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The Dark Verse

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

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Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick u...Show More
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TDV 117: Crimson Memories

16:26 | Jul 24th

A pious magician creates mementos of blood and prays to mysterious entities from a study called the Hostoligeon. This is the 117th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you t...Show More
TDV 116: The Coin Slave

18:36 | Dec 13th, 2018

In Ashlabedya—an empire of technology, magic, and bloody customs—currency is flesh. This is the 116th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. ...Show More
TDV 115: Orchestrations Of The Ssttitd

15:58 | Oct 31st, 2018

Three short tales of cosmic woes inflicted by a storyteller who possesses by prose. This is the 115th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. ...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2018: Popping Brains Like Pimples

01:57 | Oct 30th, 2018

The Halloween Greeting for 2018 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
TDV 114: The Quantum Monolith

14:40 | Mar 11th, 2018

The 114th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 113: Rumination Weapon

10:24 | Jan 31st, 2018

The 113th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 112: Advocate Of Solace

18:35 | Dec 20th, 2017

The Dark Verse, Vol. 4 Kickstarter Late Pledge: https://sharkchild.pledgemanager.com/projects/the-dark-verse-vol-4-within-the-depths-of-soul/participate/?ref=podcast. The 112th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical,...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2017: Think Of It Coming

02:59 | Oct 31st, 2017

The Halloween Greeting for 2017 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
10 Years

03:25 | Oct 8th, 2017

Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of The Dark Verse! Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Aman...Show More
TDV 111: The Hourglass Executioner

18:18 | Sep 30th, 2017

The 111th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 110: The Noumenal Cleanse

0:00 | Aug 29th, 2017

I was a lonely man—an outcast. I did not and could not enjoy small talk or friendly “hellos” with the people that intertwined with my daily activities. If even I were to offer money to the homeless, they would not take it from me. The reason was a pe...Show More
TDV 110: The Noumenal Cleanse

19:41 | Aug 29th, 2017

The 110th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 109: Moongore

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2017

Close your eyes and listen to my voice. “Seep into darkness. Let body drift away. Let thought ease into solemnity. Feel your life force hum. Feel your essence radiate and transcend boundary. Feel those powers of will enable the travelling of spirit. ...Show More
TDV 109: Moongore

20:30 | Jul 26th, 2017

The 109th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 108: The Sermon Of The Shadow In Darkness

0:00 | Jun 17th, 2017

I have seen the Shadow in Darkness—a shadow within pitch blackness. Where darkness ends and a truer black begins—a corrosion of color and a void of anti-creation. An obliterator of sight. An obliterator of mind. I have felt the Shadow in Darkness—a s...Show More
TDV 108: The Sermon Of The Shadow In Darkness

12:40 | Jun 17th, 2017

The 108th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 107: The Celestial Mover

0:00 | May 25th, 2017

The roll down door of my storage unit hit the ground with a thud. I slid the bolt, inserted the cylinder lock, twisted, and pulled out the key. On the other side, ten by fifteen feet of junk—not quite insignificant enough to give away, but not nearly...Show More
TDV 107: The Celestial Mover

14:33 | May 25th, 2017

The 107th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 106: Apathindying

0:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

In the pit of night, in a barren land, beneath and within leafless oaks and upon untrodden soils, a gathering of vagabond Magic Bleeders shared in their woes around the warmth of communal flames. Distant battles painted the sky with colorful sparkles...Show More
TDV 106: Apathindying

18:40 | Apr 21st, 2017

The 106th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 105: The Supplicants Of Pain

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2017

In memory, what I saw felt only as a dream—a picture so surreal that only the wild and deviant subconscious should have been able to conjure such a display. I doubted many of the account’s details over time as knowledge and experience established a c...Show More
TDV 105: The Supplicants Of Pain

20:07 | Apr 3rd, 2017

The 105th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 104: Everyone’s Whisper Sounds The Same

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2017

My wife turned out the lights, crawled into bed with me, and whispered, “I love you,” into my ear before giving me a kiss on the lips. “I love you, too,” I whispered back. I turned my way and she hers, and we faded into slumber. “Wake up, wake up,” m...Show More
TDV 104: Everyone's Whisper Sounds The Same

18:13 | Mar 3rd, 2017

The 104th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 103: Not Worth Reading

0:00 | Feb 8th, 2017

I stepped out of work for lunch and walked to the nearby delicatessen. I picked up a corned beef sandwich on rye bread and sat outside at one of the few cast iron tables available to enjoy it. The afternoon was not the warmest of days, but the sun pr...Show More
TDV 103: Not Worth Reading

30:51 | Feb 8th, 2017

The 103rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 102: The Strangewax Candles

0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2017

My new mother and brother arrived on the eve of my twelfth birthday. I was neither happy nor resentful with their addition. It had been three years since my mother died—three years of just my father and I—and I understood that there was a vacancy in ...Show More
TDV 102: The Strangewax Candles

11:21 | Jan 2nd, 2017

The 102nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 101: Doorways To Obliteration

0:00 | Dec 21st, 2016

Doorways are a means of passage, but are also non-circumventive impositions on passage that have varying degrees of access. Some are open to all. Some contain doors for the filtration of sight and sound, but are still open to all. Some have locked do...Show More
TDV 101: Doorways To Obliteration

12:29 | Dec 21st, 2016

The 101st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 100: The Eyeless Sight (The Unlike Light Sequel)

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2016

There was a purpose to the keep, and although that purpose had not yet been revealed when the Man of Courage with his smoke candles stepped out of the prison of the dark into the peril of the light, it was always present and always forthcoming. It wa...Show More
TDV 100: The Eyeless Sight (The Unlike Light Sequel)

25:28 | Dec 6th, 2016

The 100th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
TDV 99: It Concludes In A Receptacle

0:00 | Nov 18th, 2016

Crisp, colorful, autumn leaves crunched beneath my footsteps as I walked through the tree archways of my neighborhood on a brisk, overcast afternoon. Every few moments, a gust of wind whistled above me, sending leaves to the whim of the hibernating w...Show More
TDV 99: It Concludes In A Receptacle

17:19 | Nov 18th, 2016

The 99th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 98: Spirit Dispersion

