Read Me A Nightmare

Read Me A Nightmare

"Read Me A Nightmare" brings strange short stories to life. A fan of Twilight Zone? Tales from the Crypt? Mixing genres, these tales come from the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. A writer yourself? Stay tuned after the readings for interviews with editors, publishers, voice actors and other interesting folks in the industry. Visit www.fawns.ca to learn more. Please --if you enjoy the episode, leave a review!

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June 9, 2022 18 min

Sharks aren't the most dangerous thing at this Texan beach...

"The Trouble At Surfside Beach" was written by Angelique Fawns and can be read free at Pif Magazine, first published in December 2021.

PIF MAGAZINE

WARNING: This flash fiction deals with the death penalty and may be triggering.

Kelly Pidgeon is our guest reader and interview. ** The Interview starts nine minutes in if you want to jump right there and skip the ...

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It's a post-apocalyptic world where only teenagers have survived.
This future world is ruled by battling bands...

"The New Mutants" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses  by Third Flatiron Publishing.

This story was a Tangent On-Line Recommended Read for 2020.

Kristi Stewart is back by popular demand, and not only reads us this short adventure piece, but sticks around...

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Sabrina climbs aboard an ancient Ferris wheel.
She may have a disability, but that won't slow down the ride of her life.

"The Last Ride" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology The Corona Book of Ghost Stories. 

Caterina Papadopoulos is our voice actress and she brings her years of radio and broadcast experience to Read Me A Nightmare. You can find her magazine-style show on CHTO Radio in Toront...

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A group of writers join a retreat on a remote island...
But the  Zombie Apocalypse has arrived! Who will survive?

"The Writing Retreat" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Strangely Funny VII by Mystery & Horror L.L.C

Back by popular demand, Karen Shute brings her zombie expertise to this comedy horror short. Karen Shute is an editor, producer,  voice actor, and all-round horror fan.  Stay t...

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February 5, 2022 23 min

WARNING! This episode goes some very dark places.

This episode features a story written by Eda Obey and read by her alter ego Martinne Corbeau.

Eda Obey is the human host for the Last Girl’s Club ghost host Martinne. 
From Eda, "Martinne shares stories of her previous lives throughout history and the liminal spaces through Eda. It’s more symbiotic than parasitic, but like most relationships it can go either way.”

In this tasty lit...

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January 29, 2022 20 min

In a small northern town, something is in the woods...
Can a newly married couple survive when a dark Cajun legend comes to life?

An Arkadian Adventure...

The Rougarou was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology The Monsters We Forgot vol 3 by Soteira Press.  

Back by popular demand, Kristi Steward voices The Rougarou. Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career.  W...

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January 22, 2022 22 min

Seth's life is about to change forever.
Arkadia will never be the same when polluted waters unleash a blood thirsty terror.

"The Metamorphosis" was written by Angelique Fawns and originally published in the anthology "Night Terrors" vol. 9 by Scare Street.

Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional.  He is a promotions and commercial produc...

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Wyatt is having the baddest of all bad days...
And when he gets sucked into a magical world,
it's about to become wildly worse.

Read by Rachel Luttrell
This story is rated "PG"

Wyatt  & the Whog was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the Mannison Press anthology, "Little Boy Lost".  

Rachel Luttrell is an actor and singer, and my lifelong best friend. She was born in Tanzania but moved to Toronto a...

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Mia is dating a married man, alone on Canada Day, and doing her best to cool down in the sweltering heat.
Who knew her bedroom fan was possessed?!

WARNING: This story includes sex with a nerd, murder, and death metal music.  (Rated R)

"Death Metal Fan" first appeared on-line April 21, 2019 on the Hauntedmtl.com website, and was republished in The Story Behind The Stories, 12 Dark Tales and Their Publishers.

This episode feature...

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Pick out your favorite Halloween costume, and clear your brain of evil thoughts, its time for a....

!!!PODCAST TAKEOVER!!!

Creepy Pod takes over Read Me A Nightmare with their production of "A Deadful Friday the 13th".

Originally aired as the bonus story on DAY 18 of Creepy Pod's 31 DAYS OF HORROR 2021 and narrated by Rissa M.

