The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast M4A

By Norm Sherman

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 Jul 13, 2018

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The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.

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Drabblecast Director’s Cut Special: Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
1:01:34
<p>Today we present to you a special Relaunch Prelaunch episode—The Director’s Cut: Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe. This story was written by Ramsey Shehadeh and originally aired back in 2012. Norm and author Ramsey Shehadeh talk about Mr. Rogers and the apocalypse. “Birds Are What Come After.” Story Excerpt: After the world ended, Jimmy set up a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/08/16/drabblecast-directors-cut-special-jimmys-roadside-cafe-2/">Drabblecast Director’s Cut Special: Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Aug 16, 2018
Drabblecast Presents: The Top 10 Post Apocalypse Short Films
22:20
<p>Relaunching and Prelaunching continues: Norm shares and reviews his top 10 best (and free online!) post apocalypse short films in this special video podcast. #10– “Sepsis” written and directed by Artur Llobell #9– “Senior” directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore, music by Royskopp #8– “Cargo” written and directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/08/12/top-10-post-apocalypse-short-films/">Drabblecast Presents: The Top 10 Post Apocalypse Short Films</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Aug 12, 2018
Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog
56:07
<p>The Relaunch Prelaunch continues with another listener-requested Director’s Cut: Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog. When this story originally aired in 2013 it was an immediate hit with the Drabblecast Community, winning Best Story in the People’s Choice Awards of that year. It seems the potentially energizing power of hate is still a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/08/07/drabblecast-directors-cut-special-flying-on-my-hatred-of-my-neighbors-dog/">Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Aug 07, 2018
Drabblecast Presents: Inside Drabblecast Audio
1:36:42
<p>This episode takes you inside Drabblecast audio production. Ever wonder how we produce an episode of the Drabblecast? Wonder no more! We dig into all the technical aspects like voice acting, sound editing and mixing, foley effects, music and more. Preproduction? Reading? Acting? Yeah, it’s all here folks, all the blood sweat and tears that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/07/30/inside-drabblecast-audio-2/">Drabblecast Presents: Inside Drabblecast Audio</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 30, 2018
Drabblecast Presents: Bases Covered
7:58
<p>In this week’s Relaunch Prelaunch a chunk of classic Drabblecast musical joy: Bases Covered – “For His—or Her—or Its—or Their Glory” This (fake) album unites all faiths (fake or not) into one perfectly fine and marketable sales campaign! Maybe we’re all just part of some weird baby mouse dream, or maybe Zeus is going to turn […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/07/24/drabblecast-presents-bases-covered/">Drabblecast Presents: Bases Covered</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 24, 2018
The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part II)
1:08:29
<p>And now we present the thrilling conclusion, Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part II). The Drabblecast had several editorial shifts over the years. We made friends. We won awards. And we were off to the races. What kind of races? I like to think they were wiener dog races (yes, that’s a thing). Tiny, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/07/17/the-drabblecast-10-years-of-strange-stories-part-ii/">The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part II)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 18, 2018
The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part 1)
59:48
<p>In honor of the eleventh tenth year of the podcast, we thought we’d take you back in time through 10 years of strange stories for strange listeners. That’s right we’re going back to our oh-so-humble beginnings. And they’re pretty humble. And humiliating. Ain’t that show business, folks? Origin story! Yeah that’s the phrase. Every culture’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/07/14/the-drabblecast-10-years-of-strange-stories-part-1/">The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part 1)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 14, 2018
Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Morris and the Machine
1:07:24
