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The Dark Verse

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

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 up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 113: Rumination Weapon

Jan 31st10:24

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 112: Advocate Of Solace

Dec 20th, 201718:35

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, 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 up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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10 Years

Oct 8th, 20173:25

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. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse. Support Stilz and his awesome music: https://soundcloud.com/stilzyyc.

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TDV 111: The Hourglass Executioner

Sep 30th, 201718:18

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 110: The Noumenal Cleanse

Aug 29th, 20170:00

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 perfect trifecta of parts: one part due […]

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TDV 110: The Noumenal Cleanse

Aug 29th, 201719:41

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 109: Moongore

Jul 26th, 20170:00

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. “Now, look anew, but not with your physical eyes; open the cosmic eye […]

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TDV 109: Moongore

Jul 26th, 201720:30

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 shadow cast not by the inhibition of light, but from the suffocating of […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 107: The Celestial Mover

May 25th, 20170:00

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 practical enough to have around—lay gratifyingly stowed away […]

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TDV 107: The Celestial Mover

May 25th, 201714:33

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 106: Apathindying

Apr 21st, 20170:00

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 and bursts of glimmering energy that cut through the fissures of the branches. […]

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TDV 106: Apathindying

Apr 21st, 201718:40

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 105: The Supplicants Of Pain

Apr 3rd, 20170:00

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 clear border between reality and fantasy. Even with the event elaborated […]

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TDV 105: The Supplicants Of Pain

Apr 3rd, 201720:07

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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,” my wife said to me […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 103: Not Worth Reading

Feb 8th, 20170:00

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 provided a convivial blanket of illumination […]

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TDV 103: Not Worth Reading

Feb 8th, 201730:51

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 102: The Strangewax Candles

Jan 2nd, 20170:00

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 his heart and in our home. My only worry […]

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TDV 102: The Strangewax Candles

Jan 2nd, 201711:21

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 101: Doorways To Obliteration

Dec 21st, 20160:00

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 doors, allowing admission only to the possessor of a key. Others are […]

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TDV 101: Doorways To Obliteration

Dec 21st, 201612:29

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 was only a matter of when it would […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 world. A pulse of soothing electronic music ebbed from my headphones into contemplative thought […]

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TDV 99: It Concludes In A Receptacle

Nov 18th, 201617:19

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 98: Spirit Dispersion

Oct 31st, 20160:00

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 became small spike appendages that extended from her […]

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TDV 98: Spirit Dispersion

Oct 31st, 20166:36

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 97: The Kids Go First

Oct 22nd, 20160:00

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 view were two children somewhere between the ages of seven and nine—a […]

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TDV 97: The Kids Go First

Oct 22nd, 201619:27

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 96: The Lantern And Its Book

Oct 1st, 20160:00

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 adventurer, I bought a map, found a region I liked, and decided to […]

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TDV 96: The Lantern And Its Book

Oct 1st, 201611:04

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 95: The Midnight Magician

Sep 21st, 20160:00

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 air from hand to hand before whirling and warping into different beasts and entities that […]

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TDV 95: The Midnight Magician

Sep 21st, 201615:22

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 94: The Ruination Die

Sep 1st, 201614:20

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 94: The Ruination Die

Sep 1st, 20160:00

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 by the individual it belonged to unless I divulged it. The numbers […]

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TDV 93: Little Angels

Aug 18th, 20160:00

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 hound’s-tooth coat offset his ungainly face. “Yes, behind my left eye,” I said, […]

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TDV 93: Little Angels

Aug 18th, 201614:41

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 92: Infernobot

Jul 21st, 20160:00

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, and I wanted to find it–not by dying, but by seeking its destination. The purple sky—mingling with aqua light […]

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TDV 92: Infernobot

Jul 21st, 201629:03

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 31

May 16th, 20160:00

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 of: THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) […]

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Book Giveaway 30

Jan 18th, 20160:00

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 of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH OR THE […]

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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 the end of 2014, I sold out. I need your help to again […]

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Book Giveaway 29

Jan 4th, 20160:00

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 DEATH OR THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE […]

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Book Giveaway 28

Dec 23rd, 20150:00

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 THREE WINNERS! WINNER CHOOSES BOOK! Winners will […]

