Westside Fairytales

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Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.

Episode Date
3: 303 - Ghost Story (Part One)
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Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it. Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. He has a job, sure, and a few acquaintances, but otherwise he is a man on his own, a solitary creature slinking his way through life in the shadows. But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not. Follow us on social media! Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) This month’s recommendations. My Friend Dahmer (https://www.amazon.com/My-Friend-Dahmer-Derf-Backderf/dp/1419702173) by Derf Backderf The Haunting of Hill House (https://www.netflix.com/title/80189221) on Netflix Support us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub) today! Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it. Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. He has a job, sure, and a few acquaintances, but otherwise he is a man on his own, a solitary creature slinking his way through life in the shadows. But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not. Follow us on social media! Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) This month’s recommendations. My Friend Dahmer (https://www.amazon.com/My-Friend-Dahmer-Derf-Backderf/dp/1419702173) by Derf Backderf The Haunting of Hill House (https://www.netflix.com/title/80189221) on Netflix Support us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub) today!
Dec 08, 2018
2: 302 - From Barstow Back Home
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In today’s story, we follow a veteran who faces a similar problem, coming to terms with the guilt of surviving something many others did not. He’s a man who’s taken up ultra-marathoning, super long-distance running, as a way to escape the memories and feelings that have haunted him since his last ugly day in the sandbox.
Nov 02, 2018
Preview of New Secret Project!!
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I’m coming to you this Halloween-eve with a preview of the up-and-coming collaboration project between myself, Jack Luna of the Dark Topic Podcast, and Mike Boudet of the Sword and Scale Podcast. I can’t tell you anymore about the project other than it’s terribly horrifying, based on true events, and that it lives somewhere on the border between True Crime and Horror Fiction.
Oct 31, 2018
1: 301 - Quarterly Review
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Today’s story is about a man trapped in the grind, by his own desire to become the master of the great millstone itself. But his preoccupation with success is getting to him, coloring every new day a darker shade than the last.
Oct 05, 2018
11: Summer Minisode (211) - Lagunitas, 4 a.m.
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Life is like the tides. It comes and goes, rises and falls with the moon and light and darkness. This endless force propels us forward no matter our situation, until we can be moved no more. Tonight’s minisode is about a man who takes his elderly grandfather on a late night surf trip. A last bit of kindness before the moon sets in the west.
Aug 25, 2018
10: 210 - Bands of Gold and Iron
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Today’s tale is the story of a woman who wakes up to a life that isn’t hers, that she doesn’t want to live, and that certain forces, certain people, won’t allow her to leave. Our protagonist knows the truth about herself, but she’s stripped of her freedoms, even her dignity, simply because that’s the sort of thing that happens to women. Sometimes.
Jul 06, 2018
9: 209 - Last Chance Gas
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Today’s story is about a man trapped in a relationship he despises. He doesn’t know if he hates his wife or just can’t stand her, but he does know he plans on leaving her, just as soon as they reach the end of the long trip they’ve embarked on together.
Jun 01, 2018
8: 208 - The Gap on Gable Street
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Life has a pace, a rhythm. It’s always unsettling when things disturb it. The death of a friend, an injury, an accident, when the unexpected comes calling it usually visits with bad news in tow.
May 04, 2018
7: 207 - The Seventh
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Today’s story is about just that sort of man, a reserved individual sent to a small village in the back country of a seemingly medieval country, tasked with finding out why people passing by the village are being branded as criminals and hanged.
Apr 06, 2018
6: 206 - Child of Sparrows
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Sometimes the only thing you can do is run.
Mar 02, 2018
5: 205 - The Green Man
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Guilt grows like a weed in the hearts of sinners. It’s hard to imagine anybody who’s never wronged another person. At some point, all of us are going to make a decision we’ll have trouble living with for the rest of our lives. And even if it’s a small thing, a trifle, it’ll sit with you in the dark hours of the night, stroking the skin at the back of your neck to keep you awake.
Feb 02, 2018
4: 204 - The Water Rotted Doll (Part Two)
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Everybody knows what it's like to be afraid of drowning. The conclusion of The Water-Rotted Doll.
Jan 05, 2018
3: 203 - The Water-Rotted Doll (Part One)
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Today’s tale is the story of a woman’s journey from a war torn country to one of safety and prosperity. It is a time of sickness, of death, and the specter of death itself follows her on her voyage in the form of an ugly doll made of plaster.
Dec 02, 2017
202: 202 - They All Come By
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We all feel lonely sometimes. Some of us never really feel like we’re not alone, even when we’re surrounded by people. For guys like me, and our main character, that means slinking out to the bar. Secreting yourself away somewhere dark and comfortable, where it’s okay to be a man on his own. Thing is, that kind of lifestyle can wear on you. It can get too comfortable, and the loneliness might end up becoming your only friend. You become a man alone, sitting at a bar, waiting for friends you barely know, who might not show at all.
