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The unseen creature whose ravenous fangs dog your every step as your footfalls echo down the midnight alleyway.

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A long, icy shadow looming over you, making the hairs on your neck rise and your breath turn to ragged puffs of mist.

Unearthly howls that pierce the night, pulling you from the comfort of sleep with feverish, heart-pounding dread.

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Welcome to Tales to Terrify, a weekly horror fiction podcast that gets under your skin, lays eggs and hatches writhing baby horrors nursed on your darkest fears. We're unique in our simplicity, bringing pure tales of terror to your ears audiobook-style – unadulterated and unadorned.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.

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Welcome to Episode 481. This week we travel to Toronto to explore the abandoned Lower Bay subway station. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about two soldiers who discover the true terrors of war and a greedy property developer that gets more than they bargained for. COMING UP Good Evening: Hugos, Submissions, Thank-yous, Reviews: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Toronto, Lower Bay Station: 00:04:41 Josh Rountree’s Snowfather as read by Graeme Dunlop: 00:20:16 Trevor Tolliver’s Cornstalkers as read by Matthew Bradford: 00:37:26 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Reviews4Good – Podchaser The 2021 Hugo Awards Finalists Josh Rountree Josh Rountree on Twitter (@josh_rountree) Josh Rountree – Fantastic Americana: Stories Graeme Dunlop on Twitter (@kibitzer) Matt Bradford on Twitter (@MattoMcFly) Matt Bradford – Video Game Outsiders Matt Bradford – Zombie Cast Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 480. This week we meet Canada’s occult Prime Minister. For fiction, we have three tales for you: about a secret fishing spot, an unusual inheritance and a therapeutic massage. COMING UP Good Evening: Submissions, #Reviews4Good: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Canada’s Occult Prime Minister: 00:04:27 Libby Young’s The Catch as read by Meredith McNeill: 00:15:33 D. W. Davis’ Wear Wolf as read by Jesse Holt: 00:25:08 Chris Kuriata’s Magic Touch Spa as read by Summer Brooks: 00:33:14 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Story submissions are open! #Reviews4Good – Podchaser Libby Young – Short Story Soup Libby Young – Cinematica Animalia Podcast D.W. Davis on Facebook (@DanDavis05) D.W. Davis on Twitter (@dan_davis86) Jesse Holt Jesse Holt on Twitter (@jesseholtvoice) Chris Kuriata Summer Brooks – Slice of SciFi Podcast Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 479. This week we explore one of the most famous haunting in Canadian history. For fiction, we have one tale for you, about a cure that may be worse than the disease. COMING UP Good Evening: Correction, Reviews and Submissions: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: The Baldoon Mystery: 00:05:25 Caitlin Marceau’s Infected as read by Josie Babin: 00:20:43 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Jessup’s General Store Caitlin Marceau Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 478. This week we find out who the winners of our flash fiction contest are. Then, we unearth tragedy in Woodstock, Ontario. For fiction, we have three tales: about a woman in doubt, haunted land and an unprepared pet sitter. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest Winner, Submissions, Thank-yous: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Woodstock, Ontario: 00:05:26 Christopher Cosmos’ Rakshasa as read by Seth Williams: 00:15:58 Sam Rebelein’s People Are Dying as read by Dennis Robinson: 00:27:27 Ariana Ferrante’s Like Hurting Cats as read by Amy Paonessa: 00:38:01 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Christopher Cosmos Christopher Cosmos on Twitter (@XristosCosmos) Christopher Cosmos on Instagram (@christophercosmos) Sam Rebelein Sam Rebelein on Twitter (@HillaryScruff) Dennis Robinson/Botched Podcast Botched Podcast on Twitch Ariana Ferrante on Twitter (@ariana_ferrante) Amy Paonessa Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 477. This week we stick around Niagara to visit an old fort and the many ‘residents’ that call it home. For fiction, we have three tales, about a monster on the loose, a tense breakfast, and a delivery driver’s run-in with someone eager to buy his cargo. COMING UP Good Evening: Submissions, Thank-yous: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Fort George, Ontario: 00:04:46 Paul Dicken’s Scratch, Scratch, Scratch as read by Evan Morgenstern: 00:19:46 David Sandwich’s Breakfast at the Mortimers’ as read by David Darke: 00:24:30 Eric Fomley’s The Bodybuilder’s Club as read by Anthony Babington: 00:33:40 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Paul Dicken Paul Dicken on Twitter (@paul_dicken) David Sandwich on Twitter (@SANDWICHcommaD) David Darke (daviddarke.vo@outlook.com) Anthony Babington on Twitter (@alephbaker) Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 476. This week we travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario with a handful of matches. Then, we have one longer tale, about a boy whose new home has the perfect treehouse. Now if only it wasn’t already occupied. COMING UP Good Evening: Submissions and Thank-yous: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Niagara Falls, ON: 00:02:19 Philip Fracassi’s I Think My Treehouse is Haunted as read by Drew Mallory: 00:12:06 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Philip Fracassi Philip Fracassi on Facebook (@pfracassi) Philip Fracassi on Instagram (@pfracassi) Philip Fracassi on Twitter (@philipfracassi) Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 475. We’re in Nunavut again this week for a peek at the people that pass between worlds. For fiction, we have one longer tale… a coming of age story about spontaneous human combustion and the end of the world. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest, Thank-yous: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: The Shadow People, Nunavut: 00:02:45 Eric J. Guignard’s A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love as read by Rish Outfield: 00:13:30 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Eric J. Guignard Eric J. Guignard on Twitter (@ericjguignard) Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine Rish Outcast  Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 474. This week we head back up north to meet some strange arctic visitors. For fiction, we have two tales for you. First, a pair of sisters spend some time together on the beach. Then, we witness a man eat a baby on a crowded city street. But it's not what you think. Really. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest, Thank-yous, Dark Matter Issue Two: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: King Williams Island, Nunavut: 00:03:25 Christi Nogle’s You Will Make Me Strong Again as read by Heather Thomas: 00:16:46 Frank Oreto’s All God’s Creatures Got Reasons as read by Scott Fulps: 00:27:46 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Christi Nogle Christi Nogle on Twitter (@ChristiNogle)  Frank Oreto on Facebook (@FrankisWriting) Frank Oreto on Twitter (@FrankOreto) Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 473. We have a Christi Nogle double-feature for you this week. First, we get a new perspective on the portrait of an ageless man. Then, a young woman on the cusp of independence reflects on her past. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest: 00:01:06 Christi Nogle’s Portrait of Basil Hallward as read by Bryce Dahle: 00:03:52 Christi Nogle’s Move-in Weekend as read by Sarah Mehra: 00:20:56 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Christi Nogle Christi Nogle on Twitter (@christinogle) Bryce Dahle on Fiverr Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 472. We’re going to cool our heels again this week, but we’ve got two stories that are sure to make up for it. First, a man learns his wife is a witch… the hard way. Then, a woman digs deep to reclaim her memory after surviving a massacre. But she may not like who she uncovers. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest, StokerCon 2021: 00:01:06 O. D. Hegre’s Extermination as read by Danielle Hewitt: 00:04:52 [Trigger] H. L. Fullerton’s Lend Me Hands, Idle and Sharp as read by Summer Brooks: 00:12:15 TRIGGER WARNING Lend Me Hands, Idle and Sharp contains scenes of sexual violence. PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch StokerCon2021 H. L. Fullerton on Twitter (@ByHLFullerton) Summer Brooks at Slice of Sci-Fi Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 471. This week, we’re taking a break from our travels again to catch up on a few things. For fiction, we have two tales for you: First, we get a new appreciation for the phrase, “be careful what you wish for.” Then, a man at his mother’s death bed finds her final moments even more traumatic than he could have imagined. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest, Travels Hiatus: 00:01:06 Liam Hogan’s Penny Prince as read by Matt Dovey: 00:05:02 Marius Dicomites’ The Whisperers as read by Spencer DiSparti: 00:21:34 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Liam Hogan Liam Hogan on Twitter (@LiamJHogan) Matt Dovey Matt Dovey on Facebook (@mattdoveywriter) Matt Dovey on Twitter (@mattdoveywriter) Marius Dicomites Marius Dicomites on Twitter (@dicomites) Spencer DiSparti on Soundcloud Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 470. This week we travel to the Northwest Territories to explore a valley known for losing heads. For fiction, we have two tales for you. First, a woman goes to great lengths to hide her mistakes. Then, a bus terminal guard has his reality turned upside down after a chance encounter with an unusual stranger. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest, Staff Update: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Nahanni National Park, NWT: 00:02:13 Jackie Bee’s Mistakes as read by Michelle Kane: 00:12:26 Todd Keisling’s 2:45 to New Xebico as read by Anthony Babington: 00:21:06 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Jackie Bee on Facebook Michelle Davis on Twitter (@shelldavis72) Todd Keisling Anthony Babington on Twitter (@alephbaker) Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 469. This week we make one final stop in Yukon and stumble on an old cabin in the woods. For fiction, we have one tale for you about a shut-in's drastic attempt to lose weight… and the malevolent presence he discovers living inside him. COMING UP Good Evening: Contest, Thanks, The HWA Haunted Library: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: LaSalle’s Cabin, Yukon: 00:03:36 Christopher Hawkins’ Storms of the Present as read by Brian Rollins: 00:18:56 TRIGGER WARNING Storms of the Present contains scenes of self harm. PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch HWA Haunted Library Series Christopher Hawkins Christopher Hawkins on Twitter (@chrishawkins) Brian Rollins Brian Rollins on Twitter (@VoicesOfBrian) Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we start with something a bit different. A legendary haunting poem from one of the Yukon’s most famous authors. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about a simple bug fix with catastrophic potential, and a scientist who finds herself on the wrong end of an experiment. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest, Dark Matter Magazine: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Yukon & Robert W. Service’s The Cremation of Sam McGee: 00:02:30 Louis B. Rosenberg’s Dogs, Cats and the End of the World as read by Stephen Gagin: 00:13:14 Julia August’s Tongueless as read by Jasmine Arch: 00:25:32 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Louise B. Rosenberg on GoodReads Stephen Gagin Julia August Jasmine Arch New Myths Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 467. This week we travel to Whitehorse, Yukon for a peek inside the city’s most haunted house. For fiction, we have one tale for you, about a woman who unravels a mystery from her youth. COMING UP Good Evening: News, Thank-yous and Reviews: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Captain Campbell House, Whitehorse, Yukon: 00:02:21 Tabitha Lord’s Lady in Blue as read by Maurine McLean: 00:16:39 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Tabitha Lord Tabitha Lord on Twitter (@tlordauthor) Tabitha Lord on Facebook (@tlordauthor) Tabitha Lord on Instagram (@tabithalord) Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 466 and Happy New Year! For fiction, we have two tales for you. First, a woman’s world closes in after losing a beloved pet. Then, a man on a lucky streak discovers that the sweet taste of winning eventually goes sour. COMING UP Good Evening: Happy New Year!: 00:01:06 R. H. Dixon’s The Hole in the Wall as read by Alex Ford: 00:05:01 Roy Bishop’s Hot Streak as read by Dennis Robinson: 00:22:45 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch R. H. Dixon Alex Ford on Facebook (srslyjohns) Alex Ford on Instagram (srslyalex) Botched Podcast Botched Podcast on Twitch Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Happy New Year’s Eve and welcome to this special bonus episode, courtesy of our friends at Dark Matter Magazine. We have for you a dark tale from the not too distant future about the fragile nature of reality… and fine print. Then, I sit down for a chat with Rob Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of Dark Matter Magazine. COMING UP Welcome and Intro to Dark Matter Magazine: 00:01:06 Rob Carroll’s Violated Terms of Service as read by Drew Sebesteny: 00:03:25 An Interview with Rob Carroll of Dark Matter Magazine: 01:14:30 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Dark Matter Magazine Dark Matter Magazine Shop Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Merry Christmas! This week we have some festive folklore to start things off. A tale with kids, cannibalism and old Saint Nick. For fiction, we have the tale of a salvage crew that may be sailing home with more than they bargained for. COMING UP Good Evening: Happy Holidays, Bonuses and Thank Yous: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Saint Nick and the Butcher: 00:02:56 Rick Kennett’s Out of the Storm as read by Dan Gurzynski: 00:13:58 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Rick Kennett Dan Gurzynski on LibriVox Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 464. This week we make one last stop in Manitoba to learn the ghostly origin behind a roadside monument. For fiction, we have one tale that follows a boy growing up in a world where death and grief don’t mean what they once did. COMING UP Good Evening: Holiday Bonuses: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: White Horse Plains, Manitoba: 00:02:05 Sonora Taylor’s Weary Bones as read by Anthony Babington: 00:15:20 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Sonora Taylor on Facebook Sonora Taylor on Twitter (@sonorawrites) Anthony Babington on Twitter (@AlephBaker) Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 463. This week we travel to The Pas, Manitoba to learn a thing or two about fur trappers. For fiction, we have two tales for you. The tale of a girl who needs a hand coming out of her shell. Then, a woman explains to the police how an innocent night out turned into anything but. COMING UP Good Evening: Reading, Merch, Shout-outs: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: The Pas, Manitoba: 00:04:20 David Stevens’ Born Free as read by Amy Paonessa: 00:20:51 Stephanie Kubin’s I Didn’t Mean To as read by Josie Babin: 00:46:43 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror Dark Matter Magazine David Stevens Amy Paonessa @ The Bloodlust Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment Nebulus on Facebook Nebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (79)