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TDV 91: Costumes Of Reality

Nov 20th, 20150:00

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 sounds were so penetrating that it was too hard to exchange their dissonance with […]

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TDV 91: Costumes Of Reality

Nov 20th, 201515:54

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 27

Aug 21st, 20150:00

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) hardcover copies of my upcoming dark fantasy novel (officially releasing on […]

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TDV 90: The Essence Of All-Sight

Aug 13th, 20150:00

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 foolish wayfarer such as myself who desired to connect the fate of one’s life with the Death Breadths of […]

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TDV 90: The Essence Of All-Sight

Aug 13th, 201515:59

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 26

Jun 30th, 20150:00

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 PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this […]

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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 before 10:00PM PST on Wednesday, May 6 to be entered in a […]

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TDV 89: Omnipotent Ingenuity

Feb 26th, 20150:00

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, reflecting back the lands before expanding outward to its city-wide ends as an enormous […]

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TDV 89: Omnipotent Ingenuity

Feb 25th, 201524:22

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 24

Dec 24th, 20140:00

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 sold out Volume 1: THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE […]

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Book Giveaway 23

Nov 28th, 20140:00

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 BLOOD OF DEATH Winners will be chosen at random […]

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 88: The Protean Birth Enigma

Oct 21st, 20140:00

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 into the core of my mind’s visions. Time passed exceedingly slow […]

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TDV 88: The Protean Birth Enigma

Oct 19th, 201413:04

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 22

Sep 16th, 20140:00

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: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME Winners will be chosen at random […]

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Book Giveaway 21

Aug 14th, 20140:00

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 for every 20 entries) Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from […]

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Book Giveaway 20

Aug 4th, 20140:00

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, VOLUME 2 or VOLUME 3 (winner’s choice) will be given away for every […]

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Book Giveaway 19

Jul 25th, 20140:00

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 random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST […]

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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 to those without proper training and knowledge. After a spryth guides the boy […]

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Book Giveaway 18

Jul 1st, 20140:00

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 THE GRIP OF TIME Winners will be chosen at random […]

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TDV 87: The Apocalypse Bringers

May 28th, 20140:00

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 direction that amplified the pandemonium of this planet’s final hours. “Sidideris desiterkan durs forlektis,” my […]

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TDV 87: The Apocalypse Bringers

May 26th, 201415:40

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Searing Tongue 2

Mar 25th, 20140:00

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The Searing Tongue 2

Mar 22nd, 20141:09

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 narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 86: Dominance By Devouringness

Mar 19th, 20140:00

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 flourishing oak trees—giving them a surreal accent, I struck up a conversation with […]

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TDV 86: Dominance By Devouringness

Mar 18th, 201416:17

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 17

Dec 17th, 20130:00

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 VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS OR THE DARK […]

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Book Giveaway 16

Sep 17th, 20130:00

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 THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS OR THE DARK […]

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Book Giveaway 15

Sep 4th, 20130:00

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, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS And one (1) Kindle […]

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Book Giveaway 14

Jul 1st, 20130:00

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 PASSAGES OF REVENANTS and THE DARK VERSE, VOL. […]

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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 lyric to lyric brought the music to life in a story of […]

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TDV 85: A Random Game Of Vitriolage

Jun 18th, 201319:33

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 13

Jun 11th, 20130:00

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 download for every 20 entries of: THE DARK VERSE, […]

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Book Giveaway 12

May 27th, 20130:00

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, another copy of THE DARK […]

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Book Giveaway 11

May 14th, 20130:00

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 VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES […]

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Book Giveaway 10

Apr 10th, 20130:00

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 BLOOD OF DEATH Winners will be chosen at random […]

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Book Giveaway 9

Mar 26th, 20130:00

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 at random (at random.org) from […]

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Book Giveaway 8

Mar 15th, 20130:00

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 cutoff at 10:00PM PST tonight and will be […]

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TDV 84: Rainsaw

Mar 15th, 20130:00

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 figure only did him harm on his quest. Every time he missed a grasp on the […]

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TDV 84: Rainsaw

Mar 14th, 201314:33

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 7

Jan 29th, 20130:00

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-shirt (M, L, or XL) 2ND PRIZES (1 for […]