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2016

You will be with me forever,” Mother of a Thousand Minds whispered into the ear of the man she held within her arms. She pressed herself against him tightly and released us. Go, my little ones, she said in thought as I and thousands of her minds beca...Show More
TDV 98: Spirit Dispersion

06:36 | Oct 31st, 2016

The 98th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2016: Cat Parasite

02:08 | Oct 31st, 2016

The Halloween Greeting for 2016 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
TDV 97: The Kids Go First

0:00 | Oct 22nd, 2016

Ding-dong. The doorbell rang. I hesitatingly placed a bookmark in my afternoon read, pulled myself up from the couch, and lurched towards the front door. When I got there, I pressed my eye to the peephole to scout the visiting presence. Barely within...Show More
TDV 97: The Kids Go First

19:27 | Oct 22nd, 2016

The 97th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 96: The Lantern And Its Book

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2016

While vacationing with friends and family in a remote and beautiful range of densely-forest-covered mountains, I made the bold decision to backpack alone into the wilderness for a night; no one else had the desire or equipment to join me. Being an ad...Show More
TDV 96: The Lantern And Its Book

11:04 | Oct 1st, 2016

The 96th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 95: The Midnight Magician

0:00 | Sep 21st, 2016

The Secronomus, its face and body of black shards jutting forth and its eyes of red crystal, impartially watched from its throne as I performed an act of transmogrifying juggling. Simple, smooth balls of silvery metal effortlessly circled into the ai...Show More
TDV 95: The Midnight Magician

15:22 | Sep 21st, 2016

The 95th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 94: The Ruination Die

14:20 | Sep 1st, 2016

The 94th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 94: The Ruination Die

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2016

There were palm readers, fortune tellers, and clairvoyants, but I was nothing like them. Where others saw auras and energies, I saw numbers. Each and every person that ever entered my view was accompanied by a number—a number that could not be known ...Show More
TDV 93: Little Angels

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2016

The pig brain swelled. Fluids popped and hissed from its folds and grooves. Dr. Mayoris slightly increased the temperature inside the incubator containing it. “So are you still set on the placement of your angel?” he asked me. His black and white hou...Show More
TDV 93: Little Angels

14:41 | Aug 18th, 2016

The 93rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 92: Infernobot

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2016

Technology had connected the universe, making space suitable for recreational and residential dwellings, travel between livable planets acceptable in duration, and old age such a slow onset that populations overran worlds. Death was still the unknown...Show More
TDV 92: Infernobot

29:03 | Jul 21st, 2016

The 92nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 31

0:00 | May 16th, 2016

This book giveaway is celebrating the awards The Spirit Collectors dark fantasy novel has picked up! Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, May 16th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: Ten (10) signed hardcover copies o...Show More
Book Giveaway 30

0:00 | Jan 18th, 2016

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, January 18th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: One (1) hardcover copy of CLASSIC HORROR STORIES (BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTIBLE EDITIONS)  One (1) hardcover copy for every 25 entries...Show More
Promo: The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 Hardcover Reprint

0:00 | Jan 12th, 2016

Help me bring back THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1 hardcover book! I am currently running a crowdfunding campaign to reprint The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 hardcover book. I printed 1,000 copies back when I first published the book in 2009, and five years later, at t...Show More
Book Giveaway 29

0:00 | Jan 4th, 2016

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, January 4th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: One (1) hardcover copy of H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION Two (2) hardcover copies of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF D...Show More
Book Giveaway 28

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Wednesday, December 23rd to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: Three (3) hardcover copies of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH OR THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME ...Show More
TDV 91: Costumes Of Reality

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2015

Outside, frogs croaked by the hundreds. The recent rains had swelled the nearby creek allowing for a brief metropolis of amphibian prolificacy. They had never before caused me much delay when it came to falling asleep, but this evening their raucous ...Show More
TDV 91: Costumes Of Reality

15:54 | Nov 20th, 2015

The 91st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2015: Choose Your Prize

02:13 | Oct 28th, 2015

The Halloween Greeting for 2015 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
Book Giveaway 27

0:00 | Aug 21st, 2015

This is a HUGE giveaway! There will be eighteen (18) winners! Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Friday, August 21st to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: One (1) hardcover copy of H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION Two (2) ...Show More
TDV 90: The Essence Of All-Sight

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2015

The steps leading up to the century-old stronghold were like rotting teeth, fragmented and disgustingly whittled. The passageway at the pinnacle of these steps—tucked between the swooping, gnarly trees of the Battlemance Forest—lay open for any fooli...Show More
TDV 90: The Essence Of All-Sight

15:59 | Aug 13th, 2015

The 90th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 26

0:00 | Jun 30th, 2015

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, June 30 to be entered in a chance to win: One (1) hardcover copy of H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM...Show More
The Dark Verse, Vol. 3 Gets Gold + Book Giveaway 25

0:00 | May 6th, 2015

THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME has won the gold medal in the category of Horror for the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards! There’s no better day to give some copies of this now award-winning book away! Comment on this post befor...Show More
TDV 89: Omnipotent Ingenuity

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2015

Darilandria Alrindce Syabeltel.” That was all the gargantuan visitor said after it arrived through a fissure in space and abruptly appeared in the middle of the world. A portal, not so different than a mirror in the sky, appeared without warning, ref...Show More
TDV 89: Omnipotent Ingenuity

24:22 | Feb 25th, 2015

The 89th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 24

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2014

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Wednesday, December 24 to be entered in a chance to win one of two Prizes: One (1) hardcover copy of: H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION One (1) signed hardcover set of The Dark Verse books, including the s...Show More
Book Giveaway 23

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2014

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Friday, November 28 to be entered in a chance to win one (1) hardcover copy of: H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION And, for every 25 entries, one (1) signed hardcover copy of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2014: Twist Your Head

01:31 | Oct 27th, 2014

The Halloween Greeting for 2014 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
TDV 88: The Protean Birth Enigma

0:00 | Oct 21st, 2014

Although I slept and although I dreamt, I was not at rest. My muscles perpetually flexed while the blood surging through my veins heated my damp, rank flesh. My eyes jutted beneath their lids, absorbing an orange light that radiated heat upon me and ...Show More
TDV 88: The Protean Birth Enigma

