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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)

John Joseph Adams (Geek's Guide to the Galaxy)

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Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral...Show More

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Caspian Gray | Kylie Land

40:36 | Jul 18th, 2018

Do not make friends was not actually an explicit Rule, but it was implied by some of the others: do not do anything to draw attention to yourself and do not bring anyone to the house and do not stop anywhere between home and school. As a little kid, ...Show More

G. Neri | The Hunt for the Leather Apron

28:51 | Aug 17th, 2016

On August 4th, 2014, a researcher at the British National Archives came across a sealed envelope entitled “The Leather Apron.” It had not been opened in over 125 years. The envelope contained many elements of a closed investigation into the famous Ja...Show More

Mari Ness | The Girl and the House

14:51 | Apr 3rd

She is a girl, coming to a house. Not just any house: a large, sprawling mansion, built up from the remains of a ruined abbey, or a shattered castle. One that stands on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the seas, or lost in fog-swept moors, or deep wi...Show More

Adam-Troy Castro | Example

37:50 | Mar 20th

Hector Ortiz sat on the edge of his cot, smoking a cigarette, because why not. For as long as he cared to remember, “why not?” had been the chief consideration on any of the few life decisions permitted to him, which did not extend much beyond person...Show More

Cadwell Turnbull | All the Hidden Places

35:36 | Mar 6th

“Can we stop?” asked Nikki, panting, her face tingling from the assault of the cold. Her fingers were numb, her nose running. Her lungs burned. “When we reach the trees,” her father said. He was a few feet in front of her, walking steadily against th...Show More

Rafeeat Aliyu | 58 Rules to Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever

25:43 | Feb 20th

(23) No man jokes with food. Does your husband like a kind of food? Try to change your cooking. Rumour has it that in the early mornings, the expressways of Abuja are littered with dead bodies. Iman’s Toyota cut through the dusty fog of the early mor...Show More

Micah Dean Hicks | Quiet the Dead

48:19 | Feb 6th

Stray spirits stirred in the dark. They lay like oil slicks across the asphalt, pulled their misty bodies in and out of the doors of Swine Hill’s pork processing plant, and drifted storm-like in Kay’s wake. Her every hot breath was full of the dead. ...Show More

Vajra Chandrasekera | On the Origin of Specie

28:29 | Jan 16th

In the tower where the tax collectors go, I am taken blindfolded up steps and through passages and through interminable pauses in open spaces, myself stumbling and held upright through a firm grip on my upper arm. In those pauses, and sometimes in pa...Show More

Natalia Theodoridou | What It Sounds Like When You Fall

23:29 | Jan 2nd

It’s Uncle Pete’s funeral today, so he puts on his good brown suit with the brass buttons, and we all set out for the cemetery before the sun is up, because we don’t want to get too hot in our good clothes on our way there. Uncle Pete and Pa walk in ...Show More

Carrie Vaughn | The Island of Beasts

44:37 | Dec 19th, 2018

She was a bundle on the bottom of the skiff, tossed in with her skirt and petticoat tangled around her legs, hands bound behind her with a thin chain that also wrapped around her neck. She didn’t struggle; the silver in the chain burned her skin. The...Show More

Adam-Troy Castro | The Ten Things She Said While Dying: An Annotation

28:57 | Dec 5th, 2018

Her name was Robyn Howlett, and she was twenty-two years old. Robyn was an alien creature to me, product of conditions wholly at odds with those that produced my kind. She spoke in a language I had never heard. Nevertheless, I understood everything s...Show More

Usman Malik | Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung [Part 2]

57:25 | Nov 14th, 2018

This is how Hakim Shafi gave away his life: First, he closed his shop. Next, he sold his house. “What in the name of God are you doing?” I said. Shafi grinned. That grin raised the hackles on my neck, sahib. “Burning bridges,” he said. I looked at hi...Show More

Usman Malik | Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung [Part 1]

