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Episode 171: Pluto by C. E. Hyun

Episode 171: Pluto by C. E. Hyun

Narrated by M. K. Hobson Audio production by Jeremy Carter Originally published in Lightning Cake, November 2014 Listen above or download here. Show Notes We have a refreshing palate-cleansing flash story this week, Pluto by C E Hyun. C. E’s fiction has appeared in Joyland, failbetter, Lightning Cake, The Good...
Episode 170: Princesses Do Not Breathe Fire by Sarina Dorie

Episode 170: Princesses Do Not Breathe Fire by Sarina Dorie

Narrated and produced by Jeff Hite and family! Originally published in Flagship Magazine, February 2012. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Sarina Dorie is the author of award-winning, YA paranormal romance novel, Silent Moon. Her Puritan and alien love story, Dawn of the Morning Star, is due to come...
Episode 169: Lost Socks by Lisa Montoya

Episode 169: Lost Socks by Lisa Montoya

Narrated by Chloe Yates Audio production by Rikki LaCoste A Cast of Wonders original! Listen above or download here. Show Notes Lisa Montoya is an elementary school teacher in Nebraska who decided to never completely grow up. She has always treasured books and stories, and loves to create her own...
Episode 168: The Tale of the White Tiger by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Episode 168: The Tale of the White Tiger by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Narrated by Tracey Yuen Audio production by Jeremy Carter Originally published in Interstellar Fiction in May 2013. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has...
Episode 167: Setting My Spider Free by Caroline M. Yoachim

Episode 167: Setting My Spider Free by Caroline M. Yoachim

Narrated by Amy Robinson Audio production by Rikki LaCoste Originally published in Electric Velocipede Issue 17/18, Spring 2009. WARNING: The story that follows features spiders front and center. Arachnophobes may want to skip this episode and join us again next week. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Caroline M....
Episode 166: Hard Passage by Holly Schofield

Episode 166: Hard Passage by Holly Schofield

Narrated by John Meagher Originally published by Perihelion SF in 2014. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our story this week is Hard Passage by Holly Schofield. You may remember Holly from episode 124, Old People Rules, last May. Holly Schofield’s stories have appeared in dozens of publications including...
Episode 165: Into The Forever Place by Luke Thomas

Episode 165: Into The Forever Place by Luke Thomas

Narrated by Heather Welliver Originally published in the December 2012 issue of The Devilfish Review. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our story this week is a special re-broadcast of Into the Forever Place by Luke Thomas. This story originally ran in July of last year, but the recording...
Episode 164: Amicae Aeternum by Ellen Klages

Episode 164: Amicae Aeternum by Ellen Klages

Narrated by Rikki LaCoste, Isis LaCoste and Fiona “Princess Scientist” Van Verth Audio production by Rikki LaCoste Forthcoming from Solaris in May 2015 in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 9, and from Tor.com. Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we have a...
Episode 163: Speaking to Skull Kings by Emily B. Cataneo

Episode 163: Speaking to Skull Kings by Emily B. Cataneo

Narrated by Katherine Inskip and Jeremy Carter Audio production by Jeremy Carter Originally published in Betwixt issue 4, Summer 2014 Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our story this week is haunting Speaking to Skull Kings, by Emily B. Cataneo. Emily is a writer of dark literary speculative fiction....
Episode 162: Sister Winter by Jenni Moody

Episode 162: Sister Winter by Jenni Moody

Narrated by Melissa Bugaj Originally appeared in The Colored Lens, Issue 12, Summer 2014 Listen above or download here. Show Notes Jenni Moody is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Her stories have been published in Booth,...
Episode 161: The Rum Cake Runner by Jessi Cole Jackson

Episode 161: The Rum Cake Runner by Jessi Cole Jackson

Narrated by Michelle Ristuccia Warning: This episode contains the single use of a racial slur. Listen to the commentary after the story for a discussion of why the term is present. Listen above or download here. Show Notes The Rum Cake Runner, by Jessi Cole Jackson, was originally published by...
Episode 160: The Haunted Jalopy Races by M. Bennardo

Episode 160: The Haunted Jalopy Races by M. Bennardo

Narrated by Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes M. Bennardo‘s short stories have recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Clarkesworld. He is also co-editor of the Machine of Death series of anthologies. He lives in Kent, Ohio, and you can find out more...
Episode 159: There Are No Marshmallows in Camelot by Christian McKay Heidicker

Episode 159: There Are No Marshmallows in Camelot by Christian McKay Heidicker

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Christian McKay Heidicker’s work has appeared in Spinetinglers, Solarwyrm, and two separate publications called Defenestration, a word that implies throwing something out the window, which Christian hopes doesn’t mean anything about his future. His first book THE KING OF...
Episode 158: This Is Your Problem Right Here by David Steffen

Episode 158: This Is Your Problem Right Here by David Steffen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes David Steffen writes fiction and code. He is the co-founder of the Submission Grinder, and the editor of Diabolical Plots. His fiction has been published in many great venues including EscapePod and Daily Science Fiction. We haven’t featured one...
Episode 157: The Seal King (Part 2) by Jennifer Noelle Welch

Episode 157: The Seal King (Part 2) by Jennifer Noelle Welch

Narrated by Paul Cram Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we bring you the conclusion of Jennifer Noelle Welch’s The Seal King, narrated by Paul Cram. You can find Jen and Paul’s biographies and links to their web pages and Twitter accounts in the introduction to last...
Episode 156: The Seal King (Part 1) by Jennifer Noelle Welch