13:04 | Oct 19th, 2014

The 88th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 22

0:00 | Sep 16th, 2014

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, September 16 to be entered in a chance to win one (1) hardcover copy of: H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION And, for every 25 entries, one (1) signed hardcover copy of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYO...Show More
Book Giveaway 21

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2014

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Thursday, August 14th to be entered for a chance to win a hardcover copy of: H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION (BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTIBLE EDITION) OR An 11″x17″ DARK VERSE poster (one will be given away ...Show More
Book Giveaway 20

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2014

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, August 4th to be entered for a chance to win a hardcover copy of: DRACULA (BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTIBLE EDITION) OR FRANKENSTEIN (BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTIBLE EDITION) OR A copy of  THE DARK VERSE, VOLUM...Show More
Book Giveaway 19

0:00 | Jul 25th, 2014

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Friday, July 25th to be entered for a chance to win a hardcover copy of: H.P.LOVECRAFT: GREAT TALES OF HORROR AN ADDITIONAL COPY WILL BE GIVEN AWAY FOR EVERY 15 ENTRIES! Winners will be chosen at random (at ...Show More
Promo: The Spirit Collectors (A Novel by Sharkchild)

0:00 | Jul 22nd, 2014

In the world of Awya, where cities are scattered across isles in a seemingly endless ocean called the Black Waters, an umyn boy by the name of Amory Demshen is unable to suppress the insatiable longing to explore Tempertime Cemetery—a place forbidden...Show More
Book Giveaway 18

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2014

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, July 1st to be entered in a chance to win one (1) hardcover copy of: H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION And, for every 25 entries, one (1) signed hardcover copy of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND T...Show More
TDV 87: The Apocalypse Bringers

0:00 | May 28th, 2014

A destroyed moon lay dispersed across the sky. Its fragments reflected a pale, red light. In front of these debris, a great multitude of meteors reached the atmosphere, raining across the land in streaks of flame. Concussions resounded in every direc...Show More
TDV 87: The Apocalypse Bringers

15:40 | May 26th, 2014

The 87th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
The Searing Tongue 2

01:09 | Mar 22nd, 2014

Words of pain, torment, and darkness from The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narra...Show More
TDV 86: Dominance By Devouringness

0:00 | Mar 19th, 2014

On an early afternoon as I sat on a bench in Stebly Park reading the book, The Itinerant Life of Triach, and as the glow of sunlight amplified the surroundings—the freshly manicured lawns, the crisp hedges, the brilliant daisy fields, and the flouris...Show More
TDV 86: Dominance By Devouringness

16:17 | Mar 18th, 2014

The 86th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 17

0:00 | Dec 17th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, December 17th to be entered in a chance to win one (1) hardcover copy of: H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION And, for every 20 entries, one (1) signed hardcover copy of your choice of: THE DARK VER...Show More
Book Giveaway 16

0:00 | Sep 17th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, September 17th to be entered in a chance to win one (1) hardcover copy of: NOS4A2 BY JOE HILL And, for every 25 entries, one (1) signed hardcover copy of your choice of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM...Show More
Book Giveaway 15

0:00 | Sep 4th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Wednesday, September 4th to be entered in a chance to win one of tw0 (2) hardcover copies of: DOCTOR SLEEP BY STEPHEN KING (September 24th Release Date) And two (2) signed hardcover copies of: THE DARK VERSE...Show More
Book Giveaway 14

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, July 1st to be entered in a chance to win one of tw0 (2) hardcover copies of: H.P. LOVECRAFT: TALES (LIBRARY OF AMERICA) And two (2) sets of hardcover copies of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASS...Show More
TDV 85: A Random Game Of Vitriolage

0:00 | Jun 18th, 2013

Who sings this?” my grandmother asked as I placed needle on spinning vinyl, bringing to life an aura of music. A soothing and charming voice stirred the heart above a movement of catchy melodies and rhythmic bass. The way the voice careened from lyri...Show More
TDV 85: A Random Game Of Vitriolage

19:33 | Jun 18th, 2013

The 85th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 13

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, June 11th to be entered in a chance to win one of three (3) digital downloads of: THE WEIRD: A COMPENDIUM OF STRANGE AND DARK STORIES (Choose the Kindle, Nook, or iBook version) And one (1) digital ...Show More
Book Giveaway 12

0:00 | May 27th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, May 27th to be entered in a chance to win one of two (2) pairs of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS AND THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH For every 30 entries, anoth...Show More
Book Giveaway 11

0:00 | May 14th, 2013

The Kickstarter campaign for THE DARK VERSE, VOLUME 3 approaches (May 28th) so I need to get some more books out there! Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, May 14th to be entered in a chance to win one of three (3) pairs of: THE DARK ...Show More
Book Giveaway 10

0:00 | Apr 10th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Wednesday, April 10th to be entered in a chance to win: (1) Copy: H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION (2) Pairs: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS AND THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLO...Show More
Book Giveaway 9

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Tuesday, March 26th to be entered in a chance to win one of two (2) pairs of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS AND THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH Winners will be chosen a...Show More
Book Giveaway 8

0:00 | Mar 15th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST tonight (March 15th) to be entered in a chance to win one of three (3) copies of: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutof...Show More
TDV 84: Rainsaw

0:00 | Mar 15th, 2013

My son looked so innocent and full of happiness. His wavy, golden brown hair bounced softly while he hunted the red ball that continually evaded his uncoordinated efforts of collection, and the slightly oversized, brown, suede jacket encasing his fig...Show More
TDV 84: Rainsaw

14:33 | Mar 14th, 2013

The 84th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 7

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2013

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Friday, February 1st to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: 1ST PRIZE: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH (Not available to the public until 3/12!) + 1 Limited Edition Dark Verse T...Show More
Book Giveaway 6

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2012

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST tonight to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: 1 Copy: H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION 2 Copies: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS Winners will be chosen at random (at ...Show More
TDV 83: D.M.V. (Dream Magic And The Vessels)

