Kurt Fawver | Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1
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Welcome to Introduction to the Horror Story. This is an upper level course with extensive reading and writing assignments as well as a practical component. It has no prerequisites other than existence and consciousness, which I believe all of you possess, though I may be wrong. | Copyright 2020 by Kurt Fawver. Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki.
Victoria's Lift
Victoria's Lift
9th Story Studios
S4E12: "Von Hameln, Pt. 2: The Song of Many Worlds", by Daniel Foytik
We continue where we left off in Part 1, with Victoria in mortal danger, facing off against The Piper - an enemy more powerful than she could have ever imagined. While investigating the mysterious abduction of children, Victoria found herself captured by the twisted owner of another key created by the same Craftsman who made Victoria's Music Box. Come back for the conclusion in Part 3 Written by Daniel Foytik Cast: Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes: Amber Collins Narrator: Graham Rowat Jeremy: Erika Sanderson The Piper: Pearse O'Byrne Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One – now available on Amazon. Art: Amber Collins Score: Nico Vettese, We Talk of Dreams  A 9th Story Studios Production | Foytik, Lowman, Collins, Vettese Listen and Subscribe: iTunes | TuneIn | Stitcher THEMES: The Lift Opening Theme Music Composed and Recorded by Kimberly Henninger and Shawn Parke of Henninger-Parke Music cathedralsounds.org "Victoria's Music Box, (Victoria's Theme)" and The Lift Closing Theme Music Composed and Recorded by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams  www.wetalkofdreams.com FX: Sound FX: freesound.org, audioblocks.com AUDIO RECORDING Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com Producer/ Creator: Daniel Foytik Producer/ Co-Creator, Story Editor: Cynthia Lowman Executive Producers: Amber Collins, Nico Vettese, Nelson W. Pyles Visit The Lift: Facebook | Twitter The Lift and all characters, places, and situations are property of Daniel Foytik, Cynthia Lowman, 9th Story Studios, LLC and may not be used in any form without their permission.
22 min
Weekly Spooky - Scary Stories to Keep You Up at Night
Weekly Spooky - Scary Stories to Keep You Up at Night
Henrique Couto
Ep.67 – Adam's Tale - Vicious Bloody Terror Comes in Small Sizes!
Episode Notes On a camping trip Adam learns that bears and wolves aren't the most dangerous creatures in the woods, something else is coming and it's hungry for blood! Adam's Tale by Joe Solmo http://pennedinblood.com Buy the new "Babysitter Massacre" book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P4ZF9LG/ Get Cool Merchandise http://store.weeklyspooky Support us on Patreon http://patreon.com/IncrediblyHandsome Support Weekly Spooky by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/weekly-spooky Contact Us/Submit a Story twitter.com/WeeklySpooky facebook.com/WeeklySpooky WeeklySpooky@gmail.com Music by Ray Mattis http://raymattispresents.bandcamp.com Produced by Daniel Wilder This episode sponsored by HenFlix.com For everything else visit WeeklySpooky.com Transcript: In another time, the cool, damp, night air would have felt good on Adam’s drunk face. The moonlight shone between the thick branches of an ancient maple tree only feet away. It might have been a mile away as far as Adam was concerned. It was the pine tree he worried about. The pine tree that he could smell but not see. Its rough bark dug into his back as he struggled with the bonds that held him in place. How he got here was some sort of mystery. The woods he remembered. A party he remembered. Camping with friends was the last thing that he remembered. Where were they now? Did one of them do this? Where was Felicia? He tried again to turn his head to get a better view of his surroundings, but he still couldn’t move. Something was around his forehead keeping him against the hard, rough bark of the tree. He strained his ears, listening for some clue that could give him answers, but the only sounds he heard were a rustling in the branches above him in the trees. At first, he was alarmed but relaxed after realizing that whatever was up there, was too small to give him trouble. It was the animal that tied him up, that he was most interested in, anyway. “Are you out there?” he asked the night and listened. No response. He knew the man had to be out there somewhere. “Hello?” Adam called out to his captor. Frustrated, he kicked his feet, disturbing the bed of pine needles. That was when he heard the snicker. In the shadows of the maple in front of him something moved. A flash of orange light illuminated a face Adam had never seen before as it lit his cigarette. Who was this guy? “Who are you?” Adam asked, straining to see in the dark. “Let’s not worry about that now. You won’t be around long enough for us to get acquainted. It’s near midnight. The witching hour and all that,” the stranger said, waving his cigarette around as he talked. “Where are my friends?” Adam asked. “What did you do to them?” “I didn’t do anything. All I did was set the plate. Everything has to eat,” the