Kaidankai: Ghost and Supernatural Stories

Kaidankai: Ghost and Supernatural Stories

Ghosts are so much more than scary specters. This weekly podcast of ghost and supernatural stories explores the entire world of the supernatural-- imagined and real-- and the stories are touching, scary, gruesome, funny, and heartwarming. Learn how to submit to an upcoming Kaidankai special project--Unpleasantville-- at https://www.whiteenso.com/unpleasantville.html. Have a story you'd like us to read? Send it to kaidankai100ghoststories@gmail.com Please help us pay contributors. Donate at https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories Read the stories at our website: https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022 Follow Kaidankai on Twitter: @GhostJapanese

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June 22, 2022 20 min
First published in CommuterLit in April, 2022. A merchant moves his three daughters to a new house when his wife passes away. Life is normal until the women become pregnant. Then, a mysterious force makes itself heard. They find out the hard way what it wants.

Ravibala Shenoy has published award-winning short stories (India Currents), short stories (Chicago Quarterly Review, Best Asian Speculative Fiction, The Superstition Review, C...
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Evil travels through the ages via a beautiful object held in esteem by the rich and powerful as well as the poor and weak. How that evil manifests is as unique as the evil that the object's owners can imagine.

Marco Lobo is a Tokyo-based business consultant. With a background in international business, Marco helps European and North American multinationals establish their commercial footprint in Japan and the wider Asia region. ...
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The vampire community is fed up, but not happy with how they must feed. It's time things change between humans and vampires.

Travis was born and raised on the Canadian Prairies where he works as a professional brewer in the craft beer industry. He graduated from the BA English program at the University of Regina where he focused on creative writing. He occasionally finds himself writing short fiction exploring the nightmares and...
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June 1, 2022 39 min
A son recounts strange occurrences in his father's life. When his father passes away, he never expects the strange occurrences to continue.

Nenad Pavlovic was born in Eastern Europe. He majored in English language and literature and eventually moved to the north of Norway, where he still resides, working as a teacher and scribbling away every Friday night with a pint of ale at his side. His short fiction (mostly fantasy, sci-fi...
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May 25, 2022 11 min
A classic story of love and jealousy. You know that's not going to have a happy ending.

Alfred Noyes is an English playwright, poet and short story writer who was one of the most commercially successful authors of his time. He as able to live off his writing and royalties.

You can read The Highwayman at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022

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A young woman goes missing in a forest known to be home to a violent monster. Will she and her rescuers make it out before the monster makes an appearance or will they be added to the list of the missing?

You can read A Cryptid's Review at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022

Learn how to submit to an upcoming Kaidankai special project--Unpleasantville-- at https://www.whiteenso.com/unpleasantville.html.

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May 11, 2022 7 min
There is a truism that we don't find love, love finds us. But sometimes, you have to ask why it chose you.

Phillip Frey is a published author with a history of screenwriting and acting. He is the writer and director of three short films and currently devotes himself to writing and prose.

You can read Jenny at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022

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May 4, 2022 17 min
What do monsters want and what happens when they get their wish?

Melissa Miles is an American who lives in New Zealand. She had many professional iterations--acting, teaching, film-making--but is now focusing on her writing while caring for her aging menagerie.

You can read Monsters at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022

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April 26, 2022 19 min
A decrepit Tall Ship, missing for a couple of years, limps into port. The story told by the lone survivor is one of tragedy and despair. But, is it to be believed?

A.E. Jackson lives in Delaware and writes uncanny speculative fiction. He is married with two children. He believes there are malevolent forces, just below the surface, tugging us all down. He knows another force, more benevolent than we deserve, works to keep us buoyant....
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Ghosts from the fictional town of Spoon River dish dirt on the other inhabitants of the town. This renowned anthology demystifies America's rural life through tales of murder, rape, revenge, joy, love, war, crime, marriage, birth and so much more.

