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 to learn more. Please --if you enjoy the episode, leave a review!


June 5, 2023 34 mins

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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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.


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...

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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 advent...

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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 CH...

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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 ho...

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February 5, 2022 23 mins

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 eit...

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January 29, 2022 20 mins

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 he...

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January 22, 2022 22 mins

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 pr...

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