Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast 124, Ghosts and Simulations, by Phil Pomphrey“You’re looking for people to mind the ghosts?” I asked, as I signed for the co-pay…

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Originally published in Strange Horizons, 12 November 2007.
Episode Art:  Phil Pomphrey

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Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast 121, Trifecta VIII, by Bo KaierA series aquatically oriented tales make up the Drabblecast’s 8th Trifecta.

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"Paranormal Kansas: Cretaceous Ghosts" by Jeremiah Tolbert was originally published at Daily Cabal, 3 December 2007. "Aqua Vita" by Stephanie Campisi was originally published in Voiceworks, May 2009. "Jake and the Carpet Sharks" by Michelle Howarth is a Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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Monday, June 15th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 4, Support Group for the Supernaturally Experienced, by Bo Kaier“I can smell the blood on your hands, I can smell your innocence dead and stinking on your breath!”

Max quickly glanced down at his clean hands. Just before he arrived he had washed them with disinfectant soap and meticulously cleaned under the nails.”

A Drabblecast original.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 96, L'Wek and Sarah, by Bo KaierSince the Emergence they’d all had to learn:  humans, certainly, but mostly the Lemurians…

Norm opens the episode with the “Top 10 List” of the most badass animals of 2008, each mentioned in the listener and news forums (winner:  the “colossal squid,” of course).  This episode’s Drabble, by Shane Shennen (who also contributed a Drabble to Episode #93), explores the villainous joys of building a robot army. Norm segues into the moody feature story by Samantha Henderson. Samantha was featured recently with her fantasy “Starry Night” (Episode #89), which coincidentally also involves crystals. In this story, a young member of the underground Lemurian species ponders his relationship to a human race captivated by their unearthly gemstones. Feedback for “Gifting Bliss” (Episode #91) was highly positive.

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Originally published in Dreams & Nightmares, #76, 2007.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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  •  Feature:  The She-Wolf  by  Saki
  •  Drabble:  Sour Cream Scream  by  Faith Gardner
  •  Genre:  Comedy  Drabblecast  Fantasy

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast 46, The She-Wolf, by CRNsurfLeonard returned to his home circle garrulous about his Russian strike experiences, but oppressively reticent about certain dark mysteries, which he alluded to under the resounding title of Siberian Magic…

Norm details numerous urban legends about revolting items found in fast food as an introduction to this week’s Drabble, a terrifying story about moldy fast food, circular breathing, and ghosts. The feature story showcases the work of 19th-Century author “Saki,” the pen name for Hector Hugh Monroe, heard earlier in Episode #19, “Sredni Vashtar.” Saki describes an encounter with Siberian magic, which Norm acts out using a dazzling variety of male and female caricature voices. An unreliable travelogue inspires skeptical table turning and an elaborate drawing-room prank. Feedback for Episode #40, “Marbles,” shows the depth of discussion among the listener forums. Finally, Norm announces the year’s “People’s Choice” Drabblecast poll, soliciting votes for the listeners’ favorites. He reminds us that the First Annual Nigerian Scam Spam contest is still accepting entries.

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Originally published in Beasts and Super-Beasts, (1914).
Episode Art:  CRNsurf

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Cover for Drabblecast episode 28, The Hog-Faced Man, by Richard K. GreenI listened to my father talk about the hog-faced man who came into his hospital room and stood at the foot of his bed.
“What does he say to you?” I asked.
My father turned his head and looked at me.
“He tells me he’s too early…”

On this episode of the Drabblecast, a spooky, sorrowful apparition causes a father to question his worldview. What secrets does this nocturnal visitor hide?

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A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Richard K. Green

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  •  Feature:  Vengeance at 4 a.m.  by  Lindsey Anderson
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Horror

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
Warning:  Violence

Cover for Drabblecast episode 9, Vengeance at 4 am, by Mary Mattice

Rushing to clean the house before Aunt Mary comes home, April and her sister realize that Grandpa’s old clock is broken…

Episode 9 of the Drabblecast brings us ‘Vengeance at 4 a.m.’ by Lindsey Anderson – a deathly tale of heirlooms and eternally grumpy grandparents. Norm encourages listeners to vote in the Super Animal Deathmatch.

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A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Mary Mattice

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