stranger mumbled. “What the fuck does that mean? Untie me!” Adam said. “Why would I do that. Today has been going great so far. The best in a long time. They will be pleased.” Adam struggled against the bonds that held his arms behind his back, nearly dislocating his shoulder in the process. He grunted with the effort, which made the stranger laugh. He approached Adam and kneeled down, making intense eye contact with Adam. He got so close Adam could smell the man, a combination of cigarette smoke, sweat and halitosis, but the man’s icy stare kept him from retching from the smell. There was a timelessness in those eyes. He was only two inches from Adam’s face now. Too close for Adam. “Save your strength for the screaming, there will be lots of screaming,” he said and cracked a smile. He touched Adam’s cheek with his lit cigarette. Adam yelled out and tried to twist out from under the burning cigarette, but the iron clad grip on his head wouldn’t let go. He cried out into the chilly night again and again as the man burned him. Each touch a shock of pain on his cheek. “Yeah, like that. I think you will do fine,” the stranger said and laughed. In the distance a wolf howled, followed by another. Adam’s eyes widened. “Don’t you worry about them, now. Even they won’t come here,” the stranger said and flicked the rest of his cigarette at Adam. “This here is a special place. It’s time I head on out. They don’t like to be watched. This should buy my farm some time. They oughta leave me alone for a year at least.” “Who?” Adam said, but the man wandered off into the darkness without giving him an answer. He heard the wolves again and wondered if that was going to be how he died, torn to pieces by wolves. What was it the stranger said? The wolves won’t come here? Why not, he thought. He could smell the cigarette still burning and thought about it catching the bed of pine needles all over the ground on fire. He had a morbid question cross his mind. Would he rather die in a fire, or eaten by wolves? He almost laughed at the idea of getting a choice. He wondered if the wolves like Bar-B-Que. A half hour passed, the cigarette burned out and the wolves didn’t get any closer. He could still hear them howling out there in the forest somewhere. His cheek hurt from the stranger’s cigarette burn barrage and he wished he could look at it in the mirror. He heard sound of a small animal rustling in the dead leaves somewhere in front of him, near the maple tree the man had been standing by. He wished he knew why this was happening to him. The maple tree reminded him that the path beyond it leads to an old natural chimney. A rock formation that leads down into the earth. He had found out about it on a hiking app and he convinced his friends to come out here to hike and camp, but where were they now? He hoped they were ok. Adam thought his hand was going numb, the pins and needles sensation was beginning to set in, but then he realized it felt more like tiny little bites. He wiggled his fingers, and felt something furry run across his hands. What the fuck was that? Another nibble on his fingertips. “Ouch, you fucker!” he said and wriggled against his bonds as hard as he could, and to his surprise he freed his hands. He quickly worked on whatever was tying his head to the tree and wriggled free. He stood up and turned around to find a chipmunk sitting there, considering him with its black eyes. “You the one that bit me?” he called out and kicked at the rodent. It easily dodged his foot in the moonlight. Adam rubbed his cheeks and tried to get a good idea of his surroundings. If the large maple was there, then camp must be this way, he thought and headed off in that direction trying to work the cramps out of his muscles. The little chipmunk hopped after him on the forest trail, keeping its distance. With all the roots and rocks, Adam stumbled through the woods while trying to make it back to camp, twice he almost fell, his hand was covered in mud and sticky pine pitch. He wiped them on his pants as he continued through the wood. He could just make out a fire ahead in the distance. It must be his friends! He called out to them. “Felicia! Jacob!” He got no response. He stumbled into the clearing, but he didn’t see anyone. His tent was on the other side of the dying fire, he went over to it and opened the flap. Felicia was inside, wrapped in her sleeping bag. They must have gone to sleep, he thought. He climbed into the tent and shook her, but she didn’t move. She was always a heavy sleeper. He poked her harder and lit the small battery powered lantern they use on camping trips. “Wake up! We have to get out of here!” he said. Finally, she was stirring he thought as he watched her swallow and turn her head. “Come on!” Her mouth opened and a chipmunk climbed out, his face a crimson mask of Felicia’s blood. It squeaked twice and ran past him to the tent opening where another one was sitting watching him with those cold black eyes. “What the fuck is going on?” he called out and looked back down at Felicia. He shook her again, an…
21 min
The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio bringing you the best new stories to watch, read, sniff, and absorb.
