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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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59.1 The Dogfisherman

59.1 The Dogfisherman

2020-11-3018:36

Symbiosis bites. Written by Edward Ahern (https://twitter.com/bottomstripper) Narrated by Justin Fife (https://twitter.com/justinbfife) Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Dark Fantasy Studio (http://darkfantasystudio.com/) and Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/) And sound effects provided by Freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) and Zapsplat.com (https://www.zapsplat.com/) The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/) Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over two hundred fifty stories and poems published so far, and six books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of six review editors. https://twitter.com/bottomstripper https://www.facebook.com/EdAhern73/?ref=bookmarks https://www.instagram.com/edwardahern1860/ You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver You can join our book club and movie club 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 59 - Underwater

Vol 59 - Underwater

2020-11-3006:26

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An invisible skeleton finds comfort in immortality while living with a happy couple and their young daughter. Yet the inevitable tide of time deals a multitude of existential blows, and immortality is revealed as it truly is -- a curse! Written by Tylor James (https://tylorjames.com/) Narrated by Justin Fife (https://twitter.com/justinbfife) Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Alex Mason(https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason) and Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/) And sound effects provided by Freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) and Zapsplat.com (https://www.zapsplat.com/) The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/) Tylor James is a dark fiction writer living in the American Midwest, as well as a proud member of the Horror Writers Association. His debut short stories collection, "Daydreams of the Damned: Tales of Horror & Oddity" is available for purchase in paperback/kindle on Amazon. You may connect with Tylor through Facebook or by visiting his website: https://tylorjames.com/ You can help support the show over at https://www.patreon.com/hawkandcleaver You can join our book club and movie club and chat about the podcast over at https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at https://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.
58.3 Dead Ringer

58.3 Dead Ringer

2020-11-1618:593

A warm body is a rarity in a graveyard. Can you hear the grave bell ringing? Written by Rebecca Bailey Narrated by Josh Curran 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 Becky Bailey writes micro, flash and short fiction when she's not walking around graveyards. 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 book club and movie club 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.
Immortal Audrey and Elastic girl, Kalinda, must escape from the Callahan Brothers Carnival, but how do you escape a circus in space? Roll up, roll up, we’re going into the abyss. Written by J. Askew Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Blear Moon and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House J. Askew strives for diversity in sci-fi and horror. She believes that to make our world a more inclusive place, we must first make our imaginary worlds inclusive. You can check out J. Askew’s work at www.jaskewauthor.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 book club and movie club 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.
The troubling predictions of a fortune teller drive Ernest Timmons to seek out an eccentric apothecary who specializes in helping people forget. Unfortunately, the forces working against him remember everything. Written by Chris Lilienthal Narrated by Jasmine Arch 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 Chris Lilienthal is a writer and communications professional. He lives with his wife, two sons, and two dogs in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. You can follow him on Twitter at @ChrisLilienthal. 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 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 58 - Immortality

