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Read Me A Nightmare

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"Read Me A Nightmare" brings strange short stories to life. A fan of Twilight Zone? Tales from the Crypt? Mixing genres, these tales come from the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. A writer yourself? Stay tuned after the readings for interviews with editors, publishers, voice actors and other interesting folks in the industry. Visit www.fawns.ca to learn more. Please --if you enjoy the episode, leave a review!

"Read Me A Nightmare" brings strange short stories to life. A fan of Twilight Zone? Tales from the Crypt? Mixing genres, these tales come from the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. A writer yourself? Stay tuned after the readings for interviews with editors, publishers, voice actors and other interesting folks in the industry. Visit www.fawns.ca to learn more. Please --if you enjoy the episode, leave a review!

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Canada

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"Read Me A Nightmare" brings strange short stories to life. A fan of Twilight Zone? Tales from the Crypt? Mixing genres, these tales come from the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. A writer yourself? Stay tuned after the readings for interviews with editors, publishers, voice actors and other interesting folks in the industry. Visit www.fawns.ca to learn more. Please --if you enjoy the episode, leave a review!

Language:

English


Episodes

The Trouble at Surfside Beach & Interview with Kelly Pidgeon

6/9/2022
Sharks aren't the most dangerous thing at this Texan beach... "The Trouble At Surfside Beach" was written by Angelique Fawns and can be read free at Pif Magazine, first published in December 2021. PIF MAGAZINE WARNING: This flash fiction deals with the death penalty and may be triggering. Kelly Pidgeon is our guest reader and interview. ** The Interview starts nine minutes in if you want to jump right there and skip the story. He is a professional voice actor, musician, and the voice on...

Duration:00:18:59

The New Mutants & Interview with Kristi Stewart

4/28/2022
It's a post-apocalyptic world where only teenagers have survived. This future world is ruled by battling bands... "The New Mutants" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses by Third Flatiron Publishing. This story was a Tangent On-Line Recommended Read for 2020. Kristi Stewart is back by popular demand, and not only reads us this short adventure piece, but sticks around to talk to us about the future of the voice industry. We also...

Duration:00:30:48

The Last Ride & Interview with Caterina Papadopoulos

4/11/2022
Sabrina climbs aboard an ancient Ferris wheel. She may have a disability, but that won't slow down the ride of her life. "The Last Ride" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology The Corona Book of Ghost Stories. Caterina Papadopoulos is our voice actress and she brings her years of radio and broadcast experience to Read Me A Nightmare. You can find her magazine-style show on CHTO Radio in Toronto. Stay tuned after the reading for a chat with Cat about her...

Duration:00:25:32

The Writing Retreat & Interview with Karen Shute

3/11/2022
A group of writers join a retreat on a remote island... But the Zombie Apocalypse has arrived! Who will survive? "The Writing Retreat" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Strangely Funny VII by Mystery & Horror L.L.C Back by popular demand, Karen Shute brings her zombie expertise to this comedy horror short. Karen Shute is an editor, producer, voice actor, and all-round horror fan. Stay tuned after the reading for a chat about the best zombie movies -like...

Duration:00:31:11

Clotilde & Interview pt. 2 with Eda Obey

2/5/2022
WARNING! This episode goes some very dark places. This episode features a story written by Eda Obey and read by her alter ego Martinne Corbeau. Eda Obey is the human host for the Last Girl’s Club ghost host Martinne. From Eda, "Martinne shares stories of her previous lives throughout history and the liminal spaces through Eda. It’s more symbiotic than parasitic, but like most relationships it can go either way.” In this tasty little story, Martinne is inspired by the true story of...

Duration:00:23:10

The Rougarou

1/29/2022
In a small northern town, something is in the woods... Can a newly married couple survive when a dark Cajun legend comes to life? An Arkadian Adventure... The Rougarou was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology The Monsters We Forgot vol 3 by Soteira Press. Back by popular demand, Kristi Steward voices The Rougarou. Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped...

Duration:00:20:51

The Metamorphosis

1/22/2022
Seth's life is about to change forever. Arkadia will never be the same when polluted waters unleash a blood thirsty terror. "The Metamorphosis" was written by Angelique Fawns and originally published in the anthology "Night Terrors" vol. 9 by Scare Street. Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional. He is a promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production editor and aspiring voice character actor.

Duration:00:22:15

Wyatt & The Whog PLUS a chat with Rachel Luttrell

12/15/2021
Wyatt is having the baddest of all bad days... And when he gets sucked into a magical world, it's about to become wildly worse. Read by Rachel Luttrell This story is rated "PG" Wyatt & the Whog was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the Mannison Press anthology, "Little Boy Lost". Rachel Luttrell is an actor and singer, and my lifelong best friend. She was born in Tanzania but moved to Toronto at the age of five. She's accomplished many wonderful things in her life,...

Duration:00:37:59

Death Metal Fan & Interview with Jim Phoenix

11/22/2021
Mia is dating a married man, alone on Canada Day, and doing her best to cool down in the sweltering heat. Who knew her bedroom fan was possessed?! WARNING: This story includes sex with a nerd, murder, and death metal music. (Rated R) "Death Metal Fan" first appeared on-line April 21, 2019 on the Hauntedmtl.com website, and was republished in The Story Behind The Stories, 12 Dark Tales and Their Publishers. This episode features an interview with Jim Phoenix, creator of...

