The Overcast

"    The Overcast " Podcast
Breathtaking Speculative Fiction from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.

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Episode Ten: A Hymn of Ordeal, No. 23 by Rhiannon Rasmussen

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Of Mat and Math by Anatoly Belilovsky

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Grief-Stepping to the Widower's Waltz by Ken Scholes

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Thus Spake Robby by David Steffen

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The Players by Hall Jameson

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Episode 16: Multo by Samuel Marzioli

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Something Rich and Strange

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Black Friday by Evan Dicken

Sleepers by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.

Doughboy Lovers and the Appetites of Desire by Karlo Yeager, featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  

Bonus Flash Fiction Episode featuring Time Travelers Anonymous by Wendy Nikel.  Read by J.S. Arquin.

Episode 22: Turning the Whisper by Anaea Lay.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.

The Ghost Lottery by Ian Rose, featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.

Episode 24: Free Love (With Every Purchase)  by Angela Brett.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.

Start With Stones by B.Morris Allen.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by the author.

The Bohemians by Alexei Collier.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by the author.

Stitched Wings by Beth Cato.  We bring you a healthy dose of steampunk, fairies, and magic in this beautiful fantasy story.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.

Our one year anniversary episode!  We're honored to feature the fantasy story Elections at the Villa Encantada by Cat Rambo.   Read by J.S. Arquin.

Drink Deep and Long the Circean Poison by Deborah Walker.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Science Fiction.

Episode 30: Blink Twice by Rebecca Birch.   Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Rebecca Birch   #Science Fiction #Time Travel #Apocalypse

Episode 31: A Twist of Fate by Holly Schofield.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Holly Schofield.  #Superhero #Fantasy

Not Even a Whimper by Dusty Wallace.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #Apocalypse #Science Fiction

Episode 33: Daddy's Girl by Eleanor R. Wood.   Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin   #ScienceFiction #Robotics  #ArtificialIntelligence

Episode 34: Stand Up by Josh Roseman.  Read by J.S. Arquin  #Superhero #Autism

Heart Box by J.N. Powell.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #Fantasy

Chasing A.I.M.E. by Sean Patrick Hazlett.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by the author.   #ScienceFiction  #ArtificialIntelligence  #Economics

Moon at the Starry Diner by Tina Connolly.  From her collection, "On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories".  Read by J.S. Arquin   #Fantasy    

The Galaxy's Cube by Jeremy Szal.  Read by J.S. Arquin  #ScienceFiction  

Slug Time by Mary E. Lowd.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #ScienceFiction

Episode 40: The Humpback's Wardrobe by Timothy Day.  Read by J.S. Arquin  #MagicalRealism

Episode 41: A Promise Kept by Candle Flame by Kelly Sandoval.  Read by J.S. Arquin. #Fantasy #MagicRealism #Ghosts       

Episode 42: Solo by J.S. Arquin.  Read by J.S. Arquin  #ScienceFiction   J.S. Arquin is a writer, actor, musician, and stiltwalker and renaissance man.  Or maybe he just likes wearing tights.  He has performed and lived all...

Love in the Time of Markov processes by Megan Arkenberg.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #ScienceFiction Megan Arkenberg lives in Northern California, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature.  Her work has appeared in Shimmer,...

Episode 44: Razorhands by Derrick Boden.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #ScienceFiction #Cyberpunk Derrick Boden's fiction has appeared in numerous online and print venues, including Daily Science Fiction,...

Episode 45: Images Across a Shattered Sea by Stewart C. Baker.  Featuring an afterword by the author.    Read by J.S. Arquin    #ScienceFiction  #TimeTravel   Stewart C. Baker is an academic librarian, speculative...

Second to Last Stop by Evan Dicken.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #Horror  #Comedy  #Fantasy   By day, Evan Dicken studies old Japanese maps and crunches data for all manner of fascinating...

The Bug Fix by Hall Jameson.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #ScienceFiction  #Fantasy  #Robots  #Magic Hall Jameson is an American writer and artist who lives in the Pacific Northwest...

Welcome to the Adrenaline Age by Jen Finelli.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #SciFi #Humor   Jen Finelli is a world-traveling scifi writer who has ridden a motorcycle in a tropical monsoon, crawled...

Endless and the End by Jennifer Brozek.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #steampunk  #horror   Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award nominated editor and a Bram Stoker nominated author.  She has...

A Slow Constant Path by Erica L. Satifka.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #scifi #cats Erica L. Satifka is a writer and/or friendly construct, forged in a heady mix of iced coffee and sarcasm.  She...