39:53 | Nov 7th, 2018

Jee Inspector Sahib, he came looking for a missing girl in Lahore Park one evening in the summer of 2013, this man known as Hakim Shafi. It was a summer to blanch the marrow of all summers. Heat rose coiling like a snake from the ground. Gusts of evi...Show More

Halli Villegas | A Mother’s Love Never Ends

34:08 | Oct 17th, 2018

Mother would have never taken the bus. She had specific prejudices---the train yes, the bus no, taking The Lord’s name in vain, no, calling someone an asshole, yes. It was often hard to follow her dictates; the safest route was to just not say anythi...Show More

Joanna Parypinski | What’s Coming to You

23:03 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Madeline had a plain, dull face that only a mother could love, even though hers hadn’t. She’d been a clever child, clever enough to realize early on that fairness was a fairy tale, and clever enough to realize that it wasn’t her mother, really, who w...Show More

M. Rickert | True Crime

09:28 | Sep 19th, 2018

He cut off her arms and threw them on the side of the road. They wanted a boy. Her uncle taught her how to play the game. The last time anyone saw her she was dancing. She was drunk. She was flirting with everyone. She was wearing a short skirt. She ...Show More

Weston Ochse | House of Small Spiders

50:19 | Sep 5th, 2018

Some houses never have a soul. It’s not their fault. It’s just the way it is. For a soul to be born to a house, almost too many things have to happen. Three or more families have to have lived there. Someone has to die in the house. Blood has to be s...Show More

G.V. Anderson | Crook’s Landing, by Scaffold

34:42 | Aug 15th, 2018

My brother was hanged on a Monday and two days later I followed him. When the trapdoor opened for the short drop, the sharp stop never came: instead, my soul slithered loose from my body and I fell through darkness, landing with a crash atop a mounta...Show More

Nino Cipri | Dead Air

1:00:21 | Aug 1st, 2018

Nita: So you thought I made you sign a release as, what, foreplay? [Laughter.] Voice: I was, like, four tequilas deep by the time you walked in and probably at five when you waved that paper in my face. I would’ve signed my soul away to . . . uh, I d...Show More

Alison Littlewood | Ways to Wake

42:21 | Jul 4th, 2018

I hear the sound before I open my eyes. Someone is eating, though I should be alone in my room, and it’s too loud, too close. When I look, I see the cat---the one we’re all supposed to adore, that’s meant to have us all therapeutically laughing, lowe...Show More

Adam-Troy Castro | Red Rain

27:18 | Jun 20th, 2018

Have you ever found yourself on a midtown sidewalk on some warm July day when a plummeting body splattered on the pavement, directly in front of you? Close enough to feel the explosive shockwave of hot liquid air, pelting your trousers with meat pell...Show More

Nibedita Sen | Leviathan Sings to Me in the Deep

40:30 | Jun 6th, 2018

3 Harvest: Arcon Glass came to dinner in my cabin tonight. A rarity; he has declined all previous invitations on pretext of work. Over dessert, First Mate Law asked him if the Guild of Natural Philosophers’ purpose in sponsoring this voyage is to res...Show More

Nalo Hopkinson | Ally

21:04 | May 16th, 2018

It’d been a warm, sunny spring afternoon. The grass in the cemetery was green, the roses and lavender in the wreaths fragrant. Iqbal’s funeral had been a quiet affair, all things considered. Our circle was getting too old for the type of soap opera d...Show More

Stephanie Malia Morris | Bride Before You

26:33 | May 2nd, 2018

Such a beautiful boy, Cornelius Clay. Pity no woman’ll marry him. And to think it ain even his fault, sweet baby, born into money and beauty both, like the good Lord couldn’t part with his blessings fast enough. Lord, this boy. Skin so bright he look...Show More

Emma Osborne | Don’t Pack Hope

15:00 | Apr 18th, 2018

The horde is attracted to bright colours, so when you put together your bug-out bag, you pack the drab outfits you’d sworn never to wear again once you’d finally, breathlessly, emerged as your true, radiant self. You pack a heavy hunting knife, becau...Show More

