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Episode 245: One Thing Leads To Your Mother by Desmond Warzel

Episode 245: One Thing Leads To Your Mother by Desmond Warzel

• Narrated by Patrick Bazile • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • First appeared in Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (UFO Publishing, 2013) • Read along with the text of the story. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit...
Episode 244: Terminals by Angela and Joel Enos

Episode 244: Terminals by Angela and Joel Enos

• Narrated by Tatiana Grey • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in NewMyths.com (Issue 35, June 2016) • Read along with the text of the story. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia...
Episode 243: The Tentacles Never Lie by J.W. Alden

Episode 243: The Tentacles Never Lie by J.W. Alden

• Narrated by Megan Leigh • Guest host Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Read along with the text of the story. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit...
Episode 242: Little Wonders 11 - Flash Fiction Contest Finalists

Episode 242: Little Wonders 11 – Flash Fiction Contest Finalists

• Authors: Anica Lewis, Rajiv Moté, KB Sluss • Narrators: Alex Acks, John Chu, Marguerite Kenner • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • All three stories are Cast of Wonders originals! • Read along with Multiple Choice • Read along with Remember the Ifrit • Read along with Not-So-Stock Photos...
Episode 241: Artemis Rising 3 - Mr. Quacky in Space by Amanda Helms

Episode 241: Artemis Rising 3 – Mr. Quacky in Space by Amanda Helms

• Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Guest host Fonda Lee • A Cast of Wonders original! • Learn more about Artemis Rising • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all...
Episode 240: Artemis Rising 3 - Cross The Street by Marie Vibbert

Episode 240: Artemis Rising 3 – Cross The Street by Marie Vibbert

• Narrated by Roberto Suarez • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Guest host Gail Carriger • A Cast of Wonders original! • Learn more about Artemis Rising • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all...
Episode 239: Artemis Rising 3 - Hackers’ Faire by Rati Mehrotra

Episode 239: Artemis Rising 3 – Hackers’ Faire by Rati Mehrotra

• Narrated by Wilson Fowlie • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Guest host Alethea Kontis • A Cast of Wonders original! • Learn more about Artemis Rising • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all...
Episode 238: Artemis Rising 3 - The Absolute Temperature of Outer Space by Sandra M. Odell

Episode 238: Artemis Rising 3 – The Absolute Temperature of Outer Space by Sandra M. Odell

• Narrated by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Guest host Justina Ireland • A Cast of Wonders original! • Learn more about Artemis Rising • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all...
Episode 237: Little Wonders 10 - Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Episode 237: Little Wonders 10 – Flash Fiction Contest Winners

• Authors: Rachael K. Jones, Katherine Inskip, J. Lily Corbie • Narrators: Katherine Inskip, Alasdair Stuart, Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • All three stories are Cast of Wonders originals! • Read along with More Than Machines Will Fall to Rust • Read along with A Coat...
Episode 236: Beats by Brent C. Smith

Episode 236: Beats by Brent C. Smith

• Narrated by Rachael K. Jones • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Read along with the text of the story. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page •...
Episode 235: Isle of the Dancing Dead by Rick Kennett

Episode 235: Isle of the Dancing Dead by Rick Kennett

• Narrated by Barry Haworth • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in The Fifth Book of After Midnight Stories (1991) • Read along with the text of the story. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators,...
Episode 234: Why I'm Asking For An Extension On My Paper by Jennifer Hykes

Episode 234: Why I’m Asking For An Extension On My Paper by Jennifer Hykes

• Narrated by Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come...
Episode 233: Staff Pick 2016 - Saurs by Craig DeLancey

Episode 233: Staff Pick 2016 – Saurs by Craig DeLancey

• Narrated by Marguerite Kenner • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 232: Staff Pick 2016 - Twenty-One by Michael Merriam

Episode 232: Staff Pick 2016 – Twenty-One by Michael Merriam

• Narrated by John Meagher • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Afterburn SF (September 2007) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen...
Episode 231: Staff Pick 2016 - The Four Stewpots by D K Thompson

