Friday, April 13th, 2012

Cover for Drabblecast episode 239, Killing the Morrow, by John DeBergeYou know, I’ve heard my share of disembodied voices.  I’m accustomed to their fickle, sometimes bizarre demands.  But tonight’s voice is different, clear as gin and utterly compelling.  I must listen…

This episode of the Drabblecast concerns time and inter-dimensional travel. In the drabble, a being hurriedly fleeing its own dimension accidentally merges with a pizza jockey but still cannot escape its pursuers. In the feature, Killing the Morrow, voices from a ruined future attempt to flee to our present, commandeering a workforce to construct bathtub chambers where they can grow physical bodies and ready cities from which to rule. Is this the end of mankind as we know it, or can a second faction of future-dwellers subvert this implosive invasion?

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Originally published in: Starlight Anthology #1, 1996.
Episode Art:  John Deberge

Twabble:  “"Heard you got pulled over by the thought police the other night." "Yeah I was thinking a mile a minute - in a school zone!" ”  by  loyaleagle

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Warning:  Some explicit language

Cover for Drabblecast episode 205, Trifecta 216, by Georgia Warley Cummings

Love means never letting go. And biting..

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"Just Be" by Sandra Odell was originally published by Ideomancer, Vol. 10 Issue 1, March 2011. "Wonder" by J.R. Hamantaschen is a Drabblecast original story. "You Had me at Rawwwr" by Nicky Drayden was originally published by Shimmer, October 12, 2010. CastMacabre, Cast of Wonders, Jake Bible
Episode Art:  Georgia Warley-Cummings

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Friday, February 12th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 150, Morris and the Machine, by Broken Cyborg“The lock,” she said, loud enough to cut me off. “The lock is sort of why I’m thinking about leaving you.” She stalked toward me, drink in hand, and I stood up, edging around the table to the far side, closer to the basement door. I wanted to keep the table between us. “You scamper down there after dinner every night. Lock your door and work on the mystery machine, right, Morris, the one that’s going to change everything and make us rich, right? That machine?”

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Originally published by Triangulations: The End of Time, September 2007.
Episode Art:  Broken Cyborg

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  •  Feature:  The Relativity Prison  by  Igor Teper
  •  Drabble:  Coiffuture Conundrum  by  Jake Webb
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Sci-Fi

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 118, The Relativity Prison, by Bo KaierIt took weeks for me convince myself that my condition is universal, and I’m still not entirely sure. It’s almost always something in the eyes, and sometimes also in the corners of the mouth. Resignation. I had to learn to look for it. Otherwise, the illusion of volition is perfect. Everyone looks as if they’re just going about their business, even as their business is going about them…

This episode of the Drabblecast begins with a hilarious Drabble News’cast – host Norm Sherman alerts us to the threat of monster jellyfish taking over the oceans. Is it time for government intervention? And what is this about mutant sea turtles? A Drabble follows featuring a time traveling alien and its special message for a hairy young man. The feature story is a thought-provoking exploration of reality, as we know it. If humanity was to be punished, would there be any punishment more fitting than to watch their lives unfold from a distance.

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Originally published by Abyss & Apex, October 2005.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 109, Babel Probe, by John DebergeI have been sent to investigate one of the greatest mysteries of all time.  The identity of Jack the ripper, the fate of the lost colony at Roanoke, even the hidden story of the Crucifixion have all been revealed, but the truth–if any– behind the Tower of Babel myth, found in so many cultures, still lies shrouded in secrecy…

This episode of the Drabblecast features superbly narrated tale following a nano scale robot on its mission to the past. 6000 years earlier it uncover the myths surrounding the Tower of Babel. A thought-provoking story unfolds. Which came first, God or man?

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Originally published in Darker Matter #1, March 2007. Eisenbrauns Publishing, Josh Hugo
Episode Art:  John Deberge

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  •  Feature:  The Arc of Hronos  by  Anden Sharp
  •  Drabble:  Can You Guess My Name  by  Greg Gibby
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Mystery  Sci-Fi

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Cover for Drabblecast episode 44, The Arc of Hronos

I’ve almost finished checking those measurements. That tooth—it looks homo sapien. This could be huge…

Norm presents, in his inimitable style, a one-minute review of his long-awaited movie indulgence, “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.” The week’s Drabble concerns an auto thief reaching the top of his game through — what else — nefarious means. The feature story’s author, Anden Sharp, gifted the Drabbleverse with Episode #32, “The Warden’s Last Day.” In the feature story, tragedy strikes the marriage of an archaeologist and her time traveler husband. Feedback for Episode #38, the Drabblecast’s first “Trifecta,” debated how well suited the story concepts were for their broadcast length, and was generally positive.

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A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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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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