NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

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Winner Best Fiction Podcast (Ignyte) featuring creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on.

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Episode Date
I Will Not Walk in Darkness + High Water Slack by Jamie Grimes
48:02

A southern gothic double feature!


“I Will Not Walk in Darkness” and “High Water Slack” by Jamie Grimes.


A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.


Narrated by Devante Johnson.


Produced by Jen Zink.


Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom


NIGHTLIGHT is distributed by Rusty Quill. All ad funds go toward compensating Tonia for her labor. All NIGHTLIGHT Legion contributions fund pay for our authors, narrators, and sound designers.


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Nov 17, 2022
Afflicted Series Premiere: Dig
34:23

A hoodoo apprentice accidentally invites a demonic book bound in human flesh to the town of Gunnaway, Texas, causing supernatural earthquakes, tornadoes…and more.


See the end of the show notes for spoilery content warnings.


Subscribe to Afflicted now at https://pod.link/afflicted. A transcript of this episode is available on the Afflicted website (afflictedaudio.com).


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Cast & Crew


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M'Shai Dash as Mamma Cherrie

Amanda Hufford as Becky Harrison

Christian Young as August Caldwell

Kamran Nikhad as Sheriff Robert "Bob" Daugherty

Kim Gasiciel as Rhonda Caldwell

Marion Toro as Gemma Caldwell

Calvin Joyal as Deputy Andre Pierce

Cass Minter as Kelly

Ivy Le as Dana Griggs

Raiden T. as Ethan Caldwell

Jen Zink as Janice

Tonia Ransom as Agatha Williams 


Creator & Writer: Tonia Ransom

Director & Executive Producer: Tonia Ransom & Jen Zink

Sound Design: Jen Zink

Music & Theme: Lillian Boyd


Co-Executive Producer: Mike Flanagan

Associate Producer: Crystal H.

Sponsored in part by: Allison Bagley


Afflicted is produced by Ransom Media Productions and distributed by Rusty Quill.


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Content Warnings (may contain spoilers)


Grief, death of a child, graphic murder, gore, supernatural horror, medical trauma, natural disasters, mental health slurs


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Oct 31, 2022
Above by Megan Baffoe
47:19

Monsters from below terrorize a community.


“Above” by Megan Baffoe.


A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.


Narrated by Georgia Mckenzie.


Audio production by Davis Walden.


Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom


NIGHTLIGHT is distributed by Rusty Quill. All ad funds go toward compensating Tonia for her labor. All NIGHTLIGHT Legion contributions fund pay for our authors, narrators, and sound designers.


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Oct 25, 2022
He Refused to Name It by Eugen Bacon
28:19

A man is haunted by the mother of his newborn child.


“He Refused to Name It” by Eugen Bacon.


"He Refused to Name It" first appeared in The Road to Woop Woop & Other Stories, Meerkat Press, December 2020.


A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.


Narrated by Jarvis Bailey.


Audio production by Tonia Ransom and Ron Webb.


Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom


NIGHTLIGHT is distributed by Rusty Quill. All ad funds go toward compensating Tonia for her labor. All NIGHTLIGHT Legion contributions fund pay for our authors, narrators, and sound designers.


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Oct 18, 2022
Niobe Doesn't Listen by Andrea Stanet
33:45

A woman with damaged hearing must outwit a man intent on murder.


“Niobe Doesn’t Listen” by Andrea Stanet.


A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.


Narrated by Cherrae Stuart.


Audio production by Tonia Ransom and Ron Webb.


Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom


NIGHTLIGHT is distributed by Rusty Quill.


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Oct 11, 2022
Upstairs by Tananarive Due
35:55

Show Notes:

A little girl’s wish comes true when a strange man takes up residence in her attic…but is all as it seems?

“Upstairs” by Tananarive Due.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Audio production by Tonia Ransom and Ron Webb.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 04, 2022
Feed Drop! Valence, a Multi-Award-Winning Audio Drama
29:42

We’re happy to share one of our favorite podcasts with you: VALENCE. In episode 1, Liam loses power but gains an ominous offer.

Valence is currently crowdfunding for their final season and could use your help. If you like the show, please consider supporting a diverse and great podcast.

Credits can be found on the Hug House Productions website.

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Sep 13, 2022
Locking Up by Dominique Brown-Sampayo
26:06

A woman is attacked by a malevolent being and must rely on her strange power to save herself.

“Locking Up” by Dominique Brown-Sampayo.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Audio production by Ron Webb.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Aug 23, 2022
511: The Hills Bled Gold by Sumiko Saulson
37:41

A newly free man learns that there’s different kinds of slavery…in this world and the next.

“The Hills Bled Gold” by Sumiko Saulson.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Devanté Johnson.

