Cecil Pondsmythe is a platypus screenwriter, trying to land his first sale. When he gets a once in a lifetime opportunity, can he make it in Hollywood without selling out?

Note, the story is rated Mature/PG-13for some mentions of non-explicit sex, though everything happens off-camera.

Cecil Pondsmythe: Platypus Boy-Toy of Hollywood by Murphy Z

Read by Christopher Williams

Music cues by Infinity Squared

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AD 046 – Bones   October 23rd, 2012

Bad bones need to stay buried…

“Bones” by Searska Grey Raven

Read by Peter Katt

Music cues by Infinity Squared

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In August, Drabblecast, the weird-fiction podcast had their annual H. P. Lovecraft month. One of the stories they ran was Maybe the Stars  by  Samantha Henderson which was a neat take on the mythos, casting the Deep Ones in a sympathetic light.

And for fans of science-fiction, even though it didn’t contain any anthro characters, “The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward” (part one and part two)  by  Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette was a very entertaining and engaging story. It’s the third tale set in the shared world by the writing duo, which borrows elements of both Lovecraft and Alice in Wonderland.

AD Flash 027 – Blackout   August 13th, 2012

Stripping off, Jessy Salem examined her fur-covered body in the mirror for the millionth time. She liked to think that she was getting used to it. She told herself she was getting used to it. Still, the chore of bathing always put her in a foul mood.

“Blackout” by Evan Marshall

Read by Christopher Williams

Music cues by Infinity Squared

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Evan “Morse” Marshall is a student of electrical engineering by day and generally asleep by night. When he is not overwhelmed by academic life he enjoys swimming, sailing, or backpacking in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

He is not very good at piano, but enjoys pretending with a local music group on weekends. He collects slide rules as well as hobbies. Evan is, ironically, not very fond of shellfish.

“Blackout” is a snapshot in the months following Jessy Salem’s transformation. It is the first story in a shared universe where were-animalism is common, but has only recently reached some level of acceptance. The world was created to explore some of the more humorous, mildly annoying aspects of being stuck with fur, fangs, and a tail.

 

AD 041 – Ohio   February 6th, 2012

Nothing compares to a river… Lamb’s story is a lyrical tale of life and loss and finding your way in the world amidst family tragedy and the journey of adolescence.

Lamb notes that this story is dedicated to Eldyran, who probably didn’t know what he did for me in my bizarre time of need. Thank you, coyote.

“Ohio” by Lamb

Read by Stoker Bramwell

Music cues by Infinity Squared

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