Nothing on the Other Side

There is something utterly fascinating about doors, be they serving as entrances to spaceships or covers of old, dusty wardrobes.  Paradigmsearch explores the fun plot device offered by the humble door- along with much, much more- in this excellent Hub! For those who like listening to stories as much as they like reading them, here’s…

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Theodore Shade

Though known primarily for his Emerland Wells Cafe series on HubPages (which has already been featured in the Fascinating Fiction podcast series), mckbirdbks also writes the occasional stand-alone short story.  One of these is Theodore Shade- a somewhat dark vignette that builds up an impressive amount of tension.  Have a listen! If you don’t have time…

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The Legend of Oomak

Early in September, we had a special two week long Halloween-themed Weekly Topic Inspiration session to prepare for the coming holiday. One of the Hubs shared during those weeks was Scary Halloween Campfire Tales: The Legend of Oomak by RedElf.  It offers a really fun scary story alternative to those fatigued by the typical cliches so…

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Revenge of the Glowing Green Cats

What happens when electron-genetic-construct experiments go terribly, terribly wrong? Paradigmsearch explored this very potentiality in Revenge of the Glowing Green Cats, a short but highly amusing Hub. It was pretty fun to record the podcast version of this short story.  Listen in if you’re on the go! Big props to paradigmsearch for turning a somewhat newsy…

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Why the Zebra Has Stripes

Creation stories, ‘why’ stories, and origins stories are great fun, which is most likely why Truckstop Sally created a series of them on HubPages. This week, we’re featuring a particularly popular edition of her ‘why’ series – Why the Zebra Has Stripes.  This short, fun, playful, and poignant story is sure to entertain. Big thanks…

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The Corpulent Vampire

A lot of folks really loved Once Upon a Childhood: Pirate Gold– a short story by Hyphenbird that we featured on an earlier Fascinating Ficiton podcast, so I thought it would be fun to share another of Hyphenbird’s short stories.  The Corpulent Vampire is the tale of an undead aristocrat who, despite an all liquid…

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Emerald Wells Cafe 13, Speakeasy Night

The most popular fiction series on HubPages right now is the Emerald Wells Cafe series by mckbirdbks. Each installment of the series revolves around another day at the Emerald Wells Cafe- sometimes an evening, too. For this podcast, mckbirdbks was kind enough to share one of the most popular installments of the series: Emerald Wells Cafe…

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The Three Gifts from the Wise Men

Past stories featured in the Fascinating Fiction podcast have taken place in the past- sometimes the ’50s, sometimes in old country Western times… but never before have they gone all the way back to Biblical times. In this week’s Fascinating Fiction Podcast (The Three Gifts from the Wise Men), SamboRambo reads a story of his revolving around an…

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The Proposals

This week’s Fascinating Fiction podcast features another Western short story by WillStarr: Western Short Story – The Proposals It’s a delightful Hub, and if you don’t have time to listen to this podcast, be sure to read the original (or do both).  There’s a delightful twist at the end. Reading this particular story is the always…

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Once Upon a Childhood: Pirate Gold

I’m a sucker for short, funny stories, so when Hyphenbird shared Once Upon a Childhood: Pirate’s Gold with me, I knew we had to make a podcast of it!  Though she created her own fantastic recording, some technical glitches have prevented me from using it for the time being, so this week’s Fascinating Fiction podcast…

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