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2012

I called my house the Old Souls Orphanage—a haven for the elderly without a place to call home. Those in the latter years of life who had not the funds or family to be given the living quarters of comfort and peace that were deserved came to my abode...Show More
TDV 83: D.M.V. (Dream Magic And The Vessels)

15:16 | Nov 24th, 2012

The 83rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 5: Thanks Be to the Book

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2012

Comment on this post before 9:00PM PST on Sunday, November 25th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following: 1st Prizes (2): H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION 2nd Prize (1): BOOKS OF BLOOD, VOLUMES 1-3 by Clive Barker 3rd Prize (1): IN T...Show More
Book Giveaway 4

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2012

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST to be entered in a chance to win one of two copies of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS ! Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST ...Show More
TDV 82: The Wrong House Of Worship

0:00 | Nov 8th, 2012

His play of the piano was remarkable. The way his fingers careened along the keys was like a swift and gentle stream that invoked the serenity and beauty of nature’s kiss. His melodies, with their masterful fermatas and crescendos, called out in pray...Show More
TDV 82: The Wrong House Of Worship

10:23 | Nov 8th, 2012

The 82nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Book Giveaway 3

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2012

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST to be entered in a chance to win a copy of H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION! For every 25 comments/entries, a copy of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS will also be given away! Winner(s...Show More
Book Giveaway 2

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2012

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST to be entered in a chance to win a copy of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS! One winner will be chosen at random from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be contacted by ...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2012: The Doomed Souls Chorus

01:33 | Oct 30th, 2012

The Halloween Greeting for 2012 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
And Then A Book Was Given

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2012

Post a comment with what you think about THE DARK VERSE (just put whatever comes to mind if you have never listened to it or read it) and at the end of the day two people will be chosen at random to be given a copy of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE...Show More
TDV 81: Killing Tools (The Glove Of Wires)

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2012

There was nothing wrong with my childhood that should have ever attracted the blackness that arose at the age where toy robots, slingshots, and water guns were the apple of my eye—I played, I fought, I got hurt, I got in trouble, and I learned. Despi...Show More
TDV 81: Killing Tools (The Glove Of Wires)

13:25 | Aug 24th, 2012

The 81st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 80: Age Of Thaumaturgics

0:00 | May 22nd, 2012

With sweaty, trembling hands, I entered the floor of Candure Stadium. Each and every sound of my bodily existence was muted by the humming ruckus pulsating between expectant members of the critical audience. My breaths were hollow, my steps were unhe...Show More
TDV 80: Age Of Thaumaturgics

14:29 | May 22nd, 2012

The 80th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2011: Cyanide Suicide

01:51 | Oct 30th, 2011

The Halloween Greeting for 2011 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
TDV 79: The Pendulum Role

0:00 | Oct 27th, 2011

I emerged from the dark halls of my house and entered the only fully lit arena therein: a kitchen with wide, tall windows that welcomed the rising sun. I sat down at a small wooden table where scrambled eggs and toast waited for me on a dull, silver ...Show More
TDV 79: The Pendulum Role

14:03 | Oct 27th, 2011

The 79th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 78: The Rotting Moments Ending

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2011

Seven demonized humans turned vile creations from wounds inflicted by diseased, unreasoned, and inexplicable time struck an inert man repeatedly with their fists in the corner of the nineteenth floor of a glistening high-rise. In unbreakable specific...Show More
TDV 78: The Rotting Moments Ending

14:45 | Apr 27th, 2011

The 78th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 77: The Changer Box

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2011

The air was musty and smelled of a compound of fruit and charcoal. A veil of haze shrouded what distances I could see and those distances—that were not of much distance at all—contained the walls, ceiling, and floor of my current world; I stood in th...Show More
TDV 77: The Changer Box

08:12 | Feb 1st, 2011

The 77th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 76: The Image Of Odd Transaction And Collection

0:00 | Jan 12th, 2011

Head down this way,” I motioned with my arms, directing the couple before me into the stairway leading down into the basement of my house. “This will be the most exquisite collection you have ever seen. I promise you,” I added. “Very good,” a man, cl...Show More
TDV 76: The Image Of Odd Transaction And Collection

12:36 | Jan 11th, 2011

The 76th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
The Searing Tongue 1

00:56 | Dec 16th, 2010

Words of pain, torment, and darkness from The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narra...Show More
Holiday Discount on The Dark Verse, Volume I Book

0:00 | Dec 14th, 2010

It’s time for a holiday blowout on From the Passages of Revenants (The Dark Verse, Volume I). Buy a signed copy for only $15.99 (including shipping) at sharkchildsremains.com with the coupon code “sharkmas” during checkout. All major credit cards and...Show More
TDV 75: The Truncation Of Being By Folding Flesh

0:00 | Dec 10th, 2010

Words hold power of times before, to come, and times unknown. They can exist in form or invisible space. They can exist in colorful sight or invisible sound. Words create and words destroy. They convert the weak and overthrow the wise. It was words t...Show More
TDV 75: The Truncation Of Being By Folding Flesh

14:29 | Dec 10th, 2010

The 75th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 74: The Cry Of The Crooked

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2010

Upward I climbed, foot over foot, and hand over hand. Blood pounded at my temples while I strained to maintain strength and focus. Beads of sweat rolled off of my forehead and fell the depths of my course. My sight was set on nothing but the path I h...Show More
TDV 74: The Cry Of The Crooked

10:44 | Nov 27th, 2010

The 74th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 73: Entering Weightlessness

0:00 | Nov 11th, 2010

The cool, still water embraced me as I jumped into it and submerged within it, leaving the sounds of laughter behind. The water wrapped its ever-changing arms around my shape and held it perfectly. I exorcized air—one quick blast to balance my buoyan...Show More
TDV 73: Entering Weightlessnes

12:30 | Nov 10th, 2010

The 73rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 72: Names: Vaucifyr (The Unreasoned Voice)

0:00 | Nov 5th, 2010

Metek, Alaya, Sturge, and Crim sat anxiously on hard wooden chairs around a wooden table in the basement of the Abandoned House in Semtar’s Forest. The basement was lit by candle-flame, but the moonlit, night sky peeked through holes and cracks in th...Show More
TDV 72: Names: Vaucifyr (The Unreasoned Voice)

