Gallery of Curiosities



Monday Feb 12, 2018

I almost called this one "Tainted Love Double Feature." Do enjoy.
Author Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son.  She’s known for her Edda-Earth novels, Rhysling-nominated poetry, and increasing number of short-story publications. For more about her work, please see
Narrator Richard Elen is a recording engineer, writer, and designer based in Cambridge, England. He is Technical Director of internet radio station Radio Riel, and co-host/editor of Designing Worlds, a weekly online TV show about design and designers in virtual environments. He also creates marketing materials for clients in the consumer and professional audio fields.
Author Susan Taitel grew up in Chicago. She now lives in Minnesota. She has not yet resigned herself to the winters but has been known to say "oh yeah, you betcha" unironically. Susan is a Viable Paradise graduate and has been published by She blogs at the imaginatively named
Narrator Gabrielle Riel is the General Director of Radio Riel (, an Internet radio station with seven audio streams that has been bringing music and audio dramas to audiophiles, bibliophiles, history-lovers, Jazz babies, Classical music enthusiasts, Steampunks and other assorted geeks since June 2007. You can hear the many ways in which the Nightingale sings at .
Theme song - Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina and is used by permission
Osgoode’s Chorus - Deadly Roulette by Kevin Macleod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution)
Simulation of Victorian Street 3 by Timbre/ Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Noncommercial
Egmont Overture (Beethoven) by Kevin MacLeod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution)
Beehive sounds by sound-idea/ (Attribution)
Music for Manatees by Kevin Macleod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution)

Wednesday Feb 07, 2018

A story of love and invention told in a series of letters from a young wife whose husband has gone West. 
Author Amanda C. Davis has an engineering degree and a fondness for baking, gardening, and low-budget horror films. Her work has appeared in Pseudopod, Cemetery Dance, Year's Best Weird Fiction, and others. She tweets enthusiastically as @davisac1. You can find out more about her and read more of her work at
Narrator Mimielle Marek Montoya can be convinced to read aloud sometimes if given tasty snacks & bevs, but her blurb writing skills could use work. Currently training out the pseudo-valley-girl accent, but no promises regarding the future vocal fry. Her ancestors are very much Texans, these things can't be helped.
Remedy for Melancholy by Kai Engel
The Spirit of Russian Love (violin) by Zinaida Trokai performed by Kosta T
Sonatina, Air Prelude by Kevin MacLeod

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