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Sharks aren't the most dangerous thing at this Texan beach..."The Trouble At Surfside Beach" was written by Angelique Fawns and can be read free at Pif Magazine, first published in December 2021. PIF MAGAZINE WARNING: This flash fiction deals with the death penalty and may be triggering. Kelly Pidgeon is our guest reader and interview. ** The Interview starts nine minutes in if you want to jump right there and skip the story.He is a professional voice actor, musician, and the voice on the intro of this podcast. After the story we talk about his career, how he takes care of his voice, and his band, Boats Against The Current.You can listen to them here:SPOTIFY YOUTUBEPut on your flip flops, grab your gun, and let's head to the beach...For more info visit www.fawns.caInterview with Kelly about his band.
It's a post-apocalyptic world where only teenagers have survived.This future world is ruled by battling bands..."The New Mutants" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses  by Third Flatiron Publishing.This story was a Tangent On-Line Recommended Read for 2020.Kristi Stewart is back by popular demand, and not only reads us this short adventure piece, but sticks around to talk to us about the future of the voice industry. We also answer the question...”If you could give your 20-year-old self some advice about the business, what would you say?" Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. During that time, she’s had the thrill of being the female National Imaging voice for GLOBAL TV, TLN, PRIME TV and, the Canadian Entrepreneur of the year awards!  In addition to voicing many commercials, narrations and, even a Harlequin romance novel.  She’s also no stranger to on camera acting having been in several productions including; SEE NO EVIL, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR and, HAUNTED HOSPITALs, to name a few….Kristi says performing brings her joy and, keeps her young and, she has no plans to stop anytime soon!
Sabrina climbs aboard an ancient Ferris wheel.She may have a disability, but that won't slow down the ride of her life."The Last Ride" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology The Corona Book of Ghost Stories. Caterina Papadopoulos is our voice actress and she brings her years of radio and broadcast experience to Read Me A Nightmare. You can find her magazine-style show on CHTO Radio in Toronto.  Stay tuned after the reading for a chat with Cat about her career, advice for the next generation, and future showbiz plans.  If you are over 50 inches tall, step right up and climb aboard! The ride is about to begin.... 
A group of writers join a retreat on a remote island...But the  Zombie Apocalypse has arrived! Who will survive?"The Writing Retreat" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Strangely Funny VII by Mystery & Horror L.L.CBack by popular demand, Karen Shute brings her zombie expertise to this comedy horror short. Karen Shute is an editor, producer,  voice actor, and all-round horror fan.  Stay tuned after the reading for a chat about the best zombie movies -like EVER. Included are:The Evil DeadDawn of the DeadShaun of the DeadJuan of the DeadThe Walking DeadTrain to BusanDead SetWorld War ZDead AliveGrab a glass of Pelee Island Merlot, open your zombie apocalypse survival guide, and get ready for some undead entertainment.
WARNING! This episode goes some very dark places.This episode features a story written by Eda Obey and read by her alter ego Martinne Corbeau. Eda Obey is the human host for the Last Girl’s Club ghost host Martinne. From Eda, "Martinne shares stories of her previous lives throughout history and the liminal spaces through Eda. It’s more symbiotic than parasitic, but like most relationships it can go either way.”In this tasty little story, Martinne is inspired by the true story of celebrated chef Alexandre Etienne Choron. One of his claims to fame is the menu he served during the Siege of Paris by the Prussians which began on September 19th, 1870. (see episode art work) During the siege Parisians were reduced to eating -among other things rats. If you want to learn more about Eda Obey, please visit her website at www.lastgirlsclub.com.You can also buy her children's book at https://amzn.to/32Z0JMn.
The Rougarou

The Rougarou

2022-01-2920:521

In a small northern town, something is in the woods...Can a newly married couple survive when a dark Cajun legend comes to life?An Arkadian Adventure...The Rougarou was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology The Monsters We Forgot vol 3 by Soteira Press.  Back by popular demand, Kristi Steward voices The Rougarou. Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career.  With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Put on a warm jacket, load your gun with some silver bullets, and get ready for a howling good story.
The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

