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"It's like Steampunk had a baby with Tales from the Crypt!" – Gary Buller

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Reluctant writer and off-grid enthusiast. Sometimes a decent editor. Oscillating recluse. Harumble!

Ep. 60 – On The Path by Kelly A. Harmon

Work is so hard on the farm, especially when the spirit labor will not cooperate. Wulf Moon narrates.

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Author Kelly A. Harmon used to write truthful, honest stories about authors and thespians, senators and statesmen, movie stars and murderers. Now she writes lies, which is infinitely more satisfying, but lacks the convenience of doorstep delivery. She is an award-winning journalist and author, and a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. A Baltimore native, she writes the Charm City Darkness series. Book 4, In the Eye of the Beholder, is out now.

Narrator Wulf Moon feasted on fantasy as a child when he lived with his Chippewa grandmother. He begged stories from her every night—fireside tales that fired his imagination. If Moon had a time machine, those are the days he would go back to. Since he doesn’t have a time machine, he tells stories. Learn more at driftweave.com .

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Osgoode’s Chorus: Dangerous Roulette by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Story Music: Finding Movement, Ripples, Eastminster, Mystic Force by Kevin MacLeod

June is submissions month Read the Guidelines!

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Submission Window Opening

goodLuck2We will be accepting manuscripts during the month of June. Due to travel commitments to places without cell service (yes, we still have them in the western  US deserts), the readers might not  start reading until June 4th.

Please read the guidelines.

Ep. 59 – The Analytical Engine of Hester Watts, Grand Mistress of the Unseen by Laura Duerr

Smoke and mirrors, or the real thing? Maria Rose narrates.

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Author Laura Duerr is a writer and social media coordinator from Vancouver, Washington, where she lives with her husband, their rescue dog, and too many cats. She is a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident and has a BA in Creative Writing from Linfield College. Her other stories have appeared in Escape PodShoreline of Infinity, and Mad Scientist Journal.

Narrator Maria Rose is a graphic designer, writer, astrologer, classicist. Sometimes saturnine, mostly eccentric. You can hear her work in “Messengers of the Right” from University of Press Audiobooks.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Story music: Ghost Processional, Ghost Dance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Would you like to have your story read at the Gallery? We are taking submissions during the month of June. Please read the guidelines before submitting at gallerycurious.com/fiction

Ep. 58 – And The Faces Screamed In The Gallery by Konstantine Paradias

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We’re changing our format to Bizarro Fiction. Isaiah Plovnick narrates.

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Ep. 57 – The Mark V Eleganté by Nelson Stanley

A hard driving tale of machines and mayhem to soothe your steampunk soul.  Wilson Fowlie narrates.

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Curiosities #2

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The Spring issue of Curiosities is out now in all formats. Visit our Store page for links. Cover art by concept artist and illustrator Justin Tiang, and since it seemed a shame that it did not  all fit onto the cover, we thought we should post the original image here.

The stories selections for this round are lighter topics (well, lighter by Gallery standards – ed.)  that felt right for the season. The Summer issue is shaping up to be a collection of steampunk travel and adventure stories. We will be holding the darker horror stories for the Winter issue in December.

Spring 2018 Table of Contents:

On the Path by Kelly A. Harmon (reprint)
The Analytical Engine of Hester Watts, Grand Mistress of the Unseen by Laura Duerr
The Thousand Injuries by Eric Cline – We can tell you it is a tribute, but to tell you more would spoil it.
Only Gutter Girls and Ruined Things by Julia K. Patt
East Wind in Carrall Street by Holly Schofield (reprint)
Dem Bones by Ann Stolinsky
The Stolen Child by Gavin Bradley – Faerie fans, you’ll like this one.
Pet Shop by Gary Buller
Seeded by Susan Taitel
Vintage Work: The Ghost-Extinguisher by Gelett Burgess (1905), with original illustrations by Charles Tobin
Non-Fiction: Author Interview with Kelly A. Harmon

Every sale helps keep the Gallery open. Thank you for your continued support.

Ep. 56 – The Long Afternoon of Sir Rupert Moncrief by Gareth D Jones

A lovely little time travel story for the changing of the clocks. And your fire alarm batteries too.  Listener favorite Vic Mullin narrates.

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Ep. 55 – Tyrannosaurus Tex by Davide Mana

How weird can a weird western get? Well, how about cowboys and dinosaurs? Steve Sutherland narrates.

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Ep. 54 – Honeyed Tongue by Deborah L. Davitt & Seeded by Susan Taitel

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A most curious double feature to honor of the approaching holiday.  Richard Elen and Gabrielle Riel narrate.

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