Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 13, Snuggle the Dead, by Arron CambridgeThe doctor, who insists that I cite him as “Dr. Franz,” has a habit of holding his hand over his mouth as he giggles. He wears a white lab coat like a scientist from the movies, but this is an affectation. Everyone at Snuggle Club wears the coats, the same way Walmart ‘partners’ wear blue shirts…

A Drabblecast original. The Least Deserving Campbell Award in History
Episode Art:  Arron Cambridge

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Cover for Drabblecast episode 194, A Distant Sound of Hammers, by Broken CyborgThe horn blares and the red light floods down over the Cragmer’s Slaughter House sign and thirty feet below me the gates part wide like a huge and starving mouth. Then pours forth the herd…

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Originally published in Spectra Magazine, Issue #1, September 2010.
Episode Art:  Broken Cyborg
Read by:  Kate Baker

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 193, Scales, by Adam S. DoyleOne day when a surge of dying summer heat roiled through the waterways, spoiling my fishing, I punted home to find Mama running down the grassy swell towards my docking-place. Hope died in her face when she saw my punt empty and I knew then what had happened…

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A Drabblecast original story. AuralSpice: Professional Narration
Episode Art:  Adam S. Doyle

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Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 192, Rangifer Volans, by Bo KaierIn early December, Brad Miro walked into the office of his partner, Dr. John Estes, and said, “I’ve got our next target. It’s perfect. The public is going to love it.”

John closed his eyes. “I haven’t even finished writing the paper about the Mongolian death worm yet”

This Christmas Special episode of Drabblecast starts with Norm’s Lovecraft inspired take on “The Night Before Christmas”. The theme this week is a creepy yet festive take on Christmas. The feature lets us see the career of a successful crypto-zoologist. As we see Dr John Estes just recovering from discovering the Mongolian death worm when his partner wants to catch a flying reindeer. Norm discusses how it’s better not to believe, like in Santa… or the Mayans.

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A Drabblecast original story. Download 'Twas the Night MP3
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

Twabble:  “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, and it became suddenly clear why I was the single teenager sporting a fluffy white beard. ”  by  CLP

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Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 191, Primary Pollinator, by Bill HalliarWhen Dr. Lopez came for me, I was plunging the geo lab toilet. She carried a red stickle suit in one hand and a spray can of anti-fungal lubricant in the other.

“Great news, Oliver! Big Spike is in season,” Dr. Lopez said. “He finally wants to fertilize Thick Root…”

The theme of this Drabblecast is propogation and legacy for future generations. The feature lets us into the world of Oliver as he imitates a bora monkey-bird and goes to fertilize a massive jerk of a tree. Norm recaps and wonders what we can learn from the story and it relates to state tax.

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Originally published in Space Squid, Issue #2. Frank Key's "Impugned by a and Peasant Other Stories" {sponsor}, Space Squid
Episode Art:  Bill Halliar

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Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 190, The Wheel, by Josh Hugo“I’ll tell you what’s going to happen tomorrow, Davie. In the orning the priest will come here to see your box. It’ll be still there because nobody dares to touch it…”

This episode of Drabblecast deals with fear and rationality. The feature takes us to a world where fear of knowledge and how it can be used for evil prevents humanity from progressing.

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Originally published in Jizzle (1952). Frank Key's "Impugned by a Peasant Other Stories" {sponsor}
Episode Art:  Josh Hugo

Twabble:  “She chomped grimly on a neon chicklet stick figure. Voodoo Chew was the cheapest nico-gum, but why was her son screaming? ”  by  Petricore

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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 189, DoubleHeader 8, by Tania HendersonThey needed a virgin to make a bargain with the sea monster who hunted the waters off their coast, and they were not willing to sacrifice their daughters…

With the theme this week being about freedom, this episode of Drabblecast sees Norm musing about the irony of song about freedom written by a man name Key… it could be a trap. Mermaids of the Old West centers on the mistreatment of captured Mermaids. In Darkness we learn what makes a sacrifice worthy.

Special thanks to Salim Fahdley and Jan Dennison for lending voices and artistic help.

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"Darkness" was originally published in CEMETERY DANCE 58 (2008): 99-100. "National Geographic On Assignment: Mermaids of the Old West" was originally published in FICTITIOUS FORCE 2 (Spring 2006): 18. Episode Sponsor: Impugned by a Peasant and Other Stories by Frank Key, MegaBeast Finals!
Episode Art:  Tania Henderson
Read by:  Kimi Alexander

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