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

5/15/2022

76.3 The Toll

Today’s episode is dedicated to Joshua and Stephanie Boucher who recently 16 year wedding anniversary. Congratulations guys that’s amazing and here’s to many more years. Kez has even offered to fly over and deliver a blood sacrifice or two... in your honour.The Toll'Earth’s mightiest hero, is gifted with boundless power, and is beloved by all, but for every heroic act, there is a price to be paid.'Written by Andy Conduit-Turner (https://twitter.com/andyctwrites)Narrated by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors (https://twitter.com/jimmyhorrors)Edited by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)With music by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)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 all the morris dancing he does around the social media may pole in the name of content.Andy Conduit-Turner is a writer, editor and podcaster from the UK, with a love of horror across all mediums. You can find his stories featuring on several volumes of The Other stories, his comics published by Horde Comics and more.You’ll find Andy himself @ AndyCTWrites on Twitter, on the Horror Hangout podcast, discussing the best and worst of horror films…oh, and standing right behind youJames 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.jamesbarnettauthor.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.
5/8/2022

76.2 Two For Joy

Two For JoyRobert Blythe, 'The Man Who Can Explode Birds With His Mind' is back with renewed dreams of making a difference in the world. But how does one make an impression as a supervillain if no one ever notices you?Written and 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/)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 content campaigns, dungeons, trolls caves, elf woods, and teifling towns he takes us to in his ongoing game of Social Media Dungeons & Dragons.Alexandra 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.Would you like to have an episode of The Other Stories dedicated to you or someone you love... or maybe to a cause... or just to dedicate an episode to your favourite type of sandwich, then get in touch over at TheOtherStories.net/contact and let us know!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.
5/1/2022

76.1 The Hand of Glory

The Hand Of Glory'A solo mission to recover a missing fellow superhero from the Appalachian Mountains goes awry for newly-inducted heroine The Wren.'Written by Georgia Cook (https://twitter.com/georgiacooked)Narrated by Alexandra ElroyEdited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The 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 his content loop-de-loops and double helixs’s he takes us on on his Social Media Rollercoaster. Scream if you want to go faster! AAAGGGHHH!Georgia Cook is an illustrator and writer from London. She can be found on twitter at @georgiacooked and on her website at https://www.georgiacookwriter.com/Alexandra 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.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.
4/24/2022

75.4 An Arm and A Leg

This episode has been sponsored by the Getting Started Writing Short Horror Stories MiniCourse. Find out more athttps://theotherstories.net/minicourse.An Arm and a Leg'Keegan Gibson's mother has one failing kidney left and only four months to live. A man offers Keegan a bit of hope, but it comes at a heavy price.'Written by Lawson Ray (https://www.twitter.com/RealLawsonRay)Narrated by Grant Patrizio (https://www.grantpatrizio.com/)Edited 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.org.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 content marathons he runs in the name of social media... and really tight shorts. Go on, Ben!Lawson Ray is a fiction/horror writer who posts short stories every other week to his website at lawsonray.com. You can also find him on Twitter @RealLawsonRay.Grant Patrizio has lent his skills to a variety of audiobooks, animated works, video games, and audio dramas, one of which got him nominated for an Audioverse Award in 2019! It's been an incredible ride so far, and the best is yet to come!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.
4/17/2022

75.3 The Pleasure of Pain

This episode has been sponsored by Beasts of Immortality: Blood and Purpose by Paul J. Kearns. Grab a copy today over at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.The Pleasure of Pain'When a user is introduced to a drug that makes pain pleasurable and then hooks up with a dominatrix, it was always likely to end up in A&E. The question is, what was done on the operating table?'Written by Liam Hogan (http://happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.uk)Narrated by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors (https://twitter.com/jimmyhorrors)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)And Chris Zabriskie (https://soundcloud.com/chriszabriskie)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The 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 serving up fresh scoops of content from his social media Ice Cream Van.Liam Hogan is an award winning short story writer, with stories in Best of British Science Fiction and in Best of British Fantasy (NewCon Press). More details at http://happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.ukJames Barnett is the producer of the Night’s End podcast. You can also catch other works of his at http://www.jamesbarnettauthor.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.
4/10/2022

75.2 The Audsley Chimera

The Audsley ChimeraNick dreams of engineering the creatures of his childhood story books. But perhaps some things should remain as dreams.Written by Die Booth (https://diebooth.wordpress.com/)Narrated by Justin Fife (https://www.twitter.com/justinbfife)Edited 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/)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, or shall I say, Houston, for the atmosphere-bursting content rockets he launches from his social media space station. ‘Houston, we have a facebook post.’Head over to https://diebooth.wordpress.com/ for more of his work.Audio producer, amateur voice actor, podcaster, and video game lover, follow Justin Fife on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/justinbfifeYou 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.
4/3/2022

75.1 Skin Deep

This episode has been sponsored by the Getting Started Writing Short Horror Stories MiniCourse. Find out more athttps://theotherstories.net/minicourse.Skin DeepA celebrity cosmetic surgeon finds himself employed to assess the strange new growths on the neck of a former Hollywood star.Written and Narrated by Georgia Cook (https://twitter.com/georgiacooked)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by JCM [Canada] (https://soundcloud.com/j_c_m)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The 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 whistling out content melodies from the end of his social media pan pipes.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.