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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Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Warning:  Some disturbing scenes and situations

Cover for Drabblecast episode Starter House by Raoul IzzardDale looked up through the ribbed Lucite dome of Asteroid Cintas II,
his eyes lit from within by thoughts of a bright future. “I never thought,” he said, “I’d own a purebred house.”

Pam locked her eyes on his. “I knew you would. I knew we would. This makes it all worth it.”

They kissed.

A forklift driver smiled at them as he passed, trundling a giant spool of wire through corridors of stacked feedbags. He disappeared into the high dark bay of the feedlot.

 

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Guest produced by Bryn Shurman (Blog)
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Starter House first appeared in Apex Magazine, January 2009.
Episode Art:  Raoul Izzard
Read by:   Bryn Shurman (Twitter)
Music by:   Bryn Shurman (Facebook)

Twabble:  “He found the bones while hunting madly for escape. A lot of bones. There had been other Georges before him. Many Georges. ”  by  Betadog

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Drabblecast Cover for Time to Say Goodnight by Jessica Welks“Then Duck left Mr. Tomkin’s farm and went to swim in Glacier Lake, just like he’d always wanted.” Mommy looked up from the last page, but Clara wasn’t sleeping.

“And then what did Duck do?” Clara asked.

“That’s all there is.”

“Duck died?” Mommy had explained about dying on the way home from visiting Grandpa. Clara didn’t really understand, but it made
her sad.

“No sweetie, Duck didn’t die, this is just the end of the story.”

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Time to Say Goodnight first appeared in Fantasy Magazine, December 2007.
Episode Art:  Jessica Welks
Read by:  Rish Outfield of the Dunesteef Podcast

Twabble:  “My neighbor's back yard was filled with Irises. That explained his phone book collection. It's not that popular a name. ”  by  groomporter

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Warning:  Some Adult Language

Cover for Drabblecast Locked Boxes Trifecta by Carly LynI didn’t kill God; we should clear that up right away. I just captured him and put him in a little box.

It sounds harder than it actually was. Hannah helped me make it. Her dark, sad eyes so serious and focused behind the wire-rimmed glasses she always wore, her slender fingers tracing the passages from the Bible. A long time ago, God gave instructions on how to build a tabernacle for him to inhabit. That story made us wonder: if the infinite can be confined to a building or a tent or a room, then why not a box?

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Winners announced for the 8th annual Drabblecast People's Choice Awards!
Guest Produced by Adam Pracht.

Coffee and Cornbread first appeared on Space Squid, September 2014.
God-Shaped Box first appeared at Hub magazine, April 2008.
Trimming the Fat first appeared on Asbury Pulp, December 2013.
Episode Art:  Carly Lyn
Read by:  Ibba Armancas, Trendane Sparks, Jacob Boris, Logan Waterman, Adam Pracht, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Nick Camm, Veronica Giguere

Twabble:  “After years in zero gravity when legs became less important to move from here to there everyone started farting around. ”  by  Gary Doe

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Cover for Drabblecast Unnatural Growth Trifecta, by Declan KeaneMy twin brother had been a dry-eyed baby, and he grew into a dry-eyed boy.

“Yaakov, why don’t you ever cry?” I asked him the day we buried my uncle’s family.

He shrugged. “Maybe you carry all the tears for both of us, Anna.”

I thought he might be right. In the past month I had cried again and again. I had wept through the night of hiding in the root cellar among the onions and potatoes and jars of pickled vegetables, my face buried in our mother’s skirt. We emerged in the morning to discover the Cossacks had burned down the barn with all of our animals trapped inside. I cried again for the goats. We didn’t even know yet that our cousins down the road had suffered the same fate. Our two older siblings took their turns calming me, but I took the most comfort from Yaakov’s stoic face.

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Guest Producer: David Cummings of the NoSleep Podcast
They Sent Runners Out first appeared in Fireside magazine, February 2014.
The Liver apparently first appears here on The Drabblecast. Probably.
Caretaker in the Garden of Dreams first appeared in Necrotic Tissue magazine, January 2010.
Episode Art:  Declan Keane
Read by:  Erika Sanderson, Peter Lewis, David Cummings

Twabble:  “The aliens said that humanity is too violent to join the Federation. Of course we couldn't let an insult like that stand. ”  by  Eric Marsh

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