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Overcast 69: The Filial Daughter by David Wright

11/20/2017
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The Filial Daughter by David Wright. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by David Wright. #SciFi #podcast #education #evolution #fiction #audiofiction "Nathan and Margaret Bernhart had wanted the best for their daughter, and so, like all other well meaning, socially conscientious parents, they had logged their daughter on to Public School at the ripe old age of six months..." David Wright is a writer and teacher living on Canada's majestic west coast. When he's not...

Duration: 00:27:54


Overcast 68: The Great Should Have Been by Frank Oreto

11/7/2017
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The Great Should Have Been by Frank Oreto. Read by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Frank Oreto. #Fantasy #podcast #magicalrealism #fiction #audiofiction "We'd sit on that old flea-bitten couch in your basement and you'd say, "Today should've been different. In The Great Should Have Been, we rode our skateboards right down the goddamn handicap ramps and blasted through the cafeteria like rockets. You told that story so good and true that I could see it. I could feel the...

Duration: 00:32:27


Overcast 67: Post Trauma Robotics by Mary Renzi

10/23/2017
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Post Trauma Robotics by Mary Renzi. Read by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Mary Renzi. #SciFi #Trauma #sciencefiction #podcast #fiction "The organic decays," she'd say, studying her tired reflection in a car window or display case. "Metal is closer to the eternal, to the divine. Steel joists, struts, skyscrapers - think of their beauty! The wings of bats should be flexible alloy, one carbon layer thick. They should wrap their bodies and hang from trees like sleeping...

Duration: 00:39:14


Overcast 66: The Endless Flickering Night by Gary Emmet Chandler

10/11/2017
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The Endless Flickering Night by Gary Emmet Chandler. Read by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword by Gary Emmet Chandler. #SciFi #sciencefiction #dark #underground #podcast #fiction #silverscreen "Together, we made our way to Burrow's cinema. Each time the Five set us to digging a new outpost, that was the first room we carved; the cinemas were our cathedrals, our last remaining sparks of faith. We were ambling through the rows, running our hands along the surface of each abandoned...

Duration: 00:42:20


Overcast 65: Chocolate Milkshake #314 by Caroline M. Yoachim

9/30/2017
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Chocolate Milkshake #314 by Caroline M. Yoachim. Read by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword by Caroline M. Yoachim. #SF #SciFi #blackholes #milkshakes #fiction #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth #podcast The day we found out we didn't have enough fuel to escape our orbit, Carlos programmed the replicator to make a chocolate milkshake. He figured if we only had 628 days left to live - a mere 628 days until we were stretched spaghetti thin by the tidal forces of the black hole - he at...

Duration: 00:11:52


Overcast 64: Every Child To A Good Home Should Go by Karlo Yeager Rodriguez

9/17/2017
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EveryChild To A Good Home Should Go by Karlo Yeager Rodriguez. Read by Tina Connolly. Featuring an afterword by Karlo Yeager Rodriguez. #fantasy #tropes #orphans #chosenone #fairygodmother #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth "So, you wished for a child," I said to open up the conversation. They traded glances before Mr. Bumpkin ventured a nod. "That would be right, Mizz--" He squinted at my nameplate. "Merriweather," I said. "Comma Flavia J. At your service." Karlo Yeager Rodriguez is...

Duration: 00:13:32


Overcast 63: Beacon by K.S. O'Neil

9/9/2017
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Beacon by K.S. O'Neill. Featuring an afterword by K.S. O'Neill. Read by J.S. Arquin. #SciFi #wreckers #aliens #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth "There was a survivor. Sarah heard Elena calling from across the wreckage, and saw her daughter's lantern waving in the dark and the driving rain. The sound of the storm's wild surf wafted in from the tip of the Cape a mile away..." K.S. O'Neill's fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Plasma Frequency Magazine, and in the Orthogonal...

Duration: 00:13:00


Overcast 62: And Here's Satan With The Weather by Brandon McNulty

9/2/2017
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And Here's Satan With The Weather by Brandon McNulty. Featuring an afterword recorded by Brandon McNulty. Read by J.S. Arquin #satan #comedy #horror #media #fantasy #flashfiction #flashfictionmonth The rest of the HON6 news station doesn't share my excitement over today's hundred-and-thirty degree high. Maybe it has something to do with our busted A/C unit, but... Brandon McNulty writes from Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. He dabbles mostly in horror. Occasionally he tries to write something...

Duration: 00:13:33


Overcast 61: The Whisper of Clockwork Wings by Sandra M. Odell

8/16/2017
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The Whisper of Clockwork Wings by Sandra M. Odell. Featuring and afterword by Sandra M. Odell. Read by J.S. Arquin. #steampunk #clockwork "On the first day of the end of the world, Lieutenant Archimedes Phillips bleeds, and drinks stale water from a canteen cup..." Sandra M. Odell lives in Washington state with her husband, sons, and an Albanian miniature moose disguised as a dog. Her work has appeared in such venues as Jim Baen's UNIVERSE, Daily Science Fiction, and Crossed Genres....

Duration: 00:28:25


Overcast 60: Protector of the Village Near Death by Voss Foster

8/1/2017
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Protector of the Village Near Death by Voss Foster. Featuring an afterword recorded by Voss Foster. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. #Fantasy #Humor #Tropes #Hero Garin's head pounded, ears filled with his own heartbeat. He tightened his grip on his claymore and brought it swinging up. So hard that it kept going, swung out of his hand, and clattered to the floor behind him. Voss Foster lives in the middle of the Eastern Washington desert, where he writes science fiction and fantasy from...

