Episode 19: Not On The Menu by Derek L. Palmer


After taking his injured daughter to the hospital, a man stops in at the local diner to give her a treat. He never expected what he might find there, something that’s “Not On The Menu.”

Also, Rish and Big talk about New Year’s Resolutions for The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.

Special thanks to Melissa Hills for the episode artwork.


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9 Responses to “Episode 19: Not On The Menu by Derek L. Palmer”

  1. Rish Outfield Says:

    I’m working on my first resolution. It’s the first week of January and I’ve already read TWO WHOLE SUBMISSIONS!

    Press the button, would ya?

  2. Hey guys,
    Let me know if you still need help with the slush pile.

  3. Big Anklevich Says:

    that sounds great. I’ll send you an email, and we’ll work out the details.

  4. After listening to the latest show, I’d like to help out with the reading of submissions. If you still need help.

  5. Rish Outfield Says:

    If you’d like to help out, we’d appreciate it. We need assistance in one/all of the following areas:
    1. Submission (slush) Readers
    2. Voice Talent (particularly female)
    3. Artistic Contributions (illustrations, cover art, etc.)
    4. Musical Contributions (theme music, scary theme music, incidental tunes, introduction to story music, etc.)
    5. Story Editors (to cut out Big’s many, many mistakes)
    …and, of course,
    6) More Story Submissions

    If you’re interested, send an email to EDITOR (at) DUNESTEEF (dot) COM. As always, if you’ve a short story to submit, that address is SUBMISSIONS (at) DUNESTEEF (dot) COM.


  6. I would’ve preferred the mad scientist angle, I think.

  7. You know, I liked this story. The comments I’m seeing are a little bit on the “administrative” side, but the story itself is worthy of comment. Derek, this was a good piece. Fun, easy, and not hard to follow. I liked it…but, the mad scientist angle would have been fun too!


  8. Derek L. Palmer Says:

    Too often my stories have unhappy endings, or are Horror-related, so I thought I’d go the other way for once. Something I wouldn’t freak out if my kid were to read it.

    Who knows, though . . . maybe the healing properties of the milkshake come at a terrible price.

  9. I actually liked the story as is. The dad is very relateable character, being a dad myself, I probably would drop $18 for a shake to make my kid happy too. Also loved the child voice, so innocent and joyful – great job! Would have liked to find out more of how the boysenberries got their properties, but the mystery also made it fun. Thanks!

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