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Author: Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio bringing you the best new stories to watch, read, sniff, and absorb.

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These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.

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After an encounter with a strange woman, a ship and its crew find themselves lost at sea. Written by Vijay Varman Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Spheriá and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Vijay Varman is a writer from London, England. He can be found on Twitter @CircleofCine 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. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57.3 The Sindia

57.3 The Sindia

2020-10-1113:55

A quiet beach town has a mysterious shipwreck laying just off shore. An evening swim draws one woman dangerously close to the truth that rests beneath the water. Written by Cyndi Gradel Narrated by Jasmine Arch Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Kai Engel and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org and Zapsplat.com The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Follow Cyndi on Twitter at @cyndigradel. Writer, poet, narrator, podcaster and all round chaos-for-brains Jasmine Arch lives in a nook of Belgian countryside with two horses, four dogs, and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she's writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Other Stories, NewMyths.com and Hybrid Fiction, among others. Find out more about her or her work at JasmineArch.com. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57.2 The Queen of Hell

57.2 The Queen of Hell

2020-10-0417:511

A brutal murderer sets off into the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana in search of money he had hidden after a deadly bank heist goes wrong. Instead he finds an old steamboat that will take him on a hellish journey of repentance. Written by Richard Beauchamp Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Duncan Muggleton and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Richard Beauchamp is an American author of dark fiction, whose tales can be found in several magazines and anthologies. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichardBeauchampOfficial Instagram- r_b_author You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57.1 Crab Bucket

57.1 Crab Bucket

2020-09-2717:294

You’ve spent your whole life in Bakersburn and you’d do anything to get out, wouldn’t you? Well, luckily the Captain’s in town and looking for a fresh recruit. Written by CJ Bubbles Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Chris Zabriskie, Myuu, and  Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Follow CJ Bubbles at bubblyboi.com Erika is a mother, narrator, visual artist and an animal husbandry technician. How does she manage it all? No idea, but her artwork can be seen on her Instagram (@efventu) or you can visit her artist page www.facebook.com/BioArtsy You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
No Help Needed Written by David Tremblay join in with future flash fiction competitions at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56.4 Expedited

56.4 Expedited

2020-09-2020:213

A courier's curiosity gets the better of him as he runs black parcels to the exclusive parts of town. Written by Dan Howarth Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Chris Zabriskie, Myuu, and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Dan Howarth is a writer from the North of England. His fiction has featured in a variety of places online and in print. He once got nominated for a British Fantasy Award but didn't win. This has basically wrecked his whole bio. His most recent release is Dulce Et Decorum Est from Demain Publishing. You can connect with Dan at www.danhowarthwriter.com Josh Curran is a narrator and writer. He has narrated many episodes of The Other Stories over the show’s lifetime. He is also the creator of the horror Audio-Drama podcast, Miscreation. You can follow him on twitter, @jcurranwriter You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56.3 Exposure

56.3 Exposure

2020-09-1322:162

Secrets have a curious nature about them, almost as if they have a mind of their own. It’s not just Nina’s past secrets that are about to be exposed but something far more grotesque. Written by Vanessa Watson Narrated by Erika Ventura  Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Silicon Transmitter and Thom Robson   And sound effects provided by Freesound.org  The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House  You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56.2 Cherub

56.2 Cherub

2020-09-0617:011

A man finds himself in a waking nightmare, from which there seems to be no escape. Written by Denver Grenell Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Denver Grenell is a writer of dark fiction who lives with his family in the small rural town of Featherston in New Zealand. A life-long horror hound who got back into writing after a long break, he is now making up for lost time, furiously expelling every idea that has collected inside his skull over the years. His stories have been featured in Crystal Lake Publishing's Shallow Waters anthologies and Black Hare Press' Ancients anthology. Follow him on Instagram @degrineer and also his horror account @beware.the.moon. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Amy is ordinary; she swears, uses social media and relies on smart technology to keep her home secure. However, when a package mysteriously arrives on her doorstep, she soon longs for more traditional methods of security, like locks and keys. Written by Mike Hargreaves Narrated by Jasmine Arch Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Spheriá, Umcorps, and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Writer, poet, narrator, podcaster and all round chaos-for-brains Jasmine Arch lives in a nook of Belgian countryside with two horses, four dogs, and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she's writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Other Stories, NewMyths.com and Hybrid Fiction, among others. Find out more about her or her work at JasmineArch.com. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Being yourself can be more difficult than you’d think - Especially when who you are keeps changing Written by Andy Conduit-Turner Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes and Duncan Muggleton With music by Duncan Muggleton and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Andy Conduit-Turner, is a UK based writer, editor and producer of fiction as well as an occasional podcast crasher and quiz host with a love of all things strange and spooky. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55.3 Temporal Fracture

55.3 Temporal Fracture

2020-08-1619:522

What if life as you know it was not as you knew it. Where do you go when you don't know where you've been? What if the past you think you remember is now broken, fractured into something jarring and unrecognizable. What then? Written by Matthew C. Butcher Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Velleitie and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Matthew C. Butcher is a novelist, writer for the chart-topping podcast 'The Other Stories' and soon to be breaking into the medium of graphic novels. He has a keen interest in near-future sci-fi and conspiracy and enjoys speculating at what point everything goes awry. Despite the generally graphic and miserable themes in his writing, he promises he's actually quite a pleasant person. Honest. Josh Curran is a narrator and writer. He has narrated many episodes of The Other Stories over the show’s lifetime. He is also the creator of the horror Audio-Drama podcast, Miscreation. You can follow him on twitter, @jcurranwriter You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55.2 In-Continuity