Episode 231: Staff Pick 2016 – The Four Stewpots by D K Thompson

• Narrated by Tina Connolly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Forthcoming in And Welcome Back, D K Thompson’s first collection. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook...
Episode 230: Staff Pick 2016 - Planar Ghosts by Krystal Claxton

Episode 230: Staff Pick 2016 – Planar Ghosts by Krystal Claxton

• Narrated by Paul Cram • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Writers of the Future (Volume 31) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and...
Episode 229: Staff Pick 2016 - Questing for Princesses by Amanda C. Davis

Episode 229: Staff Pick 2016 – Questing for Princesses by Amanda C. Davis

• Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Originally appeared in Wolves and Witches: A Fairy Tale Collection (2013) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 228: Staff Pick 2016 - Miss Darcy's First Intergalactic Ballet Class by Dantzel Cherry

Episode 228: Staff Pick 2016 – Miss Darcy’s First Intergalactic Ballet Class by Dantzel Cherry

• Narrated by M K Hobson • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge (July/August 2015) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter...
Episode 227: Staff Pick 2016 – Problematic by Brian Hurrel

Episode 227: Staff Pick 2016 – Problematic by Brian Hurrel

• Narrated by Tatiana Grey • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 226: Wished by Amanda Helms

Episode 226: Wished by Amanda Helms

• Narrated by Dave Robison • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 225: Little Wonders 9 - Comfort Food

Episode 225: Little Wonders 9 – Comfort Food

• Authors: D K Thompson and Shane Halbach • Narrators: Tina Connolly and M K Hobson • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • The Four Stewpots is forthcoming in And Welcome Back, D K Thompson’s first collection. • Her Path Lay Forward is a Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss...
Episode 224: Welcome to Willoughby’s by Michael Reid

Episode 224: Welcome to Willoughby’s by Michael Reid

• Narrated by Motti Schleider • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 223: The Oulough by Francesca Forrest

Episode 223: The Oulough by Francesca Forrest

• Narrated by Julia Rios • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 222: The George Business by Roger Zelazny

Episode 222: The George Business by Roger Zelazny

• Narrated by Wilson Fowlie, Phil Lunt and Cheyenne Wright • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Dragons of Light (October 1980) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit...
Episode 221: Dinovember! The Jungle Between by Holly Schofield

Episode 221: Dinovember! The Jungle Between by Holly Schofield

• Narrated by Amy Sturgis • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 220: Dinovember! Raptor Boy by Elise Forier Edie

Episode 220: Dinovember! Raptor Boy by Elise Forier Edie

• Narrated by Alex Hofelich • Guest host Setsu Uzume • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook...
Episode 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure by Rachael K. Jones

Episode 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure by Rachael K. Jones

• Narrated by Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published Writers of the Future Vol 32 • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter...
Episode 218: Dinovember! Saurs by Craig DeLancey

Episode 218: Dinovember! Saurs by Craig DeLancey

• Narrated by Marguerite Kenner • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 217: Boys' Night by Rebecca Birch

Episode 217: Boys’ Night by Rebecca Birch

• Narrated by Dave Thompson • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 216: Banned Books Week – This Story Begins With You by Rachael K. Jones

Episode 216: Banned Books Week – This Story Begins With You by Rachael K. Jones

• Narrated by Jen R. Albert • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above...
Episode 215: Banned Books Week - Problematic by Brian Lawrence Hurrel

Episode 215: Banned Books Week – Problematic by Brian Lawrence Hurrel

• Narrated by Tatiana Grey • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Banned Books Weeks 2016 photograph courtesy of Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page •...
Episode 214: Banned Books Week - The Price of Stories by Shannon Connor Winward

Episode 214: Banned Books Week – The Price of Stories by Shannon Connor Winward

• Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Banned Books Weeks 2016 photograph courtesy of Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page •...
Episode 213: Beneath the Loveliest Tints of Azure by Jeff Samson

Episode 213: Beneath the Loveliest Tints of Azure by Jeff Samson

• Narrated by Elie Hirschman • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Lore Vol. 2 (November 30, 2013) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and...
Episode 212: Selling Home by Tina Connolly

