Our serialized novella concludes with a mix of action and drama. Happy Halloween!

“The Thing in the Toyshop” Chapter Four by Simon Barber

Read by Peter Katt

Music from the Podsafe Music Network

Intro song: “Restless Spirits – Halloween 2” by composer David Beard

Outro song: “Creepy Doll” by Jonathan Coulton

“The Thing in the Toyshop” also appeared in the dramatic horror fiction anthology Alone in the Dark.

Download or listen to the episode here.

AD Flash 009 – Halloween Tricks   October 27th, 2009

Halloween night brings its share of surprises, both tricks and treats.

“Halloween Tricks” by Will A. Sanborn

Read by Belic Bear

Download or listen to episode here.

The next installment of the novella continues, revealing more about the old house and those who lived there.
“The Thing in the Toyshop” Chapter Three by Simon Barber

Read by Peter Katt

Music from the Podsafe Music Network.

Intro song: “Restless Spirits – Halloween 2” by composer David Beard

Outro song: “Halloween Girl” by Ghosts on the Radio

“Mind of a Toy” song lyrics used in this chapter are by Visage

“The Thing in the Toyshop” also appeared in the dramatic horror fiction anthology Alone in the Dark.

Escape Pod – βoyfriend   October 23rd, 2009

Escape Pod’s story βoyfriend is another story featuring artificial lifeforms as characters, this time in the form of virtual dating partner apps for your smart phones. It’s an interesting concept that’s wonderfully drawn and fleshed out with some good character drama. This should strike chords with anyone who remembers being a teenager and/or being one of the quirky ones.

PodCastle – Kissing Frogs   October 18th, 2009

One of the recent stories on PodCastle brings a new twist on a classic fairy tale. Kissing Frogs updates Grimm’s story, not only with a modern setting, but new themes of both romance and self image.