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Book Giveaway 6

Dec 5th, 20120:00

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 random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM […]

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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 to receive well-appointed accommodations. I gave […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 THE LAND OF TIME AND OTHER FANTASY TALES by […]

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Book Giveaway 4

Nov 14th, 20120:00

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 and will be contacted by Sharkchild via email. […]

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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 prayers to the ears. The music was a triumph beyond those things known, […]

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TDV 82: The Wrong House Of Worship

Nov 8th, 201210:23

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Book Giveaway 3

Nov 7th, 20120:00

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) will be chosen at random from the entrants after the cutoff […]

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Book Giveaway 2

Nov 1st, 20120:00

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 Sharkchild via email. UPDATE: The winner […]

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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And Then A Book Was Given

Oct 26th, 20120:00

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 PASSAGES […]

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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. Despite my innocence, the ominous stars aligned and allowed the […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 80: Age Of Thaumaturgics

May 22nd, 20120:00

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 unheard, and the beating of my heart reverberated within me in empty concussions. The blood […]

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TDV 80: Age Of Thaumaturgics

May 22nd, 201214:29

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 79: The Pendulum Role

Oct 27th, 20110:00

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 plate. My mother stood at the sink, […]

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TDV 79: The Pendulum Role

Oct 27th, 201114:03

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 78: The Rotting Moments Ending

Apr 27th, 20110:00

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 specificity, these Henchmen of Rotted Time targeted the man’s face, hitting nothing else. These blows were wild with the […]

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TDV 78: The Rotting Moments Ending

Apr 27th, 201114:45

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 77: The Changer Box

Feb 2nd, 20110:00

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 the center of a small room—a room that I dreadfully […]

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TDV 77: The Changer Box

Feb 1st, 20118:12

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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, clad in a black suit, an olive shirt, and a […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Searing Tongue 1

Dec 17th, 20100:00

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The Searing Tongue 1

Dec 16th, 20100:56

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 narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 PayPal are accepted. Let me guide you through my book of twenty-six short tales of fantastical […]

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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 that in astronomical infliction determined my fate—just words. But words are […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 74: The Cry Of The Crooked

Nov 28th, 20100:00

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 had already traveled. My feet were above […]

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TDV 74: The Cry Of The Crooked

Nov 27th, 201010:44

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 73: Entering Weightlessness

Nov 11th, 20100:00

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 buoyancy. Then there was the Calm; I did not rise, I did not […]

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TDV 73: Entering Weightlessnes

Nov 10th, 201012:30

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 the faltering, aged floorboards above. Animals and insects scurried in the shadows. A […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 71: Names: Craytick

Sep 25th, 20100:00

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 blend. And whether or not all who perish will share with me the […]

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TDV 71: Names: Craytick

Sep 25th, 201012:09

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 foreign to these walls would dare enter, so the […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 69: The Demise Sequence

Jul 1st, 20100:00

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 creature of creation long hidden from the eyes and […]

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TDV 69: The Demise Sequence

Jul 1st, 20109:40

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 68: Filling The Empty Throne

May 27th, 20100:00

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 the wrists of my bloodless arms and […]

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TDV 68: Filling The Empty Throne

May 27th, 201016:07

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 within the valley, standing against erosion of age old time—an oddity of […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 66: Knave (Part 2)

Apr 8th, 20100:00

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 wholesome reaches fail. There is such living and there […]

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TDV 66: Knave (Part 2)

Apr 8th, 201011:38

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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. Perhaps even a transfer of consciousness occurred, shifting me between universes via the […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 64: There They Freeze

Mar 12th, 20100:00

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 partially fused, partially wedged—the bridge had been a reliable mode of travel for centuries; […]

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TDV 64: There They Freeze

Mar 12th, 201013:04

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 63: Blood Host Authentication

Feb 25th, 20100:00

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 had a notably higher amount of red blood cells and less plasma, and thus, […]

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TDV 63: Blood Host Authentication

Feb 25th, 201015:38

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 the sound of those faint breaths with my audible perception. […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 61: Knave (Part 1)

Jan 28th, 20100:00

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, down to fractions of a degree, these five silver circlets aligned in a […]

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TDV 61: Knave (Part 1)

Jan 28th, 201019:48

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 60: The Stone House

Jan 15th, 20100:00

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, seizing space like a gorging wolf. But on the […]