61.1 Things Not Done
It’s not easy to reflect back on the choices you make. Sometimes, it's the things you don’t do which haunt you forever.  Written by JT Shields (https://twitter.com/shields_author) Narrated by Alexandra Elroy (https://www.billyshakes.nl/) Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes) With music by Daniel Birch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch) And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/) And sound effects provided by Freesound.org (https://freesound.org/)  The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/) For more of JT Shield’s work head over to https://www.jtshields.com/ Alexandra Elroy is a bilingual voice actress and writer who lives in the Netherlands. She loves everything to do with stories, especially creative and playful horror. Her favourite voices to do are witches, goblins and crazy computers. When she is not voicing, writing or mummy-ing (which is all the time, really) she directs plays that she adapted from classic novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Death on the Nile and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. She also has a BA in Japanese Language and Culture and a Film and Photographic Studies Master. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our bookclub and movie club and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18 min
The Grey Rooms
The Grey Rooms
A Grey Rooms Production
S3E9 - Things You See in a Graveyard
The Grey Rooms Presents: Things You See in a Graveyard CHAPTER 2 - Antithesis: E9 "Respite" The Grey Rooms puts on a montage of sorts. Written by Michael Zenke Respite Pt 1: Alma, performed by Chantal Jean-Pierre Respite Pt 2: The Warden, performed by Jason Wilson Respite Pt 3: Todd, performed by Alistair Mackey Respite Pt 4: Bob, performed by Graham Rowat Beckett performed by Eddie Cooper S3E9 - THINGS YOU SEEN IN A GRAVEYARD They went looking for it late at night. It found them. Written by Samantha Mayotte Leslie / Narrator performed by Kristi Boulton Meredith performed by Erin King EPISODE CONTENT WARNINGS • Mild Gore Come back next Wednesday, January 27th, for our companion Behind the Door episode, where we unearth "Things You See in a Graveyard" and actually capture it on tape! Do you like what we have been doing so far? Please consider subscribing to our Patreon. Even just a dollar a month can help us reach our goals of world domination. It also allows us to create even more content exclusively for patrons as we continue to expand the Grey Rooms world. We will see you next Friday, January 29th, for Episode 10, same Grey time, same Grey channel. - The Grey Rooms Team PODCAST CREDITS Jason Wilson - Executive Producer, Host, Audio Engineering, Sound Design, Actor JM Scherf - Musical Composition, Performance Michael Zenke - Season Narrative, Writer, Editor Graham Rowat - Associate Producer, Social Media, Actor Cassie Pertiet - Episode Artwork, Web Design, Merch, Creative Direction Brooks Bigley - Social Media, Patreon, Show Notes, Behind the Door Host/Producer Hail Scherf - Videography Director EXTRA STUFF • Want to join the Grey Rooms Family and get your story featured in Season 4? Check out our submissions guidelines and write to your bloody heart's content! • Sonnet is a new podcast app found exclusively on Android devices, designed with YOU in mind. Download Sonnet from Google Play to up your podcast game. You can also listen to The Grey Rooms Podcast on Sonnet by clicking here. • We made it onto a Top 30 Thriller Book Podcasts list at #24 and a Top 15 Horror Story Podcasts list at #6. How cool is that?!? • Listen to us on Spotify or YouTube • Visit our new and improved website at www.thegreyrooms.com • Like what we're doing? Please support us on Patreon for early access to episodes plus more bonus content. • Read about us on our Reddit page • Check us out on Facebook • Join our Facebook Emotional Support Group • Stare at our artwork on Instagram • We're incredibly active on Twitter • Buy our merch at teepublic.com/the-grey-rooms • You can also make a one-time donation at PayPal.me/thegreyroomspodcast • And finally, we have a Discord community. Jump in and have a conversation with us and other fans about the podcast, or anything really. The Grey Rooms team is very active there. The Warden and Bob also drop in now and again to keep their torment game sharp. You’ve been warned. Thank you for supporting our show! A Grey Rooms Production ℗ 2021
46 min
TALL TALE TV - Sci Fi and Fantasy Short Stories
TALL TALE TV - Sci Fi and Fantasy Short Stories
Chris Herron
S5E396 - Blondie - Urban SciFi - by Andy Houstoun
Sometimes you know the perfect woman before you even meet her. Written by Andy Houstoun How To Write Short Stories of Love & Entanglement, by Andy Houstoun: https://amzn.to/39YvgJE ---- Story Submission ---- Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at TallTaleTV.com ---- About Tall Tale TV ---- My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobooks. In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds. During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life. Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal. I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word. Click the share button and let the world know about this author. ---- legal ---- All images used in this video are either original or Royalty and Attribution free. Most stock images used are provided by http://www.pixabay.com . Image attribution will be declared only when required by the copyright owner. All stories on Tall Tale TV have been submitted in accordance with the terms of service provided on http://www.talltaletv.com or obtained with permission by the author. Common Affiliates are: Amazon, Smashwords
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