Nov 17, 2017
201 - So Long Roscoe
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Ever felt stuck in a rut? Today's story is about a woman who feels trapped in a life she never expected to live. Her husband doesn't appreciate her. She doesn't have any hobbies, any friends or really any social interaction aside from her children. But an old friend has stopped by to help her break out of this funk. Somebody from her childhood that always shows up when she needs him.
Nov 03, 2017
Minisode - Stuff
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Minisode Three - In which the things you own end up owning you.
Sep 26, 2017
Minisode - The Balloon Game
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We're now more than halfway through the off season and new episodes of Westside Fairytales are just around the corner. Today's minisode is just a trifle. A snatch of memory. The creeping sort of horror that walks with you for a while even after you've said goodbye.
Aug 04, 2017
Sound Test One
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Hey everybody, here's the first of the offseason releases, titled "Sound Test One." It's a gift from our corporate sponsors at Blackwell Innovations*, a technology company based out of the midwest that's been a staunch supporter of the podcast since the beginning. Hope you enjoy! See you in two weeks. *Blackwell Innovations is a subsidiary of the Blackwell Corporation and Walther Heavy Industries. Any use of the Blackwell coat of arms or other tradmarked images is strictly prohibited. All Blackwell Letholog technology is copyright 2017, Blackwell industries.
Jul 01, 2017
Off-Season Announcements and Updates
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Hey everybody, we're just checking in on you and letting you know how things are coming along for Season Two of the Westside Fairytales Podcast. We've got a lot of great things coming up during the break and you can expect Season Two sometime in November. Catch up on Season One now on iTunes at bitly.com/westsideitunes Stitcher: bitly.com/westsidestitcher Youtube: bitly.com/westsideyoutube Social @WSFairytales @realTylerBell Westside Fairytales on Facebook westsidefairytales@gmail.com
Jun 16, 2017
110 - The Last Car
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Have you ever felt trapped, even when, technically, you were free as a bird? Today we’ll hear the story of a man trapped by his life decisions, a man who smiles at everybody through bars only he can see. But as he becomes trapped in a monolithic warehouse with something not of this world, he finds the bars he thought were holding him weren’t as solid as they seemed.
Apr 16, 2017
109 - Without Eulogy
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Today’s story is a sort of sci-fi western, set at the edge of space in a time unknown. Our small cast of protagonists are escorting a sick man to the far edge of the frontier, ostensibly to die. It’s as dangerous a trip as any, and as our protagonists walk further into the wild of that unknown planet, it becomes clear that not all of them will return from their journey alive.
Apr 01, 2017
108 - Gourmand Gourmet (Part Two)
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This episode is the second half of Gourmand Gourmet, in which David has found he can no longer keep any traditional food down after emergency brain surgery. After slitting the throat of a lamb during a Central Park nativity scene, he discovers the one thing he can eat is human flesh. With that knowledge in hand, he must decide whether it's better to starve to death ... or to go hunting.
Mar 18, 2017
107 - Gourmand Gourmet (Part One)
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A well-respected food critic finds he's no longer able to enjoy food after emergency surgery to remove tumors from his brain. Not only is he unable to enjoy food, but it tastes utterly foul to him. As his career, relationship, and dignity are put on the line, he puts his hope in curing himself by finding something to eat that doesn't come up right after he chews, but he soon finds the only item on the menu is the most taboo of foods.
Mar 05, 2017
106 - The Twinkling Kad
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A disgraced former professor is forced to take a job as a night watchman after his career and life fall apart. After spending some time alone in the dark on his night patrols, he finds his new station in life is far from the worst of his worries.
Feb 17, 2017
105 - Carpenter Under Stone (Part Two)
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To recap part one of this week's story, a mentally disadvantaged inmate named Zeke is being forced to make Glory State Penitentiary’s first electric chair. The first inmate scheduled to use that chair, a notorious criminal named Cunny Marco, has been threatening Zeke, hoping that him not finishing the chair means his execution will be stayed indefinitely.
Feb 01, 2017
104 - Carpenter Under Stone (Part One)
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What would you do if somebody gave you the choice of dying now, or killing people just to die a bit later? In this week's story, a mentally-disabled savant at a mid-20th-century West Virginia prison is faced with that same decision when the warden gives him a simple task: Build the prison's new electric chair. This story is long enough that we're going to be splitting it into two parts.
Jan 21, 2017
103 - As Read by the Author
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An odd book leaves a trail of bloodshed through the ages. As its readers drop dead one by one, an insidious purpose is revealed.
Jan 06, 2017
102 - The Book Buyer
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Everybody knows somebody with an obsession. Sports. Video games. Reading. But some people's hobbies take a darker turn. This story deals with just such a man, whose obsessive book collecting may be covering up a much more sinister desire.
Dec 19, 2016
101 - The Urge
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Have you ever stood at the edge of a tall building or ledge and just had that urge to jump? In this first episode of the Westside Fairytales podcast, we follow a young woman who travels into the woods and finds it hard to leave.
Dec 07, 2016