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Fear on Demand Episode 9 – The Color of My Wounds By Martel Sardina

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on February 2, 2010 by SidneyW

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Fear on Demand Horror Podcast Featuring a short story by Martel Sardina.

Read by David Byrd, That Blue Jeans Guy.

Closure.

Everyone keeps telling me that I need closure where Laura Burke is concerned. Skeletons aren’t meant to be kept in the closet forever.  It’s been twenty years since high school.

Twenty years since she broke my heart.

I just about went crazy when I heard that she married someone else not two years later.

I should be over her by now.

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Fear on Demand Episode 8 – Cambion by Brett Williams

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on July 26, 2009 by SidneyW

Welcome to Episode 8 of the Fear on Demand Horror Podcast Featuring a short story by Brett Williams

Read by Julie Hoverson

Our marriage troubled, a rift had formed between my husband and me for no other reason than an inability to conceive a child. I loved him and wanted no other man. I also wanted a child, a family. But our physician had informed us that our prospects were hopeless.

With several years invested in the marriage and a couple more into the relationship I felt guilty for considering a dissolution of marriage so that I might have the family that I’d always wanted. See, David’s exceptionally low sperm count was the reason for our failed attempts to conceive.

Then, one night while lying awake, staring at the ceiling, a winged creature—a demon of some type with large bat-like wings and muscular body—appeared, frightening me. It seemed surreal. A streetlight cast illumination through the bedroom window, lighting his right side. Was I really awake? Could this be a dream? Before I could cry out or wake David, the creature spoke.

“I can give you the child you desire.”

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Fear on Demand Episode 7 – Good Kids by Sidney Williams

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on June 13, 2009 by SidneyW

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Fear on Demand Horror Podcast Featuring a short story by Sidney Williams.

Read by Zachary Brewster Geisz

You probably heard that we acted out of fear, and it’s true. That was part of it. We were scared of Rudy Wayne Roberts. There was never any way to predict what he might do, not when he was in one of his moods, and those could hit without warning.

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Read the story in Scars and Candy.

Fear on Demand Episode 6 — Ashes to Ashes by Amy Grech

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on May 16, 2009 by SidneyW

Welcome to Episode 6, a Flash of Fear episode of the Fear on Demand Horror Podcast featuring flash fiction by Amy Grech.


Read by Eleiece Krawiec

Jack had been dead for less than a year when his widow spotted something gray in a corner of the cellar that resembled a heap of dust, but throbbed like the heart of a dying man.

A sudden heart attack claimed him nine short months ago…

She had his body cremated.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Sara passed the heap of dust whenever she brought her filthy clothes over to the washing machine.  She couldn’t avoid it.  The first time the heap moved, Sara bit her lip and shrugged it off, along with a sudden chill that crept through the open cellar door…

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Fear on Demand Episode 5 – Dark Eyes by Pamela K. Kinney

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on May 1, 2009 by SidneyW

Welcome to Episode 5 of Fear on Demand featuring a short story by Pamela K. Kinney

Read by Sonia Perozi

Obsidian Bay. A perfect name for a place where someone could live whose life had been dark and full of pain. I had moved to this village to make a new life for myself. A year ago I discovered my husband having an affair with a co-worker. My world had shrunk, filling with betrayal and pain, and I’d divorced him. Having won our home in the divorce settlement I hid there, avoiding friends and family. During that year I became a new person, one who found she could paint and bring to life on canvas the interesting faces of people and landscapes. The pain, in short, brought forth a latent talent.

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Fear on Demand Episode 4 – Room 412 by Michael Laimo

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on April 1, 2009 by SidneyW

Welcome to Episode 4 of Fear on Demand featuring a short story by Michael Laimo

Read by Gord Mackenzie (gord.mackenzie@gmail.com)

Music is provided by Black Pharaoh from the new tune “The Return of the Beautiful.”

“Here’s your key, sir. Room 410. Elevators are to the right.”

“Thank you.” I returned the young girl’s smile. It was the first conversation I’d had all day, and frankly it felt good simply talking to someone, regardless if the exchange had only been a few pleasant words with the hotel’s desk clerk.

I’d been traveling all day, since early this morning. First the flight from Islip’s Macarthur Airport to Omaha, which had been delayed at its scheduled stop-over in Chicago for nearly three hours, and then the drive from Omaha to Grand Island, which also took longer than anticipated. I’d ended up smack in the middle of rush-hour, and believe me, these cornhuskers don’t take to offensive driving as much as us city boys do. They pretty much stick to their lazy ways, even behind the wheel, no matter if they’re early, late, or what. Once I battled my way out of the city though, it was pretty much smooth sailing to Grand Island–all three hours of it.”

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Fear on Demand Episode 3 – The Red Spectre by M.F. Korn and David Mathew

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on February 28, 2009 by SidneyW

Welcome to Episode 3 of Fear on Demand featuring a short story by M.F. Korn and David Mathew

Read by Glen Hallstrom aka SmokeStack Jones.

Music is provided by Black Pharaoh from the new tune “The Return of the Beautiful.”

“Ten minutes in from the start of the session, and the class was waiting – impatiently.  A few students had started to repack their equipment – their spiral notebooks, their ballpoints; one had clicked on the Shut Down option on his laptop.  The atmosphere was pricklish.

For the first time since the beginning of the semester, their grad film student teacher was late.

When the young man finally entered, the group became wildebeest, nervously sensing rain.  Something was obviously different.

“Let’s settle,” said the young man.  And he introduced the subject of the day’s lesson: “The Red Spectre – by an unknown director, but I think it is actually by George Melies.”

After a brief preamble he added: “Could somebody get the lights?”

The film ran.  The print was grainy.

But it was clear enough for the young man to see all that he needed to stir the hour-dead lunch in his belly.  Only the students seated closest to him, however, in the first two rows, heard him mutter, “Jesus God” at the screen that was beaming out into the gloom.

The reels nimbly circled.  And it was on them that the young man settled his gaze – for comfort – when he knew for certain that he could take no more of what the film had to offer…

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