The Harvest – Forgiveness

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The Harvest – Mother/Daughter Date

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The Harvest – Yuppies

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This week’s bit of audio fiction was inspired by Chuck Wendig’s “Ten Words” post. Enjoy!

Contains harsh language and violence.

Refilling The Chains

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This is the audio version of my Southern Gothic/Grimdark mashup. I hope you enjoy it!

I’m thinking of calling these audio shorts “Scott’s Sliders”.

Old Friends

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This week’s story is brought to us by JG Langejans. He’s an excellent Canadian and a frequent contributor to the New Fiction Writers’ Podcast.

Dmitri and Piotr have a gentleman’s agreement to meet four times a year. Well it’s a gentleman’s agreement if a vampire and a werewolf can be called gentlemen. Piotr has missed it and it’s up to Dmitri to rescue him at the risk of exposing their secrets.

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The Grimoire and Ginnie Dare

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Today you’re getting a two-fer. That’s right, two stories for the same low low price of free!

The first is The Grimoire, a story set in Lumiere and featuring Old Will from The Grim Reader story “Dry Spell”. It’s voiced by Paul Elard Cooley. It’s available as part of Tales From The Grim Reader.

The second part is the first Chapter from Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands. Available from Smashwords and Amazon. It features the voice talents of:

Nuchtchas as the narrator and voice of Ginnie Dare
Doc Coleman as Brad the AI
Michael Falkner as Fred Hicks
David Smith as Walter Dare

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Reflections

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This story takes place in Lumiere, a shared universe I helped create with some writers from CHUD.com. That’s the same universe that the Grim Reader stories and a few other “EC Comics” type of stories take place in.

A writer confronts his past and present and finds out why he’s still in this strange place.

It’s voiced by Keith Murray.

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The Behemoth – A Colonial Steampunk Tale

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I wrote this to see if I could pull off a colonial Steampunk story.

Mehta, tired of being mistreated by the British occupiers, sees an opportunity to destroy their latest steam powered monstrosity, though it may cost him his life.

It’s available on Smashwords

It’s voiced by Brian Edward Smith of the WeRInCtrl Podcast.

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Doors

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This story was written for the Flying Island Press benefit issue for Autism Speaks. The anthology is available here.

Bill’s young, autistic son Paul opens a door to another reality. The danger of becoming trapped is only overshadowed by the possibility of something coming through from the other side.

It’s voiced by Tony Whitford.

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Battle of Wildspitze

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This is the first story written by Zach Ricks and I as part of our Aethelian Age series. Think Steampunk + Magic + Alt History. It’s available on Smashwords and Amazon.

Norris longed for adventure when he joined the service of his country. Floating through the frigid air above the Alps and trading unlikely stories wasn’t exactly his idea of fun though and he wished for something to break the monotony, anything. Little did he know that just beyond a distant pass lay the fulfillment of that wish. Were the rumors of dragons tamed by local privateers just that? Will Norris and his crew mates have the wizardry skill needed to overcome the obstacles ahead?

It’s voiced by Veronica Giguere and Jim Perry.

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Ma Coleman’s Faerie Giant

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Ma Coleman’s Faerie Giant takes place with the same characters that are found in Fetch. It is available as an e-book from Smashwords and Amazon.

Father Ian gets a strange request from Garda Coleman. The large officer’s mother believes she’s seen a giant man on her property. Father Ian thinks there may be more going on than an old woman whose mind is slipping. He and Jared visit her farm to find out precisely what’s going on.

It’s voiced by Mick Bordet.

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Truth Is No Stranger To Fiction

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This is a story from my anthology Caveat Veritatem.

They say there’s some truth at the core of every story, even the most absurd ones. That comes back to haunt a publisher of such tales.

It’s voiced by Keith Latch.

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Changes

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This was written thanks to News From Poughkeepsie, the story prompt series by Jared Axelrod on the Murverse blog.

The town doctor in a werewolf community has to help a young man come to terms with the best of what he is.

It’s available in Hunter’s Moon.

It’s voiced by Bronzethumb.

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Dry Spell

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Here’s another in the vein of EC comics. This is also King-esque in that my protagonist is a writer dealing with creative vapor lock and the extent he will go to overcome that (and its odd and terrifying consequences).

Zane Royce is having some difficulties creating his next masterpiece. He happens into The Grim Reader and asks if there are any books that could help spark his muse. Old Will is happy to help, but the book he offers does more than Zane could dream of and may end in a nightmare.

It’s available on Smashwords as part of the Tales From The Grim Reader.

It’s voiced by Paul Ellis.

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Witchy Women

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I LOVE EC Comics and this story reflects that love (I hope).

What happens when a trio of young women try to bite off more than they can chew in The Grim Reader, an odd little book shop right next door to the Twilight Zone and in spitting distance of The Outer Limits.

It’s available on Smashwords as part of the Tales From The Grim Reader.

It’s voiced by Jake Bible author of Dead Mech, The Americans, and a host of other squirm inducing stories.

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The Music Box

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This is a story I wrote for an anthology that I wanted to write with a friend of mine years ago. It never happened, but I got some good stories out of it! You may want to keep some kleenex handy.

In the third story an art student has an encounter with a spirit who can’t seem to move on. In an effort to help her, he builds “The Music Box”. Will the ethereal music free the little girl?