Adam-Troy Castro | Pitcher Plant

44:25 | Apr 4th, 2018

The mansion is a study in architecture at war with itself. It’s not just the windows that don’t match and the turrets that don’t overlook anything and the roof that sits flat here while looming at impossible angles there. Nor is it just the exterior ...Show More

Lilliam Rivera | Crave

24:50 | Mar 21st, 2018

Taina crawls underneath the shack to unearth her wooden cigar box. She opens it and places the items in front of her: a piece of leftover mundillo lace from an unfinished handkerchief, an ivory ribbon she stole from Don Victor’s store, and the rosary...Show More

A. Merc Rustad | Mr. Try Again

40:01 | Mar 7th, 2018

Six-year-old Violet Wellington was the only child to come out of the swamp. The boys were gone forever. She sat on the side of a muddied dirt road, digging her nails raw against the gravel; her jeans and pink t-shirt were damp but clean. She had a sc...Show More

Emily B. Cataneo | Seven Steps to Beauty for a Girl Named Avarice

31:57 | Feb 21st, 2018

She’s born in a pine-wood cottage, birches tangled over its roof, snow burying the log pile. When she’s still young, her father disappears in a war of musket-shot and horses screaming into the gunpowder dark. Her mother scrapes a living by stealing f...Show More

Theodore McCombs | Six Hangings in the Land of Unkillable Women

39:54 | Feb 7th, 2018

Mill—a charmer and a rake of no respectable talent whatever—insinuated himself into the home of the widow Annie Holcomb and her seventeen-year-old daughter, Alice. But Mrs. Holcomb turned him out, once she realized he’d been gallanting Alice as much ...Show More

Vincent Michael Zito | The Owner’s Guide to Home Repair, Page 238: What to Do About Water Odor

13:49 | Jan 17th, 2018

Turn the crystal knob on your kitchen faucet and shut off the water. Step back. Wave the air in front of you, cough, snort, pinch your nose, do whatever you must to clear the repulsive smell clogging your nostrils as if you’ve just inhaled rotten mea...Show More

Lori Selke | A Head in a Box, or, Implications of Consciousness after Decapitation

37:40 | Jan 3rd, 2018

This is not about the movie. The movie that launched her career, where she played the pretty wife of a headstrong cop. Pretty, blonde, smart, convincing. Unhappy. The dutiful wife, killed, dismembered, beheaded. Just like the only other woman in the ...Show More

Matthew Kressel | Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?

42:55 | Dec 20th, 2017

She stands on the side of the road in the dewy high grass and waits. She wanders among the tangled weeds heavy with crickets, and waits. She drifts among the gathering fireflies blinking their yellow-green light into the darkening forest. And waits, ...Show More

Nino Cipri | Which Super Little Dead Girl™ Are You? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

16:23 | Dec 6th, 2017

Everyone knows and loves the Super Little Dead Girls™! These feisty girls are all gutsy, gallant, and gung-ho about fighting monsters and undead menaces, but they’ve got their distinct personalities, too. Take our quiz to find out which Super Little ...Show More

Karin Lowachee | The Summer Mask

37:59 | Nov 15th, 2017

I met you in the summer when the butterflies began to dance. You were missing your nose, your right eye, and the top of your lips. Some of your teeth. It made conversation a sort of whistle. The war had taken half of your face. It had burned your sku...Show More

Will Ludwigsen | The Zodiac Walks on the Moon

14:52 | Nov 1st, 2017

This is the murderer of the two teenagers last Christmass on Lake Herman Road and the girl a few weeks ago in Vallejo. I phoned a lady dispatcher at the Vallejo Police Department, but she didn’t take me seriously. So as not to risk that now, I shall ...Show More