Vol 58 - Immortality

2020-11-0206:54

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'Halloween 2019 - With a head full of creepy stories about the Old Mill, Kate excitedly heads to party there put on by her employer. Her boyfriend, Tom is less enthusiastic, but awkward small talk will soon be the least of his worries.' From the team behind the chart-topping horror storytelling podcast The Other Stories comes an ambitious new audio anthology starring the voice of British horror icon Emily Booth, alongside a cast of Hawk & Cleaver regulars. To celebrate Halloween, The Midnight Macabre Podcast - hosted by Laura Lambton (Emily Booth) - presents a week of daily live broadcasts from Old Mill Lane in Bramshire, a location with a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Britain. Each night, Laura introduces a story reconstructed from the gruesome past of the mill, in an effort to unpick the mysteries of its dark history, culminating in a grand finale as Halloween arrives. Credits Produced by Hawk & Cleaver Starring by Emily Booth Edited by Karl Hughes Directed by Andy Conduit-Turner Written by Andy Conduit-Turner Performed by Josh Curran Music - Sergey Cheremisinov SFX - Freesound.Org & Zapsplat.com Artwork by Ben Errington  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'Following the disappearances of several animals, a couple take the investigation of a local legend into their own hands.' From the team behind the chart-topping horror storytelling podcast The Other Stories comes an ambitious new audio anthology starring the voice of British horror icon Emily Booth, alongside a cast of Hawk & Cleaver regulars. To celebrate Halloween, The Midnight Macabre Podcast - hosted by Laura Lambton (Emily Booth) - presents a week of daily live broadcasts from Old Mill Lane in Bramshire, a location with a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Britain. Each night, Laura introduces a story reconstructed from the gruesome past of the mill, in an effort to unpick the mysteries of its dark history, culminating in a grand finale as Halloween arrives. Credits Produced by Hawk & Cleaver Starring by Emily Booth Edited by Karl Hughes Directed by Andy Conduit-Turner Written by Mike Garley Performed by Alexandra Elroy Music - Sergey Cheremisinov SFX - Freesound.Org & Zapsplat.com Artwork by Ben Errington  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'Elizabeth is heading to a Halloween party at the Old Mill. Meanwhile, her Grandmother prepares for war.' From the team behind the chart-topping horror storytelling podcast The Other Stories comes an ambitious new audio anthology starring the voice of British horror icon Emily Booth, alongside a cast of Hawk & Cleaver regulars. To celebrate Halloween, The Midnight Macabre Podcast - hosted by Laura Lambton (Emily Booth) - presents a week of daily live broadcasts from Old Mill Lane in Bramshire, a location with a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Britain. Each night, Laura introduces a story reconstructed from the gruesome past of the mill, in an effort to unpick the mysteries of its dark history, culminating in a grand finale as Halloween arrives. Credits Produced by Hawk & Cleaver Starring by Emily Booth Edited by Karl Hughes Directed by Andy Conduit-Turner Written & Performed by Jasmine Arch Music - Sergey Cheremisinov SFX - Freesound.Org & Zapsplat.com Artwork by Ben Errington JOIN THE PATREON EXCLUSIVE H&C DISCORD  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'A group of friends venture into danger when a girl in their class appears to have gotten in over her head with a local group of shady characters.' From the team behind the chart-topping horror storytelling podcast The Other Stories comes an ambitious new audio anthology starring the voice of British horror icon Emily Booth, alongside a cast of Hawk & Cleaver regulars. To celebrate Halloween, The Midnight Macabre Podcast - hosted by Laura Lambton (Emily Booth) - presents a week of daily live broadcasts from Old Mill Lane in Bramshire, a location with a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Britain. Each night, Laura introduces a story reconstructed from the gruesome past of the mill, in an effort to unpick the mysteries of its dark history, culminating in a grand finale as Halloween arrives. Credits Produced by Hawk & Cleaver Starring by Emily Booth Edited by Karl Hughes Directed by Andy Conduit-Turner Written by Mike Garley Performed by Alexandra Elroy Music - Sergey Cheremisinov SFX - Freesound.Org & Zapsplat.com Artwork by Ben Errington JOIN THE PATREON EXCLUSIVE H&C DISCORD  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'Evacuated from his home in London at the height of the Blitz, William attempts to make a good impression on the local children.' From the team behind the chart-topping horror storytelling podcast The Other Stories comes an ambitious new audio anthology starring the voice of British horror icon Emily Booth, alongside a cast of Hawk & Cleaver regulars. To celebrate Halloween, The Midnight Macabre Podcast - hosted by Laura Lambton (Emily Booth) - presents a week of daily live broadcasts from Old Mill Lane in Bramshire, a location with a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Britain. Each night, Laura introduces a story reconstructed from the gruesome past of the mill, in an effort to unpick the mysteries of its dark history, culminating in a grand finale as Halloween arrives. Credits Produced by Hawk & Cleaver Starring by Emily Booth Edited by Karl Hughes Directed by Andy Conduit-Turner Written by John Crinan Performed by Josh Curran Music - Sergey Cheremisinov SFX - Freesound.Org & Zapsplat.com Artwork by Ben Errington JOIN THE PATREON EXCLUSIVE H&C DISCORD  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'In 1689, a young woman named Marguerite suspects the volatile proprietor of an old mill where she works to be abducting and torturing local girls. As she begins to discover more, the mystery is revealed to be far more sinister than she could have ever imagined and a confrontation with the fabled 'Iron Spider' is all that can unearth the truth.' From the team behind the chart-topping horror storytelling podcast The Other Stories comes an ambitious new audio anthology starring the voice of British horror icon Emily Booth, alongside a cast of Hawk & Cleaver regulars. To celebrate Halloween, The Midnight Macabre Podcast - hosted by Laura Lambton (Emily Booth) - presents a week of daily live broadcasts from Old Mill Lane in Bramshire, a location with a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Britain. Each night, Laura introduces a story reconstructed from the gruesome past of the mill, in an effort to unpick the mysteries of its dark history, culminating in a grand finale as Halloween arrives. Credits Produced by Hawk & Cleaver Starring by Emily Booth  Edited by Karl Hughes Directed by Andy Conduit-Turner  Written by Ben Errington  Performed by Jasmine Arch Music - Sergey Cheremisinov  SFX - Freesound.Org & Zapsplat.com  Artwork by Ben Errington   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57.4 The Endless Voyage

57.4 The Endless Voyage

2020-10-1817:094

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

2020-10-1113:551

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

2020-09-2717:295

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

2020-09-1322:163

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.
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Comments (88)

Dhiraj Em

cringe soy fantasy lmao

Nov 1st
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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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