November 25, 2022

“The Flock” by A Ton of Feathers

“The Flock” by A Ton of Feathers

The Flock, created by A Ton of Feathers, is a musical audio drama with funding from Arts Council England. The Flock is an audio drama with songs. An environmental fable about the end of the world told from the point of view of the birds. Parrot and Budgie escape from captivity while the wild birds gather.  Parrot and Budgie head deeper into the wild, but they’re being watched. There is much chatter of the Wisest Bird, while a monster rumbles into life… The Flock present the case against homo sapiens… The Flock is produced by ‘A Ton of Feathers’ with funding from Arts Council England Scripts & Direction by Jack Sanderson-Thwaite Music, Lyrics & Editing by Gecko In this episode: Lauren Vandike played Parrot Winston J Pyke played Magpie Hannah Bristow played Budgie Gecko played…

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November 11, 2022

“Untold Podcast” created by Nathan James Norman

“Untold Podcast” created by Nathan James Norman

At the Untold Podcast, created by Nathan James Norman, they want to recapture the power of story and use the weirder genres to do it. Science fiction, fantasy, horror and supernatural stories serve as metaphors for our lives. The distant star systems, the shining knights, the abominable yetis, and the ghosts remind listeners of our own struggles, triumphs and losses. Every month they’ll bring you a new story and flash fiction presented in a unique and dynamic way! “Customer arriving!” announced the robot. The shopkeeper looked up eagerly. The door creaked open with a whistle.  Rain blew inside as a small man fought with the door handle.  “You have my merchandise?” he rasped. The shopkeeper snorted.  He’s a day early.  “Yeah, but it’s not ready yet.” Otherworldly gadgets and gizmos in clear displays filled most of the room.  A…

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October 28, 2022

Wilhelm Presents: Frightening Tales

Wilhelm Presents: Frightening Tales

Welcome back to the second installment of our spooky October Audio Adventures! Here for your enjoyment are Frightening Tales! Welcome brave listeners to my collection of frightening tales, scary stories and ghostly yarns. Each season runs from May till the finale on All Hallows Eve. I‘ll post a new story for my listeners each Friday till then. So, make yourself comfortable and settle in for a spooky time, if you’re brave enough. Humanity has often defiantly mimicked things that were dangerous, who would have thought that unofficially something as innocent as hide and seek started more malevolently? Learning the in’s and outs of the family business can often dig up the ghosts of our family history revealing the true sacrifices a family does for one another. In this tale a man is faced with the…

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September 30, 2022

“Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale”

“Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale”

Presenting “Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale,” by Ian Knowles / Blunderbust Studios. Murder! Mystery! Tragedy! Private investigator Frank Dixon solves the dark secrets of a city in turmoil! An easy going war vet and gumshoe has his life turned upside down when a simple case sets fantastic events into motion. Meet Frank and Dusty as they stumble on to a case that may be more than they bargained for.*** WE SUGGEST LISTENING WITH HEADPHONES FOR MAXIMUM IMMERSION! *** A darkness rises. Frank runs out of clues and hits the street. After saving Sam, Frank finally catches a break. Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale Series Cast:Frank Dixon, extras- Ian KnowlesDusty Willis, Jonah Carver, extras- Dan FaulknerLady James, Cordelia Amsel, extras- Amber WrenUlysses, extras- Sean GoodrichDetective Joe Sutton, extras- Tyler BrownRadio / TV news anchor, extras- Logan LenkowskiSam, extras-…

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August 19, 2022

“Perfect Retreat” By Fiona Thraille

“Perfect Retreat” By Fiona Thraille

Happy August, presenting “Perfect Retreat” by Fiona Thraille! Dashing Onions Audio creates original audio drama miniseries and one-off plays, focusing on stories with elements of oddness, mythology and the supernatural. PERFECT RETREAT, Episode 1 – Not Here” is written and produced by Fiona ThraillePleas click here for the transcript and further credits.TRIGGER WARNING: Brief mentions of death/grief, depictions of social anxiety and a panic attackCAST In order of appearance Voiceover – Angela Ness The Operator – David AultSam – Erika SandersonSally, the journalist – Wendy LapLavender Bee – Fiona ThrailleCraig – RJ BayleyMaja – Karin HeimdahlJohn – Matthew MacLeanAndy – Robert CudmoreClaire – Wendy Lap. “PERFECT RETREAT, Episode 2 – Not There” is written and produced by Fiona ThraillePlease click here for the transcript and further credits.TRIGGER WARNING: A panic attackCAST In order of appearanceShel – Nathan BladesSam…