Episode 156: The Seal King (Part 1) by Jennifer Noelle Welch

Narrated by Paul Cram Listen above or download here. Show Notes Jennifer Noelle Welch grew up in Mystic, Connecticut, and currently writes fantasy and speculative fiction in Portland, Maine. Her stories have appeared in such publications as Aoife’s Kiss (where this story was originally published), Penumbra, and InterGalactic Medicine Show....
Episode 155: Aisha Bets Her Life on Magic by Jarod K. Anderson

Episode 155: Aisha Bets Her Life on Magic by Jarod K. Anderson

Narrated by Julia Rios Listen above or download here. Show Notes Jarod K. Anderson is a fan of comic books, tattoos, pulp detective novels, herpetology, folklore, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, video games, and all things sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Growing up, he wanted to be either a ninja or a maple tree....
Episode 150: Little Wonders 7 - The Season of Goodwill

Episode 150: Little Wonders 7 – The Season of Goodwill

Authors: Emmalia Harrington and Jamie Lackey Narrators: Anne Fortune and Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes You’re listening to Little Wonders, our thematic flash fiction collections. This week we bring you our final episode for 2014, and lucky number 150 – a pair of stories for the...
Episode 149: Bricks and Sunlight by M. K. Hutchins

Episode 149: Bricks and Sunlight by M. K. Hutchins

Narrated by Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Megan Hutchins is the author of the YA fantasy novel Drift. Her short fiction has appeared in IGMS and Daily Science Fiction. She studied archaeology at BYU, giving her the opportunity to compile ancient Maya genealogies, excavate in Belize,...
Episode 148: Shimmer by Amanda Davis

Episode 148: Shimmer by Amanda Davis

Narrated by Lizzie S. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Amanda C. Davis has an engineering degree and a fondness for baking, gardening, and low-budget horror films. Her short fiction has appeared in print and around the web. For a collection of dark fairy-tale retellings, check out Wolves and...
Episode 147: Thirty Minutes for New Hell by Rick Kennett, Part 2

Episode 147: Thirty Minutes for New Hell by Rick Kennett, Part 2

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com. Read Along
Episode 146: Thirty Minutes for New Hell by Rick Kennett, Part 1

Episode 146: Thirty Minutes for New Hell by Rick Kennett, Part 1

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com. Read Along Click here to read the text of the story
Episode 145: Tell Them Of The Sky by A. T. Greenblatt

Episode 145: Tell Them Of The Sky by A. T. Greenblatt

Narrated by Peter Newman Listen above or download here. Show Notes A.T. Greenblatt is a mechanical engineer by day and a writer by night. Fueled by a sheer love of books and a tyrannical imagination, she writes the stories that appear over her morning coffee and won’t leave her alone...
Episode 144: The Middle Rages by Joseph L. Kellogg

Episode 144: The Middle Rages by Joseph L. Kellogg

Narrated by John Cmar Listen above or download here. Show Notes Joseph L. Kellogg is an environmental chemist by day and SF writer by night. He has been published in venues such as Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and has work upcoming in Space...
Episode 143: Dagon by H. P. Lovecraft

Episode 143: Dagon by H. P. Lovecraft

Narrated by Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes For horror fans, the initials HPL bring an instant chill to the spine. The man’s work hardly needs introduction. His Cthulhu mythos and its denizens have appeared in and influenced the entire artistic spectrum, from film and television, to...
Episode 142: Marrow by Mav Skye

Episode 142: Marrow by Mav Skye

Narrated by Barry J. Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week’s installment in our annual horror story collection is Marrow by Mav Skye. Mav believes scarecrows have souls. They are rebels on poles, waiting their time to rise up as one and take over the world. In...
Episode 141: Reading Time and A House in the Forest

Episode 141: Reading Time and A House in the Forest

Authors: Beth Cato and Shawn Bailey Narrators: Dave Thompson and Lizzie Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we bring you another pair of stories about endings, starting with Reading Time by Beth Cato. Beth is the author of The Clockwork Dagger, a steampunk fantasy novel just released...
Episode 140: Of Pumpkin Soup and Other Demons and The Ghost of Grammy Goneril

Episode 140: Of Pumpkin Soup and Other Demons and The Ghost of Grammy Goneril

Authors: Natalia Theodoridou and Austin H. Gilkeson Narrators: Katherine Inskip and Christiana Ellis Listen above or download here. Show Notes It’s October, everyone. That means it’s time for our annual Halloween special. This year we’ve gone for a theme, presenting a collection of horror stories about endings, both figurative and...
Episode 139: Little Wonders 6 - A Little Laughter

Episode 139: Little Wonders 6 – A Little Laughter

Authors: James Vachowski, Charity Tahmaseb and Terry L. Mirll Narrators: John Cmar, Princess Scientist and Dave Robison Listen above or download here. Show Notes You’re listening to Little Wonders, our thematic flash fiction collections. This episode we bring you A Little Laughter. To start things off, we bring you Continue?...
Episode 138: Things We Leave Behind by Alex Shvartsman