Joanna Parypinski | We Are Turning on a Spindle

20:55 | Oct 18th, 2017

After years of searching, he found the castle on a remote forgotten world in an abandoned corner of the unknown universe. Castles littered the cosmos like dead stars, relics of the ancients. Each one of these monuments to Ozymandias divulged the secr...Show More

Cassandra Khaw | Don’t Turn On The Lights

20:19 | Oct 4th, 2017

Stories are mongrels. It don’t matter whether they were lightning-cut into stone or whispered over the crackle of a dying flame; no story in the world has pedigree. They’ve all been told and retold so many times that not God himself could tell you wh...Show More

Ashok K. Banker | No One Prays to the Goddess

52:45 | Sep 20th, 2017

He took a wrong turn on P.M. Road and found himself face to face with it. “Devi,” he said, touching his forehead in the Hindu genuflectory gesture similar to crossing oneself. And took a step back. Then another. It was a small temple. A shrine, reall...Show More

Silvia Moreno-Garcia | Jade, Blood

13:41 | Sep 6th, 2017

Yellowed bones tangle with jade necklaces and gold bracelets in the depths of the cenote, where blind fish and crayfish swim. She stands near the edge of the waterhole, observing its beautiful depths, her hands clutching her long skirt. At her feet t...Show More

Nick Mamatas | The Spook School

17:26 | Aug 16th, 2017

It was the twenty-hour flight on which neither Gordon nor Melissa slept a wink, and the strong Greek coffee at the Athena Tavern they both chugged down at Melissa’s request, and the long-seeming walk in the plish across Kelvingrove Park at Gordon’s i...Show More

James Rabb | The Devil of Rue Moret

16:28 | Aug 2nd, 2017

The boy grew up in the tangle of the bayou, in a township known as Rue Moret. His mother had married a farmhand, but his father wasn’t the same man. The boy told himself that these things happen when life loses its luster and we create complications ...Show More

Stephen Graham Jones | Brushdogs

25:41 | Jul 12th, 2017

Junior wasn’t even forty-five minutes into the trees when his son Denny called him on the walkie, to meet back at the truck. Denny was twelve, and Junior could tell he’d got spooked again. He wasn’t going to get any less spooked if Junior called him ...Show More

Caspian Gray | Promises of Spring

37:24 | Jul 5th, 2017

It was a freezing day in January, so Cody was surprised when Tay answered the door to his apartment without a shirt. His wet hair was still slicked down from the shower. “Um, hey,” said Cody. “It’s good to see you.” “Huh,” said Tay. “Come in, I guess...Show More

Adam-Troy Castro | The Narrow Escape of Zipper-Girl

26:10 | Jun 21st, 2017

It was her zipper that drew me to her. She was beautiful enough, according to what most people seemed to consider beauty. She had a black buzz cut, the kind of body that gives the impression of lankiness even on someone petite, a complexion pale as m...Show More

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam | Secret Keeper

28:45 | Jun 7th, 2017

You know how this story goes: the girl was kissed in the womb by the devil. When she emerged into the too-bright world, she was missing half her face where his teeth tore it off. The doctors did their best; they grafted skin over the left side, added...Show More

Charles Payseur | The Sound of

20:05 | May 17th, 2017

Diego packs more insulation into the walls. The work’s itchy as hell and the insulation isn’t enough to cut out the whine of the Sound, not entirely, but he likes to think it helps. Behind him, he can hear Liv move about the apartment, rummaging thro...Show More

Giovanni De Feo | Kiss of the Mouthless Girl

27:59 | May 3rd, 2017

If you see the mouthless girl rise from your bed sheets you must never look her in the eyes or she will kiss you. “Is that some sort of urban legend?” I ask. The bloke with the eye-patch grins. He’s been stalking me for some time before coming to the...Show More

Jenn Grunigen | Figs, Detached

24:03 | Apr 19th, 2017

I ate the child and fell in love with the mother; I didn’t want to, but I didn’t know, I was new to town. The placenta tasted like raw ahi fed only on honey and dandelion. Inside it was pomegranate, was roe, was blood orange, was lymph. If I could re...Show More

