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Episode 146: Tethered to the Cold and Dying by Ray Cluley

Posted in Fantasy, Ray Cluley, Science Fiction, Short Story on September 25, 2013 by dunesteef

tethered

Wow, can you believe it? The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine won a Parsec Award! You’ll have to excuse us for getting a little exuberant and talking for a long time about it before we get to the story. You can skip to 17:10 if you want to go straight to the start of the story.

The apocalypse left Jackson’s world a burned out and dismal place. He has lived in Two-Nine with Mother for a long time, without ever dreaming that there might be more out there. But when a stranger comes to his station with a story and some pills to trade, Jackson starts to believe that he might still be able to go up to go forward.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about hidden meanings in the story, lay out Sonny See’s drinking game rules (see below), and spout some of their other usual B.S. The sky’s the limit no longer!

Special thanks to Sonny See for producing today’s story, to Desia B. and Sonny See lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Caroline Parkinson for providing the art for the show.

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Related Links:

Ray Cluley’s Site
Desia B’s Site
Caroline Parkinson’s Site
Caroline Parkinson’s Blog
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The Tethered to the Cold and Dying Drinking Game!

Take a sip:
1- Every time a line of dialogue, when taken out of context, sounds vulgar or sexual.
example: “I wonder if she’s sucking a tube of synth for her evening meal”
2- Every time a line of dialogue, even when left in context, sounds vulgar or sexual.
example: “My mouth floods with saliva at the thought of hot meat.”
3- For every Jack and the Beanstalk reference you get the first time you listen to the story.
example: “He showed me a handful of pills. They were pale as beans and almost the same size.”

Take two sips:
1: For every Jack and the Beanstalk reference you get the second time you listen to the story:
example: “The man’s name is Hugo and he wants my bone marrow.” (an obvious reference to the Giants wanting to grind up Jack’s bones and eat them with bread that it took me multiple times through the story before I caught it.)
2: Every time someone has to point out a Jack and the Beanstalk reference to you because you had listened to the story so many times you were beginning to get cross eyed. This should be done even if the reference is debatable, you deserve it.
example: When Jackson sends Hugo down with directions to Alph-alpha, a possible reference to Jack killing the giant and him falling into the farmers field, which may have been planted with alfalfa sprouts…….

Drink the entire beverage:
1: If and when you figure out the overly subtle audio ‘easter egg’ that is hidden in the musical transitions between scenes.

Episode 143: The Templar by Edward McKeown

Posted in Action, Adventure, Edward McKeown, Fantasy, Horror, Short Story on May 12, 2013 by dunesteef

Templar

Jeremy Leclerc is a Knight Templar. In his journeys, he’s encountered many supernatural beings, some friendly, some less-than-friendly. But now, women have been disappearing throughout Charlotte because of a hideous, soul-sucking creature. Has he met his match this time?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about proper pronunciation of words versus saying things the cool-sounding way, French accents and their ability or lack of ability to scare away listeners, and what stuff we might have prepared for you in the future on the podcast.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing the episode and to Starla Huchton, Kathryn Pride, L. “Scribe” Harris, and Kathy Bowler lending their voices to the tale, as well as Michael Church for the art.

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Related Links:

Edward McKeown’s Jeremy LeClerc Story Collection on Amazon
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Starla Huchton’s Site
Kathryn Pride’s Site
L. “Scribe” Harris’s Pendragon Variety Podcast
Music was Waiting by Freaky Clean.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 142: BMSE – Saying Goodbye by Christopher Munroe

Posted in BMSE, Christopher Munroe, Drama, Fantasy, Short Story on April 14, 2013 by dunesteef

Saying Goodbye

After a fatal heart attack, a man’s ghost tries desperately to let his wife know that he is well, and that she should move on and try to be happy. But without a body, he can do nothing but watch. There must be a way…

Later, Big and Rish bring you the long anticipated “Drawing of the Three”. What’s that you may ask? Well, it’s the drawing of the three words for each participant in the Triple Word Score Contest. Listen in and find out what you or others will be stuck crafting a story out of. Good times will be had by none…er, I mean all.

Special thanks to Melissa Hills for producing the episode and lending her voice to the tale, as well as Mustafaa Ansare for the music.

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Related Links:

Christopher Munroe’s Blog
Photo by Pete Prodoehl
Music was by Mustafaa Ansare.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 140: BMSE – Linger by Sam Schreiber

Posted in BMSE, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sam Schreiber, Short Story on March 9, 2013 by dunesteef

Linger cover art - final

The phone rings in the middle of the night . . . and it’s time for Levi Keller to do his work once again. You see, sometimes he has to visit with someone after an “accident,” and let them know where they stand.

It’s another winning entry in the Broken Mirror Story Event, this one written by Sam Schreiber. Afterward, Big and Rish talk a bit about the BMSE contest, and about Gino Moretto’s production. They mention their recent visit to Las Vegas, announce a new Incentive Episode . . . and Rish Outfield makes a startling revelation!
Outtakes
Special thanks to Gino Moretto for producing today’s story and doing the artwork for it as well. Also thanks to Tatiana Gomberg, and Debbie Cowens for lending their voices to the tale.

