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PAUSE for Dramatic Effect

PAUSE for Dramatic Effect

Author: Kyle M. Bondo, Gagglepod

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Douglas Dire’s world is one of isolation. Once a decorated Iraq War veteran, he now roams the streets haunted by the memory of friends lost in combat. With a fleeting grip on reality, a dark past full of unresolved pain, and a hopeless future, Douglas stumbles upon a ring in an empty parking lot that forces him to confront a secret he didn’t know he was keeping.
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Pause for Dramatic Effect is the story of Douglas Dire, a homeless Iraqi War veteran haunted by a darkness he brought back from war. Not all nightmares happen when you sleep!  Introducing Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1), a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com
Chapter 1 - Ring

Chapter 1 - Ring

2021-04-0105:56

We meet Douglas Dire as he discovers a very interesting ring. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 2 - Mindless

Chapter 2 - Mindless

2021-04-0206:08

Douglas begins to hear strange sounds as he struggles with his own paranoia. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 3 - Bait

Chapter 3 - Bait

2021-04-0305:53

Douglas investigates the strange sounds only to discover he is being watched. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 4 - Freeze

Chapter 4 - Freeze

2021-04-0407:21

Douglas finally gets a glimpse of his watcher. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 5 - Build

Chapter 5 - Build

2021-04-0506:17

Douglas confronts the Shadow Man to learn if he is real or a creation of his own broken mind. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 6 - Husky

Chapter 6 - Husky

2021-04-0607:04

Douglas struggles with his grip on reality as he confronts the Shadow Man. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 7 - Enchanted

Chapter 7 - Enchanted

2021-04-0707:17

Douglas learns how the Shadow Man is connected to the ring. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 8 - Frail

Chapter 8 - Frail

2021-04-0808:17

Douglas remembers a forgotten secret while trying to break the Shadow Man's spell. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 9 - Swing

Chapter 9 - Swing

2021-04-0910:01

Douglas finally understands what Zababa wants and plans his escape from the monster's grip. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 10 - Witchhunt

Chapter 10 - Witchhunt

2021-04-1009:54

Thomas Black has lost Douglas and now has to face an inquisition before returning to the story. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 11 - Dreamtime

Chapter 11 - Dreamtime

2021-04-1103:34

Thomas Black is reunited with Douglas Dire only to discover things have changed. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Thomas loses Douglas again but manages to catch up with someone more sinister. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 13 - Wormhole

Chapter 13 - Wormhole

2021-04-1306:57

Zababa discovers that the vault contains more than just his treasure. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 14 - Groundhog

Chapter 14 - Groundhog

2021-04-1410:59

Douglas reveals how he got the upper hand on Thomas and Zababa. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 15 - Shipwreck

Chapter 15 - Shipwreck

2021-04-1507:29

Douglas captures Thomas and gives him to the Guild to answer for his crimes. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 16 - Telltale

Chapter 16 - Telltale

2021-04-1606:19

Douglas finally has the courage to go home and face his estranged wife Blair. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
Chapter 17 - Jackknife

Chapter 17 - Jackknife

2021-04-1706:43

Thomas Black is put away in a very special prison... for now. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.
When you can't find a voice actor to play a character you learn to improvise! This is a Bonus Episode! For a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to make Pause for Dramatic Effect during National Podcast Post Month, please check out these resources: Not Easily Squished - Between the Pauses Series Gagglepod - 5 Lessons Learned from NaPodPoMo Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic.  Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com.
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