Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast 176, Cinderlands, by Chelsea RaganDexter crouched beneath the toxic fruit trees in his grassless back yard, turning over black earth with the spade he’d taken from the old man, and every shovelful revealed worse things:
clumps of cinders and the dust of ashes; rusting nails, practically dripping tetanus; wickedly-curved shards of brown glass; bullets of various sizes, crusted with dirt; and a foot or so down, fragments of black-stone statuary…

A Drabblecast original story. Just Icing
Episode Art:  Chelsea Ragan

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Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 11, Nyarlathotep, by Liz PenniesNyarlathotep… the crawling chaos… I am the last… I will tell the audient void…

Originally published in Weird Tales, January 1931.
Episode Art:  Liz Pennies

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 175, The Outsider, by Bo KaierUnhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness. Wretched is he who looks back upon lone hours in vast and dismal chambers with brown hangings and maddening rows of antique books. Such a lot the gods gave to me – to me, the dazed, the disappointed; the barren, the broken…

Originally published in Weird Tales, April 1926.
Circle of 10, DragonCon, Parsec Awards
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Poem:  The Fungi From Yuggoth  by  H. P. Lovecraft

Twabble:  “The flyer he gave me said 'Protect our Borders,' but when I brought my shotgun to the fiction section, they kicked me out. ”  by  The PMS Avenger

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 168, Route Nine, by Broken CyborgTwo years ago it must’ve been. Me and Manny and a couple of the other boys — Carlos and T-Bone — met up at the last Dairy Queen outside of Lompoc.
Manny was going on at me about that shortcut I liked, Route Nine.
“I’m telling you that place is God-awful weird, Joe.”

Originally published in Shimmer, Winter 2006. Ducks are Bastards Part II: Quack Blocked
Episode Art:  Broken Cyborg

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 166, Jubilee, by Sean AzzapardiThousands of fish — dead, dying, or flopping in the shallows — littered the shore. A dozen people in their nightgowns, pajamas, or hastily-thrown-on street clothes moved along the shore, bending, exclaiming, whistling, laughing. Some had flashlights, but most worked by moonlight, scooping up flounder, blue crab, and shrimp. This was a jubilee, as I remembered them, a pre-dawn beach-party to celebrate the mysterious bounty of the bay…

Tim Pratt Week

Originally published in The Journal of Mythic Arts, Winter 2006. Podcastle, Marla Mason, Whiskerino,
Episode Art:  Sean Azzopardi

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 143, The Golden Age of Fire Escapes pt. 2, by Bo KaierThe crowd was lined up six deep along the parade route. They ignored the Deputy Mayor who sat, lightly sedated, between his doctor and nurse in the Santa sleigh. Instead, they chanted endlessly for the Marshall, who would not leave the stifling warmth of his coach, or even roll down a window to wave. Their applause echoed off the surrounding skyscrapers. “Take off your mask!” they cried..

Originally published in Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo, (May 2004). In Search of the Monolian Deathworm: Part V, Dr. Seuss, Megabeasts
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Music by:   Music by Bela Fleck and the Fleck Tones, Cab Calloway, Glen Miller, Andre Hossein

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  •  Feature:  Quantum P.I.  by  Igor Teper
  •  Feature:  The Last Outlaw  by  Igor Teper
  •  Drabble:  Yarn  by  Steve Lidster
  •  Genre:  Action  Comedy  Drabblecast  Mystery  Sci-Fi

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 137, DoubleHeader 5, by Liz

Sam Android found Gail Galaxy skipping monopoles off the inactive accretion disk of a small black hole on the outskirts of the galaxy. Every once in a while, she shot one in at too large an angle, and it was captured by the black hole and, with a blinding burst of X-rays, swallowed up.

“I was wondering when you’d get here,” she narrowcast while he was still decelerating…”

"The Last Outlaw" is a segment of the 2006 short story "Thought Experiments: An Abecedary", originally titled "X is for X-Ray." "Quantum P.I." is a segment of the 2006 short story "Thought Experiments: An Abecedary", originally titled "W is for Wigner's Friend." Geek Pantheon, Simply Scripts
Episode Art:  Liz
Read by:  Kim the Comic Book Goddess
Music by:   Gringo Motel and Phil Cuneff

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