Palindrake

what the ever living fuck kind of pedophile bullshit is this!

Dec 31st
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Elijah Reagan

Canada just dosen't hold the scare clout which America is teeming with, no doubt, it's our violent and quarrelsome nature

Nov 27th
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Palindrake

some of the most fucked up shit I've ever heard...

Oct 27th
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Elijah Reagan

I liked that one pretty good if not exactly scary.....makes one think.....sometimes the obviously RIGHT thing to do, upon close examination may not be the correct course after all.

Sep 13th
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Elijah Reagan

what happened to the SCARY stories......been hard to listen till the end lately...irony is all good and well and reality can be horrible like watching the news......but where is the HORROR, the scary stuff ? used to really look forward to this show

Aug 21st
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Michael Hite

I like Otis but he needs to modulate his voice better. When he trails of into a mumble at the end of each sentence I can't hear him. Frustrating.

Aug 2nd
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Michael Hite

c'mon u fucking hacks.. what's next ? Go for some baby raping? How weak.

Jul 6th
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A M C Casiday

Wonder how many priests there were in Salem...... 🤔

May 31st
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Rusty

yet another excellent episode

May 5th
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Rusty

I tried to like King’s 11-22-63 but just could not. Wasn’t the King I grew up with and was traumatized by.

Apr 14th
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Rusty

Listened 4/2/2020 and this is pretty duckin creepy

Apr 3rd
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Elijah reagan

that was not a horror story except it was a horrible story.......can't believe they stooped this low.....please give us some real horror

Mar 14th
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Elijah reagan

great stories I loved them.....best in a while although I sure do miss the road trip that was my favorite part

Mar 6th
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Dave Baildon

i cant take these shitty stories and that narrators voice makes me want to puke, im outta here

Jan 4th
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Dave Baildon

that voice on the long ass intro is just gay af

Jan 4th
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Dave Baildon

really, the 10 minute intro was lame, please keep it short from now on

Dec 31st
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Cheryl Jones

Creepy version of “Deliverance “.

Nov 9th
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Cheryl Jones

Best story in awhile. I live in the country and always see , “dark shadows “.

Nov 9th
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Cheryl Jones

The story was long to get to a rather deflating ending.

Oct 19th
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Dave Baildon

baby jesus, a 10 minute intro? wtf then the narrators voice is fucking annoying

Oct 11th
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