<p>The Relaunch Prelaunch marches forward as we present the listener-requested Director’s Cut: Morris and the Machine. This fan-favorite story originally aired in 2010. It is a haunting tale about relationships, time travel, and the poisonous nature of nostalgia. Author Tim Pratt lives in Berkely, CA and has been featured on the Drabblecast many times. He […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/07/07/drabblecast-directors-cut-special-morris-and-the-machine-2/">Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Morris and the Machine</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 07, 2018
Drabblecast Compilation: Holiday Specials
1:09:10
<p>A compilation of our holiday highlights, including songs, skits and intros from 10 years of Drabblecast Holiday Specials, including: ~ “How the Government Saved Christmas” ~ Conclusion of the Mongolian Deathworm Saga ~ Cryptkeeper Norm segments ~ “Here Comes Phantom Claus” ~ “Twas the Night” ~ “The Thirteen” (Yule Lads)  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/07/02/drabblecast-compilation-holiday-specials/">Drabblecast Compilation: Holiday Specials</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 03, 2018
Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely
1:07:43
<p>As a part of the Relaunch Prelaunch we revisit a listener favorite with special insight from the author, David D. Levine. Enjoy the Director’s Cut: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely. Our feature originally aired in Episode # 113 way back in 2009. It is a unique tale set inside a televised cartoon world. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/07/01/drabblecast-directors-cut-special-charlie-the-purple-giraffe-was-acting-strangely-2/">Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 02, 2018
Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties
1:01:20
<p>As a part of the Relaunch Prelaunch we revisit a listener favorite for the Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties. This story was written by S. Boyd Taylor and was originally aired in 2010. It’s a heart-breaking horror story about little girls, stuffed animals, and hunger. Excerpt: Shadows move on the mantelpiece and the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/06/26/relaunch-prelaunch-drabblecast-directors-cut-special-teddy-bears-and-tea-parties/">Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jun 26, 2018
The Relaunch Prelaunch
6:13
<p>“That is Not Dead, Which Can Eternal Lie.” The Drabblecast is back in business, with ambitious plans that you won’t want to miss hearing about in this Relaunch Prelaunch metacast.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/06/22/the-relaunch-prelaunch-2/">The Relaunch Prelaunch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jun 22, 2018
6:13
<p>Hey there Friends, and welcome back to the Drabblecast! The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that brings strange stories, by strange authors, to strange listeners… such as yourself. Hear the ‘cast – Subscribe Via iTunes   §    MP3 Feed   §    m4a Feed A full fledged relaunch is coming this Fall. High-quality stories, high-quality storytelling, high-quality production, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2018/06/20/the-relaunch-prelaunch/"></a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jun 21, 2018
Drabblecast 386 – Garen and The Hound
26:04
<p>The veils of madness parted, and Garen the Undreaming found himself once again lucid. His body ached from ears to toes. He jogged, the sun on his left shoulder, and a bitter wind blew at his back that his heavy coats of fur could not fully abate. Where was he? How did he get here? […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2017/01/02/drabblecast-386-garen-hound/">Drabblecast 386 – Garen and The Hound</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jan 02, 2017
Drabblecast 385 – The Innsmouth of the South
45:21
<p>At R’lyeh Funland, you never entered the tower unless summoned. That’s because our boss, Mr. Whatley (no relation to those Whatleys–you know the ones), only called people up for one of three things: to chew you out, scapegoat you, or fire you. So when he called for La’vonne over the loudspeakers, I knew nothing good […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/12/11/drabblecast-385-innsmouth-south/">Drabblecast 385 – The Innsmouth of the South</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Dec 11, 2016
Drabblecast 384 – The Cats of Ulthar
15:55
<p>It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire. For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. He is the soul of antique […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/12/05/drabblecast-384-cats-ulthar/">Drabblecast 384 – The Cats of Ulthar</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Dec 05, 2016
Drabblecast 383 – SUN MOON CAT MAN
18:34