Episode 51: Showing the Colours by M. Darusha Wehm.  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.   M. Darusha Wehm is the three-time Parsec Award shortlisted author of five science fiction novels, most recently Children...

Episode 52:  Skin in the Game by Jeff Samson.  Our 2 year anniversary episode!!!  Featuring an afterword by the author.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #SciFi     Jeff Samson brews Irish stout when he's not writing science...

A Long Fuse to a Slow Detonation by Anaea Lay.  Featuring an afterword by Anaea Lay.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #SciFi #Podcast    "Marni nodded, smiled, wished him luck.  Just before he went through the doors, she yelled at...

The Trouble With Vacations by Robert Bagnall.  Featuring an afterword by Robert Bagnall.  Read by J.S. Arqun.  #SciFi  #podcast   "He wiped his hand across his forehead and came away with a palmsmear of pinky-red nanomites....

Graveyard Shift by Holly Schofield.  Featuring an afterword by Holly Schofield.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #SciFi  #podcast     "When Ryan Leong received the call about his mother's death, he had one foot crammed in a tree...

Tessa by Edward Ashton.  Featuring an afterword by Edward Ashton.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #SciFi #space   "I look around the cafeteria.  There's a lot of stuff wafting through the air now, some of it heavy, and some of it...

How to Paper Train Your Dragon by Nadya Duke.  Featuring an afterword by Nadya Duke.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #Fantasy #Dragons #Unicorns #Magic #Sisters  #comedy   "I'll tell you how NOT to paper train your dragon.  Don't...

Long As I Can See The Light by Maria Haskins.  Featuring as afterword by Maria Haskins.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #SciFi  #Aliens  #PNW   "Thomas, why do you think I brought you here?" "To kill me.  Or to let them...

Almost Angels by Ian McHugh.  Featuring an afterword read by Ian McHugh.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #robots #space #SciFi #zombieslugs #angels   It had been Nipper's idea, to follow the humans back to the stars.  Eccentric,...

Protector of the Village Near Death by Voss Foster.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Voss Foster.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #Fantasy #Humor #Tropes #Hero    Garin's head pounded, ears filled with his own heartbeat....

The Whisper of Clockwork Wings by Sandra M. Odell.  Featuring and afterword by Sandra M. Odell.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #steampunk #clockwork    "On the first day of the end of the world, Lieutenant Archimedes Phillips bleeds,...

And Here's Satan With The Weather by Brandon McNulty.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Brandon McNulty.  Read by J.S. Arquin  #satan #comedy #horror #media #fantasy #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth The rest of the HON6 news station...

Beacon by K.S. O'Neill.  Featuring an afterword by K.S. O'Neill.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  #SciFi #wreckers #aliens #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth   "There was a survivor. Sarah heard Elena calling from across the wreckage, and saw...

EveryChild To A Good Home Should Go by Karlo Yeager Rodriguez.  Read by Tina Connolly.  Featuring an afterword by Karlo Yeager Rodriguez.  #fantasy #tropes #orphans #chosenone #fairygodmother #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth   "So,...

Chocolate Milkshake #314 by Caroline M. Yoachim.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Caroline M. Yoachim.  #SF #SciFi #blackholes #milkshakes #fiction #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth #podcast   The day we found out we...

The Endless Flickering Night by Gary Emmet Chandler.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Gary Emmet Chandler.  #SciFi #sciencefiction #dark #underground #podcast #fiction #silverscreen   "Together, we made our way to...

Post Trauma Robotics by Mary Renzi.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Mary Renzi.  #SciFi #Trauma #sciencefiction #podcast #fiction "The organic decays," she'd say, studying her tired reflection in a car window...

The Great Should Have Been by Frank Oreto.  Read by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Frank Oreto.  #Fantasy #podcast #magicalrealism #fiction #audiofiction  "We'd sit on that old flea-bitten couch in your basement...

The Filial Daughter by David Wright.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by David Wright.  #SciFi #podcast #education #evolution #fiction #audiofiction "Nathan and Margaret Bernhart had wanted the best for their...

I Am Eisenwolf Copper by James B. Pepe.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by James B. Pepe.  #Scifi #Fantasy #Post-apocalyptic #Portland #Wolves #Golems #War "The Left Eye sighted down the Bonneville 40mm, and...

The Right Books by Elliotte Rusty Harold.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Elliotte Rusty Harold.  #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Library #Books #SciFi #Computers #Programming "There wasn't one moment when...

