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NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

Author: Tonia Ransom

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Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on.
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For our season finale, dreams really do come true. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Timothy played by Raiden Thompson. Mom and Shadowban played by Tonia Ransom. Written by Tonia Ransom and Raiden Thompson, with some help from Jen Zink. Produced by Jen Zink. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
Show Notes: This week, fiction from Terence Taylor that ponders a strange shared living situation. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Devante Johnson. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
This week, one more flash fiction story from Tonya R. Moore. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by GP Mckenzie. Produced by Jen Zink. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
Today, flash fiction from Del Sandeen that cautions us to be careful what you wish for. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Hood Horror. Produced by Jen Zink. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
This week, we have a series of flash fiction tales, starting with a story from our host Tonia Ransom that explores funerary rituals. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Tonia Ransom. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
We interview Khalifaziz, author of Mitochondrial Assimilation. We talk about the story and its inspiration, and Black horror. ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
This week, an old god emerges from primordial slime. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Josh Carter. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us at patreon.com/nightlightpod for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
Today, an interview with Lamar Giles, author of "Power and Purpose" (episode 420), and "Wilson's Pawn and Loan" (episode 103). Listen to Lamar’s first NIGHTLIGHT episode, Wilson’s Pawn and Loan. Produced by Jen Zink. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. *****
This week, a story from New York Times Bestseller Lamar Giles that mixes religion with deadly premonitions. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Listen to Lamar’s first NIGHTLIGHT episode, Wilson’s Pawn and Loan. Narrated by Tonia Ransom. Produced by Jen Zink. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom
This week, short fiction from Crystal Connor that turns the magical negro trope on its head. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Tonia Ransom. Produced by Jen Zink. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
This week, be careful about who you choose to marry. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by GP Mckenzie. Produced by Jen Zink. Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us at patreon.com/nightlightpod for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
We interview Tracy Cross, author of Red Box. We discuss dystopian fiction, The Twilight Zone, hoodoo, and writing good monsters. Tracy Cross has had work appear in anthologies and magazines, including: Tales of the Lost Vol. 2, The Ones That Got Away (upcoming from Kandisha Press in 2021), 99 Tiny Terrors and the Midnight and Indigo: 22 Speculative Stories by Black Women. She has appeared on several websites and podcasts: Dark Fire Fiction, New American Legends, The Greatest Indoor Reading Series Podcast and Tales to Terrify. She is the recipient of the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Grant. She is a supporting member of the Horror Writers Association. Tracy hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and loves her current home, Washington, DC. She also makes a really delicious apple pie. twitter: @tracycwrites instagram: @tracycrosswrites website: tracycrossonline.wordpress.com ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.
This week, the second part of our cyberpunk horror about a mysterious box and unusual pandemic. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Felicia Renee. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us at patreon.com/nightlightpod for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.
This week, the first part of a two-part cyberpunk horror about a mysterious box and unusual pandemic. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Felicia Renee. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us at patreon.com/nightlightpod for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.
Tonia interviews Samantha Frye, author of Playthings. We discuss MFA programs, genre writing, story inspiration in cartoons, and Southern Black culture. Samantha Frye is a writer who grew up in south Alabama listening to classic R&B and stories about hanks and other-worldly creatures. Born in San Antonio, Texas, she moved to Alabama with her parents after her father’s retirement from the Air Force. Samantha graduated from Xavier University of New Orleans with an English degree and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. By day, she continues a tradition as a third-generation educator at Coastal Alabama Community College where she strives to foster students’ care of and respect for the art of writing. By night, she’s baking, reading, or working to breathe life into characters and worlds on the page. She’s in a constant struggle to properly entertain her Morkie, Pebbles, who can be a task master at times, even for a lap dog. Some of Samantha’s musings and a bit of her writing can be found at http://eccentriccricket.blogspot.com. Books discussed: Pattern Master: Octavia Butler The Vampire Who Drinks Gospel Music: Peter Harris I Tituba, Black Witch: Maryse Condé ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.
Show Notes: This week, a double feature from Rickey Rivers Jr and Samantha Frye wherein body parts have a mind of their own and a twist on monsters hiding in a child’s closet. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Cherrae Stuart and Walt Livingston. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.
This week, we interview Victoria Hutchinson, author of "Bloodlust" and discuss the story's premise and inspiration, writing dark vs lighthearted fiction, and discipline as a writer. Plus, video games! You can follow Victoria on Twitter @bunnymintt, or visit her at bunnyminttblog.com. All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.
Show Notes: This week, short fiction from Victoria Hutchinson that explores what it’s like to seek out pain you cannot feel. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Tonia Ransom. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
We interview L. Marie Wood, author of Family Dinner. We discuss pantsing vs plotting, screenwriting, and more. L. Marie Wood is an award-winning psychological horror author and screenwriter. She won the Golden Stake Award for her novel The Promise Keeper. Her screenplays have won Best Horror, Best Short Screenplay, and Best Afrofuturism/Horror/Sci-Fi awards at several film festivals. Wood’s short fiction has been published widely, most recently in Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire and the Bram Stoker Award Finalist anthology, Sycorax's Daughters. Learn more about her at www.lmariewood.com or join the discussion on Twitter (@LMarieWood1). Buy her books: Telecommuting The Realm The Promise Keeper ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.
This week, another double feature with two flash fiction stories from L. Marie Wood and Tyhitia Green.. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Narrated by Elijah Ramsey and Tonia Ransom. Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom ***** All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy. ******
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Comments (11)

Blastabout

written by black writers and performed by black actors,seriously"who gives a damn what color they are"

Oct 8th
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Alyce Maddocks

Such a great story!

Aug 18th
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Nyemady Jabbeh

I didn't get it??? Why was she crying at the end???? I'm so confused!

Mar 16th
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Chris Iapetus

Can't really make sense of the story, but I don't think I've ever heard a better reading. What an amazing voice !!

Jan 23rd
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Desireé Zyla

The gasping made it a bit hard to listen to.

Nov 8th
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Brooke Venning

meh. not Lovecraftian at all

Sep 19th
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A M C Casiday

This is an absolutely superb.

Aug 22nd
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M Capra

ROMPLE email me

Mar 9th
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Ryan Loomis

This was such a great story, I can't wait to hear more from Evan in the future!

Jul 16th
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