Eric Schaller | Red Hood

38:40 | Apr 5th, 2017

There was a young girl whose grandma loved her fiercely, and so made for her a suit of skin. Her grandma brined the skin, scraped it free of fat and flesh, and soaked it in a brainy mash until it was soft and milky as a baby’s breath. She crafted an ...Show More

Nadia Bulkin | Seven Minutes in Heaven

35:33 | Mar 22nd, 2017

A ghost town lived down the road from us. Its bones peeked out from over the tree line when we rattled down Highway 51 in our cherry red pick-up. I could see a steeple, a water tower, a dome for a town hall. It was our shadow. It was a ghost town bec...Show More

Nate Southard | Things Crumble, Things Break

45:28 | Mar 1st, 2017

Sitting at the minefield’s edge, I held Dana’s hand and tried hard not to break it as we waited for the sunrise. Despite the barbed wire crossing back and forth in front of us, we kept a good view of the horizon. Another five, maybe ten minutes, the ...Show More

Andrew Fox | Youth Will be Served

56:26 | Feb 15th, 2017

There’s nothing more awful than watching a child you love dying. Janey tosses a handful of sand onto my bare belly. She must’ve noticed me brooding. “Auntie, don’t be glum! It’s my birthday. I’m thirteen. So be happy, or else I’ll bury you up to your...Show More

Jessica Amanda Salmonson | The Garbage Doll

22:29 | Feb 1st, 2017

At first it was a fireman. A fireman was leaning over me. “Do you know your name?” Yes of course I know my name, what kind of silly question is that? But I couldn’t speak. I was in a vehicle, lying on my back. Oh, it’s an ambulance. But then I’m not ...Show More

Carrie Vaughn | Redcap

33:06 | Jan 18th, 2017

Three poor sisters lived in a cottage at the edge of a wild place. The elder, Rose and Lily, started each day in a furious bustle, storming around the kitchen before dawn preparing for the day, frying bread for breakfast, slicing cheese for lunch, sc...Show More

Cadwell Turnbull | Loneliness Is in Your Blood

18:25 | Jan 4th, 2017

This is how you live forever. You cup your fingers under your chin, dig your nails into the soft meat and peel your skin away. First up and over your head, letting it fall on your back like a hood, and then sliding your fingers beneath the skin on yo...Show More

Livia Llewellyn | The Low, Dark Edge of Life

1:02:27 | Dec 21st, 2016

Translator’s note: these are the only extant, unburned, and legible (for the most part) pages retrieved from what was apparently the diary of one Lilianett van Hamal, an American girl who apparently lodged at the Grand Béguinage shortly before the Gr...Show More

Dale Bailey | I Was a Teenage Werewolf

44:23 | Dec 7th, 2016

Before Miss Ferguson found Maude Lewis’ body in the school gym, none of us believed in the teenage werewolf. There had been rumors, of course. There always are. But many of us viewed Miss Ferguson’s discovery as confirmation of our worst fears. Not e...Show More

Sandra McDonald | When You Work for the Old Ones

16:34 | Nov 16th, 2016

The first rule is that the company has no name. It has no website or social media presence. It does not pay taxes or Social Security. In a crowded bar near the Providence train station, you drink a beer with the guy who recruited you and neither of y...Show More

Tananarive Due | Migration

51:19 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Jazmine woke beside her fiancé, Cal, and nearly vomited from his smell. The nausea began with the scents she knew---garlic from the prawns he’d sautéed for dinner, salty-sour underarm musk, oil from his hair follicles. She tried turning away from him...Show More

Nadia Bulkin | Wish You Were Here

54:01 | Oct 19th, 2016

“Tell us a ghost story,” said one of the women, the pouty one, the one named Melissa. She was the nice, friendly one for now, the one asking questions, the one who wanted to stop at every little roadside fruit stall and pose next to every possibly ra...Show More