Today's readers are:
Dr. Siegfried Iseman--Bruno Vannieu
Fiddler Jones--Donald Guadagni
Dora Williams--Johanna Collier
Mrs. Williams--Ellen Fryer
Wendell P. Blood--Michael Rhys
Russian ...
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Ghosts from the fictional town of Spoon River dish dirt on the other inhabitants of the town. This renowned anthology demystifies America's rural life through tales of murder, rape, revenge, joy, love, war, crime, marriage, birth and so much more.

Ollie McGee read by Eucharia Donnery
Amanda Barker read by Luisa Piemontese
Chase Henry & Judge Somers read by Charles Kowalski
Petit the Poet read by Snigdha Agrawal
Benjamin Pantier...
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April 6, 2022 55 min
A young woman turns to tarot and tea readings to learn what to do about a problem. Her grandmother taps into the spirit of their ancestors to tell the girl what she really needs to know.

Dondi Dancy is a career Paralegal and founder/facilitator of a virtual book club, who writes short stories and prose poetry to remain grounded and aware of all that is beautiful in the world. Her portfolio includes: an Open Mic Poetry Showcase with ...
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March 30, 2022 73 min
In wartime Japan, an old healer must find a way to release the trauma of the men in her village, especially the son of a former apprentice who became orphaned when his mother and grandparents died in the Tokyo bombing raids.

Debra Carlson lived in Japan for ten years at different times of her life. She moved with her family seven times in eighteen years between the United States, Japan, (then) West Germany, and England. The inspirat...
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A woman decides she will save her family the anguish of watching her waste away. How do you plan a beautiful death and how much control do you actually have?

P. T. Corwin uses his training as an actor to read to himself in funny voices. He is proud to say that in secondary school, he read Stephen King so religiously that his teacher had a quiet word with his mother. His stories have most recently been published in Hedge Apple, Schlo...
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March 16, 2022 11 min
The shadow of a man incinerated from the nuclear blast at Hiroshima has a cautionary tale for modern societies (and leaders of countries with nuclear weapons).

Matt McHugh was born in suburban Pennsylvania, attended LaSalle University in Philadelphia, and after a few years as a Manhattanite, currently calls New Jersey home. Website: mattmchugh.com

You can read Zero Ground at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022

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A leader in the regime thinks he's safe from his violent and oppressive past. The ghosts of his victims say otherwise.

Pretty much as everything he does, Hervé Suys (°1968 - Ronse, Belgium) writes short stories to impress his wife, kids, and closest friends. He started writing whilst recovering from a sports injury. He prefers to write them hatless and barefooted. Follow all his moves on hervesuys.org or @HerveSuys.

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March 2, 2022 14 min
A chance encounter reveals a multitude of past lives for two strangers. Will their lives be changed by the encounter?

Andi Brooks is co-author of the critically acclaimed Bela Lugosi biography Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain, curator of The Bela Lugosi Blog and a recipient of a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for his article on the love affair between Bela Lugosi and Clara Bow, Dracula and the It Girl. Since moving to ...
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February 23, 2022 8 min
Today’s story gives the phrase “end of the road” a different meaning for the residents of this particular cul-de-sac, and it’s the beginning of a new road for others.

Zeke Jarvis is a Professor of English at Eureka College. His work has appeared in Moon City Review, Posit, and Drunk Monkeys. His books include So Anyway..., In A Family Way, The Three of Them, and Antisocial Norms.
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A group of kids on summer break use an app to hunt virtual ghosts. But, as is so often the case, when we play with the supernatural, the unexpected happens, and rules we don't understand come into play.

A.C. Wise‘s fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, Tor.com, and The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10, among other places. The podcast version of her story Final Girl Theory, which appeared at Pseudopod, was a final...
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One man is obsessed by death and suicide, so it is not surprising that he would seek out Aokigahara, Japan's famous suicide forest. When he encounters an old woman in the forest, will he change his mind?

First published in Yamamba: In Search of the Japanese Mountain Witch by Stone Bridge Press.

David Sands Holloway was a scholar of contemporary Japanese literature, culture, and gender studies whose meteoric career rise was cut sh...
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