Episode 153: TWSC – Lazarus And The Tank by Michael Grey

Posted in Adventure, Live Reading, Michael Grey, Science Fiction, Short Story, TWSC on February 20, 2014 by dunesteef

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In Michael Grey’s entry for the Triple Word Score contest, a soldier pits his skills against a tank, the elements, and a harsh commanding officer. Produced by Tom Tancredi.

Special thanks to Tom Tancredi for producing today’s episode, to Bayard Russell and Tom Tancredi for lending their voices to today’s story, to Craig Weinberg for putting together the music, and to Alyssa Quinn for creating today’s episode artwork.

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Related Links:

Michael Grey’s Site
Michael Grey on Twitter
Tom Tancredi’s Site
Bayard Russell’s Site
Alyssa Quinn’s Site
Today’s music was created by Craig Weinberg from Sound Association.
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Episode 152: Time Pressure by Harris Tobias

Posted in Harris Tobias, Science Fiction, Short Story on February 7, 2014 by dunesteef

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Harris Tobias tells us the story of “Time Pressure,” as the weight of chronons intensify, the further back in time one travels. Time travel has become a sort of game between the great powers of the world, a game of tag, with almost no consequence. Until a new player enters the game.
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Afterward, Big and Rish talk about going back in time, buying rare baseball cards, stepping on butterflies, and knocking up Grandma. Warning: there may be singing again.

Special thanks to Dave Krummenacher for creating today’s episode artwork.

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Harris Tobias’s Site
Today’s music was In Cyclum by Roger Subirana Mata.
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Episode 151: TWSC – Tainted Angels by Jennifer Gifford

Posted in Fantasy, Horror, Jennifer Gifford, Short Story, TWSC on January 24, 2014 by dunesteef

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Dost Thou Want To Make A Podcast? ‘Tis the first winning story in the Dunesteef’s Triple Word Score Contest, Jennifer Gifford’s “Tainted Angels” Where evil lurks in the guise of innocence, a world-famous archer also walks, dispatching of foes as only he can.
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Afterward, Rish and Big talk about this contest, the story’s length, and mythology behind it. Unfortunately, there may be singing.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing and narrating today’s story.

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Related Links:

Jennifer Gifford’s Site
Bete Noir Magazine
Bryan Lincoln’s Audio Website
Picture courtesy Kotomi_, modified to lower the contrast and brightness.
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Episode 150: Office Visit by Rish Outfield

Posted in Drama, Horror, Live Reading, Rish Outfield on January 3, 2014 by dunesteef

Office Visit

We promised it, and it’s finally here. Just in time for a new year’s New Media Expo.

Rish Outfield presents a “live” full-cast reading of his story “Office Visit.” Not much goes on in Genie and Sally’s little town of McKay, except for riding up and down Main Street on their bicycles. But when a new dentist opens an office there, and people start raving about his service, the girls take it upon themselves to investigate.

Afterward, Big and Rish are joined by the cast, Bryan Lincoln, Renee Chambliss, L. Scribe Harris, Marshal Latham, and Abbie Hilton, to discus their get-together, and the New Media Expo’s pros and cons.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln, Renee Chambliss, L. Scribe Harris, Marshal Latham, and Abbie Hilton for lending their voices to the tale.

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Music was “Darkest Child” and “Spring Thaw” by Kevin MacLeod (of the Clan MacLeod), from Incompetech.com.
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Episode 149: Secret Santa 2: Krampusnacht by Josh Roseman

Posted in Adventure, Christmas, Fantasy, Josh Roseman, Short Story on December 25, 2013 by dunesteef

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Wes, also known as The Secret Santa, is back with another adventure. Still on the run from Professor Tickety and his elf minions, Wes encounters a new adversary, the dark side of Christmas, Krampus. Krampus’s power is immense, how can Wes defeat him, and if he does, then what?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about their history with Krampus, and the difficulties of writing Christmas stories and story series. They promise that last episode would be the last conversation on the show about writing for this year, but they lied.