Audio production by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Aug 09, 2022
Heat Wave (Afflicted Prequel) by Tonia Ransom
11:16

A malevolent book finds its way back into the world to create chaos in this prequel to the upcoming horror thriller podcast Afflicted, which will premiere Halloween 2022.

“Heat Wave - Afflicted Season 1 Prequel” by Tonia Ransom.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated & Produced by Tonia Ransom.

Listen to Unwell at www.unwellpodcast.com

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Jul 19, 2022
Wet Pain, Part 2 by Terence Taylor
32:17

A man is haunted by malevolent ghosts of his family’s past. Part 2 of 2.

“Wet Pain” by Terence Taylor originally appeared in Whispers in the Night, Volume 3.

Support Afflicted at bit.ly/supportafflicted.

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A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Matt Peters.

Produced by Tonia Ransom.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Jun 14, 2022
Wet Pain by Terence Taylor - Part 1
30:43

A man is haunted by malevolent ghosts of his family’s past. Part 1 of 2.

“Wet Pain” by Terence Taylor originally appeared in Whispers in the Night, Volume 3.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Matt Peters.

Produced by Jen Zink and Tonia Ransom.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Jun 07, 2022
Loneliness is in Your Blood by Cadwell Turnbull
17:30

A bloodthirsty creature discovers that immortality does not guarantee eternal youth.

“Loneliness is in Your Blood” by Cadwell Turnbull.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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May 31, 2022
Unexpected Monsters: Sweet Tooth by Nicole Givens Kurtz
28:31

A boy learns that the monster haunting his neighborhood is not what it seems.

“Sweet Tooth” by Nicole Givens Kurtz.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by M’Shai Dash.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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May 03, 2022
How To Be A Doppelganger: Nobody Knows My Name by Brandon Massey
35:39

A man discovers a strange ability to convince people that he’s someone he’s not.

“Nobody Knows My Name” by Brandon Massey.

Buy Brandon’s latest book “No Stone Unturned”.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Carl Stewart.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Apr 19, 2022
Cursed Trees & Remodeling Projects: Po’ Sandy by Charles W. Chesnutt
27:17

A cursed tree is used for a plantation remodeling project, sending slaves scurrying from the house.

Story by Charles W. Chesnutt.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by James K. White.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Apr 05, 2022
503: Flash Fiction by Tara Campbell and Tonia Ransom
14:00

This week, a flash fiction double feature about a lying house and a lake monster.

Stories by Tara Campbell and Tonia Ransom.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Tara Campbell is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction co-editor at Barrelhouse. She received her MFA from American University. She's the author of a novel, TreeVolution, and four collections: Circe's Bicycle, Midnight at the Organporium, Political AF: A Rage Collection, and Cabinet of Wrath: A Doll Collection.

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Mar 23, 2022
502: Night Rites by Moustapha Mbacké Diop
14:32

This week, a flying witch haunts the woods, but a man gets a little help from a mysterious and powerful being.

Story by Moustapha Mbacké Diop

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT Website.

Narrated by Devanté Johnson.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild podcast.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Feb 28, 2022
501: Conflict Resolution by R.J. Joseph
23:22

For our Season 5 premiere, a couple encounters a strange creature by the roadside who delights in granting perverse wishes.

Story by R.J. Joseph.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Feb 08, 2022
429: Pseudopod Takes Over NIGHTLIGHT with Author Jamie Grimes
56:09

This week, a double-feature gothic story from Jamie Grimes with special hosts from Pseudopod – Alex and Kat.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Devante Johnson.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Dec 17, 2021
428: Child's Play - Season Finale
22:59

For our season finale, dreams really do come true.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Timothy played by Raiden Thompson.

Mom and Shadowban played by Tonia Ransom.

Written by Tonia Ransom and Raiden Thompson, with some help from Jen Zink.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 31, 2021
427: The Share by Terence Taylor
48:32

Show Notes:

This week, fiction from Terence Taylor that ponders a strange shared living situation.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Devante Johnson.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 30, 2021
426: Tightrope Cat by Tonya R. Moore
13:15

This week, one more flash fiction story from Tonya R. Moore.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by GP Mckenzie.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 28, 2021
425: Blood, Lust, and Muddy Waters by Del Sandeen
16:21

Today, flash fiction from Del Sandeen that cautions us to be careful what you wish for.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Hood Horror.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 27, 2021
424: Family Recipe by Tonia Ransom
7:48

This week, we have a series of flash fiction tales, starting with a story from our host Tonia Ransom that explores funerary rituals.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 26, 2021
423: Interview with Khalifaziz
33:20

We interview Khalifaziz, author of Mitochondrial Assimilation. We talk about the story and its inspiration, and Black horror.

