Monday, August 31st, 2015

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode Doorstepping by Bo KaierThere was a buzz at the door. Mike Jansen sighed. Just when you got yourself settled after a long day working on the cheese counter; just when you were looking forward to some quality TV; the door had to go. He’d been standing up all day. His feet were killing him. He nestled down into the settee, deciding to ignore the buzz. He turned up the TV a little.

Buzz. Buzz. Bleedin’ buzz.

The caller was a persistent fellow and no mistake.


Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Drabblecast cover for Restless in R'lyeh by Greg CravensDear Doctor Saperstein,

I’m a 44-year-old librarian from Kansas and a loyal reader of askdoctorsaperstein.com. Last night, after a relaxing day spent gardening, binge-watching “America’s Got Talent,” and organizing my snowglobe collection, I had a nightmare. A hideous octopus-headed monster performed a ukulele solo on “America’s Got Talent,” then killed and ate Howard Stern. Afterwards, Heidi Klum chanted tunelessly in a harsh alien language (possibly German). When I woke up, I was filled with unspeakable dread and all the snow in my snowglobes was whirling around as if someone had shaken each one. What could it mean?

–Worried in Wichita

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Produced by Adam Pracht
Episode Art:  Greg Cravens
Read by:  Trendane Sparks, Nick Camm, Amy Sturgis, Jacob Boris
Music by:   Kevin Macleod

Twabble:  “"So cute!" She declared, playing with the baby's toes. She tickled them once more before putting them back on the shelf. ”  by  Erica Weems

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  •  Feature:  The Whisperer in Darkness  by  H.P. Lovecraft
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Horror

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Cover for The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 2 by P. Emerson WilliamsThen, apparently crossing my incoherent note and reaching me Saturday afternoon, September 8th, came that curiously different and calming letter neatly typed on a new machine; that strange letter of reassurance and invitation which must have marked so prodigious a transition in the whole nightmare drama of the lonely hills. Again I will quote from memory – seeking for special reasons to preserve as much of the flavour of the style as I can.  

To say that the letter relieved me would be only fair, yet beneath my relief lay a substratum of uneasiness. If Akeley had been sane in his terror, was he now sane in his deliverance? 

 

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Episode Art:  P. Emerson Williams

Twabble:  “Snuggled against Terry’s chest, Ann was pointing at clouds. “That one looks lie a Xalexian Planet destroyer!” It was. ”  by  Niboree

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  •  Feature:  The Whisperer in Darkness  by  H.P. Lovecraft
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Horror

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Cover for The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 1 by P. Emerson WilliamsBear in mind closely that I did not see any actual visual horror at the end. To say that a mental shock was the cause of what I inferred – that last straw which sent me racing out of the lonely Akeley farmhouse and through the wild domed hills of Vermont in a commandeered motor at night – is to ignore the plainest facts of my final experience. Notwithstanding the deep things I saw and heard, and the admitted vividness the impression produced on me by these things, I cannot prove even now whether I was right or wrong in my hideous inference. For after all Akeley’s disappearance establishes nothing. People found nothing amiss in his house despite the bullet-marks on the outside and inside. It was just as though he had walked out casually for a ramble in the hills and failed to return. 

 

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Episode Art:  P. Emerson Williams

Twabble:  “On his return to Earth, reporters asked him if life on Mars had changed him. He gazed back at them. They were obliterated. ”  by  The6thDoctor

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Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Drabblecast Cover for This Secular Technology by Ruth LoweLeah woke up, said the blessing upon waking, then turned on her overlay with a mental command. She hissed with displeasure — it was a _gevurah_ day, again. She was supposed to contemplate restriction, discipline, withdrawal. She was beginning to wonder if her teachers were doing this on purpose; the assignments were said to be random, but she no longer believed in randomness. Her soul root was in _chesed_, the diametric opposite of _gevurah_, and she found _gevurah_ days draining at best, excruciatingly painful at worst.

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Guest Produced by Andy Gray. First published Mirror Shards Volume Two
Episode Art:  Ruth Lowe
Read by:  Colleen Cherry

Twabble:  “The last living creature in the world sat alone in a room. He smiled as he heard the click of heels in the corridor outside. ”  by  SpareInch

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Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Drabblecast cover for All of Our Past Places by Brian Delano

Aoife always told me that you could go anywhere, as long as you had the right map. So when it happened, my first thought, when I let myself into her apartment after not hearing from her for three days, was this weird feeling of pride.

She’d done it.

She was gone.

 

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Story produced by Bryan Lincoln of the FullCast Podcast.
This story first appeared in Unlikely Story, June 2014.
Episode Art:  Brian Delano
Read by:  Blythe Haynes and K.T. Bryski

Twabble:  “They all made fun of the flying man's "handstands..." until he threatened to NOT push Earth out of the asteroid's way ”  by  The_Hol-Man

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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Cover for Drabblecast episode The Totals by Bo KaierClutch has killed somebody recently.

This goes without saying.

For as long as Clutch can remember, he has always killed somebody “recently.” If not within the last few hours, then certainly within the last few days. He may have gone as long as a couple of weeks without, from time to time, when circumstances conspired against him. But never as long as a month, no, not for living memory.

 

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Story produced by Fred Greenhalgh with Final Rune Productions in conjunction with Mind's Eye Productions.
This story first appeared in Nightmare magazine, February 2014.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Read by:  George Ledoux   For more George check out God of the Razor in the Radio Drama Revival HALLOWEEN Horror Extravaganza! episode.

Twabble:  “The first working bullshit detector was outlawed as a threat to the public good. Of course we all knew that was bullshit. ”  by  Eric Marsh

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