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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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47.1 The Solstice

47.1 The Solstice

2019-12-0900:17:471

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 HarrisonNarrated by Justin FifeEdited by Karl HughesWith music by Andrew KN and Thom RobsonAnd sound effects provided by Freesound.OrgKev 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

2019-12-0900:09:151

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

2019-12-0200:19:032

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

2019-11-2500:18:304

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. AskewNarrated by Erika VenturaEdited by Karl HughesWith music by Andrew KN and Thom RobsonAnd sound effects provided by Freesound.orgJ. 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 HughesWith music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.orgJasmine 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 GomelNarrated by Alexandra ElroyEdited by Karl HughesWith music by Chris Zabriskie and Zapsplat.comAnd sound effects provided by Freesoung.orgElana 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
Hatched - The Nest Q&A

Hatched - The Nest Q&A

2019-11-0400:19:311

With The Nest all over with, I managed to grab one of the writers, Andy Conduit-Turner, and nail him down for a little Q&A session.Back to our usual programming next week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
No school. No parents. No way out.The disappearance of four single parents leads to an investigation by the children they leave behind. The youngsters are convinced that a sinister supernatural force is responsible.ACT 5 - ENTER THE NESTTired, and increasingly desperate, the unlikely group of Jamie, Valerie, Isabel and Raheem all arrive at where they suspect The Nest is located. They plan on leaving either WITH their missing families, or not at all!Written by Andy Conduit-Turner along with the rest of The Nest writing teamNarrated by Persephone Rose, Alexandra Elroy, Josh Curran, Jasmine Arch, and me, Luke KondorEdited by Karl HughesTheme music by Timo HendersonFeaturing music by Adneonlux and Chris Zabriskie and MyuuAnd music and sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.orgThe Nest artwork was created by Luke Spooner at Carrion HousePurchase the book adaptation of The Nest on Amazon today!And if you’re enjoying The Nest, we’d love to hear your thoughts over social media or via a review of the podcast on your favourite podcast app.Check out more of our podcasting work over at www.HawkandCleaver.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Nest Act 4 - Raheem

The Nest Act 4 - Raheem

2019-10-3000:24:452

No school. No parents. No way out.The disappearance of four single parents leads to an investigation by the children they leave behind. The youngsters are convinced that a sinister supernatural force is responsible.ACT 4 - RAHEEMRaheem hears the thing that stalks his small town — horrible, screeching sounds that his father assures him are just the storm outside. But Raheem knows different: He has seen the creature and tonight, armed with his camera, he’ll prove to his father that the monster is real… or die trying.Written by John CrinanNarrated by Josh CurranEdited by Karl HughesTheme music by Timo HendersonFeaturing music by AdneonluxAnd music and sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.orgThe Nest artwork was created by Luke Spooner at Carrion HousePurchase the book adaptation of The Nest on Amazon today!And if you’re enjoying The Nest, we’d love to hear your thoughts over social media or via a review of the podcast on your favourite podcast app.Check out more of our podcasting work over at www.HawkandCleaver.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Nest Act 3 - Isabel

The Nest Act 3 - Isabel

2019-10-2900:24:321

No school. No parents. No way out.The disappearance of four single parents leads to an investigation by the children they leave behind. The youngsters are convinced that a sinister supernatural force is responsible.ACT 3 - ISABELAfter her new look sparks yet another argument with her mum, Isabel is planning on sneaking out for the evening. When the power suddenly goes out, the fight with her mum quickly becomes the least of her worries.Written by Andy Conduit-TurnerNarrated by Jasmine ArchEdited by Karl HughesTheme music by Timo HendersonFeaturing music by AdneonluxAnd music and sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.orgThe Nest artwork was created by Luke Spooner at Carrion HousePurchase the book adaptation of The Nest on Amazon today!And if you’re enjoying The Nest, we’d love to hear your thoughts over social media or via a review of the podcast on your favourite podcast app.Check out more of our podcasting work over at www.HawkandCleaver.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Nest Act 2 - Valerie

The Nest Act 2 - Valerie

2019-10-2800:25:531

No school. No parents. No way out.The disappearance of four single parents leads to an investigation by the children they leave behind. The youngsters are convinced that a sinister supernatural force is responsible.Act 2 - ValerieValerie wants nothing more than to celebrate her 16th birthday with her father and friends, but it seems no one has remembered. With the storm picking up pace, her father—the sheriff—picking up reports of missing people, and a school filled with nervous students, things are getting a little strange.Even stranger still, when Valerie returns home from school to a nasty surprise—and it definitely isn’t a partyWritten by Daniel WillcocksNarrated by Alexandra ElroyEdited by Karl HughesTheme music by Timo HendersonFeaturing music by Adneonlux and Chris ZabriskieAnd music and sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.orgThe Nest artwork was created by Luke Spooner at Carrion HousePurchase the book adaptation of The Nest on Amazon today!And if you’re enjoying The Nest, we’d love to hear your thoughts over social media or via a review of the podcast on your favourite podcast app.Check out more of our podcasting work over at www.HawkandCleaver.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Nest Act 1 - Jamie

The Nest Act 1 - Jamie

2019-10-2600:25:061

No school. No parents. No way out.The disappearance of four single parents leads to an investigation by the children they leave behind. The youngsters are convinced that a sinister supernatural force is responsible.ACT 1 - JAMIEThere's something not quite right in Creekwood Pines. Jamie, a kid with far too much responsibility for a boy his age, returns home after a successful day playing truant to find his mother missing and his younger brother over the moon with their new found freedom. However, as a storm draws in, they soon realise that something sinister is stalking the houses on their street.Written by Ben ErringtonNarrated by Persephone RoseEdited by Karl HughesTheme music by Timo HendersonFeaturing music by AdneonluxAnd music and sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.orgFeaturing sounds from George Romero’s Night of the Living DeadIf you’re enjoying The Nest, we’d love to hear your thoughts over social media or via a review of the podcast on your favourite podcast app.Check out more of our podcasting work over at www.HawkandCleaver.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Crusted Depths