Maybe a Dog by Becky Allyn Johnson.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Becky Allyn Johnson.  #Fantasy #Ghosts #Bears #Dogs   "I'll trade you this dog for four of your ticket remnants." Sandro looked at...

Facebook Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate It by Sam Schreiber.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Sam Schreiber.  #Scifi #AI #computers #podcast #fiction "I didn't wake up so much as I emerged from something...

To Make Haste by Dawn Vogel.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Dawn Vogel.  #Fantasy #Library #Magic #Spell #Books #Fiction #podcast "Monique returned to her scanning, pausing to glance over the...

Life in the Clouds by Allen Kuzara.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Allen Kuzara.  #scifi #fiction #celebrity #podcast   "Well, Steve from Boston," Jessica Spencer winked at the holographic display, "I...

The Book That Turned Me Gay by Steve Dubois.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Steve Dubois.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #Fantasy #LGBT #Library #school #fiction #podcast   "I can barely remember the plot.  Sort of a Riordan...

At First Sight by M. Luke McDonell.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by M. Luke McDonell.  #SciFi #podcast #fiction #augmentedreality #dating   "Adeline was sure she'd finally perfected the "First Date" setting on...

The Overcast turns three years old with episode 78!   Featuring Heartwood by L. Chan.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  With an afterword written by L. Chan.  #fantasy #sorcery #magic #fiction #podcast   Star-bright diamonds for...

Lucy the Third by Michael Milne.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Michael Milne.  #SciFi #fiction #podcast #robot #synthetic #love       "From the window they stared: a dozen Lucys on racks,...

The Sweeper by Jackie Bee.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Jackie Bee.  #scifi #apocalypse #podcast #fiction #ocd        "I made it to whatever was left of the supermarket, and found...

Armed For You by Anaea Lay.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Anaea Lay.  #fantasy #podcast #cannibalism #love #horror #humor   "Shane really shouldn't have been surprised when he woke up to find his...

Lullaby by John D. Payne.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by John D. Payne.  #fantasy #fiction #podcast #dragons #parenthood   "As plaintive cries from the nursery chamber intruded on the unconscious...

Seven Kinds of Baked Goods by Maria Haskins.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #Fantasy #Fiction #Podcast #Poison #Assassins #Dwarves #Blades   "The smell of mold and winter-stored potatoes chokes me as I dangle across the high-cantled saddle;...

Her Silver Chains by Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  #Fantasy #Werewolves #Podcast #Fiction #Flashfiction   "Eva, go and feed your sister." I adore my sister when she is herself, but I tremble at my father's...

Collectors by Jae Steinbacher.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Jae Steinbacher.  #SciFi #Fiction #Clones #Art #Relationships #Podcast  "The clone looks at me and then away, closes his eyes.  The...

Backup by Edward Ashton.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Edward Ashton.  #SciFi #podcast #fiction   "You want me to call for a dust-off?" Moira laughs, but it quickly turns into a coughing fit. ...

The Price of a Dragon by Charlotte H. Lee.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Charlotte H. Lee.  #Fantasy #Dragons #Magic #Fiction   She didn't cry when I pulled her out of the split shell.  Deep...

How to Influence Friends and Make People by Austen McGee.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Austen McGee.  #SciFi #post-apocalyptic #fiction #podcast         It would be good not to...

Butterflies by Stewart C. Baker.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Stewart C. Baker.  #SciFi #podcast #fiction #manyworlds   Jeyna was four when they furrowed her, opening holes in her skull and channels...

The Farmgirl and the Kitsune by Patrick Hurley.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Patrick Hurley.  #Fantasy #Ghosts #Fiction #Japanese #Folktales   In a land far away, where dragon sages watch the stars and...

Oh Ghost Of Mine by Zach Bartlett.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Zach Bartlett.  #Fantasy #Ghosts #Fiction #Podcast #Urbanfantasy "The second thing I'd learned as an adjunct was that I would need yet a...

Water Childe by Gwen Tolios.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Gwen Tolios.  #Fantasy #Fiction #Podcast #PNW #Seals #Sea #Family   "I can't die without my fur coat.  I can't die like this.  I...

Market Value by Gerri Leen.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Gerri Leen.  #Fantasy #Princess #Snakes #Castle #Fairytale    "I know where I have to go: she is in the topmost room.  That's what...

