Archive for April, 2009

Broken Mirror Story Event Update

Posted in Administrative, BMSE on April 30, 2009 by dunesteef

Hey folks, Big and I have been blown away by the response to this story contest/event/challenge. We’ve had many submit their stories long before the deadline (indeed, more than participated in the October Scary Story Event, which we hope means our listenership has expanded), while those who came up with this activity are still toiling away.

We want everyone to do their best work, and so, we’ve extended the deadline to this Monday, May 4th (May the fourth be with you), giving people the weekend to put their finishing touches on the work. If you have already sent us your story, and want to take these extra few days to make revisions, simply send us the story a second time and we’ll replace the older tale with the new one.

Remember, please put “Broken Mirror Story Event,” “BMSE,” or “Broken Mirror” in the subject line.


Episode 31: Aqualung by S.C. Hayden

Posted in Drama, Fantasy, S.C. Hayden, Short Story on April 28, 2009 by dunesteef

Police Diver Marty Coin has entered Boston Harbor looking for a body.  But when he enters the murky brown depths, he finds something else.  Confronted by his past, and looking at an unpleasant future, what will Marty do in the present?

Also, Rish and Big talk about the Broken Mirror event, deadlines, and whether suicide is indeed painless. outtake

Special thanks to Ric Vinhage for editing and Liz Mierzejewski for voicework on this episode.

Right click to download the episode HERE.

Related links:

S.C. Hayden’s MySpace Page
S.C. Hayden’s site
Rish and Big read an episode on StarShipSofa
Tryad’s Music on

Episode 30: OSSE, The Artist by Alex Moisi

Posted in Alex Moisi, Drama, Horror, OSSE on April 20, 2009 by dunesteef

Ever seen a human soul?  I mean the actual ball of light in every person’s chest, the essence of their being?  Not that many people have reason to open up someone’s chest to find out if they can see it.  But if you can, it turns out that there’s a market out there for souls.

Also, Big and Rish talk about tips on writing, share what’s helped them with their stories, and offer suggestions to writers submitting to the podcast.  Also, the April Broken Mirror Story Event continues!

A special thank you to Josh Roseman for the editing on today’s story, and to Jeremiah Elkins for the episode art.

Right click to download the episode HERE.

Related Links:

Alex Moisi’s Site

Alex Moisi’s Flash Fiction Site

Moon Prototype’s music on

Episode 29: A Better Teleportation Theory by Michael Anthony

Posted in Drama, Michael Anthony, Science Fiction, Short Story on April 10, 2009 by dunesteef

Tasha Meckler nearly discovered the secret of teleportation.  Now discredited, a new opportunity arises to clear her name and regain respect in her field.  Should she take it?”

Big and Rish talk about teleportation in fiction, and a bit more about this month’s Broken Mirror Story Event.  Oh, and Richard Simmons.

We’d also like to thank Abigail Hilton for today’s narration.

Right click to download the episode HERE.

Related Links:

Abigail Hilton’s Site

OnClassical’s music at

The Broken Mirror Story Event

Posted in Administrative, BMSE on April 3, 2009 by dunesteef

Between April 1st and April 30th, 2009, write a short story based on the following premise:


This story can be any genre and of any length.  However, our podcast usually buys Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy stories, and we prefer stories longer than five hundred words.

A couple of rules:

  1. No multiple submissions, please.  If you have more than one take on this idea, only send us the one you feel is best.
  2. Seriously, write the story in April, based on the idea we’ve presented.  You can always rewrite an old story and present it as though it’s new, but if you do this, at least have the decency to lie about it.
  3. In the subject line of your email, mention that this is for the Broken Mirror Story Event (or the BMSE/BME).
  4. Even though the event ends on May 1st, we would rather get a complete, proofread story a couple of days late than a rushed story with typos and errors on April 29th.

Send the completed story in the body of an email to submissions(at) (replacing the “at” with @.  Thanks for participating and being a creative person (even if you own a dog)!

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