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August 2018

#65 – Bright and Falling, Like an Avenging Angel by Shane Halbach


An archeologist excavates a meteor crater that appeared during a Civil War battle, what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, because HP Lovecraft month continues.  CB Droege narrates.


Author Shane Halbach lives in Chicago, where he writes software by day and avoids writing stories by night. His fiction has appeared in Analog, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and all four of the Escape Artists podcasts, among others. He blogs at, or can be found on Twitter @shanehalbach

Narrator CB Droege is an author and voice actor from the Queen City living in the Millionendorf. His most recent book is Peacemaker and Other Stories. His voice can be heard in commercials, cartoons, video games, and audiobooks. He is also the host of the weekly Flash Fiction Podcast from Manawaker Studio. Learn more at

Story Music:

Space by Ilya Marfin from Fugue

Vibrion Phonetica No.3 by Max Sergeev from Fugue

The Release by Crust from Fugue

A Singular Perversion by Kevin Macleod/


#64 – The Rat and the Frog by Emma Whitehall


It’s Lovecraft month, but that doesn’t mean you have to put away the pretty dresses. Elizabeth Chatsworth narrates.


Author Emma Whitehall is a writer, editor and book reviewer from the North East of England. Her work has been published in the UK, USA, Mexico and Ireland, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Fish Flash Fiction Award. You can follow her at @Hire_Emma.

Narrator Elizabeth Chatsworth is a professional voice actor and a member of SAG-AFTRA. She prefers voice acting to on-screen work as in a voice-booth no-one can see your fuzzy bunny slippers. Her interests include cosplay, PC gaming, and writing. Find out more at

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Story Music:
Dangerous Roulette, Martian Cowboy, Monkeys Spinning Monkeys, Danse Morialta, Gagool, The Chamber, by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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#63 – The Thousand Injuries by Eric Cline


You think your in-laws have a few skeletons in the closet? This family has an entire catacomb. CB Droege narrates.

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