The Moctezuman by E.C. Stever.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by E.C. Stever.  #Scifi #fiction #Aztec #humor #aliens #podcast   "I wish he'd hurry up and sacrifice me already, like I planned it. ...

Life to the Power of Three by Rebecca Birch.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Rebecca Birch.  #fantasy #fiction    The spray can's cold metal chilled my fingers when I shook it - three times side...

Not My First Choice by Alexandra Grunberg.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Alexandra Grunberg.  #scifi #nanobots #fiction #podcast   "It's not as bad as being impaled by an icepick," she said. "Though,...

A Thousand Echoes in One Voice by Deborah L. Davitt.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Deborah L. Davitt.  #Scifi #timetravel #fiction #podcast   "You've snuck through doors that should have been locked...

Singing at the Great Wall of the Ocean by Chris Kuriata.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Chris Kuriata.  #fantasy #fiction #ocean #song   "Heavy blocks, enough to build a thousand pyramids, stretched...

Sugar and Spice by Jennifer R. Donohue.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Jennifer R. Donohue.  #Fantasy #Magic #Witches #Witchcraft  There was a brisk knock at the door and, deaf or no, Lucky was on her...

Soft Mary's Flood by Steven Pirie.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Steven Pirie.  #fantasy #apocalypse #4horseman #death #fiction #podcast   The cord's wrapped round the baby's neck.  Mary's known...

It Befits Her by Ziggy Schutz.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Ziggy Schutz.  #fantasy #apocalypse #knight #podcast The whisper of armor over fabric is reverent, amplified by the hallowed hall that they've...

OUR FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE!  Welcome to the Legion of Six by Fonda Lee.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Fonda Lee.  #superhero #fantasy #fiction #podcast #team   This young whippersnapper's name is...

The Obscurists by M. Luke McDonell.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by M. Luke McDonell. Sierra stepped through, shifting latitude and longitude from San Diego, California to Wheeling, West Virginia.  For her,...

Dimensions by F.I. Goldhaber.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by F.I. Goldhaber.   Lora sat on the deck, sipping her morning brew, and watched hikers wander through her living room. ... The hikers stopped...

Zipper Boy and the Girl Made of Light by J.N. Powell.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by J.N. Powell. The overhead light in his room flickered sickly.  The carpet smelled moldy.  Elliot sighed and looked...

What the Wind Blew in From Golconda by Emmett Schlenz.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword by Emmett Schlenz. #fantasy #magicalrealism        Cora looked up from her notebook to watch the storm, and in the...

The Garbage Mandala by Dennis Mombauer.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Dennis Mombauer.  #fantasy #experimental #podcast #fiction Something stuck out of the garbage, and Vasto immediately recognized its...

For the Last Time, It's Not a Ray Gun by Anaea Lay.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by Anaea Lay.  #Fantasy #Seattle #PNW #Urbanfantasy #Dating #Englishmen #Tea   Connor was shy, introverted and a...

The Girl in the Shrine on Mount Osore by Jordan Taylor.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Jordan Taylor.   At the hot springs, the monkey demon waits for her at the edge of the pool.  She knows him...

The Freedom of Above by T.J. Berg.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword recorded by T.J. Berg.  #Scifi #3Dprinting #loss #grief #death #porn #space Alex booted up his 3D printer.  He'd booted it up almost every night...

For You Safety and Comfort, Please Keep Arms, Legs and Tentacles Inside the Car At All Times by Michelle Ann King.  Narrated by J.S. Arquin.  Featuring an afterword written by Michelle Ann King.  #god #humor #tentacles #Lovecraft...

Well Enough Alone by Holly Schofield. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Holly Schofield. #sci-fi #fiction #endoflife #deathwithdignity Lindsay gripped the armrest as the car sped through the busy streets, centimeters from the...

The Lesser of Two Evils by Shane Halbach. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Shane Halbach. #fantasy #humor #techsupport #corporateevil    "Effective immediately, you will relocate your desk to the IT room in the...

Being Kitty by A.J. Lee. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by A.J. Lee. #Scifi #Technology #gigeconomy #chatbot #fiction #podcast   "How do I delete photos of me that someone else posted on Whisp?" "It depends on whether or...

Swallowed by the Digit Sky by A. Katherine Black. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by A. Katherine Black. #sci-fi #digital #VR #virtual reality #fiction #podcast Customers within the shop, who only moments ago donned drab earth...

The Collective Unconscious and How to Get Out by Hamilton Perez. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Hamilton Perez. #fantasy #tropes #archetype #humor #comedy #fiction   The last thing the Archetypal Hero recalled, he was...