<p>“What have we got, Sergeant Kelley?” I ask, tired and bored from a long day of doing very little. I was just about to go home to my empty flat. These days it’s not so different from the police station. On my speaker-phone Kelley’s voice says, “Patrol has a perp for you to interview. He’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/09/05/drabblecast-383-sun-moon-cat-man/">Drabblecast 383 – SUN MOON CAT MAN</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Sep 05, 2016
Drabblecast 382 – Down the Well
35:17
<p>“I enjoy watching children,” she said. “It comforts me to remember that I too was a child once, and one day they too will be old.” Her shiny olive skin was firm, but even the best youth-treatments couldn’t hide the purple veins that snaked around her arms like cables. She appeared to be in well-preserved […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/08/20/drabblecast-382-well/">Drabblecast 382 – Down the Well</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Aug 20, 2016
Drabblecast 381 – Unathi Battles the Black Hairballs
39:12
<p>Unathi was singing karaoke when the creature attacked Tokyo. Or rather, she was about to sing karaoke. Was, in fact, about to be the very first person in Shibuya’s Big Echo to break in the newly uploaded Britney hip-hop remix of the Spice Girls’ ‘Tell Me What You Want (What You Really Really Want)’. Unathi […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/05/08/drabblecast-381-unathi-battles-black-hairballs/">Drabblecast 381 – Unathi Battles the Black Hairballs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
May 08, 2016
Drabblecast 380 – The Four Generations of Chang E
23:11
<p>In the final days of Earth as we knew it, Chang E won the moon lottery. For Earthlings who were neither rich nor well-connected, the lottery was the only way to get on the Lunar Habitation Programme. (This was the Earthlings’ name for it. The moon people said: “those fucking immigrants”.) The Four Generations of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/04/21/drabblecast-380-four-generations-chang-e/">Drabblecast 380 – The Four Generations of Chang E</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Apr 21, 2016
Drabblecast 379 – Water Spots
16:32
<p>“They found your brother…” Her mother leaves the sentence unfinished, and she wants to tell her not to go on. He can be anywhere, in the water, in the fire, and in the end there’s little difference between burnt bones and waterlogged bones. “Did you hear me? I said they found your brother.” “Mhm.” So […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/04/04/drabblecast-379-water-spots/">Drabblecast 379 – Water Spots</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Apr 04, 2016
Drabblecast 378 – Giraffe Cyborg Cleans House!
20:11
<p>A plate, a plate, another plate burst upon the kitchen tile. This one broke into three large pieces and assorted ceramic crumbs. Giraffe closed her long-lashed eyes and prayed to her many makers. Why in the world would the people make one hard thing that was so likely to smash into a second hard thing? […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/03/02/drabblecast-378-cyborg-giraffe-cleans-house/">Drabblecast 378 – Giraffe Cyborg Cleans House!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Mar 02, 2016
Drabblecast 377 – Here There Be Monsters?
19:16
<p>The canary yellow shirt read “Camp Fit,” but it didn’t quite fit the bulbous, pre-adolescent boy cringing in the cabin’s corner. Rows of bunks lined both sides of the room. Standing over the boy, Worgly raised his shaggy brown arms and roared with his terrible roar. “You’re going to eat me!” And the monster gnashed […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/02/17/drabblecast-377-monsters/">Drabblecast 377 – Here There Be Monsters?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Feb 17, 2016
Drabblecast 376 – A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters (A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual)
40:22
<p>I was born again on New Year’s Eve, full of broken promises, and slick and sticky with two kinds of blood. One of them was a ghost’s. That didn’t surprise me, though. I’ve seen my share of ghost blood. I’d spent most of my life working with spirits and principalities — tracking ghosts, and making […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/01/18/drabblecast-376-last-kiss-lazarus-winters-saint-darwins-spiritual/">Drabblecast 376 – A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters (A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jan 18, 2016
Drabblecast 375 – Ghost in the Coffee Machine
34:08