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Oct 25, 2021
422: Mitochondrial Assimilation by Khalifaziz
23:18

This week, an old god emerges from primordial slime.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Josh Carter.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 19, 2021
421: Interview with Lamar Giles
31:25

Today, an interview with Lamar Giles, author of "Power and Purpose" (episode 420), and "Wilson's Pawn and Loan" (episode 103).

Listen to Lamar’s first NIGHTLIGHT episode, Wilson’s Pawn and Loan.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 19, 2021
420: Power and Purpose by Lamar Giles
53:33

This week, a story from New York Times Bestseller Lamar Giles that mixes religion with deadly premonitions.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Listen to Lamar’s first NIGHTLIGHT episode, Wilson’s Pawn and Loan.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom



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Oct 12, 2021
419: Bryannah and the Magic Negro
24:20

This week, short fiction from Crystal Connor that turns the magical negro trope on its head.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Oct 05, 2021
418: Possession by Jarred Thompson
36:20

This week, be careful about who you choose to marry.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by GP Mckenzie.

Produced by Jen Zink.

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Jul 20, 2021
417: Interview with Tracy Cross
41:00

We interview Tracy Cross, author of Red Box. We discuss dystopian fiction, The Twilight Zone, hoodoo, and writing good monsters.

Tracy Cross has had work appear in anthologies and magazines, including: Tales of the Lost Vol. 2, The Ones That Got Away (upcoming from Kandisha Press in 2021), 99 Tiny Terrors and the Midnight and Indigo: 22 Speculative Stories by Black Women. She has appeared on several websites and podcasts: Dark Fire Fiction, New American Legends, The Greatest Indoor Reading Series Podcast and Tales to Terrify. She is the recipient of the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Grant. She is a supporting member of the Horror Writers Association. Tracy hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and loves her current home, Washington, DC. She also makes a really delicious apple pie.

twitter: @tracycwrites

instagram: @tracycrosswrites

website: tracycrossonline.wordpress.com

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Jul 07, 2021
416: Red Box by Tracy Cross - Part 2
30:48

This week, the second part of our cyberpunk horror about a mysterious box and unusual pandemic.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Felicia Renee.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Jun 23, 2021
415: Red Box by Tracy Cross
29:24

This week, the first part of a two-part cyberpunk horror about a mysterious box and unusual pandemic.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Felicia Renee.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Jun 08, 2021
414: Interview with Samantha Frye
37:00

Tonia interviews Samantha Frye, author of Playthings. We discuss MFA programs, genre writing, story inspiration in cartoons, and Southern Black culture.

Samantha Frye is a writer who grew up in south Alabama listening to classic R&B and stories about hanks and other-worldly creatures. Born in San Antonio, Texas, she moved to Alabama with her parents after her father’s retirement from the Air Force. Samantha graduated from Xavier University of New Orleans with an English degree and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. By day, she continues a tradition as a third-generation educator at Coastal Alabama Community College where she strives to foster students’ care of and respect for the art of writing. By night, she’s baking, reading, or working to breathe life into characters and worlds on the page. She’s in a constant struggle to properly entertain her Morkie, Pebbles, who can be a task master at times, even for a lap dog. Some of Samantha’s musings and a bit of her writing can be found at http://eccentriccricket.blogspot.com.

Books discussed:

Pattern Master: Octavia Butler

The Vampire Who Drinks Gospel Music: Peter Harris

I Tituba, Black Witch: Maryse Condé

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May 26, 2021
413: Flash Fiction - "Appendages" & "Playthings"
15:12

Show Notes:

This week, a double feature from Rickey Rivers Jr and Samantha Frye wherein body parts have a mind of their own and a twist on monsters hiding in a child’s closet.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Cherrae Stuart and Walt Livingston.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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May 18, 2021
412: Interview with Victoria Hutchinson
27:38

This week, we interview Victoria Hutchinson, author of "Bloodlust" and discuss the story's premise and inspiration, writing dark vs lighthearted fiction, and discipline as a writer. Plus, video games!

You can follow Victoria on Twitter @bunnymintt, or visit her at bunnyminttblog.com.

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May 06, 2021
411: Bloodlust by Victoria Hutchinson
16:00

Show Notes:

This week, short fiction from Victoria Hutchinson that explores what it’s like to seek out pain you cannot feel.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Apr 27, 2021
410: Interview with L. Marie Wood
21:17

We interview L. Marie Wood, author of Family Dinner. We discuss pantsing vs plotting, screenwriting, and more.

