Gallery of Curiosities

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Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

So you think you know what really happened in Hamelin?  #darkFantasy #fairytale Author Rachel Ayers lives in Alaska, where she daydreams, writes and hosts shows for Sweet Cheeks Cabaret, and stares at the mountains. She has a degree in Library and Information Science, which comes in handy at odd hours, and she shares speculative poetry and flash fiction (and cat pictures) at patreon.com/richlayers Reader Sarah Golding has created a huge range of character types for indie audio drama, and been in such wonderous podcasts as Amelia Project, Edict Zero and Hostile Worlds. She hosts MADIVA podcast and runs script writing comps with her company Quirky Voices, producing and performing new writing at podcast events. quirkyvoices@weebly.com   welcome 00:20 author bio 2:00 story start 02:41 artifacts in Hamelin 14:00 narrator bio 15:39 on your way 16:27   Osgoode: Kris Law vokrislaw.com/ Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapored Machina   The following music was used for this media project: Music: Bass Soli by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3421-bass-soli License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com   The following music was used for this media project: Music: Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com   The following music was used for this media project: Music: Road To Dark Tower  by Rafael Krux Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5314-road-to-dark-tower License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/   The following music was used for this media project: Music: Symmetry by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4790-symmetry License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com   The following music was used for this media project: Music: Nothing Left by Dave Deville Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8547-nothing-left License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.davedevillemusic.com/  

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

We've had complaints about the horror themes, so here's a fairy tale to lighten the mood. Alex Ford reads.  #steampunk #darkFantasy #fairytale.      Author M.E. Bronstein is a PhD student in Comparative Literature who writes short stories when she should be working on her dissertation.  Her writing has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies; Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors; Michigan Quarterly Review: Mixtape; and elsewhere.  You can find her at mebronstein.com.     When Alex Ford isn't rocking around the nation in her band, Ford Theatre Reunion, she's holed up in her guest room following a different passion: recording audio books and editing manuscripts. An avid reader and writer, she delights in helping people bring their creativity to life.   You can check out her exploits, mystery bruises, and a most handsome cat on facebook or instagram. www.facebook.com/srslyjohns www.instagram.com/srslyalex   Osgoode: Kris Law krislawvo.com   Music: Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapored Machina   Osgoode’s Chorus: No Good Layabout by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4140-no-good-layabout License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Magic Forest by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4012-magic-forest License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Zum Kampf Bereit (Romeos Erbe) by Sascha Ende® Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4659-zum-kampf-bereit-romeos-erbe- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Soaring by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4386-soaring License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Comedy Short 3 by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6402-comedy... License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...   Nothing Left by Dave Deville Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8547-nothing-left License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Suspenseful Calm Piano And Cello by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8826-suspenseful-calm-piano-and-cello License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Dark Piano And Cello by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8899-dark-piano-and-cello License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

The consumptive poet Keats makes a strange encounter while voyaging to Naples. David Ault reads.  #paranormal #historical.  Author Jonathan Duckworth is a completely normal, entirely human person with the right number of heads and everything. He received his MFA from Florida International University. His speculative fiction work appears in Pseudopod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Southwest Review, Tales to Terrify, Flash Fiction Online, and elsewhere. He is a PhD student at University of North Texas and an active HWA member.    Reader David Ault (he/him) is a voice actor from North Yorkshire, UK. He started voice acting with Darker Projects in 2005, moving through The Byron Chronicles, Pendant Audio, Colonial Radio Theatre to modern day antics with Fool & Scholar, the NoSleep Podcast team and Shadows at the Door: The Podcast. He's a big fan of tea, ghosts and astronomy, and can be found online at DavidAult on Twitter, or www.davidault.co.uk   Music: Theme song- Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina http://www.devmmusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DEVMDeusExVaporeMachina   Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3767-fluidscape License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