It’s available on Amazon and Smashwords as part of the Far and Away anthology.

It’s voiced by Doug Rapson of the Geekacres Podcast.

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Compass Rose

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This is a story from my Children of Legend series.

Standing up against bullies was nothing new to Rose. As a transgendered teen, she’d stood up to enough of it in her own life. This time though it had dangerous, almost deadly consequences. Given the power to level the playing field, she must decide on the best direction to go.

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It’s voiced by R. Taylor of the Trans(re)lating Podcast.

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Tell Me Why

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This is a story from my anthology Caveat Veritatem.

War and disease have ravaged mankind. What final mission is First Sergeant Yung willing to desert his post and cross the blasted land for?

It’s voiced by Dave Robison of the Round Table Podcast.

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Bitter Release

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This is a story from my anthology Far And Away.

“Bitter Release” is set in the trench wars of World War One. A young soldier finds himself the sole survivor of a German attack and buried under tons of mud and stone. His only way out seems to be a case of spirits, but there’s more to the mix of absinthe and brandy helping him to escape.

It’s voiced by James Keeling of Synaptic Jam Productions and Veronica Giguere.

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Vicious Cycle

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This is a story from my anthology Caveat Veritatem. It was originally written for Great Hites and I’m glad to present it here.

In a dark future, Captain Bogdan is forced to choose between repetition and redemption.

It’s voiced by Michael Falkner host of “The Weekly Podioplex”, a weekly movie podcast on The Chronic Rift.

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Here, There Be Dragons

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Here’s another story from my Children of Legend series, the second prequel story.

Maria Perez runs afoul of a local street gang and finds an unlikely ally. She also receives an alarming and transformative gift to face just such problems in the future.

It’s voiced by Jen Avila of The Jen And Dave Show podcast. She and her husband Dave have appeared in my podcasts before and are truly some of the best people I’ve never met.

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X Marks The Spot

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This story is a LOT lighter in tone. It’s part of my Children of Legend series, the first of the prequel stories in fact.

A young boy goes digging for treasure and finds more than he bargained for.

John Wilkerson voiced this. You can find him at The Wired Homeschool and The Jesus Geek

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Let Go

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This is another dark one. It was suggested by a good friend of mine and was a lot of fun to write.

Faced with the atrocities he’s committed to keep his wife and son safe and provided for, Chris is forced into a bitter decision. He must find a way to let go of his family and move on. But in a world gone to hell, is there any other choice?

I voiced this one myself.

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Power In The Blood

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This is one of my darker stories. It’s actually my first fiction sale. It appeared in Hub Fiction. This story can be found as part of the Though A Glass, Darkly anthology.

Reggie is tired of getting beaten down everywhere he turns. He finds a new strength, but at what cost?

I voiced this one myself. Fair warning, it’s fairly explicit.

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The Good Doctor

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I love the WEIRD WILD WEST and so I wrote this story. It was inspired by a prompt from Great Hites a while back and I plan on writing more adventures of the good doctor. This story can only be found as part of the Though A Glass, Darkly anthology.

Selling potions and trinkets to protect people from the all to real supernatural perils that surround them provided the Doctor with a good living, but it may lead to his death.

This is voiced by my partner in crime David Sobkowiak (who’s as podcast crazy as I am). He is a writer, husband, father, voice actor and singer in a band with no name. When he is not spending time with his family, he is busy focusing on the concept of creativity. David is a founding member of the Audio Drama Group at BrokenSea Audio Productions (www.brokensea.com), Co-creative at the collaborative concept site Scrivener’s Circle (www.scrivenerscircle.com), co-runs the Seekrit Projekt podcast (http://www.theseekritprojekt.com/), an audio producer and computer aficionado. Time is a fluid concept for David, and he one day hopes to determine a means of fitting more into a day. You can find more information on him and his various projects at www.davidsobkowiak.com.

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The Good Samaritan

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Here’s a story that offers a slightly different take on a favorite critter of mine, and that’s all I’ll say. This story can only be found as part of the Though A Glass, Darkly anthology. It’s a little short, but it packs a LOT of punch.

Trudi and her friend stop on the road to help a stranded motorist and confront the walking dead.

This is voiced by Beq Vyper who’s done voice work for Metamor City and Nobilis Erotica.

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Fetch – Part Two

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This is part two of my story inspired by Every Photo Tells.

Father Ian promised his parishioner to investigate a mysterious sighting at the nearby cemetery. When he does and finds nothing out of the ordinary, he arrives at the man’s house only to find him dead. Evil is roaming the Irish countryside and has its sights set on the good Father.

This is voiced by Mick Bordet and Katharina Maimer of the aforementioned podcast. It’s available on its own or as part of the Though A Glass, Darkly anthology.

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Fetch – Part One

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Some of you probably heard this one on Every Photo Tells, but I think it’s worth a re-listen! This is part one of Fetch, a story I wrote for them a while back.

Father Ian promised his parishioner to investigate a mysterious sighting at the nearby cemetery. When he does and finds nothing out of the ordinary, he arrives at the man’s house only to find him dead. Evil is roaming the Irish countryside and has its sights set on the good Father.

This is voiced by Mick Bordet and Katharina Maimer of the aforementioned podcast. It’s available on its own or as part of the Though A Glass, Darkly anthology.

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