The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

10/2/2022

80.5 The Ritual

The Ritual'A theology student named Anjou finds herself under investigation by the police when her fellow students inexplicably disappear during class.'Written by M.C. Romero (www.twitter.com/stratfordonguy)Narrated by Erika Ventura (https://instagram.com/efventu)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by North Without End (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/north-without-end/)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgThe episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission readingAnd to Ben Errington for cleaning up the social media streets with his tough no-mercy approach to content law breakers.Follow M.C. Romero on Twitter at @stratfordonguy and on Instagram at @stratfordonguyErika Ventura is an artist, mother, bilingual narrator, and a husbandry technician. How does she manage it all? No idea, but her artwork can be seen on Instagram (@efventu) or you can visit her artist page www.facebook.com/BioArtsyYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/theotherstories.T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
9/25/2022

80.4 C.S.U

C.S.U'A near immaculate crime scene, a homicide specialist and a pioneering piece of investigative technology. Is it the perfect murder or can it be solved in minutes?'Written by Richard Reynolds (groundzerocomics.co.uk)Narrated by Justin Fife (https://www.twitter.com/justinbfife)Edited by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)With music by Duncan Muggleton (https://temporalrecordings.wordpress.com)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgThe episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington for separating the social curds from the media whey and serving up delicious content cheese.Richard Reynolds is the owner and operator of Ground Zero Comics, a small shop in Mansfield, England, but writes, draws and produces his own comics and strips whenever he gets the chance. You can read these comics for free on the shop’s website, groundzerocomics.co.uk - ‘free comics’ sidebar.Audio producer, amateur voice actor, podcaster, and video game lover, follow Justin Fife on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/justinbfifeYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/theotherstories.T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
9/18/2022

80.3 The Safe

The Safe'Two thieves search an abandoned hotel on the promise of treasure, but find something nasty lurking in the basements.'Written by Georgia Cook (https://twitter.com/georgiacooked)Narrated by Josh Curran (https://twitter.com/jcurranwriter)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by UMCorps (https://soundcloud.com/umcorps)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgA quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington the updating our content operating systems with his social media installer package. Cheers, Ben!Georgia Cook is an illustrator and writer from London. She is the winner of the LISP 2020 Flash Fiction Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Staunch Book Prize and Reflex Fiction Award, among others. She can be found on twitter at @georgiacooked and on her website at https://www.georgiacookwriter.com/Josh Curran is a narrator and writer. He has narrated many episodes of The Other Stories over the show’s lifetime. He is also the creator of the horror Audio-Drama podcast, Miscreation. You can follow him on twitter, @jcurranwriterYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
9/11/2022

80.2 Dig

Dig'After another weary day on the touring bike, Tony sets up camp and settles in for an unsettling night.'Written by Ian J. Middleton (www.ianjmiddleton.com)Narrated by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors (www.JamesBarnettCreative.com)Edited by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)With music by Duncan Muggleton (https://temporalrecordings.wordpress.com)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgA quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington Lord of the Dance for social media riverdance he performs each week from the social media content stage. Dance, Ben! Dance!For more of Ian J. MIddleton’s work, head over to www.ianjmiddleton.comJames Barnett is the producer of the Night’s End podcast. A short story fiction podcast with tales of horror and the paranormal. Search for it wherever you get your podcasts. You can also catch other works of his at www.JamesBarnettCreative.comWe’re opening up our digital story studio for something we are calling Studio Sessions. Every Thursday we’re hosting Zoom writing sprints, where a bunch of us creatives jump on a zoom call, say hello, and then get to work. Honestly, I don’t know why it helps so much, but every time we jump on a studio session, I get so many words written.So if you want to join in, firstly it’s for patrons only so head over to Patreon.com/hawkandcleaver and pledge the Hawk level, and then jump into the Discord Server. Once again, become a patron, and then join us in Discord, and you’ll be able to join us for one of studio sessions.You can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
9/4/2022