A special live Overcast featuring a multi-cast performance of Silence by Tina Connolly and Universal Print by Fonda Lee! Featuring the wonderful narration talents of the authors themselves. Recorded live at Orycon 2019. OUR CAST: FONDA LEE Fonda Lee...

Eternity Plus Package, 89.99/Month by Michael Milne. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Michael Milne. #Sci-fi #digital #afterlife #fiction  Grace consulted a scanned photograph of herself, one from years before her...

Blue Christmas by Jessica Levai. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Jessica Levai. #fantasy #dark    She woke to find Nick standing over her. The thin dawn light showed him ragged and tired, turned his face red and...

It's Spring in the Forever Zoo by Bo Balder. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Bo Balder. #scifi #flashfiction #prosepoem  It is spring, a moonlit night in the Forever Zoo, starless and bile-black, the hunched,...

The Stories We Tell Ourselves by Curtis C. Chen. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Curtis C. Chen. #fantasy #flashfiction #wishes Gerald sat and stirred his coffee, waiting to change the world. The front door of the cafe...

Grizzelka's Bridegroom by Mary E. Lowd. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Mary E. Lowd. On the dais at the front of the great hall, Rhun's bride stood, resplendent in lace, pearls, ruffles, and diamonds -- all of the sugary...

Illicit Alchemy by Eric Lewis. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Eric Lewis. #Fantasy #Alchemy #Fiction “Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer you a position at this time…” Emony stopped paying attention after that....

Blunder by Kristin Kirby. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Kristin Kirby. #fantasy #horror #fiction #spiders #podcast #trailerpark #landlord Rankin went up the steps, his huaraches crunching on faded fake grass, and knocked...

A Handful of Stardust by Kai Hudson. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Kai Hudson. #scifi #clones #podcast #fiction #space #colonization “The vote is in two days.” The anger was gone now, leaving only grief and sharp...

Sympathy For the Devil by Brenda Kezar. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Brenda Kezar. #fantasy #comedy #humor #fiction #podcast   A glowing, orange man-shape swept into the bedroom. “Ah, there you are.” She yelped...

Papyrates by Deborah L. Davitt. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Deborah L. Davitt. #fantasy #fiction #pirates #paper #podcast   She stood on the jetty, watching the ship unfurl itself with geometric precision,...

The Bird by Edward Ashton. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Edward Ashton.   “Spontaneous remission,” the doctor says. “The primary mass in your pancreas is gone. Your PET scan is clear. It happens sometimes.”...

Reading the Room by Aeryn Rudel. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Aeryn Rudel.   "You take him off the floor, Pete?" Jesse asked. Howard cleared his throat. "Yeah, Jesse, like I said--" Jesse turned and glared at...

Memory and Iron by Kelly Sandoval. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Kelly Sandoval. #fantasy #fairies #mother   She is a good mother. She lines her newborn's crib with iron bars and nails horseshoes above every door in...

Good Neighbors by Frank Oreto. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Frank Oreto.   "You remember Frank Graves, used to live down at 1523 ... All this woodworking stuff—joinery, carving. I sort of got it from him. So did...

What Can't Be Undone by Sim Kern. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Sim Kern. A young woman with a toddler on her hip stands on the flagstone path between the rosemary bushes. That she’s made it inside the garden means...

The Empress's Knife by dave ring. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by dave ring.   Behold, the ziggurat.  We stood atop Arida Peak, at the western edge of the Empire’s hold.  “Let me see it,” I said. ...

Ice in D Minor by Anthea Sharp. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Anthea Sharp. Rinna Sen paced backstage, tucking her mittened hands deep into the pockets of her parka. The sound of instruments squawking to life cut through...

Toilet Gnomes at War by Beth Cato. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Beth Cato. #fantasy #gnomes #grandma #coffee   "The wailing within the walls worsened, like someone packed a hive of banshees inside and told them to...

The Button at the Base of his Spine by Robert Bagnall. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Robert Bagnall. Jeff didn’t think he’d ever seen that look in Mandy’s eyes before. He’d opened the front door, as he always did,...

Cuckoo's Nest by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. #fantasy #urbanfantasy  She reached out and gripped his chin in her too-hard grasp.  He tried to draw back, but she was too...

Where the Grass May Be Greener by Rob Butler. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Rob Butler. #scifi #timetravel  For Stenson the start of the walk was the highlight. He had never seen one tree, let alone the dozens now...

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