DiscoverThe Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
Claim Ownership

The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

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

Subscribed: 16,114Played: 329,226
Share

Description

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.

268 Episodes
Reverse
49.2 Not My Silence

49.2 Not My Silence

2020-02-1700:18:38

When the world is cast into a silent prison, can an innocent child understand the dangers? Written by John Shields Narrated by Alexandra Elroy Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Chris Zabriskie And sound effects provided by Freesound.Org For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
49.1 Made Mute

49.1 Made Mute

2020-02-1000:18:374

My mother loved me so much it almost killed her. When her new partner moved in with us, he almost killed me. Curtis never earned my silence, he took it. Written by Daniel Willcocks Narrated by Josh Curran Edited Karl Hughes and Duncan Muggleton With music by Andrew KN And sound effects provided by Freesound.org Daniel Willcocks is the bestselling author behind such dark fiction titles as ‘They Rot’, ‘They Remain’, and ‘Lazarus’ – written alongside Luke Kondor – as well as ‘The Caitlin Chronicles’ with top 10 Amazon author Michael Anderle. He is also the producer of the Great Writers Share podcast, interviewing the best and brightest authors around today. To find out more about Dan’s work, visit www.danielwillcocks.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Our featured flash fiction story today is: Hey, Valentine. Written by Amanda Lang Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Karl Hughes And the cover art was provided by James Ortiz! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
48.4 Painted Anguish

48.4 Painted Anguish

2020-02-0300:14:234

A man views a strange piece of art during a show that begins to corrupt his mind until he finally succumbs to the painting’s dark intentions.  Written by Zach Friday Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Spheriá and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org With artwork provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House. Zach Friday is an editor for DBND Publishing. Visit their website, dbndpublishing.com, for more great horror stories from established and new horror writers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
48.3 The Paperweight

48.3 The Paperweight

2020-01-2700:17:434

The dark and brooding Howie is changed forever after a failed suicide attempt causes him brain damage. His father believes that something wicked remains in the boy’s mind, and those suspicions are confirmed after the boy gifts him a strange, painted rock—a paperweight. Written by A.L. King Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Umcorps and Thom Robson With sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com The artwork for today’s theme is by Luke Spooner at Carrion House It is important to note that the character of Howie in my tale was on a sinister path well before he suffered cognitive impairments. Please do not take this spooky little story as a reason to see or treat those who have suffered brain damage any differently. No matter who we are and what struggles we face, we should try to show each other patience, kindness, and respect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
48.2 Collaboration

48.2 Collaboration

2020-01-2000:19:372

A struggling artist turned gallery owner launches his attempt to become remembered. Written by Dan Howarth Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Umcorps and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.org Dan Howarth is a writer from the North West of England. He has co-edited three anthologies, the most recent of these, Pareidolia was launched by Black Shuck Books in July 2019. His chapbook Dulce Et Decorum Est is available from Demain Press. Dan can be found on Twitter via @danhowarth20. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
48.1 To Hear The Minstrel Play When dad tells you not to rummage around the junk room, it’s usually for a reason… a deadly reason.  Written by John Campbell & Luke Kondor Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Mellarn and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com Check out more of Luke’s work at LukeKondor.com and check out John’s writings at Archaeodad.com.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Welcoming in our new theme with news and survey giveaways. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Up.grade // Down.load

Up.grade // Down.load

2020-01-0600:13:215

A young woman seeks eternal youth and beauty through technological means, though all may not be as it seems. Written by Matthew C. Butcher Narrated by Alexandra Elroy Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Velleitie and Thom Robson From the H&C Vault! To get more of these and to help us to keep making the show, head over to Patreon.com/HawkAndCleaver. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
47.4 Rubber Jungle