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TDV 60: The Stone House

Jan 15th, 201014:29

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 59: The Power In A Father

Dec 31st, 20090:00

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 the hand of its father, who led it in a […]

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TDV 59: The Power In A Father

Dec 31st, 20098:50

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 58: The Long Travel

Dec 17th, 20090:00

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 this land of overwhelming connectivity. The […]

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TDV 58: The Long Travel

Dec 17th, 200916:59

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 57: What The Water Means

Dec 4th, 20090:00

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 DNA and infinitesimal computer processors. Our size was measurably minute, but our […]

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TDV 57: What The Water Means

Dec 4th, 200912:46

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 her home the Sterile Sanctuary, which, specifically, […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 daughter-in-law played an immersive game of chess. […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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!

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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 them both honorary Dreadful Inspirators for 2009. I will construct a story around each of […]

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TDV 54: Soul Divided

Oct 22nd, 20090:00

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, two rows of seats filled with women arced in crescent form. The […]

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TDV 54: Soul Divided

Oct 22nd, 200917:13

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 53: The First Innovation

Oct 8th, 20090:00

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 were the eons of my life. *** In my first […]

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TDV 53: The First Innovation

Oct 8th, 200913:16

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 PRIZE 8GB iPod Nano and the creative direction of an episode of The Dark Verse HOW […]

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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 behind. If the mind could have held its thoughts as lungs contained […]

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TDV 52: When Eyes Have Seen Too Much

Sep 24th, 200913:28

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 51: No More Resistance

Sep 10th, 20090:00

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 open; her mouth was taped shut; her […]

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TDV 51: No More Resistance

Sep 10th, 200912:39

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 50: The Concomitant

Aug 27th, 20090:00

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 reached an entity worthy enough to be susceptible to its slight, but powerful […]

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TDV 50: The Concomitant

Aug 27th, 200914:01

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 49: The Man Of Letters

Aug 13th, 20090:00

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 upon it as weathered wreckage—for I was but an insignificant muse bent to […]

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TDV 49: The Man Of Letters

Aug 13th, 200913:09

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 48: Severing The Lost

Jul 30th, 20090:00

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, experiences, and adventures. Dime was […]

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TDV 48: Severing The Lost

Jul 30th, 200917:01

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 and people alike with effortless elegance, spewing portions of things into a cataclysmic collage of mingling […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 46: The Ilks Of Devotion

Jul 2nd, 20090:00

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 while he bent down on one knee beside me on the hill overlooking […]

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TDV 46: The Ilks Of Devotion

Jul 2nd, 200915:48

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 45: Names: Chillanthon

Jun 18th, 20090:00

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 detested with freakish pivotal ability. It stood in the middle of the street, […]

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TDV 45: Names: Chillanthon

Jun 18th, 200912:14

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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.

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TDV 44: Names: Apherdane

Jun 4th, 20090:00

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 ever gave the place a second glance. […]

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TDV 44: Names: Apherdane

Jun 4th, 200919:50

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 43: The Hunt

May 21st, 20090:00

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 forward towards the slim opening in the gates. One by one they popped through […]

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TDV 43: The Hunt

May 21st, 20098:32

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 42: Thirteen Door Roulette

May 8th, 20090:00

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 nothing could be seen within the tightly placed metal panels […]

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TDV 42: Thirteen Door Roulette

May 8th, 200922:48

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 41: Symptoms Of The Astral

Apr 22nd, 20090:00

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 a mixture of rage […]

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TDV 41: Symptoms Of The Astral

Apr 22nd, 200926:14

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Changing Feyth (Complete)

Apr 14th, 20090:00

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.