16:50 | Nov 5th, 2010

The 72nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2010: Demon's Prayer

02:14 | Oct 31st, 2010

The Halloween Greeting for 2010 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
TDV 71: Names: Craytick

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2010

Death is but a tangent of existence, for I have lived many different lives in different worlds through death—death being the medium through which I reached these lives. There are different layers of afterlives. They are each unique, and they do not b...Show More
TDV 71: Names: Craytick

12:09 | Sep 25th, 2010

The 71st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 70: Names: Dietchelnin, Dietchellin

0:00 | Sep 10th, 2010

The castle of the Lord Brasher stood as it always had—sharply cut black stone jutting upward to create halls and chambers and towers and spires. The front gate, before which I stood, eerily hung open as like a gaping wound run dry of blood. No one fo...Show More
TDV 70: Names: Dietchelnin, Dietchellin

09:41 | Sep 10th, 2010

The 70th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 69: The Demise Sequence

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2010

I understand many things about life, how it comes and goes and how it exists in the present—in thought and in the unseen. I have the guide of perfect discernment—an immaculate compass of the ages etched into my bone and burned into my breath by a cre...Show More
TDV 69: The Demise Sequence

09:40 | Jul 1st, 2010

The 69th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 68: Filling The Empty Throne

0:00 | May 27th, 2010

I thought I had told the Doctors nothing but the truth regarding my wounds, yet their doubt in my words led me to not wholly believe in those insects of memories crawling behind my eyes. They wanted to know how the rings of flesh were once missing at...Show More
TDV 68: Filling The Empty Throne

16:07 | May 27th, 2010

The 68th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 67: The Summit And The Sacrifice

0:00 | May 6th, 2010

I found the perfect summit to erect the altar for my sacrifice. It was sunken down in a valley surrounded by mountains of tremendous size. Instead of aiding in the formation of the valley, this mountain housing the summit I eyed stood independent wit...Show More
TDV 67: The Summit And The Sacrifice

13:39 | May 5th, 2010

The 67th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 66: Knave (Part 2)

0:00 | Apr 8th, 2010

There is such a thing as the chaos of fate—an endless-fingered glove, a maze of only dead-end paths. And there is such a thing as living separated from life—not by the escaping of death, but by the living outside of life in a place where its wholesom...Show More
TDV 66: Knave (Part 2)

11:38 | Apr 8th, 2010

The 66th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 65: That Which Makes Up The World

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2010

The articulate sound of the school bell’s conclusive note awoke me from my hazy hell. It came as if with swift reckoning—a domino effect to my distant self that lived the same moment fractions of seconds earlier and fractions of seconds later. Perhap...Show More
TDV 65: That Which Makes Up The World

19:12 | Mar 26th, 2010

The 56th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 64: There They Freeze

0:00 | Mar 12th, 2010

The Cantlebrin Bridge was high up and made of ice. It connected one side of the Rezlinought Canyon to the other, a railless pathway joining opposing caves that nested thirty yards down from the canyon’s ridges. Although made entirely of ice—ice parti...Show More
TDV 64: There They Freeze

13:04 | Mar 12th, 2010

The 64th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 63: Blood Host Authentication

0:00 | Feb 25th, 2010

The blood determines the majesty of the host. For most, the constituents of blood are—in order of greatest volume—plasma, red blood cells, and then white blood cells. But for those I served, these typical figures were not so. The Templars Aryiglen ha...Show More
TDV 63: Blood Host Authentication

15:38 | Feb 25th, 2010

The 63rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 62: The Thief Of Timeworn Lives And His Fortress

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2010

I sat beside my grandmother, who lay calmly and quietly within her bed. Nothing but her shallow breaths penetrated the atmosphere of her room. I intently watched her chest as it rose and fell. Only by the visual motion could I even discern and align ...Show More
TDV 62: The Thief Of Timeworn Lives And His Fortress

16:59 | Feb 12th, 2010

The 62nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 61: Knave (Part 1)

0:00 | Jan 28th, 2010

I once had in my possession a unique thermometer I called the Gapetha. Using the buoyancy of five silver circlets in liquid contained in a tall, slim, clear cylinder, it determined temperature. If the temperature was to reach a very specific reading,...Show More
TDV 61: Knave (Part 1)

19:48 | Jan 28th, 2010

The 61st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 60: The Stone House

0:00 | Jan 15th, 2010

From the letter addressed to the Strong, written by the hands of Tinus Perpentin: There is an immovable place at the edge of a far-off, isolated cliff (this is all I can divulge with regards to location). On the outside it is but an enormous rock, se...Show More
TDV 60: The Stone House

14:29 | Jan 15th, 2010

The 60th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 59: The Power In A Father

0:00 | Dec 31st, 2009

It was a fare as ripe as an appetite had ever known. Its short, curly brown hair bobbed innocently. Its blue eyes blinked unabashedly. Its smile cut space curiously. The cheer of its mouth lit the atmosphere with the chorus of purity while it held th...Show More
TDV 59: The Power In A Father

08:50 | Dec 31st, 2009

The 59th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 58: The Long Travel

0:00 | Dec 17th, 2009

There is a hidden labyrinth of pathways linking the worlds of things that can be seen. It can be found with the use of elementary magic. A rune, spoken as a beseecher to the fabric of life, is all it takes to beckon forth the portal and gateway to th...Show More
TDV 58: The Long Travel

16:59 | Dec 17th, 2009

The 58th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 57: What The Water Means

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2009

On the top of a thirty-two foot long counter, I lived amongst a population of two-hundred and forty-three—a civilization wrought by the hands of man in the age of his illustrious prime. Our kind was called humids—life forms birthed from a mixture of ...Show More
TDV 57: What The Water Means

12:46 | Dec 4th, 2009

The 57th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 56: A Lonely, Imprisoned Stranger

0:00 | Nov 19th, 2009

I had an aunt who lived in the house beside my own; she was a very peculiar woman. The very nature of her peculiarity allowed me only rare opportunities to see her, although she was never more than a couple room lengths away. She called the inside of...Show More
TDV 56: A Lonely, Imprisoned Stranger