Duration:00:57:08

A Deadful Friday the 13th & Interview with Jon Grilz

10/29/2021
Pick out your favorite Halloween costume, and clear your brain of evil thoughts, its time for a.... !!!PODCAST TAKEOVER!!! Creepy Pod takes over Read Me A Nightmare with their production of "A Deadful Friday the 13th". Originally aired as the bonus story on DAY 18 of Creepy Pod's 31 DAYS OF HORROR 2021 and narrated by Rissa M. Followed by an interview with Jon Grilz, creator and narrator of Creepy Pod. Learn how Grilz grew his horror and creepy pasta podcast to over a million downloads...

Duration:00:42:06

The True Nature of Swimming Holes & Interview with Ronald Linson

10/19/2021
It's a hot day, and that swimming hole sure looks enticing.... Grab your swimming trunks and get ready for an adventure. The True Nature of Swimming Holes is written by Ronald Linson, and was first published in the Mannison Press anthology Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted in 2019. Based out of New York City, Morgan Schafer (pen name Ronald Linson) began working as an editor offering freelance services as a copyeditor and proofreader. Today, he is co-founder and...

Duration:00:31:33

Lucy & The Cosmic Comet Ride & Interview with Eda Obey

10/6/2021
Lucy is standing on the edge of bridge. Will she jump? A tale of possibilities, cults, and curiosities. Inspired by the Heaven's Gate story. Lucy & the Cosmic Comet Ride was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the Fall issue of The Last Girl’s Club, The Gay 90’s. Our voice actress is Karen Shute, a Toronto based digital video editor and an aspiring voice actor who loves cats, horror movies, and all things spooky. She is also the co-host of the Big Brother Canada Debrief for...

Duration:00:51:21

Socially Distanced Drinking

9/3/2021
In a futuristic dystopian world with almost no freedom... Frank & Carol are making a stand. Grab a drink, pull up a bar stool, and prepare to be seduced. Socially Distanced Drinking was written by Angelique Fawns and originally published in Socially Distant: The Quarantales by Impulsive Walrus Press. Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional. A promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production...

Duration:00:14:36

Three Calendars & Interview with EQMM's Janet Hutchings

8/19/2021
Betty is determined to find her sister, Elvie. Nasty biker gangs, a drunk husband, her own unreliable memory... NOTHING is going to stop her. "Three Calendars" was first published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in the Department of First Stories. This episode features an interview with the editor of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Janet Hutchings. (23 minutes in.) Learn why Janet buys some stories and not others, how the world's leading mystery magazine has evolved, and the best way to...

Duration:00:41:13

Inked & Interview with Kristi Stewart

7/28/2021
Lily, a tattoo artist, has a crush on the HOTTEST biker. Snake just isn't that into her. That is, until she needles him with some very special ink... Hold on to your Harley Davidson, INKED brings SONS OF ANARCHY fantasies to life, with a twist or two... Voiced by Kristi Stewart, the voice actor that brought you THE GOLDEN FALCON in episode 6, hang in for an interview after the reading with Kristi Stewart. Learn about her career through the NBC Newsroom in Oklahoma, hanging out with...

Duration:00:40:55

Farmyard Follies

7/17/2021
These chickens will do ANYTHING to avoid the soup pot. Farmyard Follies is good for the whole family and follows the story of four chickens brought together on a free range egg farm. Magic is in the dust... Read by Brooke St. Onge, couldn't you use a giggle today? Brooke is an auctioneer, actress, and the announcer at Western Speed Shows. Join her as she brings four talented chicken characters to life. To learn more please visit the show notes at www.fawns.ca/works/podcast.

Duration:00:13:02

The Golden Falcon & Interview with Jonathan Lambert

7/2/2021
Temptin' Tammy and Earl are in love and they've finally found the trailer of their dreams. But what happens when that double-wide becomes a double-sized NIGHTMARE? WARNING: This story contains a mullet, shag carpeting, and some scenes where hot hillbillies remove their clothes. (think PG-13) "The Golden Falcon" first appeared in the anthology Coffin Blossoms by Jolly Horror Press, and was republished in The Publishers Behind the Pages: 10 Speculative Short Stories. As a bonus, this...

Duration:00:47:49

Invasive Species & Interview with Scot Noel

6/15/2021
Cass isn't your average country girl. She's going to be a film producer. But when her father's murdered, the rain won't stop, and strange bugs appear everywhere, she'll be lucky to even stay alive... As a bonus, this episode includes an interview with Scot Noel, Editor in chief of DreamForge Anvil (where Invasive Species was first published). Scot talks about what differentiations a story he buys, how writers can improve their chances of acceptance, and his personal career...

Duration:00:57:53

Personal Demons

6/4/2021
Not only is Sam a non-binary high school student, but her best friend is a succubus. What happens when dark secrets come between friends? "Personal Demons" is a short horror story originally published in Strange Girls Women in Horror Anthology and reprinted in The Story Behind the Stories: 12 Dark Tales and their Publishers. Written by Angelique Fawns and read for you by Lauren Silver. The show notes are available at https://www.fawns.ca/works/podcast/

Duration:00:25:37

A Melody for Measure

5/27/2021
Sometimes, REVENGE is best served musically. Welcome to episode #3 of Read Me a Nightmare. Natalie Brown, up and coming voice actor and author of horror, brings her special touch to this short radio drama about a new friend with some dark secrets... A Melody for Measure was originally published in The Publishers Behind The Pages: 10 Speculative Short Stories by Angelique Fawns. music by Pixabay sound efx by soundbible.com & zapsplat .com show notes can be found...

Duration:00:11:43