Valerie Valdes | A Diet of Worms

33:55 | Oct 5th, 2016

You’re not the kind of person who shows up late to work, but today was a piece of shit, so it’s seven thirty and your mom is finally dropping you off at the movie theater. It’s a weeknight, only one person in the box office selling tickets, so you sh...Show More

Maria Dahvana Headley | Little Widow

59:23 | Sep 21st, 2016

I was fourteen and at a sleepover when the cult drank poison. The sleepover mom turned on the TV and said “Oh my lord, Mary, would you look at this? It’s the feds is what, and a bomb, right out there where you come from.” But it wasn’t the feds, and ...Show More

Adam-Troy Castro | Four Haunted Houses

26:07 | Sep 7th, 2016

This is your haunted house. The realtor was very perceptive the day you first came by, looking for a home that would provide more than mere shelter, a haven that would instead be an expression of your love of eccentricity and strangeness for its own ...Show More

Amanda Downum | Fossil Heart

55:36 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Nan Walker doesn’t mean to fall asleep. She never does. But tonight the creak of the ceiling fan lulls her. Evie curls warm against her side, one long leg thrown over hers. Nan’s eyes sag, her fingers relax, and her worn paperback slides onto the bed...Show More

An Owomoyela | Whose Drowned Face Sleeps

1:09:20 | Jul 20th, 2016

When she comes into the loft, she glares at me with the bright-eyed, serpentine resentment of the dead. In the dry attic, water drips from her hair and pools at her feet. Her lips pull back. I’d forgotten that I used to grimace like that---teeth bare...Show More

Gavin Pate | Red House

34:10 | Jul 6th, 2016

This is the story you remember. The girl lost in the woods. How they find her after eight days, the mud smeared on her arms and legs, clumped in her hair and under her nails. Through the rain she sees the policeman running, lifting her up in his thic...Show More

Caspian Gray - The King of Ashland County

37:00 | Dec 16th, 2015

Uncle Reggie couldn’t afford to fly to Ireland to find a selkie wife, so instead he drove across the country to Carmel-by-the-Sea and came back with a selkie queer. I was fifteen then, and so ready to get out of Perrysville that California sounded li...Show More

Matthew Kressel - Demon in Aisle 6

48:08 | Nov 18th, 2015

I first saw the demon the Sunday after you died. It was 11:53 p.m. Just seven minutes until I would have grabbed my knapsack and biked home to Mom and bed and a life of sound sleep. That night the flurries were drifting down like nuclear ash. | Copyr...Show More

Nate Southard - The Cork Won’t Stay

32:11 | Jul 15th, 2015

Hand in hand, your family and some friends stand in a circle around your father. Ten seconds have passed since his last breath, and you’re counting, wondering if it was his last breath or his last breath. Your eyes lock on his face, and you try to re...Show More

Dale Bailey - Snow

41:06 | Jun 17th, 2015

They took shelter outside of Boulder, in a cookie-cutter subdivision that had seen better days. Five or six floor plans, Dave Kerans figured, brick facades and tan siding, crumbling streets and blank cul-de-sacs, no place you’d want to live. By then,...Show More

Maria Dahvana Headley - Who Is Your Executioner?

1:01:43 | Nov 5th, 2014

Since we were little, Oona’s collected Victorian photographs. A certain subset of people love them, but I got a library book of them once, just before I met her, and I’ve never not been appalled. I don’t know what a book like that was doing lost in o...Show More

Seanan McGuire - Spores

47:53 | Jun 4th, 2014

Something in the lab smelled like nectarine jam. I looked up from the industrial autoclave, frowning as I sniffed the air. Unusual smells aren’t a good thing when you work in a high-security bio lab. No matter how pleasant the odor may seem, it indic...Show More

