Posts tagged scary
210 - Bands of Gold and Iron

Today’s tale is the story of a woman who wakes up to a life that isn’t hers, that she doesn’t want to live, and that certain forces, certain people, won’t allow her to leave. Our protagonist knows the truth about herself, but she’s stripped of her freedoms, even her dignity, simply because that’s the sort of thing that happens to women sometimes.

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201 - So Long Roscoe

Today's story is about a woman who feels trapped in a life she never expected to live. She doesn't have any friends or really any social interaction aside from her children. But an old friend has stopped by to help her break out of this funk. Somebody from her childhood that always shows up when she needs him.

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110 - The Last Car

Today we’ll hear the story of a man trapped by his life decisions, a man who smiles at everybody through bars only he can see. But as he becomes stuck in a monolithic warehouse with something not of this world, he finds the bars he thought were holding him weren’t as solid as they seemed.

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109 - Without Eulogy

Today’s story is a sort of sci-fi western, set at the edge of space in a time unknown. Our small cast of protagonists are escorting a sick man to the far edge of the frontier, ostensibly to die. It’s as dangerous a trip as any, and it soon becomes clear that not all of them will return from their journey alive.

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106 - The Twinkling Kad

A disgraced former professor is forced to take a job as a night watchman after his career and life fall apart. After spending some time alone in the dark on his night patrols, he finds his new station in life is far from the worst of his worries.

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104 - Carpenter Under Stone (Part One)

What would you do if somebody gave you the choice of dying now, or killing people just to die a bit later? In this week's story, a mentally-disabled savant at a mid-20th-century West Virginia prison is faced with that same decision when the warden gives him a simple task: Build the prison's new electric chair.

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103 - As Read by the Author

This episode is concerned with the life of a very odd book. What would you do if you found the book in your hands was writing itself even as you read it? Would you put it down, afraid of some trickery, or would you read on with fascination?

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The Book Buyer

Everybody knows somebody with an obsession. Sports. Video games. Reading. But some people's hobbies take a darker turn. This story deals with just such a man, whose obsessive book-collecting may be covering up a much more sinister desire.

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