•  Feature:  The Tribe  by  Daniel Vlasaty
  •  Genre:  Strange

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Warning:  Explicit language

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 30, The Tribe, by Bo KaierThe grass is cool against my skin. A nice contrast from the burning hot sun hanging in a sky the color of pale skin, sickly and suffocating. I’m naked but I think I’ve always been this way. There’s a moment of comfort, like everything is going to be OK, before I remember that nothing is going to be OK, and everything is fucked.

Originally published at Space Squid.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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  •  Feature:  The Revelation of Morgan Stern  by  Christie Yant
  •  Drabble:  Dear John  by  Rachael K. Jones.
  •  Genre:  Drama  Horror  Romance

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Cover for Drabblecast episode 299, The Revelation of Morgan Stern, by Jerel DyeIt is July 31, your birthday, and I can’t reach you. I’ve been trying all day, but the cell networks are down, the internet is down. I even tried a pay phone–there are two left in town that I know of, and I collected all of my change and walked to the 76 in the village. It was on fire. I watched it for a while from a distance as it painted a brown, toxic streak across the sky. It was a long walk back to the house, or what’s left of it. My feet hurt, and it was too quiet.

 

 

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First appeared in Shimmer #16, January 2013.
Episode Art:  Jerel Dye

Twabble:  “The tortured screams of the people dying in agony are muffled by thumping Swedish disco music, here in my ABBA-ttoir... ”  by  Chris Munroe

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  •  Feature:  Flying On Hatred of My Neighbor's Dog  by  Shaenon Garrity
  •  Drabble:  Crisis of Competence  by  Travelin' Corpse Feet
  •  Genre:  Comedy  Sci-Fi

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Cover for Drabblecast episode 298, Flying On Hatred of My Neighbor's Dog, by Richard K. GreenI know my neighbor’s dog as a bark: a deep, dark, venomous yawp that begins and ends on a snarl. It’s loud, louder than it should be. Earplugs do nothing. It penetrates. Once it starts, it continues, relentlessly, for a period ranging from one to four hours. It can start at any time, day or night, dropping from the veils of morning to where the cricket sings.

 

 

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A Drabblecast original.
Episode Art:  Richard K. Green
Read by:  Nathan Lee

Twabble:  “The demon was fed up with an eternity of unpaid torturing. Calling a strike, he shambled off to see if he could raise hell. ”  by  Cymraeg

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  •  Feature:  The Lemon-Green Spaghetti-Loud Dynamite-Dribble Day  by  William Tenn
  •  Genre:  Strange

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 29, The Lemon-Green Spaghetti-Loud Dynamite-Dribble Day, by Bo KaierTestimony of Witness No. 5671 before the Special Presidential Investigative Commission. Leonard Drucker, thirty-one years old, unmarried, of 238 West 10th Street, New York City, Borough of Manhattan, employed as a salesman by the Har-Bern Office Partition Company of 205 East 42nd Street, New York City, Borough of Manhattan. Witness, being placed under oath, does swear and depose:
Well, I don’t know, the telephone woke me up about eight A.M. on that Wednesday morning. I grabbed at it, half falling out of bed, and finally managed to juggle it up to my ear. A girl’s voice was saying, “Hello, Lennie? Is that you, Lennie? Hello?”

Originally published in Cavalier, January 1967.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 28, TGIF, by Bo KaierTGIF, a covers medley by The Drabblecast’s Norm Sherman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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  •  Feature:  The Apothecary’s Apprentice  by  Craig Lincoln
  •  Drabble:  The Necromancer's Apprentice  by  Arun Jiwa
  •  Genre:  Fantasy

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Cover for Drabblecast episode 297, The Apothecary's Apprentice, by Sean AzzopardiIn the back of the shop I scrubbed three large cauldrons clean, stripping the seasoning from them because Master Aloz insisted on it once the trade caravans stopped coming at the end of summer. Tallow, he called me, on account of my paleness. I used a brush made of iron bristles instead of horse hair, scraping away the brown muck inside, various plant and animal parts rendered into sludge like droppings from a sick bull. My book lay on the floor beside the cauldrons. Sir Tannis and the Hydra. It seemed I wouldn’t get to read much of it today…

 

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A Drabblecast original.
Episode Art:  Sean Azzopardi
Read by:  Dave Thompsoni

Twabble:  “Spiked punch, a trashed gymnasium and his mother passed out in a chair. Oedipus began to regret his choice in prom dates. ”  by  BagaBones

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  •  Feature:  Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain  by  Cat Rambo
  •  Drabble:  The Octopus Train  by  Jason Jones
  •  Genre:  Romance  Sci-Fi

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Warning:  Some sexual language

Drabblecast episode 296, Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain, by Caroline ParkinsonOver the years, Tikka’s job as a Minor Propagandist for the planet Porcelain’s Bureau of Tourism had shaped her way of thinking. She dealt primarily in quintets of attractions, lists of five distributed by the Bureau: Five Major China Factories Where the Population of Porcelain Can Be Seen Being Created; Five Views of Porcelain’s Clay Fields; Five Restaurants Serving Native Cuisine at Its Most Natural.

 

 

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Originally published in Near+Far. Caroline Parkinson on Twitter Jason Jones
Episode Art:  Caroline Parkinson

Twabble:  “My old girlfriend said she slept like a baby. I didn't realize she meant she woke up every two hours lying in her own feces. ”  by  Swamp

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