L. Marie Wood is an award-winning psychological horror author and screenwriter. She won the Golden Stake Award for her novel The Promise Keeper. Her screenplays have won Best Horror, Best Short Screenplay, and Best Afrofuturism/Horror/Sci-Fi awards at several film festivals. Wood’s short fiction has been published widely, most recently in Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire and the Bram Stoker Award Finalist anthology, Sycorax's Daughters. Learn more about her at www.lmariewood.com or join the discussion on Twitter (@LMarieWood1).

Buy her books:

Telecommuting

The Realm

The Promise Keeper

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Apr 20, 2021
409: Flash Fiction by L. Marie Wood & Tyhitia Green
18:34

This week, another double feature with two flash fiction stories from L. Marie Wood and Tyhitia Green..

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Elijah Ramsey and Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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Apr 13, 2021
408: Interview with Michele Tracy Berger
14:39

We interview Michele Tracy Berger, author of “Etta, Zora, and the First Serpent”.

Twitter: @micheletberger

Instagram: @bergermichele2005

Facebook

Blog: micheleberger.wordpress.com

Author Site: micheletracyberger.com



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Apr 06, 2021
407: Etta, Zora, and the First Serpent by Michele Tracy Berger
43:18

This week, a story from the Harlem Renaissance featuring none other than Zora Neale Hurston.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Cherrae Stuart.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

*****

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Mar 30, 2021
406: Interviews with Errick Nunnally & Nicole Givens Kurtz
52:23

We interview Errick Nunnally, author of “You Call This An Apocalypse?” and Nicole Givens Kurtz, author of “Siren’s Song”.

Errick Nunnally was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and served one tour in the Marine Corps before deciding art school was a safer pursuit. He enjoys art, comics, and genre novels. A graphic designer, he has trained in Krav Maga and Muay Thai kickboxing. He has appeared in several anthologies and is best described as “dark pulp.” His work can be found in FIYAH MAGAZINE, GALAXY’S EDGE, LAMPLIGHT, THE FINAL SUMMONS, PROTECTORS 2, NIGHTLIGHT PODCAST, and the novels, LIGHTNING WEARS A RED CAPE, BLOOD FOR THE SUN, and ALL THE DEAD MEN. Visit erricknunnally.us to learn more about his work.

Interested readers can purchase a copy of Lightning Wears A Red Cape directly from the author.

bookshop.org/shop/erricknunnally

amazon.com/author/erricknunnally

erricknunnally.us

@erricknunnally

Nicole Givens Kurtz is an author, editor, and educator. She's the recipient of the Horror Writers Association's Diversity Grant (2020). She's been named as one of Book Riot's Best Black Indie SFF Writers. She's also the editor of the groundbreaking anthology, SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire. Her novels have been a finalist in the Dream Realm Awards, Fresh Voices, and EPPIE Awards for science fiction. She's written for White Wolf, Bram Stoker Finalist in Horror Anthology, Sycorax's Daughters, and Serial Box's The Vela: Salvation series. Nicole has over 40 short stories published as well as 11 novels and three active speculative mystery series. She's a member of Horror Writers Association, Sisters in Crime, and Science Fiction Writers of America. You can support her work via Patreon and find more about her at http://www.nicolegivenskurtz.net.

Social Media:

Twitter- nicolegkurtz

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/NicoleGKurtz

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Mar 23, 2021
405: Flash Fiction by Errick Nunnally & Nicole Givens Kurtz
21:19

A doubleheader this week: a tale of what happens when the apocalypse comes to the hood, followed by a story of an unlikely victim of an unusual siren song.

A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

You Call This an Apocalypse narrated by Devanté Johnson.

Siren’s Song narrated by Khalila Roney.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom



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Mar 18, 2021
404: Interview with Tonya Liburd
19:03

We interview Tonya Liburd, author of “The Drunken Tree”, episode 403.

Tonya Liburd shares a birthday with Ray Bradbury and Simeon Daniel, which may tell you a little something about her; and while she has an enviable collection of vintage dust bunnies to her credit, her passions are music (someday!) and of course, words. One day she hopes, when introducing herself as a writer, she won't feel all weird about it. Her poetry has been nominated for the 2017 & 2018 Rhysling Awards, and longlisted in the 2015 Carter V. Cooper(Vanderbilt)/Exile Short Fiction Competition. Her work is used in Nisi Shawl's workshops and Tananarive due’s UCLA Horror course (the latter of which was crashed by Jordan Peele of Get Out Fame) as examples of code switching. Her fiction has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly and at Barnes & Noble’s SFF blog. She is the recipient of an Ontario Arts Council writer’s grant in 2020. She is also the Senior Editor of Abyss & Apex Magazine. You can find her blogging at https://www.spiderlilly.com or on Twitter at @somesillywowzer.

