Archive for the Christmas Category

Episode 218: Service With A Smile by Rob Broughton

Posted in Christmas, Horror, Rob Broughton, Short Story on November 26, 2020 by dunesteef

It’s the first installment in our 2020 Christmas Extravaganza! We’ll be bringing you several stories from our Broken Mirror Story Event, the first being “Service with a Smile” by Rob Broughton. When Tommy gets a mysterious invitation to his girlfriend’s parents’ house for the holidays, he finds that not everyone is acting of their own accord.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Shamong, meeting the parents, and eating worms and insects…really? Actually, why am I surprised, of course they do.

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Music in the story was: “Krampus Workshop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
“Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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

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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 188: Holiday Episode Part 2

Posted in Big Anklevich, Christmas, Gino Moretto, Rish Outfield on December 25, 2016 by dunesteef

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“No one knew who the present was from; there was no name written on the box.”

Amazingly, we bring you the second installment of our Broken Mirror Holiday Spectacular (or Episode, depending on how well it goes over), with stories based on that premise. This time, we present “The Box” by Gino Moretto, “The Holiday Trip: Guest-Starring Captain America and Bucky” by Rish Outfield, and “A Christmas Wish” by B.D. Anklevich. And don’t forget, Christopher Walken is always watching. OUTTAKES

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Episode 187: Holiday Episode Part 1

Posted in Christmas, Short Story on December 20, 2016 by dunesteef

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“No one knew who the present was from; there was no name written on the box.” OUTTAKES

That’s the premise for this year’s Broken Mirror Holiday episode. Hear what contributors AspirationRealized , Bria Burton, Michael O’Haegher, Marshal Latham, Nathan Ahlgrim, Josh Roseman, and Michael Grey do with the idea. No offense.

AspirationRealized wants us to tell you that he’s a moron and forgot to include his real name anywhere, but he swears that it is Cameron Howard. Probably a false name though.

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Michael Grey’s Site
Josh Roseman’s Stuff
Josh Roseman’s Site
Marshal’s Journey Into… Podcast
Bria Burton’s Site
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Episode 178: Present Of The Christmas Ghost by Rish Outfield

Posted in Christmas, Fantasy, Horror, Rish Outfield, Short Story on December 24, 2015 by dunesteef

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We’ve all met one of them in our life. You know those people who think Christmas is a humbug. People that think there’s more of gravy than of grave to a ghost story. People that just don’t care about the holidays…if only they had a name to call them…anyway, today’s story is about that guy.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the story and just what it means, oh, and I’ll let you know right now, California Rish does not make an appearance.

Special thanks to Tena Kolakowski for lending her voice to the story.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech.com.
Image courtesy TimmyGUNZ
Some sounds are courtesy the free sound project.
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Episode 167: Dear Santa by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Christmas, Fantasy, Short Story on December 25, 2014 by dunesteef

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Just under the wire, since there’s still a few hours left of Christmas…at least in our time zone, here’s our annual holiday spectacular.

Jaxon has written a letter to Santa Claus. He needs something a little out of the ordinary this Christmas. Will he get it? Ho, ho ho!

Afterwards, Big and Rish talk about the story, believing in Santa, and the crazy things people name their children…and their characters these days.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing today’s story, and to Renee Chambliss and Dave Robison for lending their voices to the tale.

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I also wanted to share the alternative art that was created for the story by Justin Charles. I had already made the first art, so I stuck with it, but this one was fun enough that I wanted to show it to everyone:

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Big Anklevich’s Blog
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Dave Robison’s Round Table Podcast
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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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Josh Roseman’s Site
Secret Santa on Kindle
Carl’s Junior Commercials
Stephen Colbert’s “Just Another Christmas Song”
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Episode 57: The Spirit Of Christmas by Rish Outfield & Big Anklevich

Posted in Audio Drama, Big Anklevich, Christmas, Comedy, Fantasy, Rish Outfield on December 24, 2009 by dunesteef

The Dunesteef saves Christmas. Something has happened to the little town of Hawk Creek. Overnight, literally from one minute to the next, their Christmas spirit fled. What can Dale Cooper do to bring it back?

Afterwards, Rish and Big do a self-indulgently extended author’s note. It’s really pretty sad how much these guys are in love with themselves.

Special thanks to Julie Hoverson, Liz Mierzejewski and Norm Sherman for lending their voices to this episode. Bloopers

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19 Nocturne Boulevard
The Drabblecast
Music by Hairy Larry and Frozen Silence and Jennifer Avalon.
Some sound effects were used from Freesound.org.
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