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

Share

50.1 The Itch

Did you ever get an itch that went deeper than the surface, as though little critters were inside you—running up and down your spine? 


Written by Mark Towse  

Narrated by Justin Fife

Edited by Karl Hughes 

With music by Wialenove and Thom Robson

And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com

The illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Design


After a 30-year hiatus, Mark recently gave up a lucrative career in sales to pursue his dream of being a writer. His passion and belief have resulted in pieces in many prestigious magazines, including Flash Fiction Magazine, Raconteur, Breaking Rules Publishing, Books N' Pieces, Artpost, Colp, The Horror Zine, Antipodean SF, Page & Spine, Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight, and Montreal Writes. His work has also appeared twice on The No Sleep Podcast, once on The Grey Rooms Podcast and is also set to appear on Centropic Oracle. Ten anthologies to date include his work, two of which are on the 2019 Horror Writers Association recommended list, and a further eight anthologies set for imminent release also contain his work. His first collection, ‘Face the Music’ has just been released by All Things That Matter Press and is available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Dymocks, etc.

More Episodes

10/10/2021

69.3 Room With A View

If a world is so full that there is simply no room for you, disillusionment is sure to set in. A beautiful new planet seems just out of reach, but you never know how things might unfold.Written by Alexandra ElroyNarrated by Justin Fife (https://www.twitter.com/JustinBFife)Edited by Karl Hughes (ttps://www.twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by Chris Zabriskie (https://soundcloud.com/chriszabriskie)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/)Alexandra Elroy is a regular narrator and irregular writer for The Other Stories. She lurks by the shallow polders of the Netherlands, waiting for her next bout of inspiration. Find her on Facebook, if you dare.Audio producer, amateur voice actor, podcaster, and video game lover, follow Justin Fife on Twitter at @justnbififeYou 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.
10/3/2021

69.2 The Post

A pair of planetary marines have been left behind on Triton 3 to survive among lizard-like inhabitants whose psychic powers are as strong as their claws. The men can agree on nothing, though their survival depends on it.Written by Jesse KrenzelNarrated by Persephone Rose (https://twitter.com/MPersephoneRose)Edited by Duncan Muggleton (https://twitter.com/DuncanMuggleton)With music by Myuu (https://www.thedarkpiano.com/)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)Persephone Rose plans to live long enough, with the help of cybernetic augmentations, to travel to the stars and make extraterrestrial friends. When she isn't performing Satanic rituals, she scrapes by as a writer and voice actor of things that are not always for the faint of heart.An earlier version of “The Post” was previously published in the Santa Barbara Literary Journal #3 in 2019. I solely hold all rights to further publication of the piece.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.
9/26/2021

69.1 Floating

The crew of a long-haul space shuttle begin to splinter after the mysterious disappearance of one of their own.Written by Georgia Cook (https://www.twitter.com/GeorgiaCooked)Narrated by Justin Fife (https://www.twitter.com/JustinBFife)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://www.twitter.com/KarlHughes)With music by Chris Zabriskie (https://chriszabriskie.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/)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/Justin Fife is an audio producer, amateur voice actor, podcaster, and video game lover. Follow him on Twitter at https://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.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/Justin Fife is an audio producer, amateur voice actor, podcaster, and video game lover. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/justinbfife.