17:12 | Nov 19th, 2009

The 56th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 55: In Placing The Titan’s Emotion

0:00 | Nov 5th, 2009

I sat back in my rocking chair and subdued my thoughts with the gentle swaying of my bones. The chair, as well as my body, creaked with the tender noise of old age. In my vision, flames within the fireplace communed with one another and my son and da...Show More
TDV 55: In Placing The Titan's Emotion

11:34 | Nov 5th, 2009

The 55th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2009: Cutting Game

03:32 | Oct 31st, 2009

The Halloween Greeting for 2009 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
The Dark Verse, Volume I Product Video

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2009

Here is a product video I just put together for From the Passages of Revenants (The Dark Verse, Volume I). The video quality is not quite grand, but I did the best I could!
Update: The Dreadful Inspirator Contest

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2009

Unfortunately, I must make an embarrassing announcement regarding the contest: I only received two entries and so there is no way to move forward with the contest as planned. I am still going to reward the two people that did participate and name the...Show More
TDV 54: Soul Divided

0:00 | Oct 22nd, 2009

I stood behind a black, baby grand piano. The instrument was unfamiliar to me and its keys, both black and white, held reflections that heightened their alluring appearance. As I looked upon it, I longed to hear a sweet melody. Surrounding the piano,...Show More
TDV 54: Soul Divided

17:13 | Oct 22nd, 2009

The 54th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 53: The First Innovation

0:00 | Oct 8th, 2009

If the stars were maps of history, then my heart would have been their maker. If there were a way to look within the earliest light still traveling upon the edges of the universe, then my face would have been the subject there discovered. Bittersweet...Show More
TDV 53: The First Innovation

13:16 | Oct 8th, 2009

The 53rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
News: Book Special and The Dreadful Inspirator Contest

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2009

BOOK SPECIAL at SharkchildsRemains.com From the Passages of Revenants (The Dark Verse, Volume I) is on SALE Unsigned Copy: $17.99 Signed Copy: $21.99 FREE Shipping NO Sales Tax Special ends at midnight on October 31st THE DREADFUL INSPIRATOR CONTEST ...Show More
TDV 52: When Eyes Have Seen Too Much

0:00 | Sep 24th, 2009

My squad and I were at the end of our assignment. A brigade of three heavily armored vehicles and twenty-four exhausted, anxious men raced through the canyon of Nazlit. Dust churned behind us in wellsprings of the fleeting memories we hoped to leave ...Show More
TDV 52: When Eyes Have Seen Too Much

13:28 | Sep 24th, 2009

The 52nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 51: No More Resistance

0:00 | Sep 10th, 2009

I taped her entire body with thick, clear packing tape—every inch. I taped her fingers and toes to one another. I taped her legs together and her arms to her sides. I ran tape from her head to her shoulders, locking it in place. Her eyes were taped o...Show More
TDV 51: No More Resistance

12:39 | Sep 10th, 2009

The 51st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 50: The Concomitant

0:00 | Aug 27th, 2009

I was an ancient navigator. My mission was to collect data from the universe and pass it on into the vibrations of existence—stars, planets, moons, meteors—where there it would be embedded for the millions of years it would take until its presence re...Show More
TDV 50: The Concomitant

14:01 | Aug 27th, 2009

The 50th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 49: The Man Of Letters

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2009

Words were my masters. Their colloquial voices chattered in my mind, enlivening an unconventional form of command. They had agendas and hate and disgust, all of which brought about a tumultuous ocean of demands within my head, so vast that I drifted ...Show More
TDV 49: The Man Of Letters

13:09 | Aug 13th, 2009

The 49th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 48: Severing The Lost

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2009

I once had a best friend; I liked to call her Dime. The name came to me when I found a dime in my pocket during a time of need. She was always there for me; she was the “dime” in my pocket. Our relationship was brilliant. We shared secrets, experienc...Show More
TDV 48: Severing The Lost

17:01 | Jul 30th, 2009

The 48th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 47: Nigh Outlasting The Fear Of Death

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2009

Tears from the heavens bore death like cannonballs ignited under the misery of hate. Like meteors sentenced to the fate of the world, these burning embers fell—fist-sized, amorphic masses of light ripping through plane. They poured through the hull a...Show More
TDV 47: Nigh Outlasting The Fear Of Death

08:47 | Jul 16th, 2009

The 47th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 46: The Ilks Of Devotion

0:00 | Jul 2nd, 2009

Grand castles full of cities and heavy, luscious woods lined the horizon. Their mixtures of grays and greens flooded my sight with thick promise. It was Alvershiven’s Den; the long journey was finally over. “Are you going to do it?” Ten-Men asked whi...Show More
TDV 46: The Ilks Of Devotion

15:48 | Jul 2nd, 2009

The 46th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 45: Names: Chillanthon

0:00 | Jun 18th, 2009

The chillanthon was waiting for me outside of my house, calling to me with its unsettling voice, tearing through my heart with its restlessness. I could hear its arms whip across its torso as they swiveled back and forth from shoulder sockets deteste...Show More
TDV 45: Names: Chillanthon

12:14 | Jun 18th, 2009

The 45th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
The Dark Verse, Volume I Book Promo

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2009

Here is a promo video John F. Stifter put together for Sharkchild’s book, The Dark Verse, Volume I: From the Passages of Revenants available now at SharkchildsRemains.com. The music was composed by Sharkchild.
TDV 44: Names: Apherdane

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2009

On the dull road called Mayberry Lane, I stood at the turn of the evening. I had just flicked a cigarette at a passing vehicle, watching as its cinder flashed into the night. In front of me stood the Cursory—a name given to a house because no one eve...Show More
TDV 44: Names: Apherdane

19:50 | Jun 4th, 2009

The 44th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 43: The Hunt

0:00 | May 21st, 2009

An army of ghastly forms waited listlessly at the gates of life. Each entity was unrestrained and raw—knowledge had yet to enter, conform, and orchestrate a platform of thought and personality for its cloudy mind. Step by step, they were pushed forwa...Show More
TDV 43: The Hunt

