Podcast Stories

We've been so happy to hear Dark Owl Publishing's stories come to life! Check them out below, and be sure to check out the corresponding books and websites to read more from our amazing authors.

"Behind His Smile" by Adrian Ludens

From The Tension of a Coming Storm

We all have those locations we're dying to visit... but our protagonist has made it his goal to investigate the appearance of the elusive Mothman on the anniversary of its first sighting. It's well-thought that the creature was an omen of doom; perhaps the memory of it is just as bad of luck.

Performed by Poppa Redwood Reads

"Not Quite a Deer" by Jonathon Mast

From Something Wicked This Way Rides

Something's off with the cattle. It could be just the storm spookin' them a little, or it could be something else. Either way, Michah's heard all the campfire stories; there's nothing he's not prepared for.

Performed by Poppa Redwood Reads

"The Seductive Flask of Mr. Reynolds"

by John A. Frochio

There's much speculation about the death of the renowned author Edgar Allan Poe, but none have been able to say with certainty just what was the cause. Perhaps this acquaintance of his could shed some light on the situation.

Performed by Poppa Redwood Reads

"Mr. Hijinks" by Laura J. Campbell

From No Lesser Angels, No Greater Devils

When moving into a new neighborhood, you always have to make sure that you are aware of any HOA guidelines that you may be agreeing to by moving in. Failure to meet these requirements may result in some serious penalties, ranging anywhere from citations to funerals.

Performed by Poppa Redwood Reads

"Garden of the Dead" by John B. Rosenman

We all know how age works, from the springtime of our youth to the twilight years that greet us on the horizon. Followed by the springtime of death? That can't be right.

Performed by Poppa Redwood Reads

"Janet, Please" by John S. McFarland

From The Dark Walk Forward

Norman and his wife have been going through a rough patch as of late. Perhaps an old woman seeking work and refuge can help bring the two of them closer...

Performed by Poppa Redwood Reads

"From the Garden" by Laura J. Campbell

From No Lesser Angels, No Greater Devils

A woman struggles with her husband's strange behavior of listening to rocks he gathers from the garden.

Performed by Scare You to Sleep

"The Little Dead Thing" by John S. McFarland

From The Dark Walk Forward

Norman and his wife have been going through a rough patch as of late. Perhaps an old woman seeking work and refuge can help bring the two of them closer...

Performed by Scare You to Sleep

"Father and Son" by John B. Rosenman

A teenager is relieved to finally be able to reveal his true self to his father, but it doesn't go without unusual consequences.

Performed by The Night Terrors Podcast

"Dead House Dark Spirits" by Gregory L. Norris

(story begins at 8:25 minutes.)

A story about a man who sees a light in the abandoned house next to the home where he rents a room... and the curiosity of who, or what, could possibly be there.

Performed by The Night Terrors Podcast

"A Drink With the Devil" by Jonathon Mast

From Something Wicked This Way Rides

A man returns to his home town to find its disappeared, and he must win a drinking contest against the Devil to bring it and all its people, including his beloved Bess, back to our world.

Performed by The Night Terrors Podcast

"416175" by Laura J. Campbell

From No Lesser Angels, No Greater Devils

A woman out jogging finds a man near death, and he gives her information that will change her job... and her life.

Performed by Scare You to Sleep

"Mal Ardents" by John S. McFarland

From The Dark Walk Forward

(story begins at 24:00 minutes.)

A young man searches for his elderly father in an abandoned warehouse his father used to own.

Performed by Scare You to Sleep