Read Me A Nightmare

Read Me A Nightmare

Angelique Fawns is a journalist and speculative fiction writer. She's researching publishing, promoting others, and sharing everything!


March 19, 2024 28 mins

Jingle, Jingle. Any time of year is a good time for Christmas Horror.

R.J.K. Lee not only reads his own story, "Memo From the Jolly Overlords", but also sticks around for a candid interview. Are you addicted to short stories? Desperately trying to figure out how to make money writing? Yup. Hang out for the chat afterwards.

Memo From the Jolly Overlords was first broadcast on the Weird Christmas Podcast i...

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You never know what you might find-- or lose-- in an antique shop.

Our episode today features Shannon Fox and her short story "The Garden Party."
I bought this tale for Book #1 of the HorrorLite Anthologies
"The Garden Party" was originally published in September 2019 in the anthology Cursed Collectibles. 

If you are interested in learning about a great writing ...

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January 26, 2024 11 mins

This tomato is spicy!

"Minny and the Mutant Tomato" is an original story written by Angelique Fawns for the anthology Cursed and Creepy.

Minny Brown wants to win the local fair and she’ll do anything to make sure her tomatoes are the biggest on Pelee Island. Including stealing her dad’s ultra-secret growth serum. 

The new formula works too well. A mutant tomato pops up and he's not about to fill a bo...

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November 21, 2023 23 mins

Not all snakes are reptiles.

"A Cold Slither Killing" first appeared in Heavy Metal Nightmares anthology by Phobica Books March, 2023.

This story is voiced by Kristi Stewart. She is a regular performer for Read Me A Nightmare.

Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsor...

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If you go into the woods today...
Beware the Zaggamung.

James Hancock is a writer/screenwriter of comedy, thriller, horror, sci-fi and twisted fairy tales.  A few of his short screenplays have been made into films, and he has been published in print magazines, online, and in anthology books. He lives in England, with his wife and two daughters.  And a bunch of pets he insisted his girls could NOT have.


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So you're a shark, and you are looking for the best place to hang.
What if there was a Trip Advisor for sea life?

On today's episode, Pete Lead, a fellow author and improv actor presents his own story, "A Review of Bondi Beach, written by Henry the Shark."  

 Pete Lead is a writer, narrator, and facilitator who currently calls New Zealand his home. You can learn more about him at 


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What is the secret behind the skull of the Peking man?
Plus, how does one become the most famous sci-fi writer in Canadian history?

Robert J. Sawyer is our guest today and he reads his award-winning story, "Peking Man."

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers — and the only Canadian — to win all three of the world's top Science Fiction awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo, the ...

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Who is the ghost you see everyday?
A gothic cautionary tale.

This episode features a flash fiction piece by Amanda Cecelia Lang called "The Woman in the Churchyard".  It was first presented by Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast in June 2020.  Our retelling is brought to life by Karen Shute, one of the biggest horror experts I know, and a regular performer on this podcast. 

Amanda Cecelia Lang ...

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How do you win Writers of the Future?

Coordinating Judge Judy Lynn Nye answers a selection of questions put together by the Wulf Pack writing group.

ADDED BONUS. Jody Lynn Nye also reads her story "Superstition."
Superstition first appeared in Furry Fantastic an anthology featuring otherworldly animals published in October 2006.
You can also find this story in her collection Cats Triumphant.

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Beware! If you enter this bookstore... 
Plus how can you build a career and sustainable income with short stories?

This episode features a short horror story by Mark Leslie called Browsers, read by Eric Bryan Moore. Mark Leslie has published more than 25 books. He has a comedy horror series featuring a Canadian Werewolf, several standalone thrillers and horror novels, a set of paranormal non-fiction books, and guides t...

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How do you win Writers of the Future? What are the steps to growing a successful writing career? 

PLUS how do you retire from dragon slaying?

David Hankins has returned from the Writers of the Future Awards Gala. His story "Death and the Taxman" was a winner and can be found in L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future Vol. 39 .

For this episode we are presenting another story of his. ...

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Anita Brown has just met the sexiest man in London.
Why has he given her an Iguana?

"The Guanche, the Iguana, & the Kidnapping of Anita Brown" was first published by Allegory Ezine in their Spring/Summer 2022 issue.

This episode features an interview with Brandon Case, author and erstwhile government cog, who fled reality to live in unsettling worlds of science and magic. He has recent work in E...

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January 20, 2023 53 mins
There's nothing quite like a bucket list with a body count.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Profanity, violence, vigilantism.

Eda Obey (pen name EH Obey) reads the first two chapters of her novella KILLER RV.
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Baltimore housewife Delilah is thrilled to make friends with her new neighbor Peggy, who has terminal cancer, a vicious little dog, and an RV with a gimp drawer.
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Cosmic Horror lurks in Arizona.
Can one ex-military recluse save the world?

"Kutulu in the Desert" first appeared in DreamForge Magazine's Halloween edition Dark Visions on October 17th, 2022.

This episode features an interview with Jane Noel, the designer who created the art work for this story.  Jane talks about fiction as an inspiration for art, and her journey with DreamForge Magazine.  We g...

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How far would you take your wedding vows?

"Till Death Do Us Part" was written by James Hancock and first published in the anthology Broken Promises.  He narrates his own story.

James Hancock is a writer/screenwriter of comedy, thriller, horror, sci-fi and twisted fairy tales.  A few of his short screenplays have been made into films, and he has been published in print magazines, online, and in anthology ...

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Try Floatation Therapy.
It will be relaxing. We promise.

"MgS04" was written by Angelique Fawns and first broadcast on The Other Stories in March 2020.

If this story doesn't scare you, Karen Shute's true life experience in a floatation chamber will 100 % -- stay tuned after her reading to hear a story so unbelievably frightening that I wish I wrote it!

 Karen Shute is an editor, producer,  ...

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November 14, 2022 9 mins

Ogri is an Osset from Oberon.
His dream is to be a dancer. But his destiny is in the rodeo ring...

Ogri Trips the Light Fantastic " was written by Angelique Fawns and published November 15, 2022 on

Dream of Shadows is a London based website that features monthly horror and fantasy stories.  

Ogri Trips the Light Fantastic is a science fiction flash that features an extraterrestr...

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How far would you go to live in a crime-free world?
And what are you willing to forget?

"A Time To Forget" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Pulp Modern: Tech Noir  by Pulp Modern and publisher Alec Cizak.

(in order of appearance)

Frank- The CFO - Kelly Pidgeon
Betty - The Scientist - Karen Shute
Honour - Pleasure Pro...

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In a Solarpunk world, some pay a high price for Utopia.
Honour is about to learn a sordid secret...

Kristi Stewart reads our tease and introduces us to Honour.

Honour first came to life in the pages of Pulp Modern:Tech Noir. The story "A Time To Forget"  as originally presented will be performed by a cast of all Read Me A Nightmare's voice actors in the next episode!

Kristi has worked i...

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Looking for a short story guaranteed to make you laugh?
Or snort? Only 6 minutes long!

"Why Ride A Broom" was written by Angelique Fawns and can be read free at Dark Dispatch.  
This stallion is about to learn some manners.... the hard way.  

Sandra Ruttan is the publisher of Dark Dispatch and she chats with us after the reading about success with novel writing, running an e-zine, and her intere...

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