Episode 212: Selling Home by Tina Connolly

• Narrated by Chloe Yates • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally appeared in Bull Spec (Issue 6) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen...
Episode 202: Henkie’s Fiddle by Vonnie Winslow Crist

Episode 202: Henkie’s Fiddle by Vonnie Winslow Crist

• Narrated by Andrew Reid • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Potter’s Field 4 • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above...
Episode 199: Leapling by Nicole Feldringer

Episode 199: Leapling by Nicole Feldringer

• Narrated by Michelle Ristuccia • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 190: Staff Pick 2015 – Home Isn’t by Kelly Sandoval

Episode 190: Staff Pick 2015 – Home Isn’t by Kelly Sandoval

Narrated by Katherine Inskip Audio production by Rikki LaCoste Originally published in Flash Fiction Online. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge our batteries, plan the year ahead, and highlight some of our favourite episodes. As part...
Episode 178: Home Isn’t by Kelly Sandoval

Episode 178: Home Isn’t by Kelly Sandoval

Narrated by Katherine Inskip Audio production by Jeremy Carter Originally published in Flash Fiction Online. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Halloween is here and what better time for a scary story. And much like the sweets and chocolates soon to grace the pumpkin buckets and pillow cases of...
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 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 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 66: The Egg Game by S. R. Algernon

Episode 66: The Egg Game by S. R. Algernon

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 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 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 23: Ruby Hearts by Jodi MacArthur

Episode 23: Ruby Hearts by Jodi MacArthur

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...
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Episode 209: A Real Stand-Up Guy by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd

Episode 209: A Real Stand-Up Guy by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd

• Narrated by Mat Weller • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally appeared in Allasso (Volume 3) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes...
Episode 208: Questing for Princesses by Amanda C. Davis

Episode 208: Questing for Princesses by Amanda C. Davis

• Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Originally appeared in Wolves and Witches: A Fairy Tale Collection (2013) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Amanda...
Episode 207: Millions Times Eight by Jake Walters

Episode 207: Millions Times Eight by Jake Walters

• Phobia Warning: Spiders • Narrated by Jason Arquin • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...
Episode 206: Planar Ghosts (Part Two) by Krystal Claxton

Episode 206: Planar Ghosts (Part Two) by Krystal Claxton

• Narrated by Paul Cram • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Writers of the Future (Volume 31) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...

Closing to Submissions April 15th

Hi everyone, your editor here. Thanks to the HUGE influx of stories we’ve received over the last three months we’ll be closing to submissions on April 15th. In the meantime, polish up your ideas for our Banned Book Week call, dates for which we’ll be announcing soon. As always, thanks for listening!
Episode 205: Planar Ghosts (Part One) by Krystal Claxton

Episode 205: Planar Ghosts (Part One) by Krystal Claxton

• Narrated by Paul Cram • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Writers of the Future (Volume 31) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...
Episode 204: Twenty-One by Michael Merriam

Episode 204: Twenty-One by Michael Merriam

• Narrated by John Meagher • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Afterburn SF (September 2007) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Read...
Episode 203: The Universe Dress by Laura-Marie Steele

Episode 203: The Universe Dress by Laura-Marie Steele

• Narrated by Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Laura-Marie...

Wonder Tales – Not Just Fairies

Hi everyone, your editor Marguerite here. This weekend has been the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. I’ve been following along as various members of my Twitter stream were in attendance. One of the presentations that caught my attention was the history of the term ‘Fairy Tale’ and its use as an umbrella...
Episode 201: Miss Darcy's First Intergalactic Ballet Class by Dantzel Cherry

Episode 201: Miss Darcy’s First Intergalactic Ballet Class by Dantzel Cherry

• Narrated by M K Hobson • Audio production by Rikki LaCoste • Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge (July/August 2015) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here....
Episode 200: Running on Two Legs by Eugie Foster

Episode 200: Running on Two Legs by Eugie Foster

• Narrated by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in The 3rd Alternative, Issue #40 (2004) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...
Episode 198: The Authorized Biography (Part 2) by Michael G. Ryan

Episode 198: The Authorized Biography (Part 2) by Michael G. Ryan

• Narrated by Brian Rollins • Audio production by Rikki La Coste • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter     Listen above or download here....