<p>When it comes to ghosts, my grandmother has one solution: brew a pot of coffee. Like today, in Sadie Lancaster’s kitchen. Sadie clutches her hands beneath her chin and stares at our percolator, her eyes huge. The thing gurgles and hisses as if it resents being pressed into service. My own reflection in its side […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2016/01/01/drabblecast-375-ghost-coffee-machine/">Drabblecast 375 – Ghost in the Coffee Machine</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jan 02, 2016
Drabblecast 374 – Jump I’ll Catch You
19:56
<p>Anton drew his legs up underneath him. The car seat was huge and puffy, and the leather made a breathy creak when he moved. It sounded like it was sighing. ‘How much longer?’ he said. For a while, nobody answered. He thought maybe they hadn’t heard him, but then his mother said, ‘We’ll be there […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/12/18/drabblecast-374-jump-ill-catch/">Drabblecast 374 – Jump I’ll Catch You</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Dec 18, 2015
Drabblecast 373 – Trifecta: Things We Made
24:54
<p>Sato lay on the cement floor of the workshop in a pool of his own blood and tried desperately to get Kuro-4’s legs working again. The robot, in turn, tried to deal with the gaping wounds in Sato’s smashed leg and pelvis. Useful Objects by Erica L. Satifka   After he passes the age of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/11/30/drabblecast-373-trifecta-things-made/">Drabblecast 373 – Trifecta: Things We Made</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Nov 30, 2015
Drabblecast 372 – Delicate Parts
19:42
<p>Earnest was in kindergarten when Jackie the Janitor got fired for “choking the chicken” in the girls’ bathroom. That phrase, along with his best friend Bradley Watson’s accompanying hand gestures, stuck in Earnest’s head so hard that whenever he looked at the thing between his legs, all he could see was a bald, pointed bird […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/11/27/drabblecast-372-delicate-parts/">Drabblecast 372 – Delicate Parts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2015
Drabblecast 371 – Old Dead Futures
26:02
<p>There are two things I love, and one is the tiny grey owl outside my window. He is not afraid of me. He hoots and hops to my windowsill so I can stroke his downy head and feed him worms I’ve saved in my pocket. It is hard to get the worms from my pocket, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/11/16/drabblecast-371-old-dead-futures/">Drabblecast 371 – Old Dead Futures</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Nov 16, 2015
Drabblecast 370 – The Little Mermaid of Innsmouth
39:54
<p>Tomiko knelt at the table, across from her father, carefully holding her back rigid and straight as they ate their breakfast. She hoped the formal posture would make him take her arguments seriously, but he barely looked at her as he ate mix of rice and nattō, fermented soybeans that gave off a pungent smell […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/09/13/drabblecast-370-the-little-mermaid-of-innsmouth/">Drabblecast 370 – The Little Mermaid of Innsmouth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Sep 13, 2015
Drabblecast 369 – In The Walls
22:32
<p>The deadliest things in war are not bullets and guns, but hunger and desperation. I’m hungry. Penny gets the bed tonight, I’m on watch, Erik is out looting for food and supplies. If he were white, he tells us seriously, the press would say he was scavenging. But for him, it’s looting. Not that there’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/09/06/drabblecast-369-in-the-walls/">Drabblecast 369 – In The Walls</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Sep 06, 2015
Drabblecast 368 – Restless in R’lyeh
24:47
<p>Dear Doctor Saperstein, I’m a 44-year-old librarian from Kansas and a loyal reader of askdoctorsaperstein.com. Last night, after a relaxing day spent gardening, binge-watching “America’s Got Talent,” and organizing my snowglobe collection, I had a nightmare. A hideous octopus-headed monster performed a ukulele solo on “America’s Got Talent,” then killed and ate Howard Stern. Afterwards, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/08/30/drabblecast-368-restless-in-rlyeh/">Drabblecast 368 – Restless in R’lyeh</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Aug 30, 2015
Drabblecast 367 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 2
1:16:38
<p>Then, apparently crossing my incoherent note and reaching me Saturday afternoon, September 8th, came that curiously different and calming letter neatly typed on a new machine; that strange letter of reassurance and invitation which must have marked so prodigious a transition in the whole nightmare drama of the lonely hills. Again I will quote from […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/08/20/drabblecast-367-the-whisperer-in-darkness-pt-2/">Drabblecast 367 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Aug 20, 2015
