Friday, September 24th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 181, Funeral Song For a Ventriloquist, by Caroline ParkinsonA puppet’s words infect. They taint. They do this without ever sounding like a thing, without the listener realizing they have been spoken. A true ventriloquist, as those who are educated and informed may or may not choose to tell you, is an adept in the art of keeping those mouths shut…

On this episode of Drabblecast, Norm focuses on the bliss of ignorance versus the pain of knowledge. In Drabble news he muses about the fact that (oh no!) scientists have decided that the Triceratops never existed. The feature, narrated by podcast regular Mike Boris, is a new, sinister spin on puppetry. Ventriloquists, it turns out, are the guardians of terrible secretes tasked with preventing their loose-lipped dummies from bringing darkness in to the world.

A Drabblecast original story. No, not the Triceratops!!
Episode Art:  Caroline Parkinson
Read by:  Mike Boris

Twabble:  “Jenny tucked the Bible beneath her holy headband. She was ready to exercise these demons. Exercise the hell out of them ”  by  Mikes

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Friday, September 10th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 179, The Red Bride, by Skeet ScienskiYou are to imagine, Twigling, the Red Bride to be a human, such as yourself, although she is in truth a creature of the Var...

Originally published in Strange Horizons, 5 July 2010., Cast Macabre, United States Disc Golf Chapmionship
Episode Art:  Skeet Scienski
Read by:  Delianne Forget
Music by:   Music by Gringo Motel, Norm Sherman, Bruce Winter, Scott Shannon

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 165, Doubleheader 6, by Rodolfo ArredondoThe baby list is not very long. Babies only come in about six colors — we’re getting one that matches Mother and me. Humans are a lot less interesting than Legos or iBots…

"Ringing Up Baby" was originally published in Nature, April, 2006. "Mobius, Stripped of a Muse" was originally published in Portable Childhoods. San Francisco: Tachyon Press. April, 2007. Guardians, Urban Fantasy Podcast, M.C. Escher
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arrendondo
Read by:  Kimi Alexander
Music by:   Kerry Muzzey, Norm Sherman, John Scott Trotter, Aaron Derington,Victor Stellar

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  •  Feature:  Once a Month on a Sunday  by  Ian McHugh
  •  Drabble:  Special Delivery  by  Diane Elliott
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Drama  Fantasy

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 163, Once a Month on a Sunday, by Caroline ParkinsonOnce a month, on a Sunday, Mum and me and my little brother Zubby would dress up in our best clothes, Mum would put ribbons in my hair, and we’d all walk into town to go to church…

Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue #40.
Episode Art:  Caroline Parkinson

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Friday, October 16th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 134, Bone Sigh, by Bo KaierI put the tenderizer down on the white formica table and look at my bonsai scar. It is like a flower, a jellyfish, a pinwheel of raised flesh, yellow bruises, subcutaneous hemorrhaging…

In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm: Part Three

Originally published in Twilight Showcase, March 2002. Super Animal Mega Beast III
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 133, Over the Walls of Eden, by Bo Kaier“Why do you remember the books?” he finally asks.
She smiles again. “O Sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams, That bring to my remembrance from what state I fell, how glorious once above thy sphere, Till pride and worse ambition threw me down…”

Originally published in in Descant #122, August 2003.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Read by:  Bill Glover
Music by:   Scott Shannon, Bonnie Mitsch and Norm Sherman

Twabble:  “A common ancestor? Darwin, you poor fool. This ancestor was beautifully complex, and the downward spiral inevitable. ”  by  GuitarDel

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast Episode 130, Trifecta 9, by Bo Kaier

"Dinosaur" by Bruce Holland Rogers originally appeared in Flash Fiction Online, February 2009. "Monster Talk" by Steve Calvert is a Drabblecast original story. "The Curse of the Android’s Wife" by Bruce Boston was originally published in Science Fiction Age, January 1994, (Jan 1994, ed. Scott Edelman, publ. Sovereign Media Co.

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