A carnie, a Romanian, and a zombie ape. What could possibly go wrong? Kris Law reads.  #1930s #Odd #Horror   Author Phil Margolies writes science fiction and fantasy, and dabbles in horror. His short fiction has appeared in Brave New Girls, The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror anthology, Perihelion SF, Abyss & Apex, and other publications. He’s on Twitter @philmargolies nearly as often as he is at home outside Washington, DC, with his wife, daughter, and two skittish rescue dogs.   Narrator Kris Law lives in Toronto and works as a voice actor, specializing in villainous types of all stripes. They live with their partner, and two cats which openly defy their supposed authority. They are best known for portraying the eldritch host of a weird fiction anthology podcast. vokrislaw.com   Leopold: Micheal Allen Rose   Music Intro: Circus Monkey by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8423-circus-monkey License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Silver Lake  by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5341-silver-lake- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Dramatic Cinematic Sadness by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8987-dramatic-cinematic-sadness License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Friday Mar 04, 2022

A fairy tale for troubled times, retold with a dash of steam. Jasmine Arch reads. #Steampunk #Fairytale Author Gwen C. Katz is an author, artist, game designer, and retired mad scientist who lives in Pasadena, California with her husband and a revolving door of transient animals. When not writing, she can often be found in her garden or at the local nature center, teaching kids about wildlife. Reader Jasmine Arch is a narrator, writer, and poet whose brain thrives on chaos and caffeine. She lives in a rural corner of Belgium with four dogs, two elderly horses and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she's writing. Find out more about her and her work at JasmineArch.com. Leopold: Michael Allen Rose

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Be cautious of the paths you tread. Lou J. Berger reads. #WeirdWest #CosmicHorror Author  William Stiteler lives somewhere in Central New York, and has been published in places such as Grimdark Magazine and Kaleidotrope, occasionally as S.M. Williams. When not writing, he spends his time determining where things are. More can be found at internetmanifestation.com Narrator Lou J. Berger is a Denver-based fiction author, with about two dozen published short stories, a couple nevelettes, and a novella (which was work for hire and probably doesn’t count). He’s been published in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and a host of anthologies. In 2017, he was a Finalist for Writers of the Future. Osgoode: Kris Law   Music: Cirque Sous La Mer by Steve Rice Music Sidewinder by William L. Pearson 058882792-dark-western-spaghetti(Pond5) Tension: Dark Suspense Soundtrack by Sound Phenomenon The Song of the Earth: Epic Orchestral by Sound Phenomenon HauntedSqueezeBox by Lilo SoundLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5552-hauntedsqueezeboxLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Saturday Feb 12, 2022

I'm ready for a new year. Aren't we all? Alasdair Stuart reads. #Steampunk #Horror  Indiana (USA) author James Dorr's most recent book is a novel-in-stories from Elder Signs Press, TOMBS: A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH. Working mostly in dark fantasy/horror with some forays into science fiction and mystery, his THE TEARS OF ISIS was a 2013 Bram Stoker Award® finalist for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, while other books include STRANGE MISTRESSES: TALES OF WONDER AND ROMANCE, DARKER LOVES: TALES OF MYSTERY AND REGRET, and his all-poetry VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE). He has also been a technical writer, an editor on a regional magazine, a full time non-fiction freelancer, and a semi-professional musician, and currently harbors a Goth cat named Triana. An Active Member of SFWA and HWA, Dorr invites readers to visit his blog at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com   Narrator Alasdair Stuart is the host of PseudoPod and Escape Pod, runs Escape Artists Ink, and is professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction on the Internet at places like Tor.com , Barnes & Noble, The Guardian, Uncanny Magazine, SciFi Now and My M Buzz.  He lives in the UK with the love of his life and their ever expanding herd of microphones. Follow him on Twitter as @AlasdairStuart, or at his blog, The Man of Words.   Piano In Blues by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7495-piano-in-blues License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Alone Ambience by Tim Kulig Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8571-alone-ambience License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Auld Lang Syne [1921] sung by Nevada Van Der Veer (FreeMusicArchive.org)  

