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Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned 'voice' that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and 'other.' Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm's own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.

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English


Episodes

Drabblecast 386 – Garen and The Hound

1/2/2017
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 386 – Garen and The Hound appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration: 00:26:04


Drabblecast 385 – The Innsmouth of the South

12/11/2016
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 385 – The Innsmouth of the South appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration: 00:45:21


Drabblecast 384 – The Cats of Ulthar

12/5/2016
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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, … read more The post Drabblecast 384 – The Cats of Ulthar appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration: 00:15:55


Drabblecast 383 – SUN MOON CAT MAN

9/5/2016
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“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. … read more The post Drabblecast 383 – SUN MOON CAT MAN appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 382 – Down the Well

8/20/2016
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“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 … read more The post Drabblecast 382 – Down the Well appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 380 – The Four Generations of Chang E

4/21/2016
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 380 – The Four Generations of Chang E appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 379 – Water Spots

4/4/2016
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“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 … read more The post Drabblecast 379 – Water Spots appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 378 – Cyborg Giraffe Cleans House

3/2/2016
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 378 – Cyborg Giraffe Cleans House appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 377 – Here There Be Monsters?

2/17/2016
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 377 – Here There Be Monsters? appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 376 – A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters (A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual)

1/18/2016
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 376 – A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters (A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual) appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 375 – Ghost in the Coffee Machine

1/1/2016
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 375 – Ghost in the Coffee Machine appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 374 – Jump I’ll Catch You

12/18/2015
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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. … read more The post Drabblecast 374 – Jump I’ll Catch You appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 373 – Trifecta: Things We Made

11/30/2015
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 373 – Trifecta: Things We Made appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 372 – Delicate Parts

11/27/2015
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 372 – Delicate Parts appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 371 – Old Dead Futures

11/16/2015
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 371 – Old Dead Futures appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 370 – The Little Mermaid of Innsmouth

9/13/2015
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 370 – The Little Mermaid of Innsmouth appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 369 – In The Walls

9/6/2015
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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, … read more The post Drabblecast 369 – In The Walls appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 368 – Restless in R’lyeh

8/30/2015
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 368 – Restless in R’lyeh appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 367 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 2

8/20/2015
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 367 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 2 appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 366 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 1

8/9/2015
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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 … read more The post Drabblecast 366 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 1 appeared first on The Drabblecast.
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