Episode 138: Things We Leave Behind by Alex Shvartsman

Narrated by Alex Shvartsman Listen above or download here. Show Notes Welcome, everyone, to our Banned Book Week special. Banned Book Week is an annual event every September that aims to raise awareness about censorship and to celebrate the right to read. Many local libraries and bookshops hold events to...
Episode 137: The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton

Episode 137: The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton

Narrated by A. P. Clarke Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our story this week is The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton. Krystal writes speculative fiction in the sliver of time between raising a four-year old with her unreasonably awesome husband and being a full-time computer technician. She enjoys...
Episode 136: Flotsam by Rebecca Schwarz

Episode 136: Flotsam by Rebecca Schwarz

Narrated by Jeff Hite Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our story this week is Flotsam by Rebecca Schwarz. Rebecca comes to us from Austin Texas where she’s and active member of the Slugtribe Writers’ Group and the Codex Online Writers’ Group. She has attended writers workshops with Paolo...
Episode 135: Flowers For The Dead by Jamie Mason (Part 2)

Episode 135: Flowers For The Dead by Jamie Mason (Part 2)

Narrated by Paul Cram Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we bring you the conclusion of Jamie Mason’s Flowers For the Dead, narrated by Paul Cram. You can find the author’s and narrator’s biographies in the show notes of Episode 134. We dedicate these episodes to the...
Episode 134: Flowers For The Dead by Jamie Mason (Part 1)

Episode 134: Flowers For The Dead by Jamie Mason (Part 1)

Narrated by Paul Cram Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we bring you part one of Flowers For The Dead by Jamie Mason. Jamie is a Canadian sci-fi/fantasy writer whose short fiction has appeared in On Spec, Abyss & Apex, the Canadian Science Fiction Review and been...
Episode 133: A Well-Lit Dungeon by Mark Mills

Episode 133: A Well-Lit Dungeon by Mark Mills

Narrated by Adam Black Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present A Well-Lit Dungeon by Mark Mills. A Cincinnati resident, Mark teaches composition and literature at Northern Kentucky University. He has published work at Tor.com and in Necrotic Tissue, Brain Harvest, Short Story America, Pill Hill...
Episode 132: The Collector by Jameyanne Fuller

Episode 132: The Collector by Jameyanne Fuller

Narrated by Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Collector by Jameyanne Fuller. Jameyanne writes fantasy and historical fiction and is usually buried under at least ten story ideas. She graduated from Kenyon College in May 2014, and in October she will be...
Episode 131: Survivor by Josh Roseman

Episode 131: Survivor by Josh Roseman

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Survivor, by Josh Roseman. Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) lives in Georgia (the state, not the country). His writing has appeared in Asimov’s, EscapePod, the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, StarShipSofa, and this...
Episode 130: The Phobos Monolith by Preston Dennett

Episode 130: The Phobos Monolith by Preston Dennett

Narrated by Heather Amy Robinson Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Phobos Monolith, by Preston Dennett. Preston has worked as a carpet cleaner, fast-food worker, data entry clerk, bookkeeper, landscaper, singer, actor, writer, radio host, television consultant, teacher, UFO researcher, ghost hunter and more....
Episode 128: Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards

Episode 128: Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards

Narrated by Pete Milan Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards. George owns a smartphone repair shop in Tipton, Indiana and says he earns working capital by writing papers for college students. He’s an anarcho-capitalist in the tradition of economist...
Episode 127: Learning the Game by Michael Haynes

Episode 127: Learning the Game by Michael Haynes

Narrated by MK Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our episode this week is Learning the Game by Michael Haynes. Michael lives in Central Ohio where he helps keep IT systems running for a large corporation during the day and puts his characters through the wringer by night....
Episode 126: The Perfect Prom by Kat Otis

Episode 126: The Perfect Prom by Kat Otis

Narrated by Mur Lafferty Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Perfect Prom, by Kat Otis. Kat lives a peripatetic life with a pair of cats who enjoy riding in the car as long as there’s no country music involved. Her fiction has appeared in...
Episode 125: The Clasp by Jarod K. Anderson

Episode 125: The Clasp by Jarod K. Anderson

Narrated by Elie Hirschman Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Clasp, by Jarod K Anderson. Jarod used to teach English at Ohio University. Currently, he works at a foundation that raises money for a wide range of college scholarships. He writes about education by...
Episode 124: Old People Rules by Holly Schofield

Episode 124: Old People Rules by Holly Schofield

Narrated by Melissa Bugaj Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Old People Rules, by Holly Schofield. Holly travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of a prairie farmhouse and her writing cabin on the Canadian west...
Episode 123: Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson

Episode 123: Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson

Narrated by M K Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson. JR grew up in the folded Appalachian hills, where she learned to love Fall, blueberries straight from the bush, and the stream beneath the willows near...
Episode 122: Sundae by Matt Wallace

Episode 122: Sundae by Matt Wallace

Narrated by Kate Baker Listen above or download here. Show Notes A screenwriter, novelist, and the award-winning author of over one hundred short stories, Matt Wallace spent a decade traveling the western hemisphere as a professional wrestler and combat instructor before retiring to write full-time. He now resides in Los...
Episode 121: Little Wonders 5 - Trope Twists

Episode 121: Little Wonders 5 – Trope Twists

Authors: Jessica Holscher, Charity Tahmaseb, Michael Strickland and Alexandra Grunberg Narrators: John Cmar, Chloe Yates, Big Anklevich, and Rish Outfield Listen above or download here. Show Notes This is Little Wonders, our collection episodes featuring flash fiction and poetry centered around a theme. This episode we bring you the conclusion...
Episode 120: Master Madrigal's Mechanical Man by Scott C. Mikula