2022-01-2222:15

Seth's life is about to change forever. Arkadia will never be the same when polluted waters unleash a blood thirsty terror."The Metamorphosis" was written by Angelique Fawns and originally published in the anthology "Night Terrors" vol. 9 by Scare Street.Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional.  He is a promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production editor and aspiring voice character actor. 
Wyatt is having the baddest of all bad days...And when he gets sucked into a magical world,it's about to become wildly worse. Read by Rachel LuttrellThis story is rated "PG"Wyatt  & the Whog was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the Mannison Press anthology, "Little Boy Lost".  Rachel Luttrell is an actor and singer, and my lifelong best friend. She was born in Tanzania but moved to Toronto at the age of five. She's accomplished many wonderful things in her life, including performing the role of kick-ass warrior Teyla Emmagan in Stargate Atlantis.Stay tuned after her reading for a revealing and no-holds chat about the story, podcasting, and  what it's like to reach the milestone of 50 years old. 
Mia is dating a married man, alone on Canada Day, and doing her best to cool down in the sweltering heat.Who knew her bedroom fan was possessed?!WARNING: This story includes sex with a nerd, murder, and death metal music.  (Rated R)"Death Metal Fan" first appeared on-line April 21, 2019 on the Hauntedmtl.com website, and was republished in The Story Behind The Stories, 12 Dark Tales and Their Publishers.This episode features an interview with Jim Phoenix, creator of Hauntedmtl.com.Learn how he grew his horror destination website. (Some great tips here.)If you listen to the podcast Undead and Uncut, every download means a donation to a foodbank. https://hauntedmtl.com/series/undead-and-uncut-live/"Death Metal Fan" is voiced by Kristi Stewart. This is her third performance for  Read Me A Nightmare. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. During that time, she’s had the thrill of being the female National Imaging voice for GLOBAL TV, TLN, PRIME TV and, the Canadian Entrepreneur of the year awards!  In addition to voicing many commercials, narrations and, even a Harlequin romance novel.  She’s also no stranger to on camera acting having been in several productions including; SEE NO EVIL, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR and, HAUNTED HOSPITALs, to name a few….Kristi says performing brings her joy and, keeps her young and, she has no plans to stop anytime soon!
Pick out your favorite Halloween costume, and clear your brain of evil thoughts, its time for a....!!!PODCAST TAKEOVER!!!Creepy Pod takes over Read Me A Nightmare with their production of "A Deadful Friday the 13th". Originally aired as the bonus story on DAY 18 of Creepy Pod's 31 DAYS OF HORROR 2021 and narrated by Rissa M.Followed by an interview with Jon Grilz, creator and narrator of Creepy Pod. Learn how Grilz grew his horror and creepy pasta podcast to over a million downloads per month. 
It's a hot day, and that swimming hole sure looks enticing....Grab your swimming trunks and get ready for an adventure. The True Nature of Swimming Holes is written by Ronald Linson, and was first published in the Mannison Press anthology Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted in 2019.   Based out of New York City, Morgan Schafer (pen name Ronald Linson) began working as an editor offering freelance services as a copyeditor and proofreader. Today, he is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at the independent publishing houseMannison Press, LLC.Morgan writes primarily science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but hasbeen known to dabble in other genres. Current projects include a shortstory collection set in his Patchwork Lands cosmic horror mythos and afar-future science fiction novel with collaborator Deidre J Owen.Since 2015, Morgan has had stories published in a number ofanthologies (Mannison Press, Eerie River) and e-zines (Lovecraftiana,Bewildering Stories).Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional. A promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production editor and aspiring voice character actor. Pours his heart and soul into every project with tenacious attention to detail. Loves working with others that share his passion for bringing the most engaging content to life. Above all else, he’s the father of two amazing teenage boys and husband to the most amazing woman in existence. When offline, he's all about various athletic endeavours like running, hiking, baseball and biking. An active member in his church community. An avid gamer and movie watcher. Addicted to music from various genres. A not-terrible player of drums and acoutsic guitar. 
Lucy is standing on the edge of bridge.  Will she jump? A tale of possibilities, cults, and curiosities.Inspired by the Heaven's Gate story.Lucy & the Cosmic Comet Ride  was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the Fall issue of The Last Girl’s Club, The Gay 90’s. Our voice actress is Karen Shute,  a Toronto based digital video editor and an aspiring voice actor who loves cats, horror movies, and all things spooky. She is also the co-host of the Big Brother Canada Debrief for Global television. Stay tuned after the reading for a very candid chat with Eda Obey the creator and publisher.  We get into weeds about the tropes portrayed by women in media, The Dirty Punk Movement, Amanda Palmer, living life as a Pagan, the Hell art installation, Elvira, the movie Cruella,  to name just a few!
 In a futuristic dystopian world with almost no freedom...  Frank & Carol are making a stand.Grab a drink, pull up a bar stool, and prepare to be seduced.Socially Distanced Drinking was written by Angelique Fawns and originally published in Socially Distant: The Quarantales by Impulsive Walrus Press.Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional. A promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production editor and aspiring voice character actor. Pours his heart and soul into every project with tenacious attention to detail. Loves working with others that share his passion for bringing the most engaging content to life. Above all else, he’s the father of two amazing teenage boys and husband to the most amazing woman in existence. When offline, he's all about various athletic endeavours like running, hiking, baseball and biking. An active member in his church community. An avid gamer and movie watcher. Addicted to music from various genres. A not-terrible player of drums and acoutsic guitar. 
Betty  is determined to find her sister, Elvie.  Nasty biker gangs, a drunk husband, her own unreliable memory... NOTHING is going to stop her."Three Calendars" was first published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in the Department of First Stories.This episode features an interview with the editor of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Janet Hutchings.  (23 minutes in.) Learn why Janet buys some stories and not others, how the world's leading mystery magazine has evolved, and the best way to write a successful story."Three Calendars" is performed by Karen Shute, Karen is a video editor for Corus Entertainment, the host of The Big Brother Canada Debriefing, and has a beautiful, unique voice.Enter the EQMM Trivia Contest here: https://www.elleryqueenmysterymagazine.com/the-crime-scene/eqmm-trivia-contest/
Lily, a tattoo artist, has a crush on the HOTTEST biker. Snake just isn't that into her. That is, until she needles him with some very special ink...Hold on to your Harley Davidson, INKED brings SONS OF ANARCHY fantasies to life, with a twist or two...Voiced by Kristi Stewart, the voice actor that brought you THE GOLDEN FALCON in episode 6,  hang in for an interview after the reading with Kristi Stewart. Learn about her career through the NBC Newsroom in Oklahoma, hanging out with country music stars like Garth Brooks and Charley Pride, and doing national commercial work. Inked was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in Jolly Horror's anthology Accursed. To learn more please visit the show notes at www.fawns.ca/works/podcast.
Farmyard Follies

