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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Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 8, The Elves Hate You, by Jan Dennison“You’re sure that’s not a vulcan?”

Pikachimp, Vlad’s right-arm man shook his head.

“Nah. Them’s elves all right. And the tall one’s been shopping same place as you.”

Vlad’s preternatural sight was perfectly adapted to the club’s dim lighting.

“You’re right. I can’t believe he has the nerve to wear that in here. I practically invented throat-ruffles. C’mon, let’s show those pansies they can’t mess with vampires..”

Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #12, April-May 2004, (Apr 2004, ed. Edwina Harvey, publ. Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-op Ltd.)
Episode Art:  Jan Dennison

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 90, Far Far Away, by Jonathan WilsonThe bullet-riddled corpses of our dead crew-mates, all sixteen of them, are coffined up, and the coffins stacked as a makeshift ping pong table…

In Drabble News, Norm congratulates the Harper Collins Dictionary for adding the slang term “meh” (an utterance of indifference). For the Drabble segment, returning author and future editor Matthew Bey (responsible for Drabblecast #58, “Eggs,” among others) allows his strange nocturnal fantasies about pupating locomotives to cross into the listener’s daylight. Next, Norm reads from the work of Frank Key, the British surreal author whose ‘lopsided fiction’ has graced the Drabblecast on numerous occasions, including episode #190. The selection: “The Goat God.” The feature describes the Flying Dutchman space journey of the starship “Corrugated Cardboard,” and the strange transformations of its surviving crew. The crew’s destination: a tiny pink planet where blind, mute, magnetic love monkeys frolic. Do these wonderful mythical creatures even exist, or are they figments of the unreliable narrator’s imagination? Finally, Norm reads from the positive feedback heaped by readers upon Episode #86, “Half Sneeze Johnny.”

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A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Jonathan Wilson

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 58, Eggs, by Gino Moretto“Get into the prep room!  We need to wash you off and destroy your pants!”

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A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Gino Moretto

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