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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 bodies had splattered across the floor in front […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 39: Stumbling Upon Preterition

Mar 26th, 20090:00

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. Nightmares are detrimental, but to gaze into these aces of sinister rule is to gaze at life […]

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TDV 39: Stumbling Upon Preterition

Mar 26th, 200914:13

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 Fork. A long slender handle fell downward, widening at the bottom into a wonder of embossed swirls. The […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 37: The Deviations

Feb 27th, 20090:00

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 twisted things somehow pressed more mercilessly on such sites—places tucked so […]

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TDV 37: The Deviations

Feb 27th, 200921:38

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 36: Confronting The Formless

Feb 12th, 20090:00

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 nothing different—for something boundless could not be filled, and something that could […]

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TDV 36: Confronting The Formless

Feb 12th, 200916:20

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 skin was light. Unusual rainbows graced her […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 34: The Song Of Dusty Hearts

Jan 15th, 20090:00

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 extraordinary place. “The resting grounds of […]

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TDV 34: The Song Of Dusty Hearts

Jan 15th, 200914:53

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 33: The Road Show

Dec 31st, 20080:00

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 sagged with a loosely fitted belt. His name was Mick Driggler, but […]

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TDV 33: The Road Show

Dec 31st, 200816:37

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 32: Pathway For The Dead

Dec 18th, 20080:00

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 all things malice and chaos, fought to bring about the end of division, […]

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TDV 32: Pathway For The Dead

Dec 18th, 200812:56

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 31: Mantis, Malevolent

Dec 4th, 20080:00

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 strokes. Perspiration beneath my thick clothing […]

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TDV 31: Mantis Malevolent

Dec 4th, 200812:43

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 knowledge and experience and pain—and revision—the gift of the possibility […]

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TDV 30: The Changing Feyth (Part 3)

Nov 20th, 200816:57

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 29: The Fragmented

Nov 6th, 20080:00

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 sitting on, and the desk he was sitting at, and […]

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TDV 29: The Fragmented

Nov 6th, 200818:32

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Halloween Greeting 2008

Oct 31st, 20083:08

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 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 building towered above me with enormous pillars and […]

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TDV 27: The Clock’s Many Hands

Oct 23rd, 20080:00

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 from danger and guide to survival, my hands were the guardians and practitioners of […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 27: The Clock's Many Hands

Oct 13th, 200813:40

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 reality or sleep it does not matter—but when it stops, the mystery begins. That mystery, which hinges on the […]

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TDV 26: The Something Beyond Silence

Sep 24th, 200815:57

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 25: Character Feast

Sep 11th, 20080:00

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 ghost, and the masked mute. They were all dressed at their finest […]

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TDV 25: Character Feast

Sep 11th, 200818:05

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 metropolis of unacquainted population. I walked those beaches, but I never took part […]

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TDV 24: The Coming Of The Unexpected

Aug 28th, 200818:35

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 23: The Skulker

Aug 14th, 20080:00

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 path was formed, it did not stray—not for time or desire […]

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TDV 23: The Skulker

Aug 14th, 200813:10

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 feel the sun’s reach and be witness to its breadth. The sky was either […]

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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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 21: Names: Feltfoldhart

Jul 17th, 20080:00

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 worthiness to all who might own—or if but see—a piece of his allotted mastery. Even in touch, […]

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TDV 21: Names: Feltfoldhart

Jul 17th, 200815:02

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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All Are Called (Names Intro)

Jul 16th, 20080:00

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Artwork: Names: Unsonselvitzsol

Jul 15th, 20080:00

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TDV 20: Names: Tillalel

Jul 2nd, 20080:00

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 controlled and manipulated. There was one event in particular […]

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TDV 20: Names: Tillalel

Jul 2nd, 200813:19

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 19: Names: Unsonselvitzsol

Jun 17th, 20080:00

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 did not note the moon when […]

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TDV 19: Names: Unsonselvitzsol

Jun 15th, 200816:13

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 18: Normal Faces

Jun 4th, 20080:00

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, we arrived. Like a layer resting between all things, it rested in connection […]

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TDV 18: Normal Faces

Jun 2nd, 200811:15

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 17: The Science Of Faith

May 21st, 20080:00

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, tickling them like the elegant prose of a poem. When […]

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TDV 17: The Science Of Faith

May 19th, 200811:04

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 16: Time Into Death

May 7th, 20080:00

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 shot through my body, invigorating my keenness during the very surreal moment. The […]

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TDV 16: Time Into Death

May 5th, 200813:17

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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 just begun to wind down. Loose […]

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TDV 15: Bringing Back The Unordinary

Apr 20th, 200820:21

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 14: The Captive Inside

Apr 7th, 20080:00

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, and toys—these were some of the things that made me curious, but the latter, the toys—those trinkets […]

