[Art from "The Ungreat Escape" linked below]
• At Buzzy Mag: "Dance" by Laura Anne Gilman.
"“It’s a beautiful tree.” Her brother came in from the garage, shaking the snow off his boots and dropping his overnight bag by the door."
• At Cosmos: "The Ungreat Escape" by Siobhan Gallagher. Science Fiction.
"The most important part of a heist is getting away – and that’s where things go wrong."
• At Daily Science Fiction: "Seashells" by Lavie Tidhar.
"Then it happened. Shell remembers it only in confused snatches of recall. Turbulence rising out of the sea. A man rising high in the air, his face contorted in--what? Agony? Ecstasy?--he looked silly and pitiful hanging there in his Speedo, his hairy back still glistening with sea water. The man's head exploding, like a ripe watermelon like they sold, here, by the side of the road. Red rain falling down."
• At Celtic Myth Podshow: "Faerie Days and Faerie Knights" (Welsh Mythology Ep. 3). Fantasy. Myth.
"In this tale, Pwyll finds his way around the Court of Arawn, seeing many strange marvels and meeting many mysterious people. As the time of the evening Feast approaches, he finally gets to meet the Great Queen herself..!" [ Episodes One and Two]
• At Desert Gems Audio "Fisherman and the Djinni: - Parts One and Two" compiled by Sir Richard Burton. Fantasy. Myth.
"Sherazade begins the tale of "Fisherman and the Djinni." A poor humble fisherman unearths from the bottom of the ocean 1800 year old brass jar containing a malicious and wicked Djinni. The evil spirit offers him choice of deaths, and the fisherman engages in tricks and tales to outwit him. The first is the story of "King Yunan and Sage Duban."
• At Earbud Theater: "Beneath The Basement" by Doug TenNapel. Horror.
"There's no better debunker than Dr. Fullbright. You've probably seen his website where he offers anyone $100,000 for proof of a spiritual entity. He and his trusty cameraman Neville Dylan have never encountered a case that can't be promptly dismissed as a hoax, a delusion or utter malarky. But a visit to one Natalie Jessup just might put the real deal right in their cynical laps"
• At Escape Pod: "Oubliette" by J. Kelley Anderson. Science Fiction.
"The half-buried thing hadn’t moved once, but I didn’t have to include that in the story when I got back to base. The great, gray mass of it rose at least ten feet out of the red earth, tucked close to the sheer wall of the plateau. That part I’d tell. If there had been anything like a head, I would have shot it, but it just looked like a giant, lumpy football, oozing a viscous yellowy liquid here and there."
• At Pseudopod: "Feeding The Machine" by Hunter James Martin. Horror.
"The atmosphere doesn’t help things either, the horrid gloom we work within. Even in my apathy I can taste it: the darkness that nestles within the oily depths of the shadows, the dull throb that resonates through the caverns, and the dreadful machine, always rumbling like an empty stomach."
• At SFFaudio: "Dagon" by H.P. Lovecraft. Horror.
"The testament of a tortured, morphine-addicted man who plans to commit suicide over an incident that occurred early on in World War I when he was a merchant marine officer. First published in the November 1919 edition of The Vagrant (issue #11)."
- Audio at The Classic Tales Podcast: "The Chimes, Part 4 of 4" by Charles Dickens.
- Audio at Forgotten Classics: "The Sea Hag" by Charles Harry Whedbee. Folk Tale.
- Audio at Forgotten Classics: "The Unforeseen Chapter 6" by Dorothy Macardle. Gothic (earlier chapters)
- Audio at LibriVox: Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 3