Episode 120: Master Madrigal’s Mechanical Man by Scott C. Mikula

Read by Marguerite Kenner and Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Scott C. Mikula’s story, Master Madrigal’s Mechanical Man. Scott is a husband, father, software developer, board gamer, swing dancer, and has been told he makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. On his better...
Episode 119: Pictures in Crayon by Elizabeth Shack

Episode 119: Pictures in Crayon by Elizabeth Shack

Read by Tina Connolly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Elizabeth Shack’s story, Pictures in Crayon. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois and has worked as a software copywriter, a newspaper reporter, and a tour guide at a NASA visitor center. Her work has been published in...
Episode 118: Perihelion by Vajra Chandrasekera

Episode 118: Perihelion by Vajra Chandrasekera

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Vajra Chandrasekera’s story, Perihelion. Vajra hails from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Clarkesworld, Apex and Lightspeed, among others. You can find more stories via his website, vajra.me. You may know...
Episode 117: Pignus by Jez Patterson

Episode 117: Pignus by Jez Patterson

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Jez Patterson’s story, Pignus. Jez is a British teacher and writer, currently based in Madrid. You can find out more about Jez and her work at jezpatterson.wordpress.com. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov,...
Episode 116: The Feathered Cloak by Edward Ahern

Episode 116: The Feathered Cloak by Edward Ahern

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Edward Ahern’s story, The Feathered Cloak. Ed resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after 46 years they are both out of warranty....
Episode 115: Bad Poets Society by James Aquilone

Episode 115: Bad Poets Society by James Aquilone

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present James Aquilone’s story, Bad Poets Society. James is a writer and editor from Staten Island, New York. He has short stories coming out soon in Weird Tales Magazine and Third Flatiron’s Spring 2014 anthology. He is...
Episode 114: Staff Pick 2013 - Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett

Episode 114: Staff Pick 2013 – Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett

Read by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today, we present Now Cydonia, the story that won us a 2013 Parsec award, a fact of which we’re immensely proud. Now Cydonia ran as Episode 71 back in March of last year. One reason I’m personally so proud...
Episode 113: Staff Pick 2013 - The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason

Episode 113: Staff Pick 2013 – The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Graeme’s staff pick for 2013 is The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason. I guess the staff pick is meant to be from 2013 but I couldn’t resist looking over our whole back-catalogue. From the time this idea was floated,...
Episode 112: Kulturkampf by Anatoly Belilovsky (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 112: Kulturkampf by Anatoly Belilovsky (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by Hans Fenstermacher Listen above or download here. Show Notes Barry’s staff pick is the story of war by music, “Kulturkampf”. I had tremendous fun working with Anatoly on picking the appropriate music for this story. It’s a very clever and entertaining steam-punkish tale of battling classical composers. And...
Episode 111: The Giant Who Dreamed of Summer by Jess Hyslop (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 111: The Giant Who Dreamed of Summer by Jess Hyslop (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by M K Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes As our longtime listeners know, Cast of Wonders takes the month of January off each year, so we can recharge our batteries, and get out in front of the next year’s production schedule. And this year is no...
Episode 76: Dragonomics by Lance Schonberg

Episode 76: Dragonomics by Lance Schonberg

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Lance Shonberg’s story, Dragonomics. Learning from his children how to follow his dreams again, Lance has long since allowed his writing to tip over the border into obsession, and typically has too many writing projects in...
Episode 75: The Field Trip by Alex Shvartsman

Episode 75: The Field Trip by Alex Shvartsman

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Alex Shvartsman’s story, The Field Trip. Alex is a writer and game designer whose short stories appeared or are forthcoming at Nature, IGMS, Galaxy’s Edge, and many other ‘zines and anthologies. His adventures so far have...
Episode 74: Gods of Stone by Jeff Samson

Episode 74: Gods of Stone by Jeff Samson

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Jeff Samson’s story, Gods of Stone. Jeff makes a living as a copywriter with an ad agency in NYC. He brews Irish stout when he’s not writing science fiction, and often drinks it when he is....
Episode 73: Mr Nine and the Gentleman Ghost by Aidan Doyl

Episode 73: Mr Nine and the Gentleman Ghost by Aidan Doyl

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Aidan Doyle’s story, Mr. Nine and the Gentleman Ghost, which was originally published on the Weird Tales web site. Aidan’s been with before; he wrote Episode 31, Inksucker. Aidan is an Australian writer and computer programmer...
Episode 72: The Dun Horse by Edward Ahern

Episode 72: The Dun Horse by Edward Ahern

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after 45 years they are both out of warranty. Ed dissipates his free time fly fishing, shooting...
Episode 71: Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett

Episode 71: Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Rick Kennett works in the transport industry in Melbourne, Australia as possibly the longest serving motorcycle courier in the world, now pushing 33 years on the road. He’s been writing SF and ghost stories for about the same period...
Episode 70: A Song for the Season by Eliza Hirsch

Episode 70: A Song for the Season by Eliza Hirsch

Narrated by Kate Baker Listen above or download here. Show Notes Eliza Hirsch is an amateur writer of both adult and YA horror, science fiction and fantasy. When she’s not writing, she’s reading. When not doing either of those, she’s spending time with her wonderful husband, wishing she had a...
Episode 69: Cosmetic Procedures by Desmond Warzel

