Episode 215: Catastrophe Baker and the Siren of Silverstrike by Mike Resnick

Posted in Comedy, Mike Resnick, Science Fiction, Short Story on February 14, 2020 by dunesteef

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When Mike Resnick passed away on January 9th, Rish and Big knew they had to make one of his stories their next episode. Years ago, he’d sent them out a huge batch of Catastrophe Baker stories so that they could continue the series on the show. What better way to remember him than to put one of his creations out for fans to enjoy?

Catastrophe Baker makes a trip to Silverstrike and while he’s there, he attends a carnival. It’s pretty ho-hum until he gets summoned to the tent of the Siren of Silverstrike to see the show that everyone is talking about.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Mike Resnick and what he has meant to the science fiction community, the podcast community, and the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. We’ll miss you, Mike.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss for lending her voice to the episode.

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Related Links:

Mike Resnick stories that have run previously on The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.
Mike Resnick episodes on Escape Pod that we mention (it’s in the middle of the page under the heading “authored episodes”)
Renee Chambliss’s Website

Episode 214: What You Deserve by Rish Outfield

Posted in Christmas, Fantasy, Rish Outfield, Short Story on December 24, 2019 by dunesteef

What You Deserve

Doug was rushing to get to his sister’s house on Christmas Eve, when he happened upon the most pathetic looking old couple broken down on the side of the road. They needed his help. They had to be somewhere, somewhere very special, before midnight. It was a matter of life or death. Couldn’t he possibly help them out?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Christmas songs on the radio for a surprisingly long time, then eventually mention the writing of the story “What You Deserve”, and what moved Rish to write such a tale.

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Episode 213: The Christmas Creature (Part 2) by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Christmas, Fantasy, Horror, Short Story on December 24, 2019 by dunesteef

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Brand and Macee were trying to have a nice Christmas together, but their shelf elf seems to be possibly possessed and on the attack. What do they do? Find out in the exciting conclusion to The Christmas Creature.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about several things…including the challenge of making something like a child’s plaything into a viable antagonist.

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Photo courtesy Michel Curi. Modified to make the face evil!

Episode 212: The Christmas Creature (Part 1) by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Christmas, Fantasy, Horror, Short Story on December 18, 2019 by dunesteef

Christmas Creature 1

Brand is watching his daughter, Macee, for Christmas. Rose, the girl’s mother, wasn’t happy about it, but it was her only choice when grandma got sick at the last minute. Brand is going to make up for his failures of the past, though. He even got Macee a cute little Elf on the Shelf to make it the perfect holiday…or did he?

Afterward, Rish and Big go through all the story prompt suggestions provided by the listeners, and decide on what they will use to write their Christmas story this year.

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Photo courtesy Michel Curi. Modified to make the face evil!

Episode 211: Little Caesars Ghost by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Fantasy, Horror, Short Story on November 28, 2019 by dunesteef

Little Caesars Ghost

Best friends, Scott and Brian, loved their job working together at Little Caesars, but one day, Brian died in a car crash…yet he still came to work.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about their own experiences working behind the counter at their own respective Little Caesars restaurants, and other surprising similarities that made them destined to be eventual friends.

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
“At Rest” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 210: Last Lunch At Charburger by Rish Outfield

Posted in Horror, Rish Outfield, Short Story on November 13, 2019 by dunesteef

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Radio hosts Ben and Ricky need to talk about their career. Unfortunately, they choose Charburger on State Street to meet for lunch. It’s Rish Outfield’s “Last Lunch at Charburger”

Afterward, Rish talks about why he wrote the story, and the ever-present danger of putting the people you know in your writing.

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Related Links:

Music was “Mary Celeste” by Kevin McLeod of incompetech.com

Episode 209: The Slender Men by David Erik Nelson

Posted in David Erik Nelson, Horror, Short Story on September 28, 2019 by dunesteef

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In David Erik Nelson’s story, adjunct professor James Hodge is approached after a lecture concerning the mythical Slender Men, by a young woman who is absolutely convinced they are not a myth.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about belief in the supernatural and, I dunno, probably say something offensive along the way.

Special thanks to Tena Kolokowski for lending her voice to today’s story.

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Related Links:

David Erik Nelson’s Website
There Was A Crooked Man, He Flipped A Crooked House by David Erik Nelson on Amazon

Episode 208: Fireflies (Part Two) by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Novelette on August 28, 2019 by dunesteef

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Oscar and Simi now know what’s causing the problem in their home, but what can they do about it? How can they fix it? Or is it something that they just have to ride out and hope for the best? Find out in part two of Fireflies written by show host B.D. (Big) Anklevich.

After the (finale of) the story, Big and Rish talk about the story, how big feels about it now that it’s in the rear view mirror, and whether he would write a story like that today.

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Photo provided by s58y. Creative Commons. I added the title and a border.

Episode 207: Fireflies (Part One) by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Novelette on July 22, 2019 by dunesteef

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Weird things have started happening to Oscar and Simi. Are they visions? Dreams? Hauntings? Are they just going crazy? And how bad could it get? Find out in part one of Fireflies written by show host B.D. (Big) Anklevich.

After the (first part of) the story, Big and Rish talk about some of the worries, anxieties, and joys of being responsible for children who rely on you to shelter, nurture, and protect them.

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Photo provided by s58y. Creative Commons. I added the title and a border.

Episode 206: Positive Spin by Rish Outfield

Posted in Short Story on May 26, 2019 by dunesteef

Positive Spin

Join Big, Marshal Latham, and Renee Chambliss as they perform Rish’s sketch “Positive Spin,” about finding good movie reviews in hard-to-reach places.

Afterward, Rish and Big discuss writing something bad . . . and what to do when it turns out not-so-good. Was this sketch as bad as New Mutants (2018), The Room, or Troll 2?

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss and Marshal Latham for providing their voice talents for the story.

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Renee’s Website
Marshal’s Journey Into… Podcast
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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