Duration: 00:35:11


Overcast 59: Almost Angels by Ian McHugh

7/16/2017
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Almost Angels by Ian McHugh. Featuring an afterword read by Ian McHugh. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. #robots #space #SciFi #zombieslugs #angels It had been Nipper's idea, to follow the humans back to the stars. Eccentric, the humans might have said, or even faulty. But how could all five of them have the same fault? Ian McHugh's first success as a fiction writer was winning the short story contest at the 2004 Australian National SF convention. Since then, his stories have appeared in...

Duration: 00:25:44


Overcast 58: Long As I Can See The Light by Maria Haskins

7/3/2017
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Long As I Can See The Light by Maria Haskins. Featuring as afterword by Maria Haskins. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. #SciFi #Aliens #PNW "Thomas, why do you think I brought you here?" "To kill me. Or to let them take me away. One way or another, you will destroy me." She sighs. "What is it you think happened when the light came? Can you tell me that?" Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction and poetry, and debuted as a writer in Sweden...

Duration: 00:38:30


Overcast 57: How to Paper Train Your Dragon by Nadya Duke

6/15/2017
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How to Paper Train Your Dragon by Nadya Duke. Featuring an afterword by Nadya Duke. Read by J.S. Arquin. #Fantasy #Dragons #Unicorns #Magic #Sisters #comedy "I'll tell you how NOT to paper train your dragon. Don't bap it on the nose with a wooden practice sword. It will light the sword on fire and then..." Nadya Duke is a licensed electrical engineer who now makes her living as a product manager for a software company. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop and her...

Duration: 00:21:26


Overcast 56: Tessa by Edward Ashton

6/1/2017
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Tessa by Edward Ashton. Featuring an afterword by Edward Ashton. Read by J.S. Arquin. #SciFi #space "I look around the cafeteria. There's a lot of stuff wafting through the air now, some of it heavy, and some of it sharp. This would be a dangerous place to be if gravity came back. Of course, gravity's not coming back. We're in an elevator at the top of infinity, and the cable has just been cut." Edward Ashton lives in Rochester, New York with his inordinately patient wife, three...

Duration: 00:23:07


Overcast 55: Graveyard Shift by Holly Schofield

5/14/2017
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Graveyard Shift by Holly Schofield. Featuring an afterword by Holly Schofield. Read by J.S. Arquin. #SciFi #podcast "When Ryan Leong received the call about his mother's death, he had one foot crammed in a tree fork and the other dangling over an electrified fence." Holly Schofield travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between alternate realities of city and country life. Her fiction has been published in Lightspeed's "Women Destroy Science Fiction",...

Duration: 00:35:41


Overcast 54: The Trouble With Vacations by Robert Bagnall

5/2/2017
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The Trouble With Vacations by Robert Bagnall. Featuring an afterword by Robert Bagnall. Read by J.S. Arqun. #SciFi #podcast "He wiped his hand across his forehead and came away with a palmsmear of pinky-red nanomites. He watched as they coalesced into a single vermillion tear that ran down his pinky and dropped down onto the hard plastic surface of the bed-like layout. From there they found their way back into one of the sinkholes. It looked like a self-propelled bloodclot. He could...

Duration: 00:23:35


Overcast 53: A Long Fuse to a Slow Detonation by Anaea Lay

4/15/2017
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A Long Fuse to a Slow Detonation by Anaea Lay. Featuring an afterword by Anaea Lay. Read by J.S. Arquin. #SciFi #Podcast "Marni nodded, smiled, wished him luck. Just before he went through the doors, she yelled at him, then performed a perfect pirouette and did not overcompensate with either hip. They blew kisses. Then Marni went back to her room and built her bomb." Anaea Lay lives in Seattle, Washington where she writes, cooks, plays board games, reads too much, and sells real...

Duration: 00:32:01


Episode 52: Two Year Anniversary Episode! Featuring Skin in the Game by Jeff Samson

4/1/2017
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Episode 52: Skin in the Game by Jeff Samson. Our 2 year anniversary episode!!! Featuring an afterword by the author. Read by J.S. Arquin. #SciFi Jeff Samson brews Irish stout when he's not writing science fiction and occasionally drinks it when he is. His work can be found in numerous publications, including Nature Magazine, Cast of Wonders, Perihelion, and Lore. Jeff lives in the great Garden State of New Jersey with his wife and children, and no cats. Find him online at...

Duration: 00:32:26


Episode 51: Showing the Colours by M. Darusha Wehm

3/19/2017
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Episode 51: Showing the Colours by M. Darusha Wehm. Featuring an afterword by the author. Read by J.S. Arquin. M. Darusha Wehm is the three-time Parsec Award shortlisted author of five science fiction novels, most recently Children of Arkadia (Bundoran Press). Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in many venues, including Nature, Escape Pod, Mothership Zeta, and several anthologies. Writing as Darusha Wehm (withot the M.) she is the author of the Devi Jones Locker series and is...

Duration: 00:27:12


Episode 50: A Slow Constant Path by Erica L. Satifka

3/1/2017
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A Slow Constant Path by Erica L. Satifka. Featuring an afterword by the author. Read by J.S. Arquin. #scifi #cats Erica L. Satifka is a writer and/or friendly construct, forged in a heady mix of iced coffee and sarcasm. She enjoys rainy days, questioning reality, ignoring her to-do list, and adding to her collection of tattoos. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Shimmer, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show, and her debut novel Stay Crazy was released in August 2016 by...

Duration: 00:39:10

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