Links to items discussed:

The Night Sun by Zin E Rocklyn

Ace of Knives - Apex Magazine

10 Steps to a Whole New You - Fantasy Magazine

Let’s Play White by Chesya Burke

Black Horror Anthology Announcement

Black Panther: Sins of the King on Serial Box

www.spiderlilly.com

Twitter: @somesillywowzer

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Mar 09, 2021
403: The Drunken Tree by Tonya Liburd
38:17

This week, a story of an obsessed dead twin and a magical tree from Tonya Liburd.

Originally published in Chiral Mad 5, out summer 2021. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom



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Mar 02, 2021
402: Interview with Alexis Brooks de Vita
34:59

We interview Alexis Brooks de Vita, author of “Her Faithful Black Cat”, episode 401. We talk about the history of Black horror literature, Poe, Lovecraft Country, and her work as a scholar of African-American Literature.

Alexis Brooks de Vita was born in Watts shortly before the Riots and was taken to Uganda with her mother and brother just as Idi Amin staged his bloody coup.  With three degrees in Comparative Literature, specializing in the literature of African-descent women in English, French, Italian, and Spanish, she is the author of The 1855 Murder Case of Missouri versus Celia, an Enslaved Woman, Mythatypes:  Signatures and Signs of African/Diaspora and Black Goddesses, and Dante's Inferno:  A Wanderer in Hell.  The first two books of her Books of Joy trilogy, about the supernatural powers of an enslaved Mississippi community, are available through Double Dragon: Burning Streams and Blood of Angels.

Links to items discussed:

Alexis’ Books of Joy:

Burning Streams

Blood of Angels

Pauline Hopkins: Of One Blood

Harriet Wilson: Our Nig

Kai Ashante Wilson: The Devil in America

The Bond Woman’s Narrative

Pauline Hopkins: Talma Gordon



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Feb 23, 2021
401: Her Faithful Black Cat by Alexis Brooks de Vita
35:58

A reimagining of Poe’s story “The Black Cat” makes us examine what love really means and how it can transcend through time and space.

Story by Alexis Brooks de Vita. Originally published in The Horror is Us. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Cherrae Stuart

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

*****

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Feb 09, 2021
Bonus Episode: Trial Day from The Dark Tome
44:06

Happy Holidays! Enjoy this bonus story by Tananarive Due courtesy of The Dark Tome podcast.

***

Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye -  things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's  true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and  sham trial, it's her seeing eye - and some conjure magic from her Mama -  that may help change the fate of her big brother.

*** Director's  Cut, NO ADS, edited to be listened to standalone without having heard the rest of the Series. If you dig it, check out thedarktome.com or find us on iTunes / Google Play look for "Dark Tome" ***



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Dec 23, 2020
314: Halloween Special - Reality Show
22:47

What happens when someone will do anything to win a reality show?

Actors:

Natasha: Cherrae Stuart

Ed: Carl Stewart

Milo: Devante Johnson

Cameraman: Josh Carter

Jacqueline: Khalila Roney

Medic: Matt Peters

Holly: Brea Grant

Liam: Raiden Thompson

Show Narrator: Tonia Ransom

Written by: Tonia Ransom

Audio production by Pacific Obadiah of CREEPY Podcast

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Oct 31, 2020
313: Ujima by Alledria Hurt
24:58

Should your loyalty lie with your new family, or your old? In this tale of vampire vs human families, the answer is complicated.

Audio production by Davis Walden.

Transcript available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.



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Oct 30, 2020
312: Desiccant by Craig Laurance Gidney
26:57
Tiny vampires infest a public housing building, leaving hulls of residents in their wake. Originally published in SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire.Narration by Cherrae Stuart.Audio production by Davis Walden.Transcript available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

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Oct 23, 2020
311: One Hand in the Coffin Part Two by Justin C. Key
42:29

This week, the conclusion of our creepy puppet story from last week.

Audio production by Davis Walden. Narration by Carl Stewart.

Episode transcript available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.



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Oct 16, 2020
310: One Hand in the Coffin by Justin C. Key
37:30

Everyone knows puppets and dolls are creepy, and this tale shows us what happens when a vengeful ghost finds a new home in one. This story is a little longer than our usual fare, so this week we’ll feature Part 1 and next Friday we’ll release Part 2.

Narration by Carl Stewart.

Audio production by Tonia Ransom.

Purchase SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire

Transcript available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.



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Oct 09, 2020
309: The Foreclosure by Marc Abbott
24:17

This week's story explores what it means when something is too good to be true.

Audio production by Evan Shelton.

Narration by Matt Peters.

An episode transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.



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Oct 02, 2020
308: Interview with Tananarive Due
52:44

This week, we interview author of "Last Stop on Route Nine" and Executive Producer of Horror Noire, Tananarive Due.