80.1 Speed Awareness Course

Enjoying the podcast? How would you like to support the The Other Stories? And also get monthly bonus episodes, Q&A episodes, access to the Hawk & Cleaver discord server, along with access to the H&C library which includes ebooks and comics. If that sounds like fun head over to Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver and join today.Speed Awareness Course'One of our cameras detected a violation of the speed limit. You can either accept 3 points on your driving license, or take the Speed Awareness Course. What is your choice?'Written by Joanne Askew (www.jaskewauthor.com)Narrated by Alexandra ElroyEdited by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)With music by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgA quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington for drawing social media cards from his neverending content deck… deck, I said. Deck.Science Fiction and Horror writer, Joanne Askew, explores mental health, sexual identity and diversity through her fiction. The deepness and darkness of space is her second home. As an LGBTQIA+ activist, she aims to use her fiction to make the world a better place for the next generation to come out in. Her sci-fi horror novella, Sloth, is out now. www.jaskewauthor.comAlexandra is a bilingual voice actress and writer who lives in the Netherlands. She loves everything to do with stories, especially creative and playful horror. Her favourite voices to do are witches, goblins and crazy computers. When she is not voicing, writing or mummy-ing (which is all the time, really) she directs plays that she adapted from classic novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Death on the Nile and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaverYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
8/28/2022

79.5 Mary, Mary

This episode has been sponsored by Scared to Death!If you’re looking for something scary, mysterious and interesting to distract and entertain you, check out our horror podcast, Scared to Death!Mary, Mary'Picture a mirror. Picture the shards of fractured fairy tales. Ignore the shadows in the darkness behind you. Choose a crack. Follow it down…'Written and narrated by Georgia Cook (https://twitter.com/georgiacooked)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by Blear Moon (https://blearmoon.bandcamp.com/)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgA quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington for tuning up our content engines, topping our social media gas, and pumping our twitter, instagram, and facebook tyres. Honk honk. We’re ready to go.Georgia Cook is an illustrator and writer from London. She is the winner of the LISP 2020 Flash Fiction Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Staunch Book Prize and Reflex Fiction Award, among others. She can be found on twitter at @georgiacooked and on her website at https://www.georgiacookwriter.com/You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaverYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
8/21/2022

79.4 Fingerprints

This episode has been sponsored by Scared To DeathIf you’re looking for something scary, mysterious and interesting to distract and entertain you, check out our horror podcast, Scared to Death!Fingerprints'Detective Janus Evergreen should have call it a night, gone home, seen his wife. But an unsettling request for backup plunges him headfirst into a mystery from which he may never return.'Written by Ian J. Middleton Narrated by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Silicon TransmitterAnd Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgThe episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington for carving up the social media turkey and serving up such delicious content sandwiches. .www.ianjmiddleton.comJames Barnett is the producer of the Night’s End podcast. A short story fiction podcast with tales of horror and the paranormal. Search for it wherever you get your podcasts. You can also catch other works of his at www.JamesBarnettCreative.comYou can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaverYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
8/14/2022

79.3 Disco Inferno

This episode has been sponsored by Scared To Death! If you’re looking for something scary, mysterious and interesting to distract and entertain you, check out our horror podcast, Scared to Death!New episodes drop every Tuesday night, the stroke before midnight, Pacific Time. Available anywhere you listen to podcasts and you can also watch the show on Youtube. Get Scared to Death!Disco Inferno'The purchase of a supposedly haunted disco ball has unintended consequences.'Written by David J. ThirteenNarrated by Justin Fife Edited by Duncan MuggletonWith music by Duncan Muggleton And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgThe episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington for the ongoing content bops he spits out the end of his social media saxophone.David J. Thirteen is a writer of horror and dark fiction. You can connect with him on Twitter or Instagram on the account @DavidJThirteen.**Audio producer, amateur voice actor, podcaster, and video game lover, follow Justin Fife on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/justinbfife**You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaverYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.