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August 5, 2022

“Abigail Branagan Takes the Case”

Happy August Fictional Cafe! In light of school starting soon for some listeners, I thought you’d enjoy a story from someone else in school. Presenting Abigail Branagan Takes the Case, read by Clarissa Dernederlanden. Your favorite middle-school private detective returns with an all-new adventure. A Private Eye has to take the cases she can get, and sometimes that means your clients are just the worst. Or even worse than that, your older brother. Chapter 1, in which old friends come calling and noses are lightly rearranged Chapter 2, in which awkward introductions are made awkwardly. Chapter 3, in which our hero restores her lair to its former grandeur. We hope you enjoyed Abigail Branagan. If you wish to listen to the rest of the story, you can find it on Audible, or Amazon. And of…

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July 8, 2022

Chilling Tales for Dark Nights Audio Tales

Chilling Tales for Dark Nights Audio Tales

Good Afternoon Fictional Cafe Listeners! While looking for new audio content, I came across these little gems hiding with the rest of its creepy campfire stories. Little Danny Watkin’s curiosity is not satisfied about a strange forest adjacent to his house. On Christmas day, he ventures in at his own doing to see what is lurking in it. He is in for two surprises. He stumbles in. Will he return? Chilling Tales for Dark Nights produces all-original horror audio content. Everything we produce features custom professional voice acting, music and/or sound effects. All stories featured are either written by our staff writing team or performed and adapted with the kind permission of their respective authors. This video features disturbing true scary stories to tell in the dark, or creepy fictional horror stories. People listen for…

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June 24, 2022

“The Petrol Station” by Annis McGee

“The Petrol Station” by Annis McGee

Welcome back Fictional Cafe listeners! “The Petrol Station” by Annis McGee is a semi horror podcast about the lonely world of working the graveyard shift in the middle of nowhere. Though I considered hanging onto this until we hit Halloween, the glowing reviews that followed this show convinced me to post it a little early, for your listening pleasure. Nina Sudbrooke is a young girl who works the nights at her local remote petrol station. One evening she encounters something…stranger and now is desperate to tell somebody, anybody.  The first episode in the audio supernatural horror series was written by Annis McGee and produced by Far Island.  After thinking her troubles were over, Nina finds herself noticing things get stranger and stranger.  This episode was written by Annis McGee. Performed by Nick Odams and Annis…

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June 10, 2022

Mickie McKinney: Boy Detective, Reincarnation

Mickie McKinney: Boy Detective, Reincarnation

Hello Fictional Cafe readers. You all know me as your friendly Audio Arts barista. But today I’m going to talk about me: The author of Mickie McKinney: Boy Detective. You also know that I am one of many that searches the vast internet for those hidden gems, those artists who have just as much – if not more – talent as the rest, but don’t get quite as much recognition as they deserve. It can be a thankless volunteer job, but it can also be an inspirational one. Because we aren’t getting paid to put up these posts, nor do we need to be. We are a community of people who believe that everyone deserves their moment in the spotlight, and we try our best to find those who need that light the most. It’s…

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May 20, 2022

“Sound Escape Theater” Created by Jill Korn

“Sound Escape Theater” Created by Jill Korn

Welcome back, for the last week of May, I’d like to introduce you to “Sound Escape Theater,” created by Jill Korn. To listen to a radio play is to become a character in someone else’s story. Bring your own imagination to our plays and let yourself be transported to other places, other times, other lives … How many years does it take to feel you really belong? For Francine, living on the Isle of Donan, nothing will ever be the same now that her reason for being here is gone. But Francine is a survivor. Outwardly conventional she may be, but like a true Frenchwoman, she’s up for a little rebellion when the opportunity arises. Galore! was conceived and produced during lockdown, and inspired by the beautiful Isle of Arran which lies off the west…

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