Farmyard Follies

2021-07-1712:58

These chickens will do ANYTHING to avoid the soup pot. Farmyard Follies is good for the whole family and follows the story of four chickens brought together on a free range egg farm. Magic is in the dust...Read by Brooke St. Onge, couldn't you use a giggle today? Brooke is an auctioneer, actress, and the announcer at Western Speed Shows. Join her as she brings four talented chicken characters to life.To learn more please visit the show notes at www.fawns.ca/works/podcast.
Temptin' Tammy and Earl are in love and they've finally found the trailer of their dreams. But what happens when that double-wide becomes a double-sized NIGHTMARE?WARNING: This story contains a mullet, shag carpeting, and some scenes where hot hillbillies remove their clothes. (think PG-13)"The Golden Falcon" first appeared in the anthology Coffin Blossoms by Jolly Horror Press, and was republished in The Publishers Behind the Pages: 10 Speculative Short Stories.As a bonus, this episode includes an interview with Jonathan Lambert, Creator and Publisher of Jolly Horror Press. Learn more about the genre of comedy horror and how you can get your story published in their next anthology Executive Dread, open for submissions July 2021. https://www.thejollypress.com/horror/opencall.htmlThe Golden Falcon was voiced by the inimitable Kristi Stewart, one of the best voice actors I have ever worked with.  Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. During that time, she’s had the thrill of being the female National Imaging voice for GLOBAL TV, TLN, PRIME TV and, the Canadian Entrepreneur of the year awards!  In addition to voicing many commercials, narrations and, even a Harlequin romance novel.  She’s also no stranger to on camera acting having been in several productions including; SEE NO EVIL, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR and, HAUNTED HOSPITALs, to name a few….Kristi says performing brings her joy and, keeps her young and, she has no plans to stop anytime soon!
Cass isn't your average country girl. She's going to be a film producer. But when her father's murdered, the rain won't stop, and strange bugs appear everywhere, she'll be lucky to even stay alive... As a bonus, this episode includes an interview with Scot Noel, Editor in chief of DreamForge Anvil (where Invasive Species was first published). Scot talks about what differentiations a story he buys, how writers can improve their chances of acceptance, and his personal career break. Invasive Species is read by Grant Maverick, a professional voice actor, and all around amazing guy.You can learn more about this episode, DreamForge Anvil, Scot Noel, and Grant Maverick in the show notes at https://www.fawns.ca/works/podcast/. 
Personal Demons

Personal Demons

2021-06-0425:37

Not only is Sam a non-binary high school student, but her best friend is a succubus. What happens when dark secrets come between friends?"Personal Demons" is a short horror story originally published in Strange Girls Women in Horror Anthology and reprinted in The Story Behind the Stories: 12 Dark Tales and their Publishers.  Written by Angelique Fawns and read for you by Lauren Silver.The show notes are available at https://www.fawns.ca/works/podcast/
A Melody for Measure

A Melody for Measure

2021-05-2711:43

Sometimes,  REVENGE is best served musically.Welcome to episode #3 of Read Me a Nightmare. Natalie Brown, up and coming voice actor and author of horror, brings her special touch to this short radio drama about a new friend with some dark secrets...A Melody for Measure was originally published in The Publishers Behind The Pages: 10 Speculative Short Stories by Angelique Fawns.music by Pixabaysound efx by soundbible.com & zapsplat .comshow notes can be found here https://www.fawns.ca/works/podcast/
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