Links mentioned in the interview:

Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson

Danger Word Short Film

Sunken Place Class

Searching for Sycorax

Sycorax’s Daughters

Horror Noire by Robin Means Coleman

Audio production by Tara Woolfolk.



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Sep 19, 2020
307: Last Stop on Route Nine by Tananarive Due
40:31

This week we have a story bestselling author and screenwriter, Tananarive Due. This tale of taking a wrong turn into another world is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone. Beware mysterious midday fog and isolated country houses.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom. Audio production by Tonia Ransom. Music composition by Brandon Boone.

A full episode transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.



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Sep 11, 2020
306: Pink Lake by Steven Van Patten
24:50

This week we have a Lovecraftian story to fill you to the gills with fear. Steven Van Patten imagines a beautiful lake with a dark secret beneath its waves.

Narration provided by Carl Stewart. Audio production by Davis Walden.

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A full transcript of this episode is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.



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Aug 29, 2020
305: 3115 Wicker Street by Cherrae L. Stuart
33:45

This week, a story from a voice you've heard before...but not like this. Voice actor and writer Cherrae L. Stuart spins a tale of what happens when our dreams become nightmares.

Audio production by Evan Shelton. Narrated by Josh Carter.

Transcript available here.



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Aug 14, 2020
304: Birds by Zin E. Rocklyn
20:03

This week, we have a story of birds, blood, and vengeance.

Episode transcript

Audio production and narration by Tonia Ransom.

Atmospheric music courtesy of klankbeeld.



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Jul 10, 2020
303: Mermaids in Cape Town by Mame Bougouma Diene
48:23

This week’s story is a perfect blend of noir, mermaids, and murder, with some heavy metal thrown in for good measure.

Episode Transcript

Narrated by William Lett. Audio production by Tonia Ransom.

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Jun 26, 2020
302: Tango of a Telltale Heart by Sumiko Saulson
33:36

This week, a captivating story of hellhounds and conflicting ancestry.

Narrated by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Tonia Ransom.

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A full transcript of the episode is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.



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Jun 12, 2020
301: The Lost Ones by Valjeanne Jeffers
31:52

NIGHTLIGHT is back for Season 3 with a story about werewolves,  sorcerers, and demons. Be careful of cobblestone streets and mysterious  songs.

Narrated by Tonia Ransom. Audio production by Tonia Ransom.

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A full transcript of the episode is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

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https://freesound.org/people/RoganMcDougald/

https://freesound.org/people/sabotovat/

https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/

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Mar 13, 2020
215: Breaking the Waters by Donyae Coles
35:18
This week, we're co-releasing this episode with Pseudopod. If you love horror and you haven't listened to Pseudopod, you should fix that now. :)Narrated by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Tonia Thompson. Ambience music by klankbeeld.NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.

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Sep 20, 2019
214: Null (Void) by MultiMind
25:26

Fans of The Matrix will enjoy this story of a simulated reality.

Narrated by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Jen Zink.

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Aug 30, 2019
213: Sorry, Wrong Number by Tonia Ransom
28:41

This week, we have a story from our creator, Tonia, about revenge and werewolves.

Narrated by Dominick Rabrun. Audio production by Tonia Ransom. 

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Aug 15, 2019
212: Sundown Town by Zig Zag Claybourne
18:55

This week, we have a story of revenge in the South. With vampires!

A quick content warning: there is racial violence in this episode and if that’s something you don’t want to hear, you may consider skipping this episode.

You can read our interview with the author on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

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Aug 01, 2019
211: Interview with Jennifer Baker
49:07

We interview Jennifer Baker, author of Expiration Date, and editor for Electric Literature, as as well as creator of the Minorities in Publishing Podcast.

Learn what editors hate to see, how to write stories with characters outside of your community with love and respect, as well as what it's like to own a podcast.

You can visit Jennifer at jenniferbaker.com, or on twitter as @jbakernyc. Check out Electric Literature and her Minorities in Publishing Podcast. You can read more of her work in Best American Essays 2018 and Everyday People: The Color of Life.



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Jul 19, 2019
210: Expiration Date by Jennifer Baker
33:41

This week, we bring you a post-apocalyptic story that makes us question who’s really turning into a monster. Our author is Jennifer Baker, a long-time publishing professional, and the creator and host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, as well as contributing editor to Electric Literature. 

Story transcript available here

Narrated by Tonia Thompson. Audio production by Jen Zink

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Jul 11, 2019
209: The Scars of Eliza Gray by Evan Davis
1:12:15

What happens when a haunted house isn't just a house after all?

Also, learn what really creeps out author Evan Davis and host Tonia Thompson.

Narration by Georgia McKenzie. Audio Production by Jen Zink.

