Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 152, Trifecta XI, by Skeet ScienskiMaeve stepped into his study. She took a moment to remember the smell, the scent of old leather and hot meat, of tea and savagery. Archie held a delicate forearm out which, carefully, she took, shaking the lead claw once.
… …
“If there’s one thing they teach you in podcasting school, it’s that you always save the monkeys for last.”

Announcing the 2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Winners!
Best story: Babel Probe by David D. Levine (Episode 109)
Best Drabble: Absent Minded Professor by Peter Recore (Episode 138)

A shorter version of The Existential Lizard first appeared online at the author's blog, Big AND Clever, February 2008.
Cod Philosophy was originally published at FARthing magazine #2, 2006.
Monkeys Imitating Humans Imitating Monkeys is a Drabblecast original story.

Episode Art:  Skeet Scienski
Read by:  JB Goodspeed, Norm Sherman, and Josh Roseman
Music by:   David Gosnell, Alan Langford, Christopher Willits, Norm Sherman, and J.S. Bach.

Twabble:  “The philosophers saw with dismay that there was nothing left to deconstruct. They glanced at each other suspiciously. ”  by  Mr. Tweedy

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010
Warning:  Some foul language

Cover for Drabblecast episode 145, Varmits!, by Rodolpho ArredondoThose damn raccoons were here again.
I know it’s raccoons. Rather easy to deduce considering the scores of chocolate footprints everywhere….

A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arredondo

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 7, Jeeze Louise, by Bo Kaier“Jeez Louise,” Frank says to Delores, as he glances from his window at the long line of onlookers—Father Gomez among them. “They’re still out there.”
Across the room their six-year old Chihuahua , Shorty, lounges atop a penthouse of cushions. “I fixed Shorty something,” Delores says. “Should get him going again…”

A Drabblecast original.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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  •  Feature:  Nanuq  by  John Kratman
  •  Drabble:  The Place Where Dogs Go When They Die  by  John Medaille
  •  Genre:  Action  Drabblecast  Fantasy  Horror

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 127, Nanuq, by Rodolfo ArredondoHis years away from me had bled any belief he once had in the old ways. I had thought to educate him, to make him wise in the ways of science and the world. I thought after he graduated he would return and learn the way of the angatquq, the shaman, and take his place in the secret circles of the People, as his mother had.
But the University had narrowed his mind instead of widening it. He had turned his back on his people…

Originally published in Northwest Passages: A Cascadian Anthology, (Nov 2005, ed. Cris Dimarco, publ. Fandom Press).

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Friday, June 26th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 120, DoubleHeader 3, by Alyssa SuzumuraWe reach the rocky banks, out of breath. We do not speak. We can barely hear our voices over water raging against the rocks. Our breath makes white clouds. I buckle my helmet and cinch my gloves tighter…

Leading off this episode of the Drabblecast is a Drabble about a child drowning, or a child throwing a tantrum – it’s hard to tell? The feature is a double dip in to talented ind of author Jeremiah Tolbert. The first story, entitled The Fisherman, is about a father and son sharing a touching, early morning fishing moment (but for what?). The second feature, A Sandwich Shop in Chicago, 1AM is also a touching tale of a wounded talking four-legged animal with one last request.

"Fishermen" was originally published at Daily Cabal, 14 January 2008. "A Sandwich Shop in Chicago, 1AM" was originally published at Daily Cabal, 18 June 2007.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 113, Charlie the Purple Giraffe, by Josh HugoA change came over Charlie then, like a cloud passing in front of the sun.  He placed his hands flat in his lap, straightened his neck, and took a deep breath.  “Us,” he said at last.  “They read us.”

A delightful Drabble evokes a sage summation of the style from Norm: the mark of a good drabble is the rolling of the eyes and sounds of chuckling. The feature is a unique tale set inside a televised cartoon world. Our main character, Charlie the purple giraffe, has a disturbing and profound view of his world, one not shared by his best friend Jerry the orange squirrel. Floating question marks, colored word balloons, it may not be as light, airy, and humorous as appears at first blush.

Originally published in Realms of Fantasy, June 2004.
Episode Art:  Josh Hugo

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  •  Feature:  The Graggleberry Thief  by  Steve Clancey
  •  Drabble:  Culling the Herd  by  Nicholas Empey
  •  Genre:  Comedy  Drabblecast  Fantasy

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 98, The Graggleberry Thief, by Matt Wasiela“Mark my words Monkey,” said the chicken.  “If you’re up to no good, Felonious Peck will find you out…”

This episode of the Drabblecast revolves around birds. It opens with a Drabble News segment about a bald eagle that caused a power outage in Juneau, Alaska by crashing into transmission lines while carrying a deer’s head. The Drabble features ever-vigilant pigeons performing an important job for the good of humanity. The feature story, The Graggleberry Thief, is a humorous tale about a thieving monkey who outwits the grumpy bird in charge of Graggleberry, Inc.

A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Matt Wasiela

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