Monday, October 29, 2012

Poe and Mo' Freebies

More good freebies.There are quite a few horror stories today, including PRI - Selected Shorts reading a couple of classic Poe stories. Enjoy. More as soon as possible.

[Art from "Horrors of the 13th Stroke" in Comics below]

At Black Gate: “A Phoenix in Darkness” — Part IIBy Donald S. Crankshaw. Fantasy.
       "And now the Domini in the guise of journeymen were back. He wondered how they had found him while he was on patrol. He wanted to avoid them, but that did not seem possible with the two of them walking straight toward him."

At WiFiles: "The Downfall" by D. Robert Grixti. Speculative Fiction.
     "Here is a middle aged man. He is standing in front of a large mirror in an unkempt washroom. His greying hair is dishevelled, as if he has just climbed out of bed, and a five o’ clock shadow darkens the bottom half of his face."

At Strange Horizons: "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" by M. R. James. Horror. 1904.
     ""I suppose you will be getting away pretty soon, now Full Term is over, Professor," said a person not in the story to the Professor of Ontography, soon after they had sat down next to each other at a feast in the hospitable hall of St James's College."

Flash Fiction

Audio Fiction
At Author's Site: The MVP episode 3 by Scott Sigler. Science Fiction. Football.
      "Quentin and the Krakens square off against the Prawatt in "the game," a hard-hitting, lethal contest that has it roots all the way back to Old Earth"

At Ever Dayday Fiction: "It Could Be Us" by Alexander Burns. Flash. Science Fiction.
     "The dissident pointed us to a cafe downtown. I took officers in plain clothes, but we were recognized. A few people took off on bicycles, shading their faces. No matter. The block was sealed and they would be picked up at the perimeter."

At LibriVox: Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 018
     "A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder."

At PRI: Selected Shorts - Tales of Terror from Edgar Allan Poe.
      Best-selling fantasy writer Neil Gaiman joins SHORTS literary commentator Hannah Tinti for a celebration of that master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. The program features two Poe classics, “The Tell-Tale Heart" and “The Black Cat,”

At Toasted Cake:  "Dyscrasia" by Gord Sellar.
     "You can't finish med school and still be weirded out by corpses. It's impossible. You're used to the cold, the stiffness, the lifeless stare: they're familiar, even comfortable. But sometimes older, deeper instincts kick in. Sometimes you meet their eyes, or touch their icy skin, and shiver"


Other Genres
  • Audio at Crime City Central: "Work In Progress" by Scott Nicholson. Mystery.
  • Audio at Tales of Old: "Mutiny" by Gary Ives. Historical Fiction. World War I.
  • Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "The Pumpkin Master" by Gretchen Bassier.

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