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Episode 145: BMSE – The Calling by Rish Outfield

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

Calling

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 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 90: BMSE-May He Reign Forever by Nathaniel Lee

Posted in BMSE, Fantasy, Nathaniel Lee, Short Story on January 12, 2011 by dunesteef

When the priests name 10-year-old Arem as the new king, they expect to be able to continue their way of life without a hiccup. Arem might have other plans…

Also, Big and Rish talk about wife-beater tank tops, Winger, New Year’s resolutions, and even use a special radio magic time machine.
Outtakes
Special thanks to Eric J. Blommel, Rich Girardi, and Josh Roseman for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Nathaniel Lee Mirrorshards Site
Eric J. Blommel’s Site
Rich Girardi’s Lady Jade’s Lair
Josh Roseman’s Site
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music was Gol Ashamdir by Mattias Westlund and The Return Of The King by Zero-Project.
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Episode 89: BMSE-Dax Plays Faire by Void Munashii

Posted in Adventure, BMSE, Fantasy, Mystery, Novelette, Void Munashii on December 16, 2010 by dunesteef

A demon hunter is missing. Now Dax is assigned to find her, and destroy the shape shifter she was after. This time, he might be in for more than he can handle.

Also, Big and Rish talk about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie reboot, and some advice that Tobias Buckell passed on to beginning writers.

Special thanks to Juliet Bowler, Rich Girardi, and Lizanne Herd for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Void Munashii’s Blog
Void Munashii’s Mallville – A Journal Of The Zombie Apocalypse
Juliet Bowler’s Site
Rich Girardi’s Lady Jade’s Lair
Lizanne Herd’s Site
For Wendy
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music was Rezolution by Mister M and Beyond the Veil by Excess Pressure.
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Episode 88: BMSE-Cenizas And The Ash King by Lizanne Herd

Posted in BMSE, Fantasy, Lizanne Herd, Short Story on November 23, 2010 by dunesteef

The Dunesteef is proud to bring you the first of the Broken Mirror Story Event finalists, “Cinezas and the Ash King.” The time to choose a new king and queen has come. One will be made ruler of the land…and the other will die.
Outtakes
Also, Big talks about difficulty pronouncing names in Fantasy, and Rish talks about sacrificing children in the name of religion. Rish wonders if Big would kill his own child if he had to. Would you?

WARNING: this episode touches on religious and political themes in a way that may offend listeners sensitive to such subjects. Listen to the post-story commentary at your own risk.

Special thanks to R.E. Chambliss for producing today’s story and to Rhonda Carpenter, Emerian Rich, and Kenn Crawford for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Lizanne Herd’s Site
Lizanne Herd’s Blog
Lizanne’s BMSE Finalist From Last Year
R.E. Chambliss’s Site
Rhonda Carpenter’s Site
Emerian Rich’s Site
Kenn Crawford
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music was Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod.
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Broken Mirror Story Event 2010

Posted in Administrative, BMSE on May 7, 2010 by dunesteef

Between May 7th and June 7th, 2010, write a short story based on the following premise:
Story Chat
A CHILD IS PROCLAIMED KING (OR QUEEN), BUT IT TURNS OUT TO BE MORE THAN JUST A GAME.

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 between May 7th and June 7th, 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 June 7th, we would rather get a complete, proofread story a couple of days late than a rushed story with typos and errors on June 5th.

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

Episode 47: The Broken Mirror Story Event, Part 2

Posted in Action, BMSE, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Josh Roseman, Liz Mierzejewski, Mystery, Science Fiction, Short Story, Wendy Cooper on September 29, 2009 by dunesteef

“Someone arrives in town, and discovers that everyone there is exactly the same.”

In this episode, we feature three different pieces on the above theme, by three different authors.

In “Wrong Turn,” a traveling family encounters a world that could only exist in Wendy Cooper’s imagination. Or could it?

In “Where Once Your Soul Dwelled” by Liz Mierzejewski, Mike has the misfortune of stopping for gas in the wrong little town, running into an unfriendly bunch of . . . twins? bloopers

In “27 Jennifers” Josh Roseman tells of a young woman who is considered all-too replaceable by her demanding husband Michael.

Also, Rish and Big open the doors to next month’s story contest.

Special thanks to Liz Mierzejewski, and Dani Cutler for lending their voices to today’s show.

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Related Links:
Liz Mierzejewski’s site
Liz Mierzejewski’s Novella Apparition
27 Jennifers by Mike Doughty on YouTube
Josh Roseman’s Site
Dani Cutler’s Truth Seekers Podcast
Music by Roger Subirana: Thryst, Point Of No Return, Christmas Lullaby
Music by Tryad: You Are God

Episode 46: The Broken Mirror Story Event, Part 1

Posted in Action, Adventure, BMSE, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, J.M. Perkins, Kevin Anderson, Michael A. Kechula, Mystery, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Story on September 19, 2009 by dunesteef

“Someone arrives in town, and discovers that everyone there is exactly the same.”

In this episode, we feature three different pieces on the above theme, by three different authors.

In “The Return,” Kevin Anderson interprets the subject in verse.

In “Scriptopia,” Michael A. Kechula tells of a visit to a strange place, where everyone is a writer, but Kevin would decidedly not be welcome.

In “Chemo: The Town of Golden Woods” by J.M. Perkins, an elite team of trained agents is sent into a little town, in search of the previous team that went in . . . and didn’t report back. bloopers

Special thanks to Josh Roseman, Nicole Suddeth, Liz Mierzejewski, Abbie Hilton, and Marcus Brodeur for lending their voices to today’s show.

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Related Links:
Kevin Anderson’s site
Michael A. Kechula’s two books: The Area 51 Option and Full Deck Of Zombies
J.M. Perkins’ site
Josh Roseman’s Site
Liz Mierzejewski’s site
Abbie Hilton’s site
Music by Roger Subirana: Requiem, A Piece Of Heaven, Morphosis, and Pyraminx

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