55.2 In-Continuity

2020-08-0921:101

Being a normal guy in a world of superheroes, it’s tough to feel like the hero of even your own story, but if you can find love your story could surpass them all. Written by Richard Reynolds Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Dee Yan-Key and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Free Music Archive and Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Richard Reynolds is the owner and operator of Ground Zero Comics, a small shop in Mansfield, England, but writes, draws and produces his own comics and strips whenever he gets the chance. You can read these comics for free on the shop’s website, groundzerocomics.co.uk - ‘free comics’ sidebar. 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. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55.1 Sweet Sixteenth

55.1 Sweet Sixteenth

2020-08-0217:192

Things aren't going well for Stan Candera - the alien vessel that's been hovering above Bethlehem Tower since he was 16 has sparked into malevolent life, he's fallen in with a Cambodian street-gang, and he's about to miss his little sister's sixteenth birthday... Written by Chris Kelso Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Umcorps and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Chris Kelso is a British Fantasy Award-nominated, multi-translated genre writer, illustrator, and anthologist. His work has been published in - 3AM Magazine, Black Static, Locus, Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, Antipodean-SF, SF Signal, Dark Discoveries, The Lovecraft e-zine, Sensitive Skin, Evergreen Review, Verbicide, The Unquiet Dreamer - a Literary tribute to Harlan Ellison, and many others.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Chase Written by Jay Adair Leave a review on Podchaser to enter the giveaway! http://podchaser.com/theotherstories You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54.4 Stalemate

54.4 Stalemate

2020-07-2617:002

Two men battle for escape, knowing they are watched, but not knowing the rules of the game. Written by Liam Hogan Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Duncan Muggleton and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Check out Liam Hogan's work at happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.com You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54.3 John Thirty

54.3 John Thirty

2020-07-1917:211

In John Thirty’s community, efficiency is valued above all else. Efficiency is improved by the unique number tasks that strengthen every worker, transcending fatigue, pain, and the forgotten concept of violence. Written by Sarah Jane Justice Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Kai Engel and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Sarah Jane Justice is a South Australian creative whose work has been commended in a number of fields. She competed as a national finalist in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam, counts four releases of original music to her name, and has seen her poetry and prose published around the world, including in releases from The Blue Nib, Black Hare Press, and Pure Slush. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In a future, highly regulated society, the Authorities control all human behaviour, including how life companions are selected, even forbidding the use of the word love. Any societal transgressions are punished with banishment and scarring of the offenders. Before the banishment and scarring, a transgressor is compelled to write a handwritten confession. Written by J. J. Steinfeld Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Canadian fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published 20 books, including Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2015), An Unauthorized Biography of Being (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2016), Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be (Poetry, Guernica Editions, 2017), A Visit to the Kafka Café (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2018), and Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2019). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals internationally, and over 50 of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States. Josh Curran is a narrator and writer. He has narrated many episodes of The Other Stories over the show’s lifetime. He is also the creator of the horror Audio-Drama podcast, Miscreation. You can follow him on twitter, @jcurranwriter You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs and posters are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54.1 The Algorithm

54.1 The Algorithm

2020-07-0517:441

In a future reduced to numbers, The Algorithm is God and God's judgement is final. Written by Matthew C. Butcher Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Chris Zabriskie and Thom Robson  And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Matthew C. Butcher is a novelist, writer for the chart-topping podcast 'The Other Stories' and soon to be breaking into the medium of graphic novels. He has a keen interest in near future sci-fi and conspiracy and enjoys speculating at what point everything goes awry. Despite the generally graphic and miserable themes in his writing, he promises he's actually quite a pleasant person. Honest. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Vol 54 - Big Brother

Vol 54 - Big Brother

2020-07-0506:011

You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production 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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (87)

Kyaw Swar

This one seriously relates with our current situation! :O

Sep 22nd
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slygirlswagg -

Um he deserved it but GAG!!! 🤢🤮

Jun 10th
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Amanda

this one was terrible ... awful narration and story

May 4th
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Nae S.

Good one!

Apr 9th
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Amanda

The music for this one seemed calming and out of place.

Apr 4th
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Tasha Really

love the style and narration and originality

Apr 2nd
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Amanda

Great story! The sound effects were terribly loud and very distracting though ...

Mar 31st
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Zara Dane

Finally caught up!!!! Absolutely fantastic show. Took me maybe a month to bindge through every one. Bloody love you all.

Mar 7th
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Scoutk Bartholomew

18.1 caught me by surprise. It's a good one.

Mar 5th
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Jave Alan Geddes

Sorry man the accents too thick.. can't catch on to what you're saying

Mar 5th
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Eric crow

I didn't get this one, so she was a ghost or?

Feb 25th
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Nae S.

Loving the story so far!!

Feb 24th
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Nae S.

That was a good twisted story of revenge!!

Feb 24th
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Timothy Schroder

Good stories. check it out.

Feb 14th
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Man in the Moon

All I can say is that I'm glad it's only 8 minutes.

Feb 11th
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Palindrake

narrator is annoying as all fucking get out

Feb 7th
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Josh Bryan

This appears based on the painting The Anguished Man. enjoyed it!!

Feb 6th
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Avery Oaks

Another great story with a dark twist! Loved it! I wasn't sure I was going to like any of the stories in the Haunted Art collection, but you guys proved me wrong yet again! Hope you stay as dark as you have been!

Jan 29th
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Scoutk Bartholomew

This one is messed up.

Jan 6th
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Christian Goldberg

Narrator doesn't match the tone of the story at all.

Dec 28th
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