47.4 Rubber Jungle

2019-12-3000:18:242

Flying to the remote jungle to collect his deceased father’s body, a grieving son experiences strange visions on the airline flight over. Written by John Crinan & Hannah Mariska Narrated by Grant Patrizio Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Thom Robson And sound effects were provided by Freesound.Org Hannah Mariska is a London based writer. Find her on Twitter @hannah_mariska. John Crinan is a writer and podcaster. Check out more of his work at www.johncrinan.com or on Twitter, @johncrinan. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Today’s art and stories and were the winners of our Facebook group Flash Fiction competition.  Head over to the Facebook group now to keep up with the good times. https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver/ E.L.F 2006 Written by Owen Bailey-Burne Narrated by Josh Curran Christmas Surprise Written by Scott Burgher Narrated by Jasmine Arch Claus Is Coming To Town Written by John Shields Narrated by Persephone Rose Snowflakes Written by John Shields Narrated by Luke Kondor Edited by Karl Hughes With artwork by Richard Reynolds With music and sound effects by ToiletRollTube and Lena Orsa For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
47.3 Dustin

47.3 Dustin

2019-12-2300:18:163

A dead body is found at a holiday camp, sparking the staff to not only have to answer questions but start asking some of their own. Written by Dan Howarth Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson And sound effects provided Freesound.org Dan Howarth is a writer from the North West of England. He has co-edited three anthologies, the most recent of these, Pareidolia was launched by Black Shuck Books in July 2019. His chapbook Dulce Et Decorum Est is available from Demain Press. Dan can be found on Twitter via @danhowarth20 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
When a motivational speaker realises he’s no longer true to himself he must take drastic steps to recapture his authenticity. Written by Michael David Wilson Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Inspector J, Spheriá, Chris Zabriskie, and Thom Robson. And sound effects provided by Freesound.org Michael David Wilson is a professional writer, editor, podcaster, and the founder of thisishorror.co.uk. His forthcoming novella, The Girl in the Video, will be published later this year by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Connect with Michael at www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk or @wilsonthewriter on Twitter. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
47.1 The Solstice

47.1 The Solstice

2019-12-0900:17:472

As the winter solstice approaches, the masked boys of the northern villages prepare to ward off the siege of the dark spirits. In one village though, there is only one boy. Will it be enough or will the darkness ravage the land? Written by Kev Harrison Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.Org Kev Harrison is a writer of dark fiction, living in Lisbon, Portugal. His latest release, Cinders of a Blind Man Who Could See, is available now and his website, www.kevharrisonfiction.com is the place for all the latest news on his writing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Vol 47 - Masks

Vol 47 - Masks

2019-12-0900:19:054

A wave goodbye to those from beyond the grave, and a big sloppy welcome to those hidden behind their masks. Links! The Facebook Group The Survey For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
46.4 Leaving Giles

46.4 Leaving Giles

2019-12-0200:19:034

Stephanie died inside a long time ago. A victim of domestic abuse she simply exists from one day to the next. Written by Andy Morris Narrated by Alexandra Elroy Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Spheriá, Myuu, and Thom Robson Check out more of Andy’s work here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
46.3 Bulletproof

46.3 Bulletproof

2019-11-2500:18:306

If you could never be killed, how would you use your gift? Saving lives? Making a difference to mankind? Or would you join the Callaghan Brothers Space Circus and entertain the masses by being killed over and over again for your adoring fans? Written by J. Askew Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org J. Askew enjoys exploring mental health issues, sexual identity, and disability through sci-fi and horror. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and aims to be a leading female author in her genres. She has been published in Awakenings Literary Magazine and Dead Man's Tome. Her debut novel, Green Again, which explores mental health and neurodiverse people at the end of the world, is currently in editing and will be released in 2020. In the meantime she is enjoying writing short stories that show the strength of those with alternate needs in a sci-fi or horror setting. She is a member of the LGBTQ community and identifies as bisexual. J. Askew tweets at @J_Askew_Author.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
46.2 Forever Fourteen

