Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 136, The Great Old Pumpkin, by Bo KaierYou must know, Doctor, that I did not choose to seek psychiatric help. I have no faith that I shall exit this room a healed man; I know now that I have been destined for the asylum since childhood. No mere conversation with you can steer me clear of that fate. That said, let us proceed with this court-compelled farce before my mad prattle provokes your crabbiness further..

Madness abounds

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The story originally appeared in Strange Horizons, 25 October 2004.
The drabble originally appeared in Necrotic Tissue # 2, April 2008.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Music by:   Eskit

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 133, Over the Walls of Eden, by Bo Kaier“Why do you remember the books?” he finally asks.
She smiles again. “O Sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams, That bring to my remembrance from what state I fell, how glorious once above thy sphere, Till pride and worse ambition threw me down…”

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Originally published in in Descant #122, August 2003.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Read by:  Bill Glover
Music by:   Scott Shannon, Bonnie Mitsch and Norm Sherman

Twabble:  “A common ancestor? Darwin, you poor fool. This ancestor was beautifully complex, and the downward spiral inevitable. ”  by  GuitarDel

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 126, Dagon, by Adam S. DoyleAs I crawled into the stranded boat I realized that only one theory could explain my position. Through some unprecedented volcanic upheaval, a portion of the ocean floor must have been thrown to the surface, exposing regions which for innumerable millions of years had lain hidden under unfathomable watery depths…

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Originally published in The Vagrant, issue #11, November 1919.
Episode Art:  Adam S. Doyle
Music by:   Bbardle- The Heartache Over Innsmouth
Poem:  The Fungi from Yuggoth  by  H.P. Lovecraft

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides 6, The Horror at Martin's Beach, by Kathleen BeckettIts extraordinary mouth, its thick and scaly hide, and its single, deep-set eye were wonders scarcely less remarkable than its colossal dimensions; and when the naturalists pronounced it an infant organism, which could not have been hatched more than a few days, public interest mounted to extraordinary heights…

Originally published in Weird Tales, November 1923.
Episode Art:  Kathleen Beckett

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 109, Babel Probe, by John DebergeI have been sent to investigate one of the greatest mysteries of all time.  The identity of Jack the ripper, the fate of the lost colony at Roanoke, even the hidden story of the Crucifixion have all been revealed, but the truth–if any– behind the Tower of Babel myth, found in so many cultures, still lies shrouded in secrecy…

This episode of the Drabblecast features superbly narrated tale following a nano scale robot on its mission to the past. 6000 years earlier it uncover the myths surrounding the Tower of Babel. A thought-provoking story unfolds. Which came first, God or man?

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Originally published in Darker Matter #1, March 2007. Eisenbrauns Publishing, Josh Hugo
Episode Art:  John Deberge

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 84, DroubleHeader 1, by Mike Dominic“She was called Mrs. Underhill, because that’s where she lived, and I assumed she was some kind of hob, because she obviously wasn’t human…”

In some Drabble News, Norm Sherman shares the interesting tale of well fed “Terry the Crocodile.” The featured stories are a double-dose of Michael Stanwick goodness. “Hush and Hark” brings a god back home, if only for a moment. “Metasciencefiction” shows just how writers come up with those wonderful stories about dinosaurs and guns and awesome stuff like that. Feedback is for Episode 80, “Standing in Line.”

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"Hush and Hark" and "Metasciencefiction" are Drabblecast original stories.
Episode Art:  Mike Dominic

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  •  Feature:  Standing in Line  by  Michael Simon
  •  Drabble:  The End  by  Kristian Korner
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Drama  Fantasy  Mystery

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 80, Standing in Line, by Rick Green

I sense a diference the instant I step out of the water.  In the unnatural stillness there is an arid taste in the air that assaults the back of my throat…

Norm Sherman brings us an episode about endings, and why they don’t always have to be bad. The Drabble is about a “beautiful” end. The feature is a touching tale of family’s facing their impending end with strength and solidarity. Feedback is for “Apologies All Around,” episode 76.

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Originally published by Ragged Edge Publishing.
Episode Art:  Richard K. Green

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