Tuesday Nov 30, 2021

All monsters are elusive, some more so than others. None of them, however, are secretive about their existence. Michael Whitehouse reads. #DarkFantasy    Born to immigrants in British Columbia, Ola Al-Fateh has strongly connected to the merging of different worlds from the moment she arrived into this one. All her stories reflect this to some degree. Her other short story “The Grand Museum” has appeared in The Future Fire. Find her online at https://twitter.com/OlaAlfateh.   Narrator Michael Whitehouse is a writer, filmmaker, and voice-over artist from Glasgow, Scotland. He spends most of his time writing supernatural fiction, though occasionally dabbles in other genres when the story leads him there. He's also the founder of Ghastly Tales, which has both a horror fiction podcast and Youtube channel.   Leopold: Micheal Allen Rose   Piano In Blues by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7495-piano-in-blues License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Trapped In A Clocktower by Tim Kulig Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8583-trapped-in-a-clocktower License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Alone Ambience by Tim Kulig Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8571-alone-ambience License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Nothing Left by Dave Deville Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8547-nothing-left License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Parsemoth by Dave Deville Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8230-parsemoth License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Outro: HauntedSqueezeBox by Lilo SoundLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5552-hauntedsqueezeboxLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license    

Saturday Nov 27, 2021

A gothic meditation on Frankenstein. Matt Dovey reads. #GothicHorror  Author Liam Hogan is an award winning short story writer, with stories in Best of British Science Fiction and Best of British Fantasy 2018 (NewCon Press). He’s been published by Analog, Daily Science Fiction, and Flame Tree Press, among others. He helps host Liars’ League London, volunteers at the creative writing charity Ministry of Stories, and lives and avoids work in London. More details at http://happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.uk Narrator Matt Dovey is very tall, very British, and probably drinking a cup of tea right now. His surname rhymes with "Dopey", but any other similarities to the dwarf are coincidence. He has short science fiction and fantasy stories all over the place: find out more at mattdovey.com, or follow him on Twitter @mattdoveywriter. Leopold: Michael Allen Rose Music: Halls of the Undead by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/3846-halls-of-the-undeadLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Soaring by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4386-soaringLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license    

Friday Oct 29, 2021

Happy Halloween! Would you sell your soul for one last chance at greatness? Kristin Holland performs.  #Horror     Lena Ng skulks around Toronto, Canada, and is a zombie member of the Horror Writers Association. She tiptoes at night so no one knows she’s awake. Under an Autumn Moon is her short story collection. She is currently seeking a publisher for her novel, Darkness Beckons, a Gothic romance.   Voice Actor Kristin Holland is the creator of the excellent NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS short horror story podcast. He both produces the audio and performs all the various voices that appear on the show. He also appears as Dr Malcolm Ryder - ' Parapsychologist' on the A Voice From Darkness podcast. Not only a mercurial voice actor, he is also a professional musician, singer, actor, and commercial voice over artist. You can find out more about the NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS podcast on their official website - NocturnalTransmissions.com.au   Leopold - Michael Allen Rose   Music: Cheap Horror by SegnoSoundtrack (Pond5.com)   The Horror Maschine 1 by Sascha Ende® Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/43-the-horror-maschine-1 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Artemis by Sascha Ende® Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6934-artemis License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   The Small by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4067-the-small License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Piece for Disaffected Piano One by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4214-piece-for-disaffected-piano-one License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Long note One by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3992-long-note-one License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Halloween Atmosphäre 2 Graveyard by Frank Schröter Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8208-halloween-atmosphare-2-graveyard License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Anxiety by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3374-anxiety License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Parsemoth by Dave Deville Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8230-parsemoth License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Halls of the Undead by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3846-halls-of-the-undead License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Halloween The Pumpkin Head by Frank Schröter Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6663-halloween-the-pumpkin-head License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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