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TDV 14: The Captive Inside

Apr 6th, 200815:24

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 13: The Missing Come Home

Mar 24th, 20080:00

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 stood as if leaving the compound of a putrid nest, […]

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TDV 13: The Missing Come Home

Mar 22nd, 200818:43

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 12: Fate

Mar 10th, 20080:00

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 within my knowledge flew about like […]

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TDV 12: Fate

Mar 9th, 200811:15

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 11: Sounds Of The Deliverer

Feb 25th, 20080:00

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 appeared to be awakened from the same archaic sleep. Eyes were […]

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TDV 11: Sounds Of The Deliverer

Feb 24th, 200815:12

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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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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, regrets—they all linger in a swirling prison of chaos. All of them prance and prick endlessly, tirelessly. […]

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TDV 10: The Changing Feyth (Part 2)

Feb 10th, 200815:27

The 10th 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Augur’s Scroll: Remnant IV

Feb 4th, 20080:00

Through my eyes are the peoples of the world. I see them, at night, lying in their beds within the structures that spread over the earth. As if transparency were the walls containing them, I can find them, isolate them, and extract them in my mind, plucking them one by one between the fingers of […]

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The Augur's Scroll: Remnant IV

Feb 2nd, 20083:33

Prophecies from the augur for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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I would lie in the middle of Turnby Road on those days when the wind would explain the seasons and the cold and the feelings quickly lit and quickly dampened. The leaves from elderly oak trees would carve their sacred fates between the airs, arousing the nostalgic memories of imagined pasts. In this unsettled ocean […]

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The 9th 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Augur’s Scroll: Remnant III

Jan 21st, 20080:00

A noble came to me the other day. She was adamant about being released from a turmoil she could not plainly describe. When she arrived, her hair was a mess and her eyes were red and dry; she looked as if she had not slept for days. Before she even explained her situation, she begged […]

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The Augur's Scroll: Remnant III

Jan 21st, 20085:24

Prophecies from the augur for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 8: The Phoenix Imago

Jan 14th, 20080:00

I had heard the sound of a key many times—the way it clicked when it slid into place; the way it, whether softly or quickly, depending on the hand which guided it, crashed into the perfection of angle and craftsmanship of its make. It was the sound of power; it denoted the ability of authority […]

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TDV 8: The Phoenix Imago

Jan 13th, 200814:57

The 8th 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Augur’s Scroll: Remnant II

Jan 8th, 20080:00

I have seen the woman dressed in violet. She came to me, suddenly, in my mind, and devoured my intelligence of judgment. With movements soft as slow moving water, she turned me against myself, indulging my nightmares with the promiscuity of the nations. I became the choice of kings—one small piece of the so many […]

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The Augur's Scroll: Remnant II

Jan 7th, 20084:06

Prophecies from the augur for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 7: Between The Corridors

Dec 31st, 20070:00

My life started to deteriorate in the absence of sensible things. I was a child, and so to me such remedies against the imaginative should never have been necessary. But when the world crashed and became the inferno of death, it could not be associated, however so sadistically, with youthful reveries. Even under the attempted […]

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TDV 7: Between The Corridors

Dec 30th, 200714:56

The 7th 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Augur’s Scroll: Remnant I

Dec 24th, 20070:00

I witnessed the star fall in the distance. I saw how it dropped low on the horizon, disappearing beneath the ocean before curving back around and out for but an instant, then vanishing away forever. There was nothing like it; nothing could be more surreal. The wars were on my mind at that time—how strange […]

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The Augur's Scroll: Remnant I

Dec 23rd, 20074:46

Prophecies from the augur for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Touch—I felt all ways of it. I felt light moving silk, soft fitting cotton, and elegant velvet; I knew the embrace of satin and the weave of polyester. Upon me danced the colors and shapes of the universe. Those hands that pressed and brushed against me told the tales of creation’s wisdom, and I collected […]

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The 6th 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant V

Dec 10th, 20070:00

The playground of sympathetic spirits—listen to their words: Your eyelashes, I rip them out. Your eyelids, I pull them back. White fury bulging forth, black beads expanding out— No veins to carry what the heart cannot bear. Stare back, oh eyes of murder; Catch your last glimpse. Strain for moisture and for the living water […]