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Jul 11, 2019
208: Double Episode! D is for Dancing + Roadside Assistance
34:23

In D is for Dancing, by Rickey Rivers Jr, we take advantage of a chill on a hot summer day.

In Roadside Assistance by Kristopher Brown, we learn why it's not always safe to drive in the dark, and why we should always listen to our mothers.

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Jun 20, 2019
207: In the Beginning by Tyhitia Green
26:36

This week, we have a great story about a strained relationship, with a twist. What would it take to make you abandon your partner? What would you do for them? How much pain would you endure? This story asks that and more.

Tyhitia writes horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and sometimes dabbles in other genres. She began writing poetry as a child and ventured into fiction years later. She enjoys writing both novels and short stories, and her work has appeared in Necrotic Tissue, Lightspeed, and Nightmare magazines.

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Jun 14, 2019
206: Penny Incompatible by Errick Nunnally
1:08:35

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.

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Narration by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Tonia Thompson.



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Jun 06, 2019
205: The Percivals - London Calling by Eboni Dunbar
55:32
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.

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You can read a transcription of the story here: https://nightlightpod.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/The-Percivals-London-Calling.pdf


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May 31, 2019
Eboni Dunbar Interview
20:12

Interview with The Percivals author, Eboni Dunbar.

Transcript coming soon.

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May 23, 2019
204: The Percivals - Bennett Benefit by Eboni Dunbar
42:10
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!

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Apr 04, 2019
203: The Red Line by Steven Payne
44:50

Subways are just creepy. Everybody knows that. But what happens when your train breaks down in the middle of a tunnel?

Read the story transcript.

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Feb 07, 2019
202: The Deacons’ Girl by Jennifer Harris
58:06

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This episode produced by Jen Zink. 

Narration provided by ChaChanna Simpson. 

Story edits by Tonia Thompson.



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Jan 10, 2019
201: Blitz by C.J. Silver
33:51
What happens when man's best friend protects you....even in death?

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Dec 13, 2018
Melody Cooper Interview
45:05
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.

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Dec 07, 2018
See You at the Crossroads — Audio Drama
46:34

For our season finale, we present a full-cast production audio drama inspired by our creator's favorite show: The Twilight Zone.

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Cast:

Ruby: Cherrae Stuart
Troy: Patrick Bazile
Mama Buford: Chachanna Simpson
Sheila: Jen Zink
Evan: Hollis Monroe
Miranda: Brea Grant
Diane (Nurse Manager): Stephanie Malia Morris
Martha (Nurse): Dionne Obeso
Sacrificial Parent: DC
Older TJ: Raiden Thompson
Baron Samedi/Narrator: Tonia Thompson

Audio production by Jen Zink and Tonia Thompson



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Nov 01, 2018
117: At Night We’ll Feast Together by A.Z. Louise
27:09
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 azlouise.com, or follow them on Twitter at az_louise.

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Oct 30, 2018
116: Flash Fiction
24:19

Flash fiction by Aig'ner Wilson (Dead Children Stop Playing for Ungrateful Audiences) and Nicole Givens Kurtz (Lipstick Smiles).

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Oct 23, 2018
115: Malaika Descending by Sheree Renée Thomas
31:11

What's it like to visit your loved ones in Hell?

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Oct 16, 2018
114: South Central Rain by Sean Demory
51:40
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

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Sep 25, 2018
113: Unwanteds by Aigner Wilson
37:05

Can technology haunt a house? You'll find out in Unwanteds.

Visit Aigner's blog, or read her published work: Mythcreants & The Five-2

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Sep 18, 2018
112: Conjurer's Revenge by Charles W. Chesnutt
30:04
Thanks to librivox.org 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.

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Sep 11, 2018
111: Sweet Justice by Kenesha Williams
25:51
“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.

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Sep 04, 2018
110: Sales Pitch by Alicia Thompson
10:13
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.

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Aug 28, 2018
109: The Power by Linda D. Addison
47:34
Nothing good can come of two girls playing with conjure magic. This week's episode comes to us from Linda D. Addison, who tells us what it means to have power in your blood without respecting it.

Linda D. Addison is an award-winning author of four collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, and the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®. Her story, “The Power” was originally published in the 2004 anthology Dark Dreams.

Addison is a co-editor of Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing), an anthology of horror fiction/poetry by African-American women. You can catch her work in the anthologies Dark Voices (Lycan Valley Press), Cosmic Underground (Cedar Grove Publishing), Scary Out There (Simon Schuster), and The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing). Her site: www.lindaaddisonpoet.com.

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Aug 21, 2018
108: The Comet by W.E.B. Du Bois
45:13
In this dystopian tale, W.E.B. Du Bois explores the color line and its political implications after a catastrophic event. It is a work of fiction reminiscent of the Twilight Zone, almost 20 years before Rod Serling was born.