08:32 | May 21st, 2009

The 43rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 42: Thirteen Door Roulette

0:00 | May 8th, 2009

I was handed a small, round cage; I curled two of my fingers around the s-hook fastened to its apex. The cage had a minute door fixed with a comparably insignificant latch. It did not—by sound and feel—seem to have anything within its grasp, although...Show More
TDV 42: Thirteen Door Roulette

22:48 | May 8th, 2009

The 42nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 41: Symptoms Of The Astral

0:00 | Apr 22nd, 2009

Just get inside!” my mom yelled. “But please, let me—” I tried to explain. “No! I don’t want to hear about it. Just go to your room. I’ll let you know when you can come out.” I climbed out of the minivan and went into the house. My body trembled with...Show More
TDV 41: Symptoms Of The Astral

26:14 | Apr 22nd, 2009

SThe 41st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis ...Show More
The Changing Feyth (Complete)

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2009

This is the all-in-one version of The Changing Feyth series, pulling together parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 from the previously published episodes.
TDV 40: The Changing Feyth (Part 4)

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2009

A body fell from the opening above me. It fell so fast there was no way to tell if it was living or dead. It crashed upon the stone floor, bones cracking and flesh splitting. And then another fell. And another. And another. And another until thirteen...Show More
TDV 40: The Changing Feyth (Part 4)

14:22 | Apr 9th, 2009

The 40th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 39: Stumbling Upon Preterition

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2009

There are dismissed places—not forgotten or invisible—but ignored without refrain.  The devils of these domains are so vibrant that beings of any awareness trick their minds to see right through them, or around them—anything to succeed with avoidance...Show More
TDV 39: Stumbling Upon Preterition

14:13 | Mar 26th, 2009

The 39th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 38: The Taking Of Hallowed Creation

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2009

The precious silver hovered over the menacingly heated embers. Its surfaces glimmered and sparkled with the reflection of flickering ash. Every curve and groove of this magnificent creation completed in shape to form the perfect fork—the Serpent’s Fo...Show More
TDV 38: The Taking Of Hallowed Creation

13:25 | Mar 10th, 2009

The 38th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 37: The Deviations

0:00 | Feb 27th, 2009

The dreams I had while I slept in the unsanctified darkness of the Slanterhorn Estate mansion’s attic were never pleasant. As I stared up into the ancient rafters, letting my body and mind be overcome by sleep’s oblivion, I sensed that the world of t...Show More
TDV 37: The Deviations

21:38 | Feb 27th, 2009

The 37th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 36: Confronting The Formless

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2009

The infinite regions within divisibility were my home. I existed in the distances of space—space void of finite ends. In these unfathomable places there was only emptiness; it was all that I had ever known. No matter where I traveled, I could find no...Show More
TDV 36: Confronting The Formless

16:20 | Feb 12th, 2009

The 36th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 35: A Megacosm’s Secret Initiation Of Members

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2009

Have you ever looked over the edge of the world?” asked the young girl sitting beside me on the train. At the time, we were passing by mountains strewn with large boulders, but my attention was on the features of the girl. Her hair was dark and her s...Show More
TDV 35: A Megacosm's Secret Initiation Of Members

11:13 | Jan 30th, 2009

The 35th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 34: The Song Of Dusty Hearts

0:00 | Jan 15th, 2009

When I was young, my grandfather often brought me to the burial grounds of the nethpa, and every time he led me over some barren hill, or down some hidden trail, or through some thick forest, he would share with me how I might find such a rare and ex...Show More
TDV 34: The Song Of Dusty Hearts

14:53 | Jan 15th, 2009

The 34th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 33: The Road Show

0:00 | Dec 31st, 2008

Step right up. Come see what ya’ve been waiting for—things ya could never dream of!” The man who spoke these words with such easy excitement was a haggard looking, traveling salesman. His brown, greasy hair was parted to the right and his pants sagge...Show More
TDV 33: The Road Show

16:37 | Dec 31st, 2008

The 33rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 32: Pathway For The Dead

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2008

There was a path that led to all places, but it grew weak. As a canyon of only slight width, spreading through the horizons of the universe, it fought to exist between the gargantuan pressures of surrounding landscapes. These landscapes, formed of al...Show More
TDV 32: Pathway For The Dead

12:56 | Dec 18th, 2008

The 32nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 31: Mantis, Malevolent

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2008

I vividly remember those things I did on the day of the coming of the Purpose Giver. I was chopping wood in the back of my cabin, preparing ahead of time for the oncoming winter. My arms felt strong as they led the ax through the wood with single str...Show More
TDV 31: Mantis Malevolent

12:43 | Dec 4th, 2008

The 31st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 30: The Changing Feyth (Part 3)

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2008

My greatest ally and most infernal enemy is time. It can change history and efface memories. It can create life and it can take it away. And to the immortal, time is the ultimate instrument of both plague—the uncanny curse of centuries of wisdom and ...Show More
TDV 30: The Changing Feyth (Part 3)

16:57 | Nov 20th, 2008

The 30th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 29: The Fragmented

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2008

Pieces here, pieces there—it was one sick, twisted mess. I had never before seen such an awful and visually tormenting way to die. It looked like some almighty hand of gargantuan size had grabbed the poor man along with the ground, the chair he was s...Show More
TDV 29: The Fragmented

18:32 | Nov 6th, 2008

The 29th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
Halloween Greeting 2008

03:08 | Oct 31st, 2008

The Halloween Greeting for 2008 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by ...Show More
TDV 28: Playgrounds Never Wondered About

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2008

I awoke in a strange place—a land of repulsive architecture and grim colors. All I had with me were the clothes on my back and my cracked, fragmented mind. When I first opened my eyes, they rested upon a structure similar to that of a monument. The b...Show More
TDV 27: The Clock’s Many Hands

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2008

My hands were always true. I relied on their dexterity for manipulation, their sturdiness for strength, and their gentleness for care. With hands, I led myself forward through the galaxies of all things. Just as an insect’s wings are its salvation fr...Show More
TDV 28: Playgrounds Never Wondered About

20:30 | Oct 23rd, 2008

The 28th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 27: The Clock's Many Hands

