Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast episode 335, To Whatever, by Mike DominicTo whatever lives in the walls—

Please stop taking my half & half.
Let’s get this out of the way: I know you’re there. Don’t think I’m unaware of the scrabbling sounds, the walls creaking from your bulk, the way my razor in the morning is never exactly where I left it last night. Richard always said it was the building settling—as if a building, however old, could take apples out of the fruit crisper—but he was as wrong about that as he was about a lot of things beyond the scope of this note. And since he moved out I feel you’ve gotten bolder.


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This story is a Drabblecast original.
Episode Art:  Mike Dominic
Read by:  Nathan Lee

Twabble:  “The marionette boy dreamt of a world enveloped in string, from city to tree to cloud to moon. The freedom to fly anywhere. ”  by  bryanwitha_y

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Monday, August 11th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 50, The Nameless City, by Albert CheWhen I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed. I was traveling in a parched and terrible valley under the moon, and afar I saw it protruding uncannily above the sands as parts of a corpse may protrude from an ill-made grave. Fear spoke from the age-worn stones of this hoary survivor of the deluge, this great-grandmother of the eldest pyramid; and a viewless aura repelled me and bade me retreat from antique and sinister secrets that no man should see, and no man else had ever dared to see.

First published in The Wolverine, November, 1921
Episode Art:  Albert Che

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Monday, August 11th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast episode 334, The Colour Out of Space, by UNMARUWest of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. There are dark narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, and where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glint of sunlight. On the gentler slopes there are farms, ancient and rocky, with squat, moss-coated cottages brooding eternally over old New England secrets in the lee of great ledges; but these are all vacant now, the wide chimneys crumbling and the shingled sides bulging perilously beneath low gambrel roofs. Read full story…

First published in Amazing Stories, September 1927
Episode Art:  UNMARU

Twabble:  “When he ironed the skin the noses were usually hard to flatten. But he was always happy to add a new friend to his face book. ”  by  DookieDan

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Warning:  Violence and explicit language

Cover for Drabblecast episode 333, After the Cure, by Soren JamesI was shot with the cure in the dark. Later, someone would tell me it was a Tuesday, but before the tranq dart I didn’t know such a thing existed. It was either day or night, hungry or sated, alive or dead.

Then there was the cure and I was hauled to the Sanitation Center to be processed: our identities to be confirmed, and if forgotten, to be assigned a name, a registration number, date of birth, address.

Story first appeared in After: Nineteen Stories of the Apocalypse.
Episode Art:  Soren James
Read by:  Amy Robinson

Twabble:  “As the Caution Children approached, my car slowed. Not by my doing - this is but one of the powers of these faceless youth. ”  by  DookieDan

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast episode 178, The Tentacled Sky, by Elan TrinidadThe note itself simply read, “TUESDAY 7:13 PM”. Unsigned, undated, unadorned. Stuck into my door, just above the latch where I’d be sure to find the note immediately upon my return from my errands about the city…






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A Drabblecast original story.
The Dunesteef
Episode Art:  Elan Trinidad

Twabble:  “Overpopulation by the virus in Tom gave his body a fever and the virus perished from the consequences of climate change. ”  by  Screaminspace

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Monday, June 30th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast episode 330. Trifecta XVIII, by Forrest WarnerFor the Drabblecast’s 28th trifecta anthology, we explore ‘changes of heart.’








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Episode Art:  Forrest Warner
Read by:  Mat Weller, Geoff Welchmann

Twabble:  “They survived by living off the land. They raised chickens, grew their hair long, and protected the levee. Dam hippies. ”  by  Josh Peters

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast 324, The Ball Room, by Greg CravensI’m not employed by the store. They don’t pay my wages. I’m with a security firm, but we’ve had a contract here for a long time, and I’ve been here for most of it. This is where I know people. I’ve been a guard in other places—still am, occasionally, on short notice—and until recently I would have said this was the best place I’d been. It’s nice to work somewhere people are happy to go. Until recently, if anyone asked me what I did for a living, I’d just tell them I worked for the store.

It’s on the outskirts of town, a huge metal warehouse. Full of a hundred little fake rooms, with a single path running through them, and all the furniture we sell made up and laid out so you can see how it should look. Then the same products, disassembled, packed flat and stacked high in the warehouse for people to buy. They’re cheap.

First appeared in Looking for Jake, 2005.
Episode Art:  Greg Cravens
Read by:  Graeme Dunlop

Twabble:  “"G-g-g-ghost!" yelled Steve, ashamed about his stutter. "St-St-St-Steve!" yelled the ghost. It was mean-spirited. ”  by  Jarod K. Anderson

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