Episode 69: Cosmetic Procedures by Desmond Warzel

Narrated by Rish Outfield Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Cosmetic Procedures by Desmond Warzel. We’ve featured stories by Desmond before in Episode 15, Same Day Delivery and Episodes 34 & 35, The Most Precious of Treasures, and we’re very happy to welcome him back. You...
Episode 68: Mercurial Skin by Raechel Henderson

Episode 68: Mercurial Skin by Raechel Henderson

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Mercurial Skin by Raechel Henderson. Raechel once worked in a bookstore that bears a striking resemblance to the one in the story, although the books never whispered to her. She has since traded selling used paperbacks...
Episode 66: The Egg Game by Sean Green

Episode 66: The Egg Game by Sean Green

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes We begin the Cast of Wonders year with The Egg Game by S. R. Algernon. S. R. Algernon has been an avid reader of science fiction for many years. He studied fiction writing in North Carolina, U.S.A., and currently...
Episode 65: The Great Game, Part 7 – The Mustard Wyrm by James Vachowski

Episode 65: The Great Game, Part 7 – The Mustard Wyrm by James Vachowski

Narrated by Barry J. Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes The Mustard Wyrm is final installment of a series of stories called The Great Game by James Vachowski and narrated by Barry J Northern. To find other episodes in the series search for the tag The Great Game....
Episode 64: The Gloaming, Part 2 by M. E. Garber

Episode 64: The Gloaming, Part 2 by M. E. Garber

Narrated by Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of The Gloaming by M E Garber. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 63: The Gloaming, Part 1 by M. E. Garber

Episode 63: The Gloaming, Part 1 by M. E. Garber

Narrated by Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of The Gloaming by M E Garber, who grew up reading about hobbits, elves and dragons, so it’s no wonder that she enjoys writing strange things. She lives in Ohio (in the US) with...
Episode 62: The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab by Yei Theodora Ozaki

Episode 62: The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab by Yei Theodora Ozaki

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab from a book called Japanese Fairy Tales (published 1908) compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Born in 1871, she translated Japanese short stories and fairy tales. They are thought...
Episode 61: The Great Game, Part 6 – When Stars Fall by James Vachowski

Episode 61: The Great Game, Part 6 – When Stars Fall by James Vachowski

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes When Stars Fall is part 6 of a series of stories called The Great Game by James Vachowski and narrated by Barry J Northern. To find other episodes in the series search for the tag The Great Game. Theme...
Episode 60: The Swineherd by Hans Christian Andersen

Episode 60: The Swineherd by Hans Christian Andersen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Swineherd by Hans Christian Andersen. Born in 1805 — yes, that’s over two centuries ago — Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author noted for his children’s stories. You may know some of his most...
Episode 59: Once There Was A Hero… by Jenny Moore

Episode 59: Once There Was A Hero… by Jenny Moore

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner and Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Once There Was A Hero… by Jenny Moore. Jenny grew up on a small ranch in Eastern Oregon and decided to be a writer when she was eight. Fifteen years later, her first...
Episode 58: The Great Game, Part 5 – The Dark Continent by James Vachowski

Episode 58: The Great Game, Part 5 – The Dark Continent by James Vachowski

Narrated by Barry J. Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes The Dark Continent is part 5 of a series of stories called The Great Game by James Vachowski and narrated by Barry J Northern. To find other episodes in the series search for the tag The Great Game....
Episode 57: Empty Pockets, Part 2 by James Isaac

Episode 57: Empty Pockets, Part 2 by James Isaac

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of Empty Pockets by James Isaac. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 56: Empty Pockets, Part 1 by James Isaac

Episode 56: Empty Pockets, Part 1 by James Isaac

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of Empty Pockets by James Isaac. James has three stories (non-YA) placed in three different anthologies that should be out before the year’s end: Anabiosis, editors John G. Hartness & Emily Leverett, The Big...
Episode 55: Flash Collection II by Bethany Powell and David Steffen

Episode 55: Flash Collection II by Bethany Powell and David Steffen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our first story is Color Contacts by Bethany Powell. Bethany didn’t really know people wore contacts until one day in middle school, when one of her classmates ran out of homeroom because one of his flipped. The fascinating trickery...
Episode 54: The Great Game, Part 4 – In The Bowels of the Sick Man by James Vachowski

Episode 54: The Great Game, Part 4 – In The Bowels of the Sick Man by James Vachowski

Narrated by Barry J. Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes In The Bowels of the Sick Man is part 4 of a series of stories called The Great Game by James Vachowski and narrated by Barry J Northern. To find other episodes in the series search for the...
Episode 53: The Cruel Sister by James Breyfogle

Episode 53: The Cruel Sister by James Breyfogle

Narrated by Tina Connolly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Cruel Sister by James Breyfogle. James writes fantasy and Science Fiction from his home in Pennsylvania. Your narrator is the fabulous Tina Connolly! Tina lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and young son, in...
Episode 52: Retention by Jason Heitkamper

Episode 52: Retention by Jason Heitkamper

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Retention by Jason Heitkamper. Jason is a student writer attending St. Petersburg College where he have participates in creative and film writing classes in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature. This is Jason’s first...
Episode 51: Off Button by Shannon M. Wendt