Read The Comet on Project Gutenberg.

This story is narrated by Hollis Monroe, and the audio is used by permission of Escape Artists Inc. and Pseudopod, who have been active and vocal supporters of NIGHTLIGHT since day one.

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Aug 14, 2018
Interview with Danny Lore
50:16
We interview Danny Lore and learn about her inspiration for The Nasty at Bellua, how she views werewolves in stories, and about her floral apocalyptic comic series, The Wilds, out right now.

To purchase issues of The Wilds, go to https://www.comixology.com/The-Wilds-1/digital-comic/654264?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy
You can also call up your local comic shop or library and ask to purchase the upcoming collection of the first series.

You can read Danny's story, The Last Exorcist, in Issue #3 of FIYAH Literary Magazine: https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/issues/issue-3-sundown-towns/

Follow Danny on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/weredawgz

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Aug 12, 2018
107: The Nasty at Bellua
38:54

Werewolves in space. Need we say more?

You can read more of Danny's work on EFNIKS.com or in FIYAH Literary Magazine.

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Aug 07, 2018
106: Daddy’s Home by Sharon Cullars
14:30
What happens when the dead can't rest?

You can learn more about Sharon via her website or follow her on Twitter. You can read the issue of Weirdbook Magazine with Sharon's story on Kindle or paperback.

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Jul 31, 2018
105: Gray Wolf’s Ha’nt by Charles Chesnutt
27:52
You can read more of Charles Chesnutt's stories from The Conjure Woman for free on Project Gutenberg or via Amazon.

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Jul 24, 2018
104: The Stiffening by Nicole Sconiers
47:18

What happens when intergenerational trauma becomes physical?

You can follow Nicole on her blog.
Buy her book, Escape From Beckyville, or read her work in Sycorax’s Daughters.

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Jul 17, 2018
Bonus Episode! Stories of Love and Revenge
26:37

Remember, tweet with hashtag #HiddenLove to win a Pretty Deadly print from Good For Her.

For more of Monique's work, follow her on Twitter @MoniqueDesir or on Facebook. She also blogs.

You can also buy her books:
Forbidden (urban fantasy for adults)
Moonstruck (middle grade dark fantasy)

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Jul 14, 2018
103: Wilson’s Pawn and Loan by Lamar Giles
56:21

What happens when the devil comes to collect on a soul he was promised? This week’s story is from author Lamar Giles. Narrated by Rodney Blu.
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You can find more of Lamar’s work by visiting lamargiles.com.
If you want to pre-order his YA mystery, SPIN, visit https://amzn.to/2u3yebR
To order his YA anthology, Fresh Ink, go to https://amzn.to/2NEmR21
And if you’re like us, and can’t wait to read more of Lamar’s work, why not grab a copy of Fake ID, his YA Thriller? https://amzn.to/2L6x2ep

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Jul 10, 2018
102: Basque of the Red Death by Eden Royce
1:07:51

This week we have a story from the amazing Eden Royce. I’m a huge fan of Eden’s, maybe because her stories tend toward the darker side, maybe because of the gothic feel of them, but probably because her words haunt you long after you’ve left the world she created.

Eden is a full-time writer living in the UK, and as you’ll hear in her interview after the story, a fan of Edgar Allan Poe. Here’s her story, Basque of the Red Death, a tale of vengeance, corsets, and magic.

Content Warning: sexual predators, objectification of women

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Jul 03, 2018
101: Letters From Home by Justina Ireland
21:01

This week we celebrate our very first full episode with an original story from Justina Ireland, bestselling author of Dread Nation. If you haven’t read Dread Nation yet, you’re missing out on my favorite read of this year.

Today’s story gives us a little taste of the Dread Nation world—one overrun with zombies in post-Civil War America. But don’t worry, this is a standalone story, so if you haven’t read Dread Nation, you’ll be able to fall right in and won’t hear any spoilers. And if you have read Dread Nation, well, you’ll get your fix for Black girls trained in skilled combat against the undead to hold you over until the sequel comes out.


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Jun 26, 2018
Black Horror is Experiencing a Renaissance
3:05

Hi! I’m Tonia Thompson—a horror writer and creator of the NIGHTLIGHT podcast. NIGHTLIGHT features horror stories written by Black authors all over the world. We’ll be debuting on June 26, 2018 with an episode based on the bestselling horror novel DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland, but first, a little story to whet your appetite.


You can read the full text of this story on Twitter.
 
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I’ll see you on June 26. Go ahead and subscribe now so you don’t miss Justina’s story, and other strange and creepy tales by other Black writers.



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Jun 14, 2018