We continue our offerings for October with another spooky story. This work of speculative fiction by Kevin Frane would be right at home on “The Twilight Zone.” It’s a two-parter with a nice slow build-up and burn.

“The Stars are Wrong” (part one) by Kevin Frane

Read by Peter Katt

Music cues by Infinity Squared

“The Stars are Wrong” appeared in the fiction anthology Alone in the Dark. If you liked this story, you may be interested in that book.

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Now that we’re halfway through October, we have another Halloween story. This is the second of Simon Barber’s H. P. Lushcraft tales to have appeared here, which are loving comedic homages to the milieu of H. P. Lovecraft. The story mixes wry dark humor with horror elements, as well as some romance this time.

“The Cuteness That Came to Asgarth” by Simon Barber

Read by Peter Katt

Music cues by Infinity Squared

“The Cuteness That Came to Asgarth” appeared in the fiction anthology Alone in the Dark. If you liked this story, you may be interested in that book.

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Kicking off October, we bring you this tale of wartime drama and speculative fiction.

“God Keep You Tommy” by Seth Drake

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Podcast Novel

Music cues by Infinity Squared

“God Keep You Tommy” appeared in the fiction anthology Alone in the Dark. If you liked this story, you may be interested in that book.

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Catching up on back issues of the Drabblecast, a weekly podcast of weird fiction, I found this belated Halloween treat. The Great Old Pumpkin is a fun story which manages to blend the Cthulu mythos with the familiar world of Peanuts holiday specials. It was a nice bit of clever humor which was a lot of fun to listen to.

AD 015 – Witch’s Promise   November 10th, 2009

Lend me your ear while I call you a fool
You were kissed by a witch one night in the wood
And later insisted your feelings were true
— Jethro Tull, “Witch’s Promise

An additional Halloween treat, better late than never, recorded at a podcast panel last month at Fur Fright .

“Witch’s Promise” by Will A. Sanborn

Read by Peter Katt

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