•  Feature:  A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters (A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual)  by  D.K.Thompson
  •  Drabble:  The Forecast Calls for Death  by  Monsieur Moustache
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Fantasy  Horror

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Drabblecast cover for A Last Kiss For Lazarus Winters by Bo KaierI was born again on New Year’s Eve, full of broken promises, and slick and sticky with two kinds of blood. One of them was a ghost’s. That didn’t surprise me, though. I’ve seen my share of ghost blood.

I’d spent most of my life working with spirits and principalities — tracking ghosts, and making demands of them. That’s what people hired me for. But I wasn’t one of Darwin’s spiritualists, though I’d read his Origin of the Spirits and wore the goggles he’d fashioned. No, the spiritualists aided the spirits, providing a bridge between the living and the dead to help care for them. Me? I took all of Charlie Darwin’s studies and tools, and crossed those bridges to make certain demands of ghosts. I was a spiritual extortionist.

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Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Read by:  MarBelle

Twabble:  “The wizard looked up from his Grimoire, hope in his eyes. I closed the spell book. I wasn’t going to set him loose just yet. ”  by  Spare Inch

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Friday, January 1st, 2016

Drabblecast Ghost in the Coffee Machine Kristine HermanWhen it comes to ghosts, my grandmother has one solution: brew a pot of coffee. Like today, in Sadie Lancaster’s kitchen.

Sadie clutches her hands beneath her chin and stares at our percolator, her eyes huge. The thing gurgles and hisses as if it
resents being pressed into service. My own reflection in its side is distorted. When I was younger, I thought this was how ghosts see our world.

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Produced by Adam Pracht
Episode Art:  Kristine Herman
Read by:  Veronica Giguere

Twabble:  “Congratulations, Earthlings! Your world has been chosen for the Planetball Tournament. Better hold on to something. ”  by  Niboree

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Friday, December 18th, 2015

Drabblecast Cover for Jump and I'll Catch You by Bo KaierAnton drew his legs up underneath him. The car seat was huge and puffy, and the leather made a breathy creak when he moved. It sounded like it was sighing.

‘How much longer?’ he said.

For a while, nobody answered. He thought maybe they hadn’t heard him, but then his mother said, ‘We’ll be there soon.’

There meant the place where our new friends lived. When people talked about them, you could hear something extra in the words. Like they were names: Our New Friends. Anton was trying to look forward to it, because it was good to make new friends, but he sometimes got nervous when there were a lot of new things, different things, to take in. But his mother said they all had to get used to things being different now, so he was trying. He was trying hard.

 

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Guest Produced by Adam Pracht
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

Twabble:  “Burying his dear mother that morning had made the day very difficult. Still, a couple more hours and she’d run out of air. ”  by  ChrisFletcher

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Monday, November 30th, 2015

Drabblecast Useful Objects KFHDaySato lay on the cement floor of the workshop in a pool of his own blood and tried desperately to get Kuro-4’s legs working again. The robot, in turn, tried to deal with the gaping wounds in Sato’s smashed leg and pelvis.

 
 

 

 

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Episode Art:  KFHDay

Twabble:  “The safety coffin bell still rang. The sexton sent another apprentice to check the grave. Soon, he would run out of them. ”  by  Nevermore_66

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Friday, November 27th, 2015
Warning:  Some sexual content and language

Drabblecast Delicate Parts by Bo KaierEarnest was in kindergarten when Jackie the Janitor got fired for “choking the chicken” in the girls’ bathroom. That phrase, along with his best friend Bradley Watson’s accompanying hand gestures, stuck in Earnest’s head so hard that whenever he looked at the thing between his legs, all he could see was a bald, pointed bird head, like the ones attached to the roast ducks hanging in the window of a Chinese restaurant.

 

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Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

Twabble:  “When the emperor died, we were buried alive as a sacrifice. While the royals sob and mourn, we are learning to dig upward. ”  by  Auto_K

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Monday, November 16th, 2015

Cover for Drabblecast episode Old Dead Futures by Oskar KunikThere are two things I love, and one is the tiny grey owl outside my window. He is not afraid of me. He hoots and hops to my windowsill so I can stroke his downy head and feed him worms I’ve saved in my pocket.

It is hard to get the worms from my pocket, the way my left arm jerks up behind me and my right hand shakes. Often fat mister owl gets a half a worm, but he doesn’t mind. Mother minds picking the half-worms from my pockets, but I see how she looks at me when I calm my tremoring hand long enough to pat mister owl; I see how she loves me then.

 

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Episode Art:  Oskar Kunik
Read by:  Hugh O'Donnel

Twabble:  “"They live inside the walls!" my daughter whispers. I quiet her, avoiding the truth. I wish they only lived in the walls. ”  by  Kestaa

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Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Cover for The Little Mermaid of Innsmouth by Carly LynTomiko knelt at the table, across from her father, carefully holding her back rigid and straight as they ate their breakfast. She hoped the formal posture would make him take her arguments seriously, but he barely looked at her as he ate mix of rice and nattō, fermented soybeans that gave off a pungent smell and overpowered even the constant fishy odor of her father’s skin.

 

 

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Produced by Adam Pracht. The Little Mermaid of Innsmouth song
Episode Art:  Carly Lyn
Read by:   Ibba Armancas
Music by:   All music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Some sound effects recorded by Mike Koenig and Mark DiAngelo (soundbible.com)

Twabble:  “I'm scheduled for an Earthectomy next week. What's an Earth? An evolutionary relic. Mostly harmless. ”  by  bjrobison

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