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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.

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.
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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.

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HLC - May 2019

5/18/2019
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Welcome to the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! This is new a monthly bonus episode series where host Tyler Bell goes into detail about the month's random horror and literature recommendations. It's not required listening to understand the podcast, just a little bonus we're throwing in to thank you for all your support! Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) ! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook...

Duration:00:48:07

8: Tota Americana (Part Three)

5/3/2019
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In this continuation of the four-part series Tota Americana, Alex continues traveling through the wide open spaces of the American Great Plains, coming across an odd, lonely girl sitting by herself on a train platform. She asks for little more than some company, but things aren't always what they seem out there on the road. Let us remind you that today’s story is the third part of a four-part series. Our suggestion is that you return here after enjoying part one, but no worries if you’d like...

Duration:00:56:01

7: Tota Americana (Part Two)

4/5/2019
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It’s on the Great Plains where we resume our story, the tale of a young person named Alex who is traveling across this country to the resting place of a barely known father. The hope is to find some deeper understanding of self through this visitation, but the paths ahead are riddled with pitfalls and parties of a dubious nature. Marks have been set into flesh that leave the scent of blood to linger on the wind, drawing forth a greater evil from the depths of the American Heartlands. A thing...

Duration:00:45:43

6: 306 - Tota Americana (Part One)

3/1/2019
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The greatest lie we tell ourselves is often the most cruel. That we, standing amongst so many others just like ourselves, live lives without reason or purpose. That we are insignificant, useless, or even disposable. It’s a lie that seems to come down out of the sky, like acid rain, etching itself into anyone unlucky enough to be caught out in the storm, and disintegrating those of us who can make their home nowhere but the gutters. In this, the first part of a four part series, we join a...

Duration:00:54:31

Introducing Over My Dead Body

2/12/2019
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What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead? Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or www.wondery.fm/omdb

Duration:00:06:17

5: 305 - The Gates of Heaven

2/1/2019
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Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever, even in his worst nightmares, thought could come to pass. And we’ll see if those golden tethers of loyalty, so valuable and yet so easily broken, will bend him to the task at hand. Support us on...

Duration:01:07:23

Introducing Feminist Folklore!

1/25/2019
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Hey everybody, this isn't a regular episode, but rather an advertisement for a podcast I think you might enjoy! Feminist Folklore is a weekly storytelling and discussion podcast from Skylark Media. Each week, hosts Carlea and Rachael share a fairy tale, myth, or legend from around the world, and discuss it from a feminist perspective. Does Snow White pass the Bechdel test? How different would Sleeping Beauty really be if you replaced the heroine with a sexy lamp? Whether you love Disney...

Duration:00:03:30

Monstruo!!

1/9/2019
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Here it is everybody, Monstruo! Available now wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more at MonstruoPodcast.com.

Duration:00:08:56

4: 304 - Ghost Story (Part Two)

1/4/2019
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Sometimes I think of people as bells ringing on a foggy night. They are all different and distant, ringing to their own timbre. Some are golden and light, others are solemn iron things whose peeling thrum falls slow and cold over the land. It’s not easy to traverse the fog on the way to them, holding an ear up the cold night and still trying to keep your eye on the uneven ground before you. For some people, the stress of those first meetings, of finding the voice behind the bell in the fog,...

Duration:00:49:44

3: 303 - Ghost Story (Part One)

12/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:40:59

2: 302 - From Barstow Back Home

11/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:44:45

Preview of New Secret Project!!

10/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:26

1: 301 - Quarterly Review

10/5/2018
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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.

Duration:01:21:12

11: Summer Minisode (211) - Lagunitas, 4 a.m.

8/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:27

10: 210 - Bands of Gold and Iron

7/6/2018
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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.

Duration:01:04:43

9: 209 - Last Chance Gas

6/1/2018
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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.

Duration:01:02:35

8: 208 - The Gap on Gable Street

5/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:46:49

7: 207 - The Seventh

4/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:53:16

6: 206 - Child of Sparrows

3/2/2018
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Sometimes the only thing you can do is run.

Duration:00:40:22

5: 205 - The Green Man

2/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:33:26