Episode 51: Off Button by Shannon M. Wendt

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Off Button by Shannon M Wendt. Shannon has had recent writing credits in The Washington Pastime, Cygnus, and Nine, among others. When she isn’t working at one of her two day jobs, Shannon spends her time...
Episode 50: The Great Game, Part 3 – The Empty Quarter by James Vachowski

Episode 50: The Great Game, Part 3 – The Empty Quarter by James Vachowski

Narrated by Barry J. Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes Tags: The Empty Quarter is part 3 of a series of stories called The Great Game by James Vachowski and narrated by Barry J Northern. To find other episodes in the series search for the tag The Great...
Episode 49: Miranda and the Butterfly by Abigail Hilton

Episode 49: Miranda and the Butterfly by Abigail Hilton

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Miranda and the Butterfly by Abigail Hilton. We’re very pleased to feature Abigail again; welcome back! You may remember that she started us off in Episode 1 with A Suitable Pet. Abigail is a nurse anesthetist...
Episode 48: The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason

Episode 48: The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason. Jamie is a Canadian sci-fi/fantasy short-story author and novelist whose works are characterized by absurdist themes and an exaggeratedly fatalistic world view. His stories have been featured in On Spec,...
Episode 47: I Kill Monsters by Nathaniel Lee

Episode 47: I Kill Monsters by Nathaniel Lee

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present I Kill Monsters by Nathaniel Lee. You may remember Nathaniel from Episodes 3, 4 and 5, Tir Na Nog. Nathaniel lives in North Carolina with his wife, child, and obligatory cats. He puts words in order,...
Episode 46: The Great Game, Part 2 – The Great Game by James Vachowski

Episode 46: The Great Game, Part 2 – The Great Game by James Vachowski

Narrated by Barry J. Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes The Great Game is part 2 of a series of stories called The Great Game by James Vachowski and narrated by Barry J Northern. To find other episodes in the series search for the tag The Great Game....
Episode 45: Finding the Blue Door by L. Lambert Lawson

Episode 45: Finding the Blue Door by L. Lambert Lawson

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Finding the Blue Door by L. Lambert Lawson. L. Lambert Lawson writes from his library in Southern California. From 2005-2007, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine. He is the publisher of Kazka Press,...
Episode 44: Lizzy Viscera and the Quest for the Perfect Sandwich by Spencer Koelle

Episode 44: Lizzy Viscera and the Quest for the Perfect Sandwich by Spencer Koelle

Narrated by Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Lizzy Viscera and the Quest for the Perfect Sandwich by Spencer Koelle. Spencer tell us, “This is the first story I wrote at Susquehanna University. I’d transferred into the college as a creative writing major, and...
Episode 43: The Great Game, Part 1 – Khyber by James Vachowski

Episode 43: The Great Game, Part 1 – Khyber by James Vachowski

Narrated by Barry J. Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes Tags: Cast of Wonders; Fantasy; Young Adult fiction; James Vachowski; Barry J Northern; The Great Game Khyber is part of a series of stories called The Great Game. There’s seven in the series and we’ll be running all...
Episode 42: Campfire Story by Mark Brandon Allen

Episode 42: Campfire Story by Mark Brandon Allen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Campfire Story by Mark Brandon Allen. Mark began writing Science Fiction and Fantasy purely for the amusement of his friends, children and grandchildren. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana where a vicious three pound Yorkshire terrier holds...
Episode 41: The Living Earth by Jake Walters

Episode 41: The Living Earth by Jake Walters

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Living Earth by Jake Walters. Jake has been published in several journals. He has recently returned to the United States after working for three and a half years in Romania, a place where the Earth,...
Episode 40: The Morandini Genie by Michael Haynes

Episode 40: The Morandini Genie by Michael Haynes

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Morandini Genie by Michael Haynes. Michael lives in the United States with his wife and children. Besides his interest in fiction he enjoys movies, watching hockey games, and cooking. You can find out more about...
Episode 39: Living Clay by Lucy Oliver

Episode 39: Living Clay by Lucy Oliver

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Living Clay by Lucy Oliver. Lucy has had short stories published in Take a Break, Fiction Feast, and Stories for Children magazines. She also has work in numerous anthologies and won the Stylist magazine Microfiction competition....
Episode 38: In The Cemetery of Frozen Ships (Part 2) by Suzanne van Rooyen

Episode 38: In The Cemetery of Frozen Ships (Part 2) by Suzanne van Rooyen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of In The Cemetery of Frozen Ships by Suzanne van Rooyen. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 37: In The Cemetery of Frozen Ships (Part 1) by Suzanne van Rooyen

Episode 37: In The Cemetery of Frozen Ships (Part 1) by Suzanne van Rooyen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of In The Cemetery of Frozen Ships by Suzanne van Rooyen. Suzanne is a freelance writer and author from South Africa, currently living in Finland. She is the author of the cyberpunk novel Dragon’s...
Episode 36: The Next Joe Jones by Russ Colson

Episode 36: The Next Joe Jones by Russ Colson

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Next Joe Jones by Russ Colson. He lives with his wife, Mary, on a farmstead in northern Minnesota, far enough from city lights to see the Milky Way and the aurora borealis. He teaches planetary...
Episode 35: The Most Precious of Treasures (Part 2) by Desmond Warzel

