Our Halloween serialized novella continues. It’s a strange world where a magically-reanimated corpse is your ally and a cute and snuggly bunny is an agent for the enemy.

“The Thing in the Toyshop” Chapter Two 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: “re: Your Brains” 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.

Continuing the Halloween season, we bring you the first chapter of a serialized novella, equal parts dramatic horror and dry humor.

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

Read by Peter Katt

Music from the Podsafe Music Network

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

Outro song: “Halloween” by The Coffinshakers

More information on “Alone in the Dark” can found here.

Download or listen to the episode here.

AD Flash 008 – Epitaph   October 9th, 2009

Welcome to the Halloween season, with this tale of love and loss and dark surprises in the graveyard…

“Epitaph” by Jason Gillespie

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Podcast novel.

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Additional music from the Podsafe Music Network.

Sound effects from the FreeSound Project.

Download or listen to the episode here.

Drabblecast Stories   October 8th, 2009

Drabblecast, the podcast of weird fiction for weird listeners has had some stories of interest in recent weeks.

Storm Comes a Callin’ uses a different style of anthropomorphism to personify a force of nature. It’s a nice bit of character drama with some wonderful musical accompaniment with evocative blues songs.

Annabelle’s Alphabet is a wonderfully disturbing piece which starts of innocuous and slowly reveals its dark secrets.

And Nanuq brings another story of the dichotomy between ancient tribal practices coping to exist in a world of modern technology, along with a hunt of an enigmatic polar bear.

AD 010 – Le Roux’s Love Center   October 3rd, 2009

In another tale of were-creatures, we learn how one teenager deals with his transformations.

“Le Roux’s Love Center” by Phil Geusz

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Podcast

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Special music used in the story:
“Hide and Seek” composed by Marty Buttwinick and performed by Julia Nonet’s Woodwind & String Orchestra, available online at the Podsafe Music Network.

Download or listen to the story here.