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If you love Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, you’re going to love this story by author Errick Nunnally. Penny tragically loses her son, but thankfully, he’s an organ donor. Unfortunately, not all organ donations end well. You can download a transcript of this story at Thanks to the NIGHTLIGHT Legion for supporting this podcast. Go to to join us. NIGHTLIGHT is 100% patron funded. You can also make a one-time donation at Narration by Cherrae Stuart. Production by Tonia Thompson.
This week, we have another story from the Percivals universe by Eboni Dunbar. Last month, we met a Black woman in Victorian England kicking vampire ass with music–this time she squares up against werewolves, and we learn the fate of Alexander Percival. NIGHTLIGHT would not be possible without our patrons. If you enjoy this podcast, consider joining the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon at You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via PayPal at You can read a transcription of the story here:
Eboni Dunbar Interview

Eboni Dunbar Interview


Interview with The Percivals author, Eboni Dunbar
Queer Black women kicking vampire ass in the 19th century English countryside. And just when you think it can't get it better....there's music! Want more stories by Black authors? Join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon at
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Join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon and help us #PayBlackWriters. You can also help us fund weekly episodes for Season 2 on GoFundMe This episode produced by Jen Zink. Narration provided by ChaChanna Simpson. Story edits by Tonia Thompson.
Blitz by C.J. Silver

Blitz by C.J. Silver


What happens when man's best friend protects you....even in death? If you want to hear more stories or help #PayBlackWriters, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion for as little as $1 per month. If you prefer to just make a one-time donation, go to
This week, we talk to Melody Cooper about her award-winning script, how to build a screenwriting career, and what Black horror means to her.
For our season finale, we imagine a trip to the Twilight Zone. Remember, we need your support to continue this podcast. Go to to join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion and support Black horror.
Our story today, from author A.Z. Louise, warns us of what can happen when we writers take our job too seriously. Research is an important part of any good story, but where should we draw the line in our quest for an authentic tale? Thanks to A.Z. for submitting this story. If you enjoyed it, you can find A.Z.’s work in Equal Opportunity Madness, A Mythos Anthology, and Strange Horizons. You can visit their website at, or follow them on Twitter at az_louise. Thanks to Mike, our newest member of the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Because of you, and our other patrons, we get to keep buying more horror stories from Black writers and keep releasing new episodes. If you’d like to support NIGHTLIGHT and Black horror writers, head over to You’ll also get access to behind-the-scenes updates and bonus episodes. Remember, Halloween is the last day to become a member and get perks like swag and free story critiques, so make sure you join today to get the most bang for your buck. If you want to support NIGHTLIGHT, but are unable to do so financially, sharing the podcast on social media and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts are both immensely helpful. In fact, if you leave a 5-star review for us before our Season 2 premiere in December, you’ll be entered to win a NIGHTLIGHT t-shirt. The first 10 reviewers will also get some NIGHTLIGHT swag, including bookmarks, stickers, a magnet, and a personalized thank you note with a mini-story starring anyone you wish. You can also make one time donations via PayPal by going to Thanks to our narrator for today’s episode, the talented Cherrae Stuart. Thanks also to the audio producer and designer for this episode, Jen Zink. That’s our show for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with our season finale—an audio adaptation of my own take of a story from the Twilight Zone. You don’t want to miss it!
Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction


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October is halfway over, and that means Season 1 of NIGHTLIGHT will be coming to and end soon. We’ve got 2 more episodes, plus a special full cast production (!!!!!) bonus episode on Halloween. But, thanks to the NIGHTLIGHT Legion, there will be a Season 2! Join other horror lovers in supporting our mission to #PayBlackWriters and you’ll also get access to bonus episodes throughout the year. Real horror stories, reimagined legends, and Black horror chats with some of the most amazing voices in the genre are all perks of your membership. Plus, you know you won’t end up as Malaika’s roommate in the afterlife. Just go to to join us.
Blacklore stories are creepypasta written by Black writers from a Black perspective. We kick this new patron-only series off with a Slenderman story. If you like this story, or our True Frights episode from a couple of weeks ago, you’ll want to become a patron so you can keep getting new stories like these. To join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon, go to
Visit Eden Royce’s website for more information about her and her work: You can also follow Eden on Twitter @edenroyce, or on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to check out her middle grade novel (Tying the Devil’s Shoestrings) that will be released in 2020.
In this episode, we kick off the horror holiday month and share a creepy true story. What would you do if you knew you weren’t alone, and had no way of knowing who--or what--was with you and what they wanted? For more bonus content, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion by going to You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via Paypal.
Zombies that whisper. Memories that haunt. Sean Demory gives us a zombie story with so many feels. Check out Sean's publishing company: Pine Float Press Read Slow Boat to Fast City Read or listen to The Ballad of Black Tom Read or listen to Lovecraft Country Buy Victor LaValle's Destroyer, Issue #1 or read for free via ComiXology Help us pay Black writers and get bonus content by joining the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon or supporting us on PayPal
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Thanks to for the narration audio for this episode, and Jen Zink of the Skiffy and Fanty Show for the audio production. You can read more of Chesnutt’s work on Project Gutenberg. If you’d like to keep this podcast alive, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion by going to can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via Paypal.
“Sweet Justice” was previously published in Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters. You can learn more about Kenesha Williams on Amazon and by checking out Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. If you’d like to keep this podcast alive, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion by going to can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via Paypal.
You can read Alicia’s YA sci-fi thrillers, "The Underminers" and its sequel, "Cellblock Earth" on Kindle or paperback. Members of Kindle Unlimited can read both novels for free. Thanks to members of the NIGHTLIGHT Legion, we were able to pay this Black author or her work. If you’d like to contribute, you can join us at or make a one-time donation at This week’s episode is partially brought to you by Audible. Try Audible today by going to to get 30 days and 2 books free! This week’s recommendation is THE CHANGELING by Victor LaValle.
Comments (17)

Kin Black

great as always .....

Oct 12th


I love the complexity of this seemingly simple story. I think there is also a strong intersectional feminist interpretation of this story, with black women as the "beasts of burden" for the rest of society in so many, many ways, never being allowed to let down their guard, never being allowed to rest and be with themselves. The interview with the author was illuminating, too. I'm really enjoying this podcast, bravo!!

Jun 5th


This has quickly become one of my favorite horror podcasts. High quality writing and narration - highly recommended.

Jun 5th


written by black writers and performed by black actors,seriously"who gives a damn what color they are"

Oct 8th
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Alyce Maddocks

Such a great story!

Aug 18th

Nyemady Jabbeh

I didn't get it??? Why was she crying at the end???? I'm so confused!

Mar 16th
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Chris Iapetus

Can't really make sense of the story, but I don't think I've ever heard a better reading. What an amazing voice !!

Jan 23rd

Desireé Zyla

The gasping made it a bit hard to listen to.

Nov 8th
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Brooke Venning

meh. not Lovecraftian at all

Sep 19th

A M C Casiday

This is an absolutely superb.

Aug 22nd

M Capra

ROMPLE email me

Mar 9th

Ryan Loomis

This was such a great story, I can't wait to hear more from Evan in the future!

Jul 16th
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