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Drabblecast 162 – Birdwatcher

Cover for Drabblecast episode 162, Birdwatcher, by Elan TrinidadI was poisoning crows the day the aliens arrived. They’re smarter than you might think – crows, not aliens – and they don’t go for any of the easy stuff anymore…

Drabblecast 160 – Trifecta XII

Cover for Drabblecast episode 160, Trifecta 7, by Bo KaierAn apocalyptic trio of stories on this week’s Drabblecast featuring works by authors G.A. Semones, Douglas Warrick, and M. Thomas.

Drabblecast 156 – Going to the Chapel

Cover for Drabblecast episode 156, Going to the Chapel, by Jan DennisonAmilee Jo Baker’s day of wedded bliss was the biggest scandal the congregation of Millton County’s First Brotherhood Baptist Church had endured since Ginger Lynn married that Liebowitz boy from the Army, bless her heart…

Drabblecast 152 – Trifecta XI

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.
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“If there’s one thing they teach you in podcasting school, it’s that you always save the monkeys for last.”

Drabblecast 151 – The Society of Eccentric Moustaches

Cover for Drabblecast episode 151, The Society of Eccentric Moustaches, by Arron Cambridge“I’m going to cut to the chase,” Zephyr said. “You’ll never make it as a magician. You just don’t have the moustache for it…”

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Drabblecast 148 – The Last Great Clown Hunt

Cover for Drabblecast episode 148, The Last Great Clown Hunt, by Bo KaierIt was clown-hunting weather. It was time to gather the musty costumes, clean the slide whistles, bag up the guns, and spin the lures of cotton candy…

Drabblecast B-Sides – In Search of the Mongolian Deathworm: The Complete Nature Documentary Miniseries

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 9, In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm, by Bo KaierThe Drabblecast presents “In Search of the Mongolian Deathworm,” a riveting adventure into the desert sands of Mongolia.

**This episode is part of our B-Sides Feed. To enjoy this feed you can support the show for $10/month.

Join pasty cryptozoologist Connor Choadsworth as treks across the Gobi desert in search of mythical acid-spitting, lightning sh*tting annelids.

Story Excerpt:

“It is subject to a number of extraordinary claims by Mongolian locals. Such as the ability of the worm to spew forth sulfuric acid that upon contact will turn anything it touches yellow. It kills humans. And it’s purported ability to kill at a distance by means of electric discharge… through its anus…

The Mongolian Deathworm…the deadliest worm in all of Mongolia…”

This series was originally serialized across five Drabblecast Episodes:

Drabblecast #131 – Storms Comes A’ Callin’

Drabblecast #132 – Double Header IV

Drabblecast #134 – Bone Sigh

Drabblecast #142 – The Golden Age of Fire Escapes (Part 1)

Drabblecast #143 – The Golden Age of Fire Escapes (Part 2)

Drabblecast 145 – Varmits!

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….

Drabblecast 144 – joanierules.bloggermax.com

Cover for Drabblecast episode 144, by Sean AzzapardiThis sounds ridiculous, I know. It’s like watching an old movie where everyone has a British accent, even if they’re supposed to be in ancient Rome or something. God is just impossible to translate…

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Drabblecast B-Sides 8 – The Elves Hate You

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..”

Drabblecast 139 – Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs

Cover for Drabblecast episode 139, Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs, by Bo KaierToday’s story is Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs by Leonard Richardson.

It’s a story about awesome dinosaurs from Mars doing radical things! Motocross? Drag racing? Murder?!

As a special treat, Norm Sherman, Sleaze Patrol and Gringo Motel write and perform all the music for this episode.

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Drabblecast 135 – “Hello,” Said the Stick

Cover for Drabblecast episode 136, Hello Said the Stick, by Josh Hugo“Hello,” said the stick.

The soldier stopped, and looked around. He did not touch the hilt of his sword, but he adjusted his stance so he could reach it quickly, if need be. But there was nothing to be seen. The moors stretched flat and empty for miles about. “Who said that?”

