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 Flash 022 – Animal Attractions   February 14th, 2012

These three vignettes offered here show lyrical visions, different glimpses of the aspects of love. Happy Valentine’s Day.

“Animal Attractions” by Nancy Cook

Read by Peter Katt

Music cues by Infinity Squared

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Two stories about furry friends who help people with their relationships.

“The Dog Made Me Do It” by Sean Silva

Read by Howler

“Moon, June, Raccoon” by Renee Carter Hall

Read by Stoker Bramwell

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Both stories came from the Different Worlds, Different Skins anthology, volume 1, if you liked them, you may be interested in the 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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This week we offer two flash stories with themes on inspiration.

“Missing” by Sean Silva

“Chasing Inspiration” by Will A. Sanborn

Read by Kiefer Skunk

Music cues by Infinity Squared

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