Episode 35: The Most Precious of Treasures (Part 2) by Desmond Warzel

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of The Most Precious of Treasures by Desmond Warzel. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 34: The Most Precious of Treasures (Part 1) by Desmond Warzel

Episode 34: The Most Precious of Treasures (Part 1) by Desmond Warzel

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Most Precious Of Treasures by Desmond Warzel. You may remember Desmond from Episode 15 Same-Day Delivery. The Most Precious Of Treasures first appeared in issue #5 of Shelter Of Daylight. Desmond lives in northwestern Pennsylvania,...
Episode 33: A Clean Sweep Of It by Thomas Canfield

Episode 33: A Clean Sweep Of It by Thomas Canfield

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present A Clean Sweep Of It by Thomas Canfield. Canfield’s phobias run to lawyers, politicians and oil company executives. He likes dogs and beer. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 32: Flash Collection I by Rose Blackthorn

Episode 32: Flash Collection I by Rose Blackthorn

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop and Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present a series of flash fiction stories by Rose Blackthorn. Rose lives in the high mountain desert of Eastern Utah with her boyfriend. She also has a two-year old Australian Shepherd nicknamed Boo, and...
Episode 31: Inksucker by Aidan Doyle

Episode 31: Inksucker by Aidan Doyle

Narrated by Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Inksucker by Aidan Doyle. Aidan is an Australian writer and computer programmer who loves travelling and has visited more than 70 countries. His experiences include teaching English in Japan, interviewing ninjas in Bolivia and going ten-pin...
Episode 30: Karlsson by Anatoly Belilovsky

Episode 30: Karlsson by Anatoly Belilovsky

Narrated by Eric Wagoner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Karlsson by Anatoly Belilovsky whom you may remember from Episode 24, Kulturkampf. He came from the Ukraine to the US in 1976, learned English from watching Star Trek reruns, and is now a paediatrician in Brooklyn,...
Episode 29: Eggs Under Moon by Elizabeth Barette

Episode 29: Eggs Under Moon by Elizabeth Barette

Narrated by Barry J Northern, Rish Outfield and Mae Zarris-Heaney Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Eggs Under Moon by Elizabeth Barette. Elizabeth lives in Illinois with her partner, Doug. An avid wordsmith, she works as a writer and editor, doing poetry, articles, essays, reviews, interviews,...
Episode 28: Jack In The Box by R. B. Harkess

Episode 28: Jack In The Box by R. B. Harkess

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today, we present Jack In The Box by R B Harkess. Born in Bristol, he now lives just outside London. He studied a mad mixture of subjects at the Open University which had nothing to do with my career...
Episode 27: My Boogie Man by Harley May

Episode 27: My Boogie Man by Harley May

Narrated by Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today, we present My Boogie Man by Harley May. You can find our more about Harley at her blog, where she says “I am a writer and reader of many things. I blog about everything: writing, books, movies, music,...
Episode 26: Fearing The Invasion (Part 2) by Eric Del Carlo

Episode 26: Fearing The Invasion (Part 2) by Eric Del Carlo

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of Fearing The Invasion by Eric Del Carlo. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 25: Fearing The Invasion (Part 1) by Eric Del Carlo

Episode 25: Fearing The Invasion (Part 1) by Eric Del Carlo

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Fearing The Invasion by Eric Del Carlo. Eric, who lives in California, has been writing since his early twenties. He knew the late Robert Aspirin well and collaborated with him on two novels. His work has...
Episode 24: Kulturkampf by Anatoly Belilovsky

Episode 24: Kulturkampf by Anatoly Belilovsky

Narrated by Hans Fenstermacher Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we’ve something a little out of the ordinary for you: Kulturkampf, a story of music, warfare and battling composers. It was first published in the Immersion Book of Steampunk from Immersion Press, UK, in 2011. The author is...
Episode 23: Ruby Hearts by Jodi MacArthu

Episode 23: Ruby Hearts by Jodi MacArthu

Narrated by Barry J Northern Listen above or download here. Show Notes We’re off to a great start with today’s presentation, Ruby Hearts by Jodi MacArthur. Jodi MacArthur loved to troll the forests with her brother for salamanders, fossils, and buried treasure. Mostly, they just got wet and jumped out...
Episode 22: Rust by Brian Griggs

Episode 22: Rust by Brian Griggs

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Rust by Brian Griggs. He’s taught junior high for ten years, five as an English teacher and five as a teacher-librarian. Of this story, he says, “I had a great chemistry teacher when I was in...
Episode 21: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (Part 2) by Guy Stewart

Episode 21: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (Part 2) by Guy Stewart

Episode 21: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (Part 2) by Guy Stewart Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Guy Stewart. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 20: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (Part 1) by Guy Stewart

Episode 20: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (Part 1) by Guy Stewart

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Guy Stewart. Guy is a writer and science teacher who’s been writing since he was 13. His main writing focus is science fiction and writing for children. His...
Episode 19: Cockatrice Girl Meets Statue Boy (Part 2) by Willow Fagan

Episode 19: Cockatrice Girl Meets Statue Boy (Part 2) by Willow Fagan

Episode 19: Cockatrice Girl Meets Statue Boy (Part 2) by Willow Fagan Narrated by Marguerite Kenner and Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of Cockatrice Girl Meets Statue Boy by Willow Fagan. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available...
Episode 18: Cockatrice Girl Meets Statue Boy (Part 1) by Willow Fagan