Followed by an interview with Jon Grilz, creator and narrator of Creepy Pod. Learn how Grilz grew...

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It's a hot day, and that swimming hole sure looks enticing....

Grab your swimming trunks and get ready for an adventure.

The True Nature of Swimming Holes is written by Ronald Linson, and was first published in the Mannison Press anthology Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted in 2019.   

Based out of New York City, Morgan Schafer (pen name Ronald Linson) 
began working as an editor offering freelance services as a c...

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Lucy is standing on the edge of bridge.  Will she jump?
A tale of possibilities, cults, and curiosities.

Inspired by the Heaven's Gate story.

Lucy & the Cosmic Comet Ride  was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the Fall issue of The Last Girl’s Club, The Gay 90’s. Our voice actress is Karen Shute,  a Toronto based digital video editor and an aspiring voice actor who loves cats, horror movies, and all things spo...

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September 3, 2021 14 min

 In a futuristic dystopian world with almost no freedom...  Frank & Carol are making a stand.

Grab a drink, pull up a bar stool, and prepare to be seduced.

Socially Distanced Drinking was written by Angelique Fawns and originally published in Socially Distant: The Quarantales by Impulsive Walrus Press.

Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional. A promotion...

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Betty  is determined to find her sister, Elvie.  Nasty biker gangs, a drunk husband, her own unreliable memory... NOTHING is going to stop her.

"Three Calendars" was first published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in the Department of First Stories.

This episode features an interview with the editor of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Janet Hutchings.  (23 minutes in.) Learn why Janet buys some stories and not others, how the ...

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Lily, a tattoo artist, has a crush on the HOTTEST biker. 
Snake just isn't that into her. 
That is, until she needles him with some very special ink...
Hold on to your Harley Davidson, INKED brings SONS OF ANARCHY fantasies to life, with a twist or two...

Voiced by Kristi Stewart, the voice actor that brought you THE GOLDEN FALCON in episode 6,  hang in for an interview after the reading with Kristi Stewart. Learn about her career ...

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July 17, 2021 12 min

These chickens will do ANYTHING to avoid the soup pot.?

Farmyard Follies is good for the whole family and follows the story of four chickens brought together on a free range egg farm. Magic is in the dust...

Read by Brooke St. Onge, couldn't you use a giggle today? Brooke is an auctioneer, actress, and the announcer at Western Speed Shows. Join her as she brings four talented chicken characters to life.

To learn more please visit ...

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Temptin' Tammy and Earl are in love and they've finally found the trailer of their dreams. But what happens when that double-wide becomes a double-sized NIGHTMARE?

WARNING: This story contains a mullet, shag carpeting, and some scenes where hot hillbillies remove their clothes. (think PG-13)

"The Golden Falcon" first appeared in the anthology Coffin Blossoms by Jolly Horror Press, and was republished in The Publishers...

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Cass isn't your average country girl. She's going to be a film producer.
But when her father's murdered, the rain won't stop, and strange bugs appear everywhere, she'll be lucky to even stay alive...
 
As a bonus, this episode includes an interview with Scot Noel, Editor in chief of DreamForge Anvil (where Invasive Species was first published). Scot talks about what differentiations a story he buys, how writers ca...

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June 4, 2021 25 min

Not only is Sam a non-binary high school student, but her best friend is a succubus. What happens when dark secrets come between friends?

"Personal Demons" is a short horror story originally published in Strange Girls Women in Horror Anthology and reprinted in The Story Behind the Stories: 12 Dark Tales and their Publishers.  Written by Angelique Fawns and read for you by Lauren Silver.

The show notes are available at https:/...

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May 27, 2021 11 min

Sometimes,  REVENGE is best served musically.

Welcome to episode #3 of Read Me a Nightmare. Natalie Brown, up and coming voice actor and author of horror, brings her special touch to this short radio drama about a new friend with some dark secrets...

A Melody for Measure was originally published in The Publishers Behind The Pages: 10 Speculative Short Stories by Angelique Fawns.

music by Pixabay
sound efx by soundbible.com & zapspl...

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