Drabblecast 366 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 1
1:31:02
<p>Bear in mind closely that I did not see any actual visual horror at the end. To say that a mental shock was the cause of what I inferred – that last straw which sent me racing out of the lonely Akeley farmhouse and through the wild domed hills of Vermont in a commandeered motor […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/08/09/drabblecast-366-the-whisperer-in-darkness-pt-1/">Drabblecast 366 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Aug 09, 2015
Drabblecast 365 – This Secular Technology
36:01
<p>Leah woke up, said the blessing upon waking, then turned on her overlay with a mental command. She hissed with displeasure — it was a _gevurah_ day, again. She was supposed to contemplate restriction, discipline, withdrawal. She was beginning to wonder if her teachers were doing this on purpose; the assignments were said to be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/07/12/drabblecast-365-this-secular-technology/">Drabblecast 365 – This Secular Technology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 13, 2015
Drabblecast 364 – All of Our Past Places
25:26
<p>Aoife always told me that you could go anywhere, as long as you had the right map. So when it happened, my first thought, when I let myself into her apartment after not hearing from her for three days, was this weird feeling of pride. She’d done it. She was gone.     All of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/07/05/drabblecast-364-all-of-our-past-places/">Drabblecast 364 – All of Our Past Places</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 06, 2015
Drabblecast 363 – The Totals
29:05
<p>Clutch has killed somebody recently. This goes without saying. For as long as Clutch can remember, he has always killed somebody “recently.” If not within the last few hours, then certainly within the last few days. He may have gone as long as a couple of weeks without, from time to time, when circumstances conspired […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/07/04/drabblecast-363-the-totals/">Drabblecast 363 – The Totals</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jul 04, 2015
Drabblecast 362 – Starter House
38:24
<p>Dale looked up through the ribbed Lucite dome of Asteroid Cintas II, his eyes lit from within by thoughts of a bright future. “I never thought,” he said, “I’d own a purebred house.” Pam locked her eyes on his. “I knew you would. I knew we would. This makes it all worth it.” They kissed. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/06/14/drabblecast-362-starter-house/">Drabblecast 362 – Starter House</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jun 15, 2015
Drabblecast 361 – Time to Say Goodnight
28:38
<p>“Then Duck left Mr. Tomkin’s farm and went to swim in Glacier Lake, just like he’d always wanted.” Mommy looked up from the last page, but Clara wasn’t sleeping. “And then what did Duck do?” Clara asked. “That’s all there is.” “Duck died?” Mommy had explained about dying on the way home from visiting Grandpa. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/06/10/drabblecast-361-time-to-say-goodnight/">Drabblecast 361 – Time to Say Goodnight</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jun 10, 2015
Drabblecast 360 – Trifecta: Locked Boxes
35:15
<p>I didn’t kill God; we should clear that up right away. I just captured him and put him in a little box. It sounds harder than it actually was. Hannah helped me make it. Her dark, sad eyes so serious and focused behind the wire-rimmed glasses she always wore, her slender fingers tracing the passages […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/05/31/drabblecast-360-trifecta-locked-boxes/">Drabblecast 360 – Trifecta: Locked Boxes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Jun 01, 2015
Drabblecast 359 – Trifecta: Unnatural Growth
32:53
<p>My twin brother had been a dry-eyed baby, and he grew into a dry-eyed boy. “Yaakov, why don’t you ever cry?” I asked him the day we buried my uncle’s family. He shrugged. “Maybe you carry all the tears for both of us, Anna.” I thought he might be right. In the past month I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/05/09/drabblecast-359-trifecta-unnatural-growth/">Drabblecast 359 – Trifecta: Unnatural Growth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
May 09, 2015
Drabblecast 358 – DoubleHeader: Rachael K. Jones
23:44
<p>10. _Influenza siderius_ begins as a general malaise. That is always the first symptom. Perhaps you wish to doze on the sofa, but your husband suggests a little fresh air instead. You do feel better after the walk, but by the next morning the listlessness has returned tenfold. Your husband complains when you order takeout […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/05/03/drabblecast-358-doubleheader-rachael-k-jones/">Drabblecast 358 – DoubleHeader: Rachael K. Jones</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