Sam J. Miller - 57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides

26:25 | Dec 4th, 2013

1. Because it would take the patience of a saint or Dalai Lama to smilingly turn the other cheek to those six savage boys day after day, to emerge unembittered from each new round of psychological and physical assaults; whereas I, Jared Shumsky, aged...Show More

Norman Partridge - 10/31: Bloody Mary

56:08 | Oct 2nd, 2013

The boy isn’t very large. The way things are these days, he figures that’s a plus. He is less of a target at night, and for this reason he has come to trust the darkness. Strange to trust darkness in a world overrun with nightmares . . . but that’s t...Show More

Robert Kirkman - Alone, Together

48:35 | Sep 11th, 2013

She was dressed like a private detective from a low-budget TV show—a pair of slacks, modest high heels, and the most ridiculous trench coat I’d ever seen, one of the shorter ones, that hung just above the knees. I couldn’t help but laugh, and it was ...Show More

Carrie Vaughn - Fishwife

29:30 | Jun 26th, 2013

The men went out in boats to fish the cold waters of the bay because their fathers had, because men in this village always had. The women waited to gather in the catch, gut and clean and carry the fish to market because they always had, mothers and g...Show More

Tanith Lee - Doll Re Mi

1:05:56 | May 15th, 2013

Folscyvio saw the Thing in a small cramped shop off the Via Silvia. In fact, he almost passed it by. He had just come from the Laguna, climbed the forty mildewy, green-velveted steps to the Ponte Louro, and crossed over to the elevated arcades of the...Show More

Weston Ochse - Gravitas

47:57 | Apr 24th, 2013

He stared bleary-eyed at the broken glass studding the land. This was his crop, seeded over the span of four weeks, irrigated from the residue of Napa Valley grapes, sun-kissed until it glistened like dew. It was the bounty of his desperation, and no...Show More

Jeff VanderMeer - No Breather in the World But Thee

28:54 | Mar 27th, 2013

The cook didn’t like that the eyes of the dead fish shifted to stare at him as he cut their heads off. The cook’s assistant, who was also his lover, didn’t like that he woke to find just a sack of bloody bones on the bed beside him. “It’s starting ag...Show More

Sarah Langan - Sacred Cows

53:53 | Feb 6th, 2013

Clara Maloney peered down the long Brooklyn block. She and baby Sally had been waiting in the cold for twenty minutes, and still no sign of Pop. Figured. Even to pick out his wife’s casket, the old man was late. Narrated by Gabrielle De Cuir.

Daniel H. Wilson - Foul Weather

19:25 | Dec 26th, 2012

Some things you can’t figure out. Not even with a whole heap of scratch paper and a ribbon of data from a chattering teletype machine. Not before time runs out. And time is like progress—she’s not stopping for anybody. The answer is out there, though...Show More

Ramsey Campbell - At Lorn Hall

48:40 | Nov 28th, 2012

Randolph hadn’t expected the map to misrepresent the route to the motorway quite so much. The roads were considerably straighter on the page. The high beams roused swarms of shadows in the hedges and glinted on elongated warnings of bends ahead, and ...Show More

Joe Haldeman - Graves

27:45 | Nov 14th, 2012

I have this persistent sleep disorder that makes life difficult for me, but still I want to keep it. Boy, do I want to keep it. It goes back twenty years, to Vietnam. To Graves. Narrated by Bruce Turk.

Laird Barron - Frontier Death Song

1:10:09 | Oct 10th, 2012

Night descended on Interstate-90 as I crossed over into the Badlands. Real raw weather for October. Snow dusted the asphalt and picnic tables of the deserted rest area. The scene was virginal as death. Narrated by Dave Robison.

Jonathan Maberry - Property Condemned

1:07:45 | Oct 1st, 2012

The house was occupied, but no one lived there. That’s how Malcolm Crow thought about it. Houses like the Croft place were never really empty. Like most of the kids in Pine Deep, Crow knew that there were ghosts. Even the tourists knew about the ghos...Show More