The Crusted Depths

2019-10-2000:18:491

As we're gearing up to release our big Halloween week of stories - The Nest - and because there's an awkward two-week slot between now and then, we're going to be running two weeks' worth of stories from the Hawk & Cleaver vault. Today's story is...The Crusted DepthsA nasty virus spreads its way across the crew of the old rig. Something about it seems unnatural, even though its wholly natural in origin...Written by Daniel Willcocks Narrated by Joseph Maudsley Edited by Karl HughesWith music by Spheriá and Thom RobsonCheck out Daniel Willcocks's upcoming novella, The Mark Of The Damned, today! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Kennel Club

Kennel Club

2019-10-1300:13:133

Anybody can become a werewolf if they've got the cash, the connections, and the love of that film, Teen Wolf.As we're gearing up to release our big Halloween week of stories - The Nest - and because there's an awkward two-week slot between now and then, we're going to be running two weeks' worth of stories from the Hawk & Cleaver vault.Today's story is...Kennel Club! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
45.4 Left Behind

45.4 Left Behind

2019-10-0600:19:234

When Louise takes her son Luca on a trip to see his heritage in a long-sunken Venice of the future, she already knows the pitfalls of a city reclaimed by the sea. But once they begin to explore, it becomes apparent that more than the marble statues have been left behind.Written by Kev Harrison Narrated by Alexandra ElroyEdited by Karl Hughes With music by Velleitie and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.comKev Harrison is a writer of horror and dark fiction living in Lisbon, Portugal. His latest story 'Snap' is out now in Corpus Press' new anthology, 'In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night,' while his other work has featured in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Find out more about him at www.kevharrisonfiction.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
45.3 The Motorhome

45.3 The Motorhome

2019-09-2900:20:212

When a motorhome appears on his driveway, a man becomes obsessed with it. Written by Michael David Wilson Narrated by Grant Patrizio Edited by Karl HughesWith music by Ali Choolaei, Myuu, and Thom RobsonWith sound effects provided by Freesound.orgMichael 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
45.2 The Skin of the World

45.2 The Skin of the World

2019-09-2200:17:193

On a sunny, summer day, a married couple are on a search for their first house. But just when they think they've found their dream home, they find themselves lost in every sense of the word.Written by Ryan HarvilleNarrated by Persephone RoseEdited by Karl HughesWith music by Andrew KN and Thom RobsonWith sound effects provided by Freesound.orgRyan Harville is a horror and sci-fi author from the United States and lives along Alabama's Gulf Coast. Please visit his website, ryanharvillewriting.com to see a list of his previous and upcoming publications. If you'd like to enjoy some more of Ryan's work, along with stories from horror legends Clive Barker and Ramsey Campbell, please check out the horror anthology Dark Places, Evil Faces Volume II. One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the book go to the U.K. based charity Rethink Mental Illness. It's available now from amazon.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Two hikers travel to an eerie forest in search of adventure. When they stumble across an abandoned house, their fun trip turns into something more sinister.Written by Jason AdairNarrated by Justin FifeEdited by Karl HughesWith music by DIYSynthJunk, Zapsplat.com, and Thom RobsonAnd sound effects provided Freesound.orgJay Adair is an office worker, music instructor, and writer. His work has appeared in 101 Words, The Short Humour Site, Beneath the Rainbow and will appear in the upcoming issue of Jitter. Jay’s music with Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish and with Chad McCoy has been heard on CBC radio in Canada. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Vol 45 - Abandoned Places

Vol 45 - Abandoned Places

2019-09-1500:06:561

Grab your Urbex climbing boots and your GoPro camera... get your spelunking hat on... and maybe bring a crucifix just in case... because today we're going to explore some ABANDONED PLACES... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Comments (59)

Nae S.

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

Nov 24th
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Jennifer Siegle

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

Nov 23rd
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vicky delfosse

Great story! Really loved this, gave me the creeps

Oct 29th
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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
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Cseuz Arpad

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

Sep 18th
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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
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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
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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
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Jawad Ali

coughing in intro real funny.

Aug 13th
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Noel Bancroft

I will take aliens over a businessman any day

Aug 3rd
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Chad Searchfield

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

Jun 13th
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SayMarieGee

Wowzers! Don't cheat! Be faitfhful or LEAVE! Sheesh lol

Apr 10th
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SayMarieGee

This is my FAVE episode!!! 100% Great ending!

Apr 10th
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SayMarieGee

I LOVE THIS STORY! GO SALLY GO! Don't mess with Mama Bear! #ProtectOscar

Apr 10th
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SayMarieGee

That ending was cute.

Apr 4th
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Rudy

:0 Love it. I use this podcast to learn English. :3 it's my listening. :3 thank you.

Mar 20th
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SayMarieGee

This was AMAZING!!!! Oh wowzers. This may be my favorite so far!

Feb 22nd
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SayMarieGee

This was a great story. The sad part is, there are probably stupid cults out there now doing this kind of foolishness. Awesome episode guys! <3

Feb 21st
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SayMarieGee

This was a WILD story. I wasn't expecting this at all! Great job!

Feb 20th
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Hari Krishna

nice

Feb 16th
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