Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Cover for Drabblecast episode The Country of the Blind by Bo KaierThree hundred miles and more from Chimborazo, one hundred from the snows of Cotopaxi, in the wildest wastes of Ecuador’s Andes, there lies that mysterious mountain valley, cut off from all the world of men, the Country of the Blind…


Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Read by:  Paul Huntington

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Friday, January 1st, 2016

Drabblecast Ghost in the Coffee Machine Kristine HermanWhen it comes to ghosts, my grandmother has one solution: brew a pot of coffee. Like today, in Sadie Lancaster’s kitchen.

Sadie clutches her hands beneath her chin and stares at our percolator, her eyes huge. The thing gurgles and hisses as if it
resents being pressed into service. My own reflection in its side is distorted. When I was younger, I thought this was how ghosts see our world.

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Produced by Adam Pracht
Episode Art:  Kristine Herman
Read by:  Veronica Giguere

Twabble:  “Congratulations, Earthlings! Your world has been chosen for the Planetball Tournament. Better hold on to something. ”  by  Niboree

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Friday, December 18th, 2015

Drabblecast Cover for Jump and I'll Catch You by Bo KaierAnton drew his legs up underneath him. The car seat was huge and puffy, and the leather made a breathy creak when he moved. It sounded like it was sighing.

‘How much longer?’ he said.

For a while, nobody answered. He thought maybe they hadn’t heard him, but then his mother said, ‘We’ll be there soon.’

There meant the place where our new friends lived. When people talked about them, you could hear something extra in the words. Like they were names: Our New Friends. Anton was trying to look forward to it, because it was good to make new friends, but he sometimes got nervous when there were a lot of new things, different things, to take in. But his mother said they all had to get used to things being different now, so he was trying. He was trying hard.

 

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Guest Produced by Adam Pracht
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

Twabble:  “Burying his dear mother that morning had made the day very difficult. Still, a couple more hours and she’d run out of air. ”  by  ChrisFletcher

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Monday, November 30th, 2015

Drabblecast Useful Objects KFHDaySato lay on the cement floor of the workshop in a pool of his own blood and tried desperately to get Kuro-4’s legs working again. The robot, in turn, tried to deal with the gaping wounds in Sato’s smashed leg and pelvis.

 
 

 

 

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Episode Art:  KFHDay

Twabble:  “The safety coffin bell still rang. The sexton sent another apprentice to check the grave. Soon, he would run out of them. ”  by  Nevermore_66

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Friday, November 27th, 2015

Drabblecast Top 10 Post Apocalypse Short FilmsNorm shares the top 10 best (and free online!) post apocalypse short films in an exlusive video podcast.

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#10-- "Sepsis" written and directed by Artur Llobell, #9-- "Senior" directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore, music by Royskopp, #8-- "Cargo" written and directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, #7-- "The Last Breath" written and directed by Diwantara (Tara Arts Movie), #6-- "Unwind" by Mainstay Productions, based on the novel "Unwind" by Neal Shusterman, #5-- "Paradox" written and directed by Jeremy Haccoun, #4-- "Changing Batteries" by Multimedia University, Cyberjaya,Malaysia, #3-- "The Rising" written by Sebastian Mattukat & Tobias Voigt, directed by Sebastian Mattukat, #2-- "Zombies in a Penguin Suit" written and directed by Chris Farrell, #1-- "Zero" directed by Christopher Kezelos

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Friday, November 27th, 2015
Warning:  Some sexual content and language

Drabblecast Delicate Parts by Bo KaierEarnest was in kindergarten when Jackie the Janitor got fired for “choking the chicken” in the girls’ bathroom. That phrase, along with his best friend Bradley Watson’s accompanying hand gestures, stuck in Earnest’s head so hard that whenever he looked at the thing between his legs, all he could see was a bald, pointed bird head, like the ones attached to the roast ducks hanging in the window of a Chinese restaurant.

 

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Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

Twabble:  “When the emperor died, we were buried alive as a sacrifice. While the royals sob and mourn, we are learning to dig upward. ”  by  Auto_K

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Monday, November 16th, 2015

Cover for Drabblecast episode Old Dead Futures by Oskar KunikThere are two things I love, and one is the tiny grey owl outside my window. He is not afraid of me. He hoots and hops to my windowsill so I can stroke his downy head and feed him worms I’ve saved in my pocket.

It is hard to get the worms from my pocket, the way my left arm jerks up behind me and my right hand shakes. Often fat mister owl gets a half a worm, but he doesn’t mind. Mother minds picking the half-worms from my pockets, but I see how she looks at me when I calm my tremoring hand long enough to pat mister owl; I see how she loves me then.

 

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Episode Art:  Oskar Kunik
Read by:  Hugh O'Donnel

Twabble:  “"They live inside the walls!" my daughter whispers. I quiet her, avoiding the truth. I wish they only lived in the walls. ”  by  Kestaa

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