Posts tagged suspense
304 - Ghost Story (Part Two)

Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may not be a symptom of his self-imposed isolation.

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302 - From Barstow Back Home

In today’s story, we follow a veteran who faces coming to terms with the guilt of surviving something many others did not. He’s taken up ultra-marathoning as a way to escape the memories and feelings that have haunted him since his last ugly day in the sandbox.

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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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108 - Gourmand Gourmet (Part Two)

This is the second half of Gourmand Gourmet, in which David has found he can no longer keep any traditional food down after emergency brain surgery. After slitting the throat of a lamb during a Central Park nativity scene, he discovers the one thing he can eat is human flesh.

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107 - Gourmand Gourmet (Part One)

A well-respected food critic finds he's no longer able to enjoy food after emergency surgery to remove tumors from his brain. Not only is he unable to enjoy food, but it tastes utterly foul to him. But he soon finds the only item on the menu is the most taboo of foods.

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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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105 - Carpenter Under Stone (Part Two)

This part of the story begins after Zeke is forced to make Glory State Penitentiary’s first electric chair. The first inmate scheduled to use that chair has been threatening Zeke, hoping that him not finishing the chair means his own execution will be stayed indefinitely.

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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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