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant V

Dec 9th, 20073:03

The playground of sympathetic spirits speak for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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I have turned against my brethren and entered a fate that cannot be altered. All that I have been taught—all that I have been trained for—is now the vessel of my retribution. My existence has become a granule glowing amongst the blackness of a lost world, and the life I once knew is but a […]

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TDV 5: The Changing Feyth (Part 1)

Dec 2nd, 200718:31

The 5th 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant IV

Nov 26th, 20070:00

The playground of sympathetic spirits—listen to their words: Be wise with all endeavors of the heart. Stand firmly against the unyielding allure of the persuasive dawn. With the stone-written beliefs of your faith, you cannot fail. And if you have none, then you have not sought deep enough into the haunting core of your existence; […]

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant IV

Nov 24th, 20073:29

The playground of sympathetic spirits speak for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 4: Gift Of The Crossroads

Nov 19th, 20070:00

As soon as I shouted into the vicinity of my home, the outlandish noises in the kitchen ceased. It was nothing more than the slight scuffle of feet, but it was disturbing beyond the sudden sinking of my heart. My breath became short and my hands trembled. I feared that whatever had made the sound […]

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TDV 4: Gift Of The Crossroads

Nov 19th, 200718:03

The 4th 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant III

Nov 12th, 20070:00

The playground of sympathetic spirits—listen to their words: VERSE I Give of your heart To the solstice of your soul, When the goblins dance And sing in soothing seething. Leave for the dead All of withered wonders past While you tread through the black with wings of retribution. CHORUS Build a castle high On rock […]

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant III

Nov 11th, 20073:48

The playground of sympathetic spirits speak for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 3: What The Flesh Cannot Keep

Nov 5th, 20070:00

The Haunter Behind Space was there when I opened the back door and stepped out into the fading light of the sun’s decent. The air was shallow, almost brittle, and I felt its coarseness claw at my lungs in breath. Around me, paleness seized the atmosphere like a fever sacks the color of flesh. The […]

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TDV 3: What The Flesh Cannot Keep

Nov 2nd, 200715:21

The 3rd 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Halloween Greeting 2007

Nov 1st, 20070:00

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Halloween Greeting 2007

Oct 31st, 20071:25

The Halloween Greeting for 2007 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant II

Oct 29th, 20070:00

The playground of sympathetic spirits—listen to their words: Be generous with all endeavors of the heart. Though the transgressions of the damned extend beyond the reaches of remorse, its cavity of fruitful gestures erases all mortiferous debt. Ask and be given, even if the dense poltergeists of decay do not have the eyes to see […]

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant II

Oct 28th, 20073:38

The playground of sympathetic spirits speak for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 2: Becoming The Sky

Oct 22nd, 20070:00

When we are, we are nothing, and when we are nothing, we are still nothing. We are the in-between, the space unkempt, and the space unseen; we are the vast and the knowing—we are the sky.” These were the words I read every night before I went to sleep in the hollowed helm of The […]

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TDV 2: Becoming The Sky

Oct 21st, 200713:52

The 2nd 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant I

Oct 12th, 20070:00

The playground of sympathetic spirits—listen to their words: Be brave with all endeavors of the heart. It is your guide into the unknown and your guardian amongst the eminent. Only but its voice of unceasing song can cradle the lurid dissonance of discord. When the graves are emptied and the tombs evacuated, one resting place […]

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Heartist Carnival: Remnant I

Oct 12th, 20072:40

The playground of sympathetic spirits speak for 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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The Unlike Light (Remastered)

Oct 10th, 20070:00

Indulge in the remastered edition of The Unlike Light. The Ravener has joined the dark forces of this track to bring the best in audio horror fiction to your ears. Click here to download TDV Remastered Episode

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The remastered 1st 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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TDV 1: The Unlike Light

Oct 8th, 20070:00

From the very day we first breathed the dusty air of the keep, I knew doom would plague the innocence of our souls. The sweet, effervescent smell that spread amongst us gave the horrid sensation of life when despair was its true insinuation. Hard floor beneath my feet and cool steel walls beneath my touch […]

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TDV 1: The Unlike Light

Oct 8th, 200719:16

The 1st 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 Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit www.thedarkverse.com. Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thedarkverse.

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