Special thanks to Amory Lowe for producing today’s story, and to Julie Hoverson, and Angelo Moretto for lending their voices to the tale.

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Related Links:

Josh Roseman’s Site
Secret Santa on Kindle
Carl’s Junior Commercials
Stephen Colbert’s “Just Another Christmas Song”
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Episode 148: House Of Ideas by Rish Outfield

Posted in Fantasy, Rish Outfield, Short Story on December 6, 2013 by dunesteef

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Gerald Kappler moved to Los Angeles, dreaming of life as a writer. And then, nothing happened. His career, his ambitions, and even his inspiration seems to have dried up. But an encounter with a muse in an unlikely place inside a bookstore in Santa Monica changes his destiny.
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Afterward, Big and Rish talk about ideas, scatology, and inspiration. They promise this to be the last conversation on the show about writing. For this year, anyway.

Special thanks to Tyler Privett for producing today’s story, and to Lyndsay Privett, Blane Privett, Tiffany Privett, Tin Duong, Freddie Granado, and Tyler Privett for lending their voices to the tale.

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Episode 147: The Battle Of The Ideas by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Fantasy, Novelette on November 27, 2013 by dunesteef

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The Dunesteef is back with a brand new edition, produced by Bryan Lincoln! In “The Battle of the Ideas,” Garrett is an aspiring writer who seldom makes time for writing his stories. He figures his characters understand and will forgive him for it. Turns out, he couldn’t be more wrong.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the major economic strengths and weaknesses of Sudan. Oh, no, actually, they talk about writing.
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Note: This is the “official ” release of this episode. The “bootleg” release is available elsewhere.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing the story, and to Veronica Giguere, M.Sierro Garcia, Mick Bordet, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to the tale.

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Big Anklevich’s Blog
Bryan Lincoln’s Site
Veronica Giguere’s Site
M. Sierro Garcia’s Sci-fi Insider Podcast
Mick Bordet’s Site
Mick Bordet’s Every Photo Tells Podcast
Music was Imagine Your World by Giorgio Campagnano
Photo courtesy Philipp Nordmeyer
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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

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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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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 145: BMSE – The Calling by Rish Outfield

Posted in Action, BMSE, Horror, Rish Outfield, Short Story on August 2, 2013 by dunesteef

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Joshua McGinty grew up in an unusual family. The family has a religious calling, but it’s one that Joshua desperately wants to escape. And he thought he had, until suddenly, his twin sister January showed up to bring it all back again…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the Broken Mirror Story Event, and Rish tells us, begrudgingly, about the writing of his story.

Special thanks to Dave Robison, Julie Hoverson, and Abigail Hilton for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:

Dave Robison’s Round Table Podcast
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Noctourne Boulevard Podcast
Abigail Hilton’s Guild of the Cowry Catchers
Photo courtesy of Glen Van Etten
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Episode 144: Unholy Womb by Steven E. Wedel

Posted in Horror, Short Story, Steven E. Wedel on June 14, 2013 by dunesteef

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A boy picks up a couple of pumpkins in preparation for Halloween, only to find out they are part of a bizarre and deadly Halloween trick.

In a bit of a different episode than usual, Rish shares his reading of Steven E. Wedel’s “Unholy Womb,” the title track of the audiobook he recently narrated for Steven’s collection “Unholy Womb and Other Halloween Tales,” soon to be available for purchase on Audible.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about producing this story, its potential for expansion, its villain, and say goodbye to their traditional recording location: Big’s kitchen table. If you listen closely, you may even find out which is worse: a band calling a later album by the band name, or a sequel or prequel naming itself by the original title.

Special thanks to Steven for allowing us to use his story on the show.

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Related Links:

Steven E. Wedel’s Site
Unholy Womb Audiobook on Audible.com
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