Read by Graeme Dunlop


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Show Notes

This is part three. Thanks to Tim Pratt for selling us the rights to produce this fabulous long story for Cast Macabre.

Thanks to Graeme for narrating, producing, and guest hosting this week's episode, and a special thanks to all the fantastic narrators he lined up for us.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Sunday, 4 September 2011

CM44 - From Around Here by Tim Pratt (pt 2)

Read by Graeme Dunlop


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Show Notes

This is part two. Listen to part one here. Part three will be episode 45. Thanks to Tim Pratt for selling us the rights to produce this fabulous long story for Cast Macabre.

Thanks to Graeme for narrating, producing, and guest hosting this week's episode.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Monday, 29 August 2011

CM43 - From Around Here by Tim Pratt (pt 1)

Read by Graeme Dunlop


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Show Notes

Thanks to Tim Pratt for selling us the rights to produce this fabulous long story for Cast Macabre.

Thanks to Graeme for narrating, producing, and guest hosting this week's episode.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Show Update

Hi Cast Macabre Fans, your host, Barry J. Northern here.

Apologies for the long delays between episodes. I am relocating to another town, and the move is taking longer than expected. Unfortunately my recording equipment is now packed in a box somewhere in the pile, so I can't record an update, let alone a show. Be assured that I'm still buying some great stories for you, ready for a restart in a few weeks time once we've moved and I'm settled enough to start recording again. In the meantime look forward to stories from Tim Pratt, Ralph Robert Moore, Craig Herbertson, Bosley Gravel, Bruce Boston, and many more.

Soon, we'll have a tale to tell. In the meantime, check out Cast of Wonders.

Listen to the promo or download the MP3

Thursday, 7 July 2011

CM42 -Big Inches by Ralph Robert Moore

Read by Alasdair Stuart


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Show Notes

Visit Ralph Robert Moore's website. There really is a lot of good stuff there.

Also, many thanks to Alasdair and the guys at Pseudopod towers for showing me the way out of their labyrinthine passageways.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Church Outing 20060312 by Spainful Films Soundtrack Dept.

Monday, 4 July 2011

41 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Edward Morris

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

For Neil Gaiman and Mike Carlos

Edward Morris is a 2005 British Science Fiction Association Award nominee, also nominated for the 2009 Rhysling Award. To date, he has sold 74 short stories worldwide, including sales to Interzone(#200, 'Imagine'), Pseudopod (#106, 'Jihad Over Innsmouth') , and most recently Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year #2 ("Lotophagi.")

He's a three-year veteran panelist at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and the Oregon Science Fiction Convention.

"Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God" is a story-poem after the style of many of the poems in Neil Gaiman's SMOKE & MIRRORS. John Shirley gave him the idea when he mentioned British Petroleum and a certain Elder God in the same Facebook post. He called this one "a good idea" when he read it. I hope you agree.


Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Idunn - 14 - Crystal Sea - Lull by Ambient Light
Sea of Blood by A Dying Ember

Sound effects from bashing my microphone against my hand and applying effects in Audacity.

Friday, 3 June 2011

CM40 - Blue and Gray & Black and Green by Alethea Kontis

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Find out more about Alethea Kontis and her work at http://aletheakontis.com
Blue and Gray & Black and Green was first published in the Legends of the Mountain State 4 anthology from Woodland Press.
Cast Macabre fans might also like:



Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

All incidental music this week was by Frank Rosiak
  • Jameela
  • Sad Song
  • The Old Kentucky Hoedown

Friday, 13 May 2011

Sog9 : The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes


Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Song for Lost Things by In the Hands

Monday, 2 May 2011

CM39 - Going West by Elizabeth Creith

Read by the authour


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Show Notes

This week's story is written and read by Elizabeth Creith.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

  • Background music, The Green In The Ash pt I by Reflectiv
  • Closing song, Chameleon by Pixikill


Saturday, 16 April 2011

CM38 - All in the Family by Sheldon Higdon

Read by R. E. Chambliss


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Show Notes

“Have you ever heard of the Turner Beast?” My grandpa asked while sitting in his wooden rocker by the fireplace. Jane shook her head from side to side as I took a sip of Moxie. Anna released a groan . . .

Find out more about authour Sheldon Higdon and narrator R. E. Chambliss.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Werewolf Girlfriend by Aliens & Strangers

Sound effects from the Freesound Project


Thursday, 7 April 2011

CM37 - The Sparrow by Patrick Hurley

Read by Graeme Dunlop


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Show Notes

Another great horror short story, this week, from Patrick Hurley.

This week's story contains strong profanity and explicit violence.

In late spring of 1794, villagers along the Gold Coast of Ghana discovered an abandoned merchant ship run aground on their shore. The proper authorities were notified and the local British magistrate dispatched a military escort to investigate. The ship was identified as the Sparrow, which port records showed had departed from Cape Coast, Ghana only 16 days before.

Click above to listen to the rest of the short story. It's like Rites of Passage with zombies -- only kidding.


Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

dysphor: Sigma Frequencies
Sonic Mystery: Great Moves & Deep Ocean
Great Big Sea: Excursion Around The Bay

Friday, 25 March 2011

CM36 - The Night Stalker by Raymond Gates

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes


Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Suite Gothique - Toccata by Cambridge Guitar Orchestra

Sound effects from the Freesound Project


Friday, 18 March 2011

Sof8 Two in the Morning by Kella Hanna-Wayne

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Kella Hanna-Wayne is a new poet from Eugene, Oregon.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Nightfall by Buskalaska

Bonus PDF - Dark Secrets by Barry J. Northern

DARK SECRETS
a horror short story

Ben hadn't seen his dead mother for seven months. On the day it happened,
the August sun had banished every other shadow. The elm-lined street bustled with
morning traffic. Kids waved book bags and plastic lunchboxes. Younger kids held
hurried parents' hands. Molly didn't like holding hands . . .

Ben is a single father trying his best to live a good life, but haunted by the dark secrets in his past.

Community subscribers will already have my short story horror ebook, Dark Secrets. If you aren't subscribed yet then ...

Click here to download your free copy

Monday, 14 March 2011

CM35 - The High Priest by C Deskin Rink

Read by R. E. Chambliss


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Show Notes


Incidental Fusion provided by Mevio at Music Alley, and also from Venus Vulture, and Nox Arcana

Friday, 4 March 2011

CM34 - The Path That Does Not Stray by Christopher Ryan

Read by Graeme Dunlop


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Show Notes

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Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

In Between by Kirsty Hawkshaw
INFERNO by I Awake

Sound effects from the Freesound Project


Friday, 25 February 2011

CM33 - I Wait by Larry C. Kerr

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

This week's authour is Larry C. Kerr, and you can find out all about him and his works at his rather good website, www.larrykerrauthor.com

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Orchestral music by Rob van den Berg
  • magisticalsymphonic
  • SymphonicTheme7721
  • Symphonictheme2407
  • PsychoticSymphonicTheme
Closing Track

Saturday, 12 February 2011

CM32 Beneath the Red City by Matthew Bey

Read by Norm Sherman


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Show Notes

Zombie Lapdance
Space Squid
Read Matt's first published story at Revolution SF here
The Drabblecast

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

space filmscore Guardian Mind Mix
Caissa 1 - sad and lonely & Olivia - Piano 1st Movement by Film Composer - David Beard

Friday, 4 February 2011

CM Sof7 An Antiquary's Ghost Story by Augustus Jessopp

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

This is our first classic stab of fear.
Read the story here, and find out more about Augustus Jessopp.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Arise--for chamber ensemble--2nd movement Jeff Vidov

Friday, 28 January 2011

CM31 - Ashputtle by Peter Straub

Read by Christiana Ellis


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Show Notes

Visit Peter Straub's website at PeterStraub.net

Ashputtle has appeared in the anthology BLACK THORN, WHITE ROSE in 1994 edited by Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling, in the Peter Straub collection Magic Terror, from Random House in 2000, and in audio form, read by Peter himself in Dark Voices Vol 4 from Borderlands Press.

Visit Christiana Ellis' website

Read the original Ashputtel by the Brothers Grimm

Music taken from the album
Phantom Shadows
by Venus Vulture.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

CM30 - While Gabriel Slept by Matt Moore

Read by Marshal Latham


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Show Notes

Find out more about Marshal Latham over at Swamp Stories, Julie Hoverson at 19 Nocturne Boulevard, and Pamila Payne at Bella Vista.

Barry also talks about his story Dark Secrets, which appears in a new anthology called Their Dark Masters, from Red Skies Press.


Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Dream of Freedom by 2012
Ethereal by 1

Friday, 14 January 2011

CM29 - A Tale of Cain by Drew Arrants

Read by Robert C. Eccles


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Show Notes

It's a shorty but a goody this week from Drew Arrants, whose short stories have been published in various U.K. and American print magazines, anthologies, and online venues, including Champagne Shivers, Ray Gun Revival, Drabblecast, and Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Magazine.

A Tale of Cain is read by Bob Eccles, a Pushcart Prize nominated writer of short horror and sci-fi. Bob is also a submissions editor for Flashes in the Dark. You can find his authours page, Robert C. Eccles on facebook, and his blog, Tiny Terrors at shortandscary.blogspot.com

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Interstitials 1, 4, & 18 by Al Phlipp and The Woo Team

Friday, 7 January 2011

CM28 - A Kristine Ong Muslim Collection

Read by Barry J. Northern


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Show Notes

Kristine authored the full-length poetry collection, A Roomful of Machines (Searle Publishing, 2010). Her work has appeared in over four hundred publications including Aberrant Dreams, Abyss & Apex, Alternative Coordinates, Expanded Horizons, Space & Time, and Tales of the Talisman. She's received several Honorable Mentions in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror as well as five nominations for the Pushcart Prize and four for the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award.

Music provided by Mevio at Music Alley

Hollow Sun by 1000psi

You might also be interested in an authour interview with Richard Godwin, which you'll find here