13:40 | Oct 13th, 2008

The 27th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 26: The Something Beyond Silence

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2008

The sound of a heartbeat is distinct. It is a ticking of time—a lifeline encroaching upon an end. Sometimes slow, sometimes fast, this ever-sustaining frequency pulsates towards the boundaries of the unknown. It represents knowledge—whether of realit...Show More
TDV 26: The Something Beyond Silence

15:57 | Sep 24th, 2008

The 26th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 25: Character Feast

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2008

There were many sitting around the table in the dining room at Neverlaster’s Inn. All together, there was the blind man, the ruler, the temptress, the demon, the thief, the philosopher, the jester, the card man, the hunter, the seer, the warlord, the...Show More
TDV 25: Character Feast

18:05 | Sep 11th, 2008

The 25th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 24: The Coming Of The Unexpected

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2008

There were always so many people on the beaches those days of the summer’s heat. They came with umbrellas and coolers and inhabited small squares of sand for the duration of several hours. Together, their grids of spaces collaborated into a small met...Show More
TDV 24: The Coming Of The Unexpected

18:35 | Aug 28th, 2008

The 24th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 23: The Skulker

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2008

It came from the distance with patience and dedication. From a point of origin lost beyond the seas of matter, it traveled, setting out upon a path to reach the destination of which it chose—ages before knowledge was an aspect of existence. Once the ...Show More
TDV 23: The Skulker

13:10 | Aug 14th, 2008

The 23rd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 22: Finding The Host That Sustains

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2008

I walked through the truculent sands for many days without end. Their color glistened and appeared to shine brighter with each new dawning of the sun—a sun that radiated and shown power beyond the means of natural, un-orchestrated things. I could fee...Show More
TDV 22: Finding The Host That Sustains

13:51 | Jul 31st, 2008

The 22nd episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 21: Names: Feltfoldhart

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2008

The creations of the artisan were always magnificent. Every detail, contour, and finish orchestrated a perfection of visual embrace. The way his completed works mesmerized the most critical of art and the most cynical of achievement proved his worthi...Show More
TDV 21: Names: Feltfoldhart

15:02 | Jul 17th, 2008

The 21st episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 20: Names: Tillalel

0:00 | Jul 2nd, 2008

By a very early age, I had learned the seriousness of sanctity—as far as it goes in relating to things unbound by the compass of the solvable. I knew, in other words, about the astringent potency of belief: what it was capable of and how it controlle...Show More
TDV 20: Names: Tillalel

13:19 | Jul 2nd, 2008

The 20th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 19: Names: Unsonselvitzsol

0:00 | Jun 17th, 2008

An amount of seasons befell me that I could not count before I became free. And surely it was an amount less than I would have thought, for time lingered awfully slow within the cool, decrepit cell of my prison holding. I did not mark the days and I ...Show More
TDV 19: Names: Unsonselvitzsol

16:13 | Jun 15th, 2008

The 19th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 18: Normal Faces

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2008

My sister and I happened upon the variable of existence by chance. It might have been the way we walked in ghostly indifference under the setting sun’s light, or perhaps it was the way we stared disjointedly across the endless horizon. Nevertheless, ...Show More
TDV 18: Normal Faces

11:15 | Jun 2nd, 2008

The 18th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 17: The Science Of Faith

0:00 | May 21st, 2008

On the softest of days, when the splinters of time bowed to uncanny sounds, I heard the ringing. It came from some region just closer than what could be called distant. As if drifting on a river of sustaining sound, the ringing reached my ears, tickl...Show More
TDV 17: The Science Of Faith

11:04 | May 19th, 2008

The 17th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 16: Time Into Death

0:00 | May 7th, 2008

One drop, three drops, twenty drops—then it was steady. The glass window facing the driveway fogged under my breathing as I watched the rain begin its exotic descension upon the glum spread of concrete and blood. My skin tingled while severe emotion ...Show More
TDV 16: Time Into Death

13:17 | May 5th, 2008

The 16th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 15: Bringing Back The Unordinary

0:00 | Apr 22nd, 2008

The Movie Man found me at an awards banquet. It was for my swim team, and it was the last place I expected to meet someone who would change my life. When his greeting occurred, all of the awards and speeches had been given and made, and things had ju...Show More
TDV 15: Bringing Back The Unordinary

20:21 | Apr 20th, 2008

The 15th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 14: The Captive Inside

0:00 | Apr 7th, 2008

There were certain shops that had no seizing affects outside of a planned visit, and then there were certain shops that quite brutally tortured if their magical, if not haunting, space was not investigated. Alluring displays, unorthodox merchandise, ...Show More
TDV 14: The Captive Inside

15:24 | Apr 6th, 2008

The 14th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 13: The Missing Come Home

0:00 | Mar 24th, 2008

I awoke to the severe beating of my heart, which drove throbbing percussions through my temples. Beneath me, a sick, cold sweat lined the sheets. My hands were trembling and my throat was raw. I quickly rose from the bed in disgust and discomfort and...Show More
TDV 13: The Missing Come Home

18:43 | Mar 22nd, 2008

The 13th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 12: Fate

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2008

Was I the wish of a demented god? Or was I a god? Or was I the pinnacle abhorrer of malformation? My beginnings were not in my memories and my abilities were not in my mind as an aspect of learning—as I existed, so they existed. The only truths withi...Show More
TDV 12: Fate

11:15 | Mar 9th, 2008

The 12th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 11: Sounds Of The Deliverer

0:00 | Feb 25th, 2008

The cracking voice of the mild singer brought me back from the depths of a bizarre subconscious. I looked around at the rest of Dim Lit Coffeehouse. Spots of green hovered in my sight while my eyes got accustomed to the ambiance. Everyone else appear...Show More
TDV 11: Sounds Of The Deliverer

15:12 | Feb 24th, 2008

The 11th episode of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis S...Show More
TDV 10: The Changing Feyth (Part 2)

0:00 | Feb 11th, 2008

While others sleep, the feyth do not. While others dream beautiful and terrifying visions, the feyth always stir in the unrest of consciousness, never to experience the small pleasure of an escape or diluting respite. Memories, emotions, longings, re...Show More