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Related Links:

Sam Schreiber’s Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers Site
Gino Moretto’s Site
Tatiana Gomberg’s Site
Sam Schreiber’s “Snakehead” on Journey Into…
Abbie Hilton’s Cowry Catchers
Tweenchronic’s “Skip Rope” – Our new theme song (unless you donate!)
Music was Static Motion, Celtic Impulse, Classic Horror, Long Note One, Long Note Two, Long Note Three, Long Note Four, Unpromised, and Dark Walk by Kevin McCleod at Incompetech.com
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project and FreeSFX.
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Episode 138: BMSE – Secret Santa by Josh Roseman

Posted in Action, Adventure, BMSE, Fantasy, Josh Roseman, Novelette on December 23, 2012 by dunesteef

Secret Santa

Wes is tired of being fat. He’s tried everything, diet, exercise, medication, even surgery, but he remains morbidly obese. Nothing works, and he’s about to find out why…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the story, how it differs from the usual holiday fare, what could be done with it in the future and so on.

Special thanks to Amory Lowe for producing today’s story and to Abbie Hilton, Julie Hoverson, Renee Chambliss, and Amory Lowe for lending their voices to the tale.

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Related Links:

Josh Roseman’s Site
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard Podcast
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Abbie Hilton’s Cowry Catchers Site
Catching The Spirit on Podcastle
The Christmas Mummy on Podcastle
The New Media Expo
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 133: The Dead Of Tetra Manna by Mark L. S. Stone

Posted in Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mark L. S. Stone, Novelette on August 30, 2012 by dunesteef

Erik of Ciohar is a mighty warrior, defender of his land, and not at all bad with the ladies. But after his last mission to the dread city of Tetra Manna, he is not the man he used to be (literally). Is he still a hero? Can he serve his people as he used to, and can the dark magic of the Tetrans be overcome?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the long and winding road in producing this story, world-building, and Comic-Con. Plus, somewhere in there is an announcement about the Parsec Awards.

Special thanks to R.E. Chambliss, Julie Hoverson, Kim Price and Joe Zieja lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Lisa Wilde for today’s episode art.

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Related Links:
Mark L. S. Stone’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard
Kim Price’s Ladies of Leet Podcast
Joseph Zieja’s Site
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Showcase
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Blog
Making the Cut by Chris Lester at Metamor City Podcast
Music was Maavrick’s Tear’s Marsh by
Arnaud Condé, and Omnipresence and The Sky Is Inert by Dereleech.
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Episode 130: The Lady Swordmaster by Brock L. Noel

Posted in Action, Adventure, Brock L. Noel, Comedy, Fantasy, Short Story on June 17, 2012 by dunesteef


Remel is one of the greatest swordsmen in the land. He definitely would be the greatest, but he has a few challenges that stand in his way…especially today, and with an invading force sacking the city, what will he do?

Afterward, Big and Rish say silly things. Most of the really heavy, depressing stuff has been cut out of this episode, so while it might still be offensive, it’s sure to be fun.

Special thanks to SonnySee for producing today’s story, also to Bryan Lincoln, Dan Lynch, DesiaB, Rob Haines, Josh Roseman, Damon Shaw, Wendy Cooper, Scott Pigg, and SonnySee for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Brock Noel’s Stories on Quantum Muse
Bryan Lincoln’s Site
Dan Lynch’s Site
DesiaB’s Site
Rob Haines’s Site
Josh Roseman’s Site
Damon Shaw’s Site
Scott Pigg’s Site
Big & Rish Accidentally Talk About Sports
Music was courtesy of the Free Music Archive and BeatPick.
Some sound effects were provided by Freesound.org.
Episode art photo courtesy Albion Europe ApS.
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Episode 123: Save The Date by Joe Zieja

Posted in Comedy, Fantasy, Joe Zieja, Short Story on January 28, 2012 by dunesteef


When Angela’s husband died, she was devastated. She just couldn’t stop dwelling on her pain, until a friend gave her a book to help distract her. Working her way through the hobbies in the book, she made it to “calendar keeping,” and that’s where it all went horribly wrong. Never buy a calendar from a goth chick!

Afterward, Big and Rish try to explain why this episode is so late, and talk about calendars and record-keeping (sounds fascinating, I know). Also, some kind of announcement is made in there somewhere.

Special thanks to Kenn Crawford for producing today’s story; R.E. Chambliss, Ryan E. Stevenson, and Cheyenne Amero for lending their voices to today’s episode; and Melissa Hills for providing the episode art.

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Related Links:
Joseph Zieja’s Site
Kenn Crawford’s Site
R.E. Chambliss’s Site
Ryan E. Stevenson’s Site
Music was by Kenn Crawford
What’s Your Favorite Soleil Moonfrye Film
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Episode 122: Rain by Abby Manheim

Posted in Abby Manheim, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Story on January 12, 2012 by dunesteef

When Rain was born, he was different from others, he was colicky for one, and babies weren’t colicky anymore. Not since before. But things were about to change…outtakes

Also, Rish and Big talk utopias, dystopias, and the story potential of such concepts.

Special thanks to R.E. Chambliss for producing and narrating today’s story; Heather Roulo, The Tie Dye Flipster, and Sgzhanke S. Carlo for lending their voices to today’s episode; and Lisa Wilde for providing the episode art.

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Related Links:
R.E. Chambliss’s Site
Heather Roulo’s Site
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Showcase
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Blog
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Rish On Podcastle
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Episode 118: Beachcombing by Ray Cluley

Posted in Drama, Fantasy, Ray Cluley, Short Story on November 16, 2011 by dunesteef


When Tommy touches an object, he gets an impression from whoever has touched it before. He wanders the beach each day, combing it for discarded items that may in fact be lost treasures.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk beaches, their power, their allure, and the sharks that patrol their waters. Outtakes

Special thanks to SonnySee for producing today’s episode and to Desia B., and SonnySee for lending their voices to the tale, and Lisa Wilde for the episode art.

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Related Links:

Ray Cluley’s Site
Desia B’s Blog
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Showcase
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Blog
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music is by Vladimir Sterzer and Herbert Boland
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