Drabblecast 132 – Doubleheader IV

Cover for Drabblecast episode 132, Bruce Holland Rogers DoubleHeader IV, by Bo KaierOn this episode of the Drabblecast podcast, a pair of stories from decorated author Bruce Holland Rogers. Each deals with perception and the invisible rules that run our lives.

Also on this episode, crytozoologist Connor Choadsworth returns with: In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm: Part Two.

We have two feature stories for you today: “A Baker’s Dozen,” and “The Wrong Cart.”

Story Excerpt:

People don’t like to admit mistakes. You know how it is. Sometimes it’s just easier to act like you didn’t make a mistake at all, like you’re doing exactly what you meant to do all along…

Enjoy the show!

Drabblecast 132 – Doubleheader IV

Drabblecast 123 – Toast

Cover for Drabblecast episode 123, Toast, by Forrest WarnerThis week The Drabblecast presents “Toast” by Jamie Lackey.

Jamie is the Assistant Editor for Triagulation Annual Anthology series and was previously featured on Episode #81: Snuffles.

Our feature is a peculiar story about love, loss, and moldy, potentially radioactive bread.

Story Excerpt:

Elayne won’t eat toast anymore. A week ago, she never would have dreamed of giving up toast. It was her favorite breakfast food, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day…

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Drabblecast 120 – Doubleheader III

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.

Drabblecast 119 – The Seven Deadly Drabbles

Cover for Drabblecast episode 119, The Seven Deadly Drabbles, by Bo KaierDamascus started to object, but feeling the stares from those in the infinite line behind him, he angrily flipped open his courier’s bag and grabbed two bloody, dripping muslin bags.  He slapped them on the counter and huffed away…

A special episode of the Drabblecast podcast. For each of the seven deadly sins: gluttony, envy, wrath, lust, greed, pride, and sloth, comes a deadly drabble, written by 100 word auteur Jake Bible.

Drabblecast 115 – Clown Eggs

Cover for Drabblecast episode 115, Clown Eggs, by Bo KaierThis week the Drabblecast presents “Clown Eggs” by Jay Lake.

It is a story that introduces us to old “bull” clown Uncle Swarmy. It’s not just another day at the beach. You’ll learn more about the clown life cycle than you’re probably comfortable with!

Story Excerpt:

The spring tide rolled across Momus Beach, tossing the flaccid corpses of clowns like so many torn balloons. Weathered to a dispirited pallor, they twisted in the foamy surf with the eternally surprised expressions of the dead..

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Drabblecast 114 – Arms and the Man

Cover for Drabblecast episode 114, Arms and the Man, by Alyssa SuzumuraIn this episode of the Drabblecast, we present “Arms and the Man” by Mary Turzillo. It’s a story of a divorced woman, burned out to love, who finds hope with a change of phylum. It’s –truly squidlicious!

Norm Sherman also presents a Drabble News segment on the Hubble space telescope, topping it off with the now infamous bbardle on satellites and how best to pimp them.

Story Excerpt:

Courtney had never considered squid love before.  She was an accountant for a Chicago restaurant chain, and not really looking.  After a bitter, acrimonious divorce, Courtney was burned out on romance…

Our Drabble is “Happy Endings” by Michael Young. The popular girls ignore this typical geek—that is until a very atypical bomb throws unusual wrinkles.

Enjoy the show!

Drabblecast #114 – Arms and the Man

Drabblecast 113 – Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely

Cover art for Drabblecast episode 113, Charlie the Purple GiraffeThis episode brings you Charlie the Purple Giraffe, by David D. Levine.

It 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.

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Drabblecast B-Sides 3 – Celestial Duck, Breaststroke to Freedom

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 3, Celestial Breaststroke to Freedom, by Josh HugoIn America at the time, stuffed full as it was with young men looking for a draft dodge and housewives listless for the next wave of feminism, people needed an escape route.  There seemed nothing better than to join the flotilla of balloons, private planes and transcendental meditators who made the journey through the stratosphere…

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