To get in the Halloween mood, I’ll be brushing off some ghost stories which were first uploaded back in the old (2015 and earlier) format. These were removed from the feed a while ago because of cringe-worthy sound quality. They’re still cringe-worthy for me and Ozzie to listen to, but we’ll get through it
We will be open for punk’d fairy tales 7-14 October, 2020. We want them singularly grim and fractured. No modern settings. Do your worst.
DO NOT SEND variations of the following: Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Wizard of Oz, Pied Piper, Coppelia, or Pinocchio.
Manuscripts that do not appear to be related to some kind of fairy tale will be automatically rejected. We will read previous rejections which were on topic.
Sending a woman to war is most unconventional. Sending a hedgewitch, even more so. Jasmine Arch narrates.
Two misfit kids explore a mysterious market. Nat Titman narrates.
Author Shaun van Rensburg is currently studying creative writing at the University of South Africa. He has a strong interest in the fantastic and feels that monsters are usually misunderstood.
Narrator Nat Titman is an amateur illustrator, singer, songwriter, storyteller, lapsed podcaster, occasional public speaker and full-time IT professional based in Nottingham UK. Their band’s debut album Going through Changes is an eclectic mix of folk and synthpop, inspired by life’s struggles and the fantasy fiction that gets us through them. Find Nat on Twitter at @quarridors or find their creative works at quarridors.com
Music and Soundscapes:
Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina
Waterkeep Night, Desert Bazaar, March of the Faithful by Tabletop Sound
Martini with Dean by Matthew Creid/(Pond5.com)
Our latest steampunk themed issue is now on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle. Cover art by Tracy Whiteside, which perfectly captured the melancholy of the Spring quarantine. You’ll get thirteen stories, each gorgeously illustrated by Martini Discovolante, and featuring an interview with the sassy Gwen Katz. Machines, mayhem, and mannerly magicks await! Buy your copy today!
We’re all going to want a There-It-Is store when it’s time to go back to work. Tabatha Wood narrates.
You may be shut in, but you can still dance! Wilson Fowlie narrates a diesel-era delight.