May 04, 2015
Drabblecast 357 – Trifecta: Embarrassing Personal Problems
31:29
<p>It looks like a quantity of strawberry jam squeezed into a cheap polythene shower cap. Even down to the darkened pips and the intimation someone’s attempted to pick it up and squished it in the middle. Clint adjusts the telescopic sight and tilts his head, upping the magnification, but knocking the thermal readout to the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/05/03/drabblecast-357-trifecta-embarrassing-personal-problems/">Drabblecast 357 – Trifecta: Embarrassing Personal Problems</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
May 03, 2015
Drabblecast 356 – An Exodus of Wings
23:24
<p>Before Heidi came along, Michael did everything he could to keep the damn faeries out of his apartment. Every night he washed and dried his dishes, never left one dripping in the drying rack. Always fished the food particles from the drain, took the trash out, sealed his cereal in glass jars.       […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/04/17/drabblecast-356-an-exodus-of-wings/">Drabblecast 356 – An Exodus of Wings</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2015
Drabblecast 355 – Kiriki Grocery
35:41
<p>The last day of orientation at New Plymouth University, Work Placement called students up in pairs. Rhonda Morillo took the chair next to a big-boned blond girl–Deirdre, pretty sure–as their peer advisor announced their “exciting cultural opportunity”: stocking shelves at Kiriki Grocery.         Kiriki Grocery by Tory Hoke   The last day […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/04/07/drabblecast-355-kiriki-grocery/">Drabblecast 355 – Kiriki Grocery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Apr 07, 2015
Drabblecast 354 – DoubleHeader XVIII: Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
16:48
<p>Alone — but not lonely. Three days, we’ve been on this planet. Over a year, Earth-time. But we don’t talk about Earth-time anymore. It weakens morale, says Sir Overgeneral Halfish. My morale went out the window when I found out that I was sentenced to be transported off planet.           Alienated […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/03/25/drabblecast-354-sylvia-spruck-wrigley/">Drabblecast 354 – DoubleHeader XVIII: Sylvia Spruck Wrigley</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Mar 25, 2015
Drabblecast 353 – Primrose or Return to Il’maril
39:05
<p>“I will not leave this cavern,” the voice said as soon as I stepped into the cave mouth. A baritone decaying into vibrato, an old man’s voice, full of dignity and pride. I tried to pinpoint its source, but the air was thick with fog. The haze seemed to originate from inside the chamber, where […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/03/21/drabblecast-353-primrose-or-return-to-ilmaril/">Drabblecast 353 – Primrose or Return to Il’maril</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Mar 21, 2015
Drabblecast 352 – Snow Day
18:16
<p>The shovel bit through the foamy snow on the top stair of my front porch, then stopped with a clang. I scraped away the snow to see what was beneath. Ice. Serve me right for not shoveling after the snow had fallen last night. It had thawed, then the temperature had dropped into the deep […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/03/18/drabblecast-352-snow-day/">Drabblecast 352 – Snow Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Mar 18, 2015
Drabblecast 351 – DoubleHeader XVII: Camille Griep
19:22
<p>The fiery orange sun hung high over the Bangkok skyline to the south. Professor Tina Montri rearranged her skirt and adjusted the alligator skin briefcase on her lap which held the presentation and research notes from her talk at the university. A breeze stirred on the back of her neck, warm and relaxing. She could […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/03/08/drabblecast-351-doubleheader-xvii-camille-griep/">Drabblecast 351 – DoubleHeader XVII: Camille Griep</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Mar 08, 2015
Drabblecast 350 – Trifecta XXX: Something Fishy
25:27
<p>Izam’s fingers moved on their own. They found his sunken chest. And counted his ribs. His father would have slapped his hand away. A stupid habit of a stupid boy. A stupid starving boy who counted his ribs when he was hungry even though it only made him hungrier. Izam knew it was stupid but […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org/2015/02/18/drabblecast-350-something-fishy-trifecta/">Drabblecast 350 – Trifecta XXX: Something Fishy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drabblecast.org">The Drabblecast</a>.</p>
Feb 18, 2015