The first books I remember reading are “Winnie the Pooh” and then “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Under the influence of those stories, I spent many afternoons trying to get the animals to talk—from chickens to cats to the goat. It was my ultimate dream: That all earthly beings would be able to … Continue reading Drabblecast 407 – “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change”…a Review
Out on the farm, in the dead of night, no one was asleep. Beyond the trees and the end of the driveway, big, bellowing vehicles roamed up and down the road running north-south, red lights strobing, blinding flood lights sweeping the eastern edges of our property. We were under threat of invasion by some dark … Continue reading The Masque of the Monochrome Marionette
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On a clear day, the basement flooded. We had no sump pump. “I’ll siphon it,” Uncle Ernie said, grabbing a hose. He stuck one end through the hopper and the other into his mouth. Ma said, “That hose has been lying in the garden all summer. No telling what might’ve crawled inside.” Ernie’s eyes widened. … Continue reading A Drabble: Uncle Ernie
I came to know The Drabblecast while driving to work one morning. I’d downloaded exactly one episode, being slightly skeptical of the name but strangely attracted by the tentacle. As I bumped along the dusty road, I was subtly drawn in by the distinctive voice of the show’s founder and host, Norm Sherman. I was … Continue reading Weird is Beautiful: The Drabblecast – A Podcast of Speculative Fiction
The House on Burkhardt Street (cont.) • Torgus the Angel • Nametag • Jambi the Angel • Wednesday • Damballah Soundtrack: Theme from The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. by Ron Dante and Jake Holmes NOTE: This story is being pubbed in serial form. You should probably start with EPISODE 1. The House on Burkhardt Street (cont.) It … Continue reading WEATHERBONE: EPISODE 30
I don’t know how to tell y’all, but…only one more episode remains. To all of you skywatchers who’ve chosen to spend a little of your valuable time with Doc, Doomsday, Kelley, and the rest of the gang, thank you SO much. But the weirdness doesn’t end here. I’m hard at work on the sequel, in … Continue reading WEATHERBONE ALERT