Archive for the Fantasy Category

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

Christmas Creature 1

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

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

fireflies

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

fireflies

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 205: The Dragon Muse by David B. Coe

Posted in David B. Coe, Fantasy, Short Story on February 19, 2019 by dunesteef

dragon muse

Tom Mathers hasn’t finished his book, despite the deadlines. What he needs is a muse…a magical muse…a dragon muse?

Afterwards, Big and Rish sympathize with him.

Special thanks to Bria Burton for providing her voice talents for the story.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Episode art was from Pat Pilon on Flickr. It was resized and the background smudged for effect.

Episode 204: Bunnies Of The Apocalypse by Gregg Chamberlain

Posted in Comedy, Fantasy, Gregg Chamberlain, Short Story on November 30, 2018 by dunesteef

BUNNIES

Gregg Chamberlain tells us the funnest tale involving a Satanist since Harry Potter, in “Bunnies of the Apocalyse!”

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the story, about the Four Horsemen, and a recent difficulty in the Outfield home.

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Music was: “Eternal Terminal” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Episode 195: Dr. Genocide And The Five Stages Of Grief by J.M. Perkins

Posted in Fantasy, J.M. Perkins, Science Fiction, Short Story on August 17, 2017 by dunesteef

fivestages

Captain Justice is making his way through Dr. Genocide’s deathtrap. He’s defeated Dr. Genocide every single time in the past, so what makes him think things will be different this time? And what would happen if they were?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the Joker, Skeletor, Megatron and telling a story with tropes or despite tropes.

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Related Links:

J.M. Perkins’ Site
Stories by J.M. Perkins that previously appeared on the Dunesteef
CHEMO: How I Learned To Kill on Amazon

Episode 193: Like A Good Neighbor (Part Two) by Rish Outfield

Posted in Fantasy, Horror, Rish Outfield, Short Story on May 18, 2017 by dunesteef

like a good neighbor

We conclude our presentation of “Like A Good Neighbor.” AKA many things. Lara spends more time with Old Widow Holcomb, learning spells and finding out more about her. And where it stops, nobody knows!

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about endings, story length and decisions, and knowing when to walk away (and knowing when to run).

Oh, and here’s a link to the “announcement episode” of That Gets My Goat they refer to.

Special thanks to Bria Burton for lending her voice to this production.

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Related Links:

Like a Good Neighbor on Amazon or Audible.
Bria Burton’s Site

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