We might be on the other side of Halloween, but that’s no reason why we can’t post a few more spooky stories! Presenting “The Nest” by Other Stories Podcast.
No school. No parents. No way out.
The disappearance of four single parents leads to an investigation by the children they leave behind. The youngsters are convinced that a sinister supernatural force is responsible.
Jamie has been left a strange offering.
Valerie has heard a screeching sound in the night sky.
Raheem claims to have seen a creature with wings.
Isabel believes that she knows the location of a ‘nest’.
ACT 1 – JAMIE
There’s something not quite right in Creekwood Pines. Jamie, a kid with far too much responsibility for a boy his age, returns home after a successful day playing truant to find his mother missing and his younger brother over the moon with their new found freedom. However, as a storm draws in, they soon realise that something sinister is stalking the houses on their street.
Written by Ben Errington
Narrated by Persephone Rose
Act 2 – Valerie
Valerie wants nothing more than to celebrate her 16th birthday with her father and friends, but it seems no one has remembered. With the storm picking up pace, her father—the sheriff—picking up reports of missing people, and a school filled with nervous students, things are getting a little strange.
Even stranger still, when Valerie returns home from school to a nasty surprise—and it definitely isn’t a party
Written by Daniel Willcocks
Narrated by Alexandra Elroy
ACT 3 – ISABEL
After her new look sparks yet another argument with her mum, Isabel is planning on sneaking out for the evening. When the power suddenly goes out, the fight with her mum quickly becomes the least of her worries.
Written by Andy Conduit-Turner
Narrated by Jasmine Arch
ACT 4 – RAHEEM
Raheem hears the thing that stalks his small town — horrible, screeching sounds that his father assures him are just the storm outside. But Raheem knows different: He has seen the creature and tonight, armed with his camera, he’ll prove to his father that the monster is real… or die trying.
Written by John Crinan
Narrated by Josh Curran
Edited by Karl Hughes
Theme music by Timo Henderson
Music by Adneonlux
And music and sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.org
Featuring sounds from George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead
About Other Stories Podcast
Four writers huddle around a Skype call. They’re ambitious little hatchlings, kicking around ideas for stories they want to write and the ways in which they want to tell them. They giggle as they cook up a weekly short story podcast.
They call it… THE OTHER STORIES®.
It’s to be a melting pot of ideas, a kaleidoscope of spooks and surprises, a giant stick with which to prod the collective unconscious right where it least expects it.
…the four writers get to work.
They wrangle in narrators, clumsily edit the audio, add some music, the odd sound effect, and let the show loose upon the world.
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