•  Feature:  Heaven is a Place on Planet X  by  Desirina Boskovich
  •  Drabble:  In the End  by  Ken Galo
  •  Genre:  Sci-Fi

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast episode 315, Heaven is a Place on Planet X, by Mary MatticeIt was 8:34 p.m. on a Tuesday, and it was almost the end of the world.

Actually, the world was expected to end on Friday, at precisely 5 p.m., eastern daylight time. This was not a forecast, or a projection: it was more like an appointment.

On Friday at 5 p.m. eastern, a thousand high-powered laser cannons would fire simultaneously from their hidden positions in outer space, instantly reducing Planet Earth to vapor and ash. At the exact same moment, the consciousness of every living human being would manifest itself on Planet Xyrxiconia. This planet was located a trillion light years away in a far-flung region of the universe Earth’s scientists had not yet glimpsed. There, on Planet X, humanity would find themselves in fresh bodies—remade vessels. These reincarnations would live eternally in a world of infinite luxury.

At least . . . that’s what the aliens claimed.

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Apocalypse Triptych
Episode Art:  Mary Mattice
Read by:  Folly Blaine

Twabble:  “"Seems like magic? Of course. Any sufficiently advanced technology does!" The nanobots finished their incantation. ”  by  Farseeker

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast 314, The Blue Celeb part 2, by Matt Waisela“Get out of sight, Joe.” He hustled into the shop and locked himself in the bathroom. The first cruiser that pulled up had Frank Boone riding shotgun. Less than a minute later, the sidewalk was swarming with cops.

 

 

 

 

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Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 2013.
Episode Art:  Matt Waisela
Read by:  Patrick Bazile

Twabble:  “Want a good reason not to fly? How about the new TSA rules? They’re insane. But at least the inspection gloves are ribbed. ”  by  awgifford

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  •  Feature:  Drabblecast Presents: Audio Fiction Production pt. 1  by  Norm Sherman
  •  Genre:  Presents

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Drabblecast B040 CoverNorm breaks down the nuances of audio fiction production. Based on fan questions.


Episode Art:  The Drabblecast

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Monday, February 24th, 2014

drabblecast_313_matt_wasielaWhen me and Joe got home from Vietnam, we went into business together, cutting hair. Bought a little shop in the old neighborhood and been there ever since. Back then, wisecracking Harlem barbers weren’t a cliche yet — at least not south of 110th Street.

 

 

 

 

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Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 2013
Episode Art:  Matt Waisela
Read by:  Patrick Bazile
Music by:   My Hooptie by Sir Mix-a-lot

Twabble:  ““Check it out, I got her digits,” Nathan bragged to his friend Steven as he arranged her severed fingers on the tabletop. ”  by  Cutter McKay

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Monday, February 10th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast 312, Day Million, by CRNsurfOn this day I want to tell you about, which will be about a thousand years from now, there were a boy, a girl, and a love story.

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally published in Rogue Magazine, 1966.
Episode Art:  CRNsurf
Read by:  Mike Boris

Twabble:  “He said he loved me and he planted Flowers in my name. So, I kissed him until his toes curled. I'd loathed old Mrs. Flowers. ”  by  Algernon Sydney is Dead

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides 39, Becca at the End of the World, by Forrest WarnerI nestle the video camera on its makeshift tripod, carefully centering my daughter’s image. She tucks her hair behind her ear and gives a strained smile. She is sixteen, and that hair is long and golden–kissed light brown and straight; she has the gangly grace only teenagers have, that sleek gazelle form. She is wearing khaki shorts and a striped tank top, and the bite mark on her arm is already putrefying.

Originally published at Apex Magazine.
Episode Art:  Forrest Warner

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  •  Feature:  Birds of the Air  by  Joe Pitkin
  •  Genre:  Fantasy  Strange

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Cover for Drabblecast 311, Birds of the Air, by Spencer BinghamThomas takes his lunch outside the shelter, on one of the park benches that look out over the interstate and down all the way to the containment pond. He has wondered whether a passerby seeing him from the highway would know whether he worked at the shelter or was one of its clients. He has had this thought most days that he has sat here. Today, though, his attention has been arrested by a small patch of goose­like objects floating out on the containment pond. If they are geese, it will be the first time he has seen a living thing on that pond.

 

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A Drabblecast original.
Episode Art:  Spencer Bingham
Read by:  Joe Scalora

Twabble:  “Buy a tree shadow from Peter Pan's NeverLandScaping. All the summer shade you want without having to rake a single leaf. ”  by  Bejami

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