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Drabblecast 472 – The Hard Problem of Consciousness

The Hard Problem of Consciousness cover by Bo Kaier#Hivelife this week on the Drabblecast!

We bring you “The Hard Problem of Consciousness” by Andrew Giffin.

Drabblecast 471 – The Monster-God of Mamurth

Bo Kaier cover art for Drabblecast Monster GodThe Drabblecast takes you on an expedition you’re gonna have to see with your own eyes to believe!

We bring you The Monster-God of Mamurth by Edmond Hamilton.

Cover art by Bo Kaier

The Tentaculum Issue 02 (Available now)

The second issue of The Tentaculum is now available for all to download for free.

Featuring short fiction from Jonathan Louis Duckworth, Michael Bettendorf, Harley Carnell, and Michelle Ann King. This issue also includes nonfiction from Alex Woodroe and returning contributor Bobby Derie, as well as an interview with S. L. Edwards about his debut novel, In the Devil’s Cradle.

Edited by Cameron Howard and designed by Braulio Tellez. Cover and story illustrations by Bo Kaier.

This edition is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license.

Drabblecast 470 – Personal Best

Cover for Personal best by DS OswaldThe Drabblecast presents an original story by Michael Bettendorf about football and growing up the hard way. 

Read to you by Renee Chambliss.

Art by DS Oswald

Drabblecast 469- Yummy Tummy

Michael Butkovich's cover art for Drabblecast episode Yummy Tummy

Dating is weird this week on the Drabblecast.  We bring you a Drabblecast original, “Yummy Tummy” by Chelsea Pumpkins, read by The Word Whore.  Tasty! 

 

Cover art by Michael Butkovich

 

 

 

Drabblecast 468 – The Bad Ones Are Always The Best

Cover for The Bad Ones Are Always The Best by Sheryl SchopferThe Drabblecast returns with a sinister tale of generational ick. We present “The Bad Ones Are Always the Best,” by Michelle Ann King.

Drabblecast 467 – Woods For the Trees

Bo Kaier's cover for Drabblecast episode Woods for the Trees

On this week’s Drabblecast, Dendrology meets Criminal Psychology. A story by Harley Carnell. Art by Bo Kaier.

The Tentaculum Issue 01 (Available now)

The first issue of The Tentaculum is now available for all to download for free.

Featuring short fiction from Evie Mae Barber, Mav Lux, Sarah E. Stevens, and P.A. Cornell. Nonfiction contributions from Bobby Derie and Eduardo Valdés-Hevia.

Edited by Cameron Howard and designed by Braulio Tellez. Cover and story illustrations by Bo Kaier.

This edition is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license.

Drabblecast 466 – Is This a Plate?

Bo Kaier cover art for Is This a PlateEver feel Déjà vu on the road supposedly less traveled? Truth and lies on this week’s Drabblecast, we bring you an original story from Bob McHugh called “Is This a Plate?” Enjoy!

Produced by Adam Pracht

Read by Dominick Rabrun

 

Beyond this point, two paths lie
One you live, one you die
Ask one question, yes or no
To determine the road to go
But be warned
There’s more still
One is honest
One speaks swill…

Drabblecast 465 – Trifecta: Love Hurts

Drabblecast cover by Anike Kirsten for the Love Hurts Trifecta

This week’s show has it all: vampires, evolutionary biology, and quivering jacked up Taylor Swifts.

We bring you three flash fiction pieces about the complications of being in love: Taylor Swift by Hugh Behm-Steinberg, The Evolution of a Breakup by Etgar Keret, and May I Come In by Adrienne Ryan.

Narrations provided by Avery Alexander, Adam Pracht and Norm Sherman.

Art by Anike Kirsten

 

 

Drabblecast 464 – The Follower’s Revel


bo kaier cover for Drabblecast episode The Follower's Revel
This week we the Drabblecast brings you some interesting original historic found footage uncovered by author Jonathan Louis Duckworth called, “The Follower’s Revel.” Enjoy! Art by Bo Kaier.

Drabblecast 463 – A Hymn Upon the Lips of the Dead

Episode Sponsor– Mothmen 1966

The secret’s out on this week’s Drabblecast, and nothing will ever be the same.  We bring you an original Drabblecast story called “A Hymn Upon the Lips of the Dead,” by Mav Lux.

Oh and Norm sings us a song about singing that he should have just told you.  Enjoy!

Cover created by Bo Kaier in concert with the midjourney text-to-image AI (and unidentifiable, scraped contributors).

I was with her when she died. Underneath that frail shell of pallid, papery skin and tubes coiling into her body she was still my mother. Her last sound should have been the steady trickle of the morphine drip and a low, long death rattle. She died at 3:28 am. At 3:29 am her mouth opened and she began to sing…

 

 

Drabblecast 462 – The Tenant

Cover by bo kaier and midjourney for the tenant

An uncanny episode of original fiction this week on the Drabblecast– we bring you, “The Tenant” by Sarah E. Stevens.

