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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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52.4 Member Discount

52.4 Member Discount

2020-05-3117:04

A vigilante by trade, Joey finds herself peeking into the dark corners of her psyche to reveal desires she never knew existed. Written by Vanessa Watson Narrated by Jasmine Arch Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Calum Paterson, Myuu, and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org and Zapsplat.com 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.
52.3 Prized Specimen

52.3 Prized Specimen

2020-05-2417:133

Tyler always hoped he would be immortalised as one of the bodybuilding greats, but not like this. Written by Ian J Middleton Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Mellarn and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.Org and Incompetech The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Ian J. Middleton is a horror writer who dabbles in novels, short stories and flash fiction. Check out more of his work at www.ianjmiddleton.com Check out our new books: One To Five Million by Luke Kondor Collaboration for Authors by Daniel Willcocks 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52.2 If Ghosts Could Cry

52.2 If Ghosts Could Cry

2020-05-1718:102

Bill meets Candy while searching for his missing brother-in-law. But Candy is not what she seems, and Bill needs to listen carefully to what she says. Written by David Rae Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Umcorps and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.Org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House David’s first full-length dark fantasy novel CROWMAN is available on Amazon now. 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52.1 The White Monkey

52.1 The White Monkey

2020-05-1016:561

Charley’s visit to the top of the world takes a dark turn and he finds out an insignificant bauble is a trophy worth his life. Written by Chris Dean Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Mellarn, Umcorps, and Thom Robson Sound effects were 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.
Our featured flash fiction story today is: My Imaginary Friend Written by Kristopher Bishop Write for The Other Stories! Regular submissions - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/submissions Flash Fiction Contest - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51.4 Lost and Found

51.4 Lost and Found

2020-05-0316:592

When Sadie goes off hiking in the heart of the wilderness, Gemma seizes the opportunity to unwind with a raft of movies and bubbly. When she doesn’t come back and a storm rolls in though, Gemma begins to fear the worst. Written by Kev Harrison Narrated by Alexandra Elroy Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Chris Zabriskie, Myuu, and Thom Robson And sound effects provided and Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Kev Harrison is a British writer of horror and dark fiction living in Lisbon, Portugal. His debut novella, The Balance, is available now from Lycan Valley Press, while his novelette, Cinders of a Blind Man Who Could See, is available now from Demain Publishing. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Lost Films, from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, In Darkness, Delight, from Corpus Press, Aphotic Realm’s ‘Fangs’ issue and on podcasts such as Tales to Terrify and The Other Stories from Hawk and Cleaver. You can find out more about his work at www.kevharrisonfiction.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Daniel wasn’t searching for faraway places, but sometimes reality is thinner than we think, and a place can find you. Written by Ryan Harville Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Spheriá, Chris Zabriskie, and Thom Robson And sound effects provided b Freesound.org and Zapsplat.com The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Ryan Harville is a horror and sci-fi author from the United States and lives along Alabama's Gulf Coast. His latest work can be found in the horror anthology The Big Book of Blasphemy from ryanharvillewriting.com to see a list of his previous and upcoming publications.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51.2 The Chip Truck Man

51.2 The Chip Truck Man

2020-04-1914:561

Two brothers are never the same after encountering a terrible man on their shortcut home. Written by David J Thirteen Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Umcorps and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House David J. Thirteen is a writer of horror and dark fiction with stories in various anthologies, including his latest in the collection, Coppice and Brake, available now from Crone Girls Press. Find out more about David's writing at DavidJThirteen.com.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51.1 Nocturne In Spirit

51.1 Nocturne In Spirit

2020-04-1320:105

An ageing concert violinist is haunted by her memories. The loneliest place to be is in a crowd, especially when you have a terrible secret. Written by Kezia Kynaston-Mitchell Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Kosta T and Thom Robson With added ghostly hums provided by Kayleigh Smith The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Kezia Kynaston-Mitchell is a speculative fiction and horror author, approximately forty percent caffeine by volume. Connect on Twitter – @KeziaKynaston – or check out keziakynastonmitchell.com for free short reads and upcoming releases.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Vol 51 - Remote Places

Vol 51 - Remote Places

2020-04-1206:262

A big welcome to new art, new creators, and brand new theme of The Other Stories!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A woman in her waning years reflects on the life she shared with her late-husband. Loneliness can rust and tarnish memories, and the parasite which she calls ‘love’ eats away at the last of her humanity. Written by Daniel Willcocks Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Myuu and Thom Robson The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50.3 The Doll

50.3 The Doll

2020-03-2918:132

When her strange niece comes for a visit, a woman must face a parasitic doll and its unearthly attachment to her family. Written by Kathryn Staublin Narrated by Alexandra Elroy 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After three years of silence, Eddie receives a surprise call from his old friend, Victor. Inside the apartment, things grow from weird to weirder to full-on WTF. Written by Michael David Wilson Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Umcorps and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Design. Michael David Wilson is a professional writer, editor, podcaster, and the founder of thisishorror.co.uk. His debut novella, The Girl in the Video, will be published on April 28th by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, and House of Bad Memories will be published in 2021 by Grindhouse Press. Connect with Michael at www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk or @wilsonthewriter on Twitter.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50.1 The Itch

50.1 The Itch

2020-03-1612:083

Did you ever get an itch that went deeper than the surface, as though little critters were inside you—running up and down your spine?  Written by Mark Towse   Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Karl Hughes  With music by Wialenove and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com The illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Design After a 30-year hiatus, Mark recently gave up a lucrative career in sales to pursue his dream of being a writer. His passion and belief have resulted in pieces in many prestigious magazines, including Flash Fiction Magazine, Raconteur, Breaking Rules Publishing, Books N' Pieces, Artpost, Colp, The Horror Zine, Antipodean SF, Page & Spine, Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight, and Montreal Writes. His work has also appeared twice on The No Sleep Podcast, once on The Grey Rooms Podcast and is also set to appear on Centropic Oracle. Ten anthologies to date include his work, two of which are on the 2019 Horror Writers Association recommended list, and a further eight anthologies set for imminent release also contain his work. His first collection, ‘Face the Music’ has just been released by All Things That Matter Press and is available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Dymocks, etc.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Vol 50 - Parasites

Vol 50 - Parasites

2020-03-1606:111

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. Check out Tales of What!? today.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Many humans have sought the path to godhood but have failed to discover the secret, who could have imagined that the true path starts with an act of murder? Written by Richard Reynolds Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Myuu and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The illustration for the cover art 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49.4 MgS04

49.4 MgS04

2020-03-0220:193

Try Floatation Therapy! Looking for relief from stress and anxiety? Searching for an oasis for the spirit, mind and body? Immersive yourself in tranquility and a womb-like atmosphere. And the best part? No one can hear you scream. Written by Angelique Fawns Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by UMCorps and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.Org The cover art illustration is by Luke Spooner of Carrion House.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Unable to perfect his podcast audio, asocial voice artist Jake makes a deal with a mystical being to improve his recording. But at what cost? Written & narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.Org The illustration for the cover art was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House. 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49.2 Not My Silence

49.2 Not My Silence

2020-02-1718:385

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49.1 Made Mute

49.1 Made Mute

2020-02-1018:376

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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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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Michael Hite

that was beautiful. great writing

Dec 15th
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Casey Wollberg

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

Dec 11th
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