The second part of the story jumps into the action and delivers a nice emotional plot. Holly decides to do what is right and try and give Caitlin a happy Christmas, but does she really want to go against Santa’s wishes and is she up to the task ahead of her?

“Holly’s Jolly Christmas” part 2 by Renee Carter Hall

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Podcast novel

Intro musical cues by Infinity Squared

Story music provided from the Podsafe Music Network

“Dream of a Princess” by Yuzzy
“Welcome Home” by Doug Astrop
“Awakening” by Ax
“Joy Bounce” by Charlie Crowe
“Love” by Brian Turner

Outro music is Auld Lang Syne by Ghostwalker

Sound effects from the FreeSound Project

Download or listen to the episode here.

Holly the reindeer has always wanted to be part of the team pulling Santa’s sleigh, but the same eight bucks are chosen every year. Is it possible she might get a chance at it this Christmas?

“Holly’s Jolly Christmas” part 1 by Renee Carter Hall

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Podcast novel.

Intro Music by Infinity Squared.

Additional story music from the Podsafe Music Network:

“The First Light” by Anthony Burbidge
“Finlandiabe Still My Soul” by Brian Turner
“The Moment is Now” by Antiqcool

Sound effects from the FreeSound Project.

Download or listen to the episode here.

AD Flash 010 – Special Delivery   December 21st, 2009

Happy Solstice! Christmas is just around the corner, so to get the yuletide mood going, we bring you a fun tale of a holiday mix-up.

“Special Delivery” by Renee Carter Hall

Read by Stoker Bramwell

The Reluctant Reindeer, Redux   December 20th, 2009

We have a couple of Christmas stories planned for the podcast, but to get the holiday mood started, here’s a link from a Christmas story last year. It’s also the episode which kicked off the podcast.

AD 000 – The Reluctant Reindeer

Different Worlds, Different Skins   December 20th, 2009

different_skins_cover_webDifferent Worlds, Different Skins
Humanity’s Encounters with Other Races

Print Book, $17.95, available from Amazon and Lulu.

Download a sample of the book here.

What if humanity shared Earth with other sentient species? What would first contact with an alien race be like? What wonders or horrors could be wrought by our experiments to create new life-forms, both biologic and mechanical?

This anthology is rated general interest. There are a few stories which cover concepts of romantic love and sex, violence and death, however nothing explicit is shown “on screen.” The ratings of the stories range from G to PG-13.

This anthology examines these ideas, showing humanity’s interaction with the Other, in the form of anthropomorphic animals. The stories cover diverse genres, from science fiction and fantasy, to historical fiction and contemporary fables, exploring themes of race and culture and the endless possibilities of the human condition.

Featuring Stories by Michael Bard, Austen Crowder, Bernard Doove, Seth Drake, William Eakins, Lanny Fields, Phil Geusz, Jason Gillespie, Chris Goodwin, Searska Grey Raven, Renee Carter Hall, Stefan Kaiser, James R. Lane, Alan Loewen, Paul Lucas, Eric Luhman, Brian Miller, Ken Pick, J. Scott Rogers, Will A. Sanborn, Kris Schnee, Sean Silva, Tim Susman and Wookie.

Cover artwork by Sara “Caribou” Palmer.