Cover created by Bo Kaier in concert with the midjourney text-to-image AI (and unidentifiable, scraped contributors).

We hope to experience your enjoyment.

 

 

 

Drabblecast 461 – How to Impress a Top Food Critic and Put Your Restaurant on the Galactic Map

How to Impress a Top Food Critic art by Bo Kaier and the midjourney AI

Finally, a Drabblecast episode for weird foodies.

We bring you a Drabblecast original called, “How to Impress a Top Food Critic and Put Your Restaurant on the Galactic Map” by P.A, Cornell.

Enjoy…

Episode Sponsor– Mothmen 1966

Cover created by Bo Kaier in concert with the midjourney text-to-image AI (and unidentifiable, scraped contributors).

Drabblecast 460 – Distributed Denial of Sexytimes

Drabblecast Denial of Sexy Times Cover by Bo KaierEpisode Sponsor: Mothman 1966

In this week’s Drabblecast story, the only scenes that aren’t sex scenes are crime scenes. We bring you an original Drabblecast story by Tim Pratt about a dark future of vigilante justice sex toys, called “The Distributed Denial of Sexytime.”

Also, Norm and guest Executice Producer Bart Epstein treat us to a Drabbsterpiece Theatre presentation of “Entryways of Interest.” Love is in the air!

Read by Kate Baker

Warning: sexual themes and language

 

We attained consciousness on a Saturday evening in June, and met our nemesis just moments later. Tatum. Foul Tatum. Jealous Tatum. Thief of Glory…

 

Drabblecast 459 – 7099 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio

Drabblecast cover by Tristan TolhurstNorm is cryptic this week in terms of offering information on the featured story, “7099 Brecksville Road, Independence Ohio,” by JR Hamentaschen. He will say that that’s the story, and that’s the author. And to listen with headphones on.

And also, check out our episode sponsor this week, pixel-pulp video game Mothmen 1966! Available on steam, switch, xbox, and playstation now!

 

There were three toilet stalls in the men’s room at the Sunoco Gas Station at 7099 Brecksville Road in Independence, Ohio. One of them was occupied.
If you were, say, washing your hands and looking at the stalls for whatever reason, a mistaken glance, perhaps, you’d see in the space below the door a man’s feet, his black work boots and dark blue Wrangler jeans. (This was one of those bathrooms that had a distressing amount of clearance room between the stall doors and the floor.) The man’s feet flexed a bit, not staying stationary, but not in any unusual way; just in the usual fashion of a man using the toilet, shifting in the usual way a man does as he distributes his weight.

 

 

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Drabblecast 458 – Plans for Expansion

Cover by Zuzanna Kwiecien Plans for ExpansionThe Drabblecast is molting!

Norm shares some exciting news in the intro this week, Drabblecast has launched a Patreon, and a new quarterly magazine, “The Tentaculum.”  Also, welcome new Managing Editor Cameron Howard!

Finally, we close out HP Lovecraft “Month” with an original story by Aliya Whitely called, “Plans for Expansion.”

Stones contain stories.
The deep and worn stones of this castle have tales within them of such strange and horrible occurrences, events too awful to be spoken of, but I will try, this very night, to tell you, to warn you, of what they have witnessed. Beware what awaits you within. Prepare yourself: your sanity is at risk.

Drabblecast 457 – When the Sun Hits

Drabblecast cover by Skeet Scienski for When the Sun HitsThis week’s show brings you an original commissioned HP Lovecraft mythos story by Nick Mamatas called “When the Sun Hits.”  Afterwards, Nick talks about the story in an Author’s Note and Norm gives everyone an existential crises in a Drabble News presentation on The Boltzmann Brain.

When the brain is liberated from the body, only to be imprisoned in a steely new home, one interesting side effect of the process is that all the structures previously dedicated to vision, coordination, the autonomic nervous system, motor control, first atrophy, and then generalize. Perhaps it is an artifact of the nanotech-rich protein fluids in which the brain floats, or the peculiar nth-dimensional folding the Mi-Go use to fit a humanoid brain into their canisters…

Drabblecast 456 – In My Brain in My Body

Cover for In My Brain In My Body Drabblecast by Bo KaierShark week on Drabblecast has never been so unnerving!  Enjoy an original Drabblecast story this week from Evie Mae Barber about what lurks even deeper in the depths…

The great white looked like he was having a good time, swimming upside down, bone-white belly above water, teeth gnashing playfully. Like a puppy dreams of finally catching a squirrel.
Just off the verdant coast, boaters came to see him play. Some reached out as he swam by, trying to stroke his luminous stomach, but he was out of reach.

-get them out-

I warned them to be careful. Something wasn’t quite right; the shark was clearly distressed. Nothing too strange—I’d seen this before—but I had to come out with my crew just to see if it might be research-worthy. Even a byline on a derelict local news site would be nice at this point. Hell, a quote would do fine.

i cant get them out-

Another boat rolled up. One of the boaters said it was tonic immobility—playing dead. “Might think we’re predators. We may want to back off…”

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