46.2 Forever Fourteen

2019-11-1800:20:203

Even as a ghost, it may be prove hard to escape the clutch of your murderer. Written and narrated by Jasmine Arch Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.org Jasmine Arch is a poet, writer, narrator and artist with chaos for brains. Connect with her on Twitter @jaye_arch. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
46.1 Erl-King

46.1 Erl-King

2019-11-1100:21:391

"My son, wherefore seek'st thou thy face thus to hide?" "Look, father, the Erl-King is close by our side!" Written by Elana Gomel Narrated by Alexandra Elroy Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Chris Zabriskie and Zapsplat.com And sound effects provided by Freesoung.org Elana Gomel is the author of six non-fiction books published by Routledge, Macmillan and others and of numerous articles on subjects ranging from science fiction and fantasy to posthumanism and Victorian literature. Her fantasy and science fiction stories appeared in Apex, Timeless Tales, Mythic, The Fantasist, and other magazines; and in anthologies The Apex Book of World SF, People of the Book, Zion’s Fiction, Ink Stains, Transcendent and others. Her collection of stories Un/home was published by Alban Lake in 2018. She is the author of three fantasy and science fiction novels: A Tale of Three Cities (2013) The Hungry Ones (2018), and The Cryptids (2019). The fairy-tale-based novel Nightwood is scheduled to come out this year. She can be found at www.citiesoflightanddarkness.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Featuring the winning flash fiction story from our Facebook group: Where The Spiders Dwell by Andy Morris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
loading
Comments (70)

Timothy Schroder

Good stories. check it out.

Feb 14th
Reply

Shadowsumbra

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

Feb 11th
Reply

Palindrake

narrator is annoying as all fucking get out

Feb 7th
Reply

Josh Bryan

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

Feb 6th
Reply

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
Reply

Scoutk Bartholomew

This one is messed up.

Jan 6th
Reply

Christian Goldberg

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

Dec 28th
Reply

Michael Hite

that was beautiful. great writing

Dec 15th
Reply (1)

Casey Wollberg

gender politics are a poor substitute for good plot. the conclusion came off like a punchline to a bad joke.

Dec 11th
Reply (1)

Nae S.

lol This episode had some funny relatable characters! Cool interesting story too!

Nov 24th
Reply

Jennifer Siegle

This has got to be the worst narrator I've ever heard.

Nov 23rd
Reply (1)

vicky delfosse

Great story! Really loved this, gave me the creeps

Oct 29th
Reply

Aut Qast

Bravo! Some more of these 'werewolf Z files' , for the low light cradle of a Hawk & Cleaver binge of #TheOtherStories, please !?! Encore! 🕯

Oct 17th
Reply (1)

Cseuz Arpad

This podcast is one of my favourite things in this world.

Sep 18th
Reply (1)

Aut Qast

Excellent episode as welll, for the fans who understand the darker side of the Other Stories, and for those who are new; Well, welcome to The Other Stories with open arms! Only this podcast can produce this tale, this detailed, and achieve the impossible, by giving it an instant classic status, suited for a bowtie reception & glass of champagne

Aug 26th
Reply (1)

Aut Qast

@Hawk&Cleaver ; please, please release a few of your samples from the intro ( i.e. the iconic laugh & synth!) , for a couple, limited edition, fan options/loops/ to download and use as official ringtones & notification sounds!? This is the.best podcast intro ever. Short , sweet, terrifying and universally timeless! #WeWantRingtones #Hawk&Cleaver #TOS

Aug 26th
Reply (1)

Tawsha Rene'e Harmon

This podcast makes me look forward to my 338 mile drive for work monday through friday. Thanks for keeping this girl awake on the road.

Aug 23rd
Reply (1)

Jawad Ali

coughing in intro real funny.

Aug 13th
Reply (1)

Noel Bancroft

I will take aliens over a businessman any day

Aug 3rd
Reply

Chad Searchfield

I feel like this story has a bunch of Dino Crisis and Resident Evil flavor lol. LOVE IT!

Jun 13th
Reply
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store