Episode 18: Cockatrice Girl Meets Statue Boy (Part 1) by Willow Fagan

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner and Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of Cockatrice Girl Meets Statue Boy by Willow Fagan. Willow lives in Portland, Oregon. They’re genderqueer, which for them means that they feel more like a pirate princess than like a...
Episode 17: Saved (Part 2) by Arin Greenwood

Episode 17: Saved (Part 2) by Arin Greenwood

Episode 17: Saved (Part 2) by Arin Greenwood Narrated by Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of Saved by Arin Greenwood, read by Alasdair Stuart. We gave Arin’s bio last episode but, at that time, I implied Arin is a boy. And...
Episode 16: Saved (Part 1) by Arin Greenwood

Episode 16: Saved (Part 1) by Arin Greenwood

Narrated by Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of Saved by Arin Greenwood. Arin is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Washington, studying chemical engineering with a focus in nanotechnology. Apart from writing and reading, he is a dedicated musician, and...
Episode 15: Same-Day Delivery by Desmond Warzel

Episode 15: Same-Day Delivery by Desmond Warzel

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Now, last week, I professed ignorance of U.S geography, then went straight on to prove it by locating Virginia on the west coast! It is, in fact on the east coast. My humble apologies to all Virginians for shifting...
Episode 14: Bad Kitty by Jason Dextradeur

Episode 14: Bad Kitty by Jason Dextradeur

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner and Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Bad Kitty by Jason Dextraduer. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If, like me, you know little about the US, Virginia Beach is the largest city in the state of Virginia; Virginia is...
Episode 13: The Name-Day by Saki

Episode 13: The Name-Day by Saki

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today I wanted to present The Loot of Bombasharna by Lord Dunsany. However, I didn’t check the copyrights well enough. Lord Dunsany’s works are only in the Public Domain in the US, and certainly not in the UK and...
Episode 12: To Be True (Part 2)	by Jess Hyslop

Episode 12: To Be True (Part 2) by Jess Hyslop

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of To Be True by Jess Hyslop. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 11: To Be True (Part 1)	by Jess Hyslop

Episode 11: To Be True (Part 1) by Jess Hyslop

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of To Be True by Jess Hyslop. Jess lives in London has recently been ejected from the cosy realm of academia into the perils of ‘the real world’, where she is trying to survive...
Episode 10: Mrs. Jai by Wendy Bradley

Episode 10: Mrs. Jai by Wendy Bradley

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop, Marguerite Kenner and Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Mrs. Jai by Wendy Bradley. Wendy was the TV critic for Interzone magazine for a time. She edited and published Farthing magazine, described by Ursula le Guin as “cooler than Asimov’s.”...
Episode 9: Alienation (Part 2) by Katherine Sparrow

Episode 9: Alienation (Part 2) by Katherine Sparrow

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of Alienation by Katherine Sparrow. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 8: Alienation (Part 1) by Katherine Sparrow

Episode 8: Alienation (Part 1) by Katherine Sparrow

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 1 of Alienation by Katherine Sparrow. Katherine lives with her partner in Santa Cruz which she says “is a bit too sunny and mellow for her over-caffeinated Seattle soul.” She’s a graduate of the Clarion...
Episode 7: Damnation by Chris Stamp

Episode 7: Damnation by Chris Stamp

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Damnation by Chris Stamp. Chris is an interesting guy, he’s had some pretty cool jobs. Right now his company Oakleaf Web Design offers a full range of web design services but he’s also been a game...
Episode 6: A Proof of Unicorns by Elizabeth Creith

Episode 6: A Proof of Unicorns by Elizabeth Creith

Narrated by Dani Daly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present A Proof of Unicorns by Elizabeth Creith. She is an award-winning writer living and working in rural Northern Ontario with her husband, dog and cat. SHe’s been published since around 1990 and her work has appeared...
Episode 5: Tír na nÓg (Part 3) by Nathaniel Lee

Episode 5: Tír na nÓg (Part 3) by Nathaniel Lee

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 3 of Tir Na Nog by Nathaniel Lee. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 4: Tír na nÓg (Part 2) by Nathaniel Lee

Episode 4: Tír na nÓg (Part 2) by Nathaniel Lee

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Part 2 of Tir Na Nog by Nathaniel Lee. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.
Episode 3: Tír na nÓg (Part 1) by Nathaniel Lee

Episode 3: Tír na nÓg (Part 1) by Nathaniel Lee

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Tir Na Nog by Nathaniel Lee. Nathaniel is 29 years old and lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and obligatory cats. His fiction has appeared in Podcastle, Pseudopod, Abyss & Apex, and Daily Science Fiction....
Episode 2: The Unicorn Tree by Alethea Kontis

Episode 2: The Unicorn Tree by Alethea Kontis

Narrated by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present The Unicorn Tree by Alethea Kontis. Alethea is an author and editor who lives in Ashburn, Virginia. She is the author of AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First, described as “an alphabet book with attitude”, and...
Episode 1: A Suitable Pet by Abigail Hilton

Episode 1: A Suitable Pet by Abigail Hilton

Narrated by Summer Brooks Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present A Suitable Pet by Abigail Hilton. Abigail is a nurse anesthetist and writer who lives in Florida. Her works are primarily set in the world of Panamindorah and are available as free audio downloads or as...
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