200 years ago, four friends huddled around a fireplace and held a story telling contest to keep the cabin fever at bay. Tonight we have two stories inspired by that cold summer’s night.
Author Dan Micklethwaite is a freelance writer based in the north of England. His most recent short fiction has featured in Unsung Stories, Metaphorosis, and Flame Tree Publishing’s Swords & Steam anthology. His debut novel, The Less than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote, is shortlisted for the Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ Prize 2016.
Narrator Benjamin Spurduto is a history teacher in Tampa, Florida. His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Coven (Purple Sun Press), Bad Neighborhood (Spooky Words Press), and Dystopian Express (Hydra Publications). His first novel, The Walls of Dalgorod, is available from Curiosity Quills Press. For a full list of publications and fiction updates, visit www.benjaminsperduto.com or follow him on Twitter (@bensperduto).
Music: Long Note Four by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Author Liam Hogan is a London based writer, winner of Quantum Shorts 2015 and the Sci-Fest LA’s Roswell Award 2016. He’s been published at DailyScienceFiction, NoSleep Podcast, previously on Gallery of Curiosities, and a dozen anthologies besides. Find out more at: http://happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.uk/
Narrator Byron is a disembodied voice discovered living in a remote hand carved art cave in northern New Mexico. He was transported to the Gallery in a pink nalgene water bottle and currently resides in the Gallery’s attic.
Music provided by the Musopen Project.
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