• Pseudopod 233: Association


    I’ve been so busy not updating my blog that I completely neglected to mention another short story I narrated for Pseudopod, the Sound of Horror. This one is “Association,” a zombie tale by Eddie Borey. Before you rush over to listen, I would remind you that Pseudopod is intended for mature audiences and that dead things rot. A lot.

    A complete list of the horrific tales I’ve narrated for Pseudopod is presented (in reverse chronological order) below.

    • “Association” by Eddie Borey (Episode 233)
    • “Is This a Horror Story?” by Scott Edelman (Episode 206)
    • “Wearing the Dead” by Alan Smale (Episode 190)
    • “The Sultan of Meat” by James B. Pepe (Episode 170)
    • “Orifice” by John F. D. Taff (Episode 147)
    • “The Duel” by James Michael MacFarland (Episode 135)
    • “In the Coils of the Serpent” by William Meikle (Episode 109)
    • “Among the Moabites” by Michael Hartford (Episode 98)
    • “Blood, Gridlock and PEZ” by Kevin Anderson (Episode 73)
    • “The Heart of Tu’a Halaita” by Tara Kolden (Episode 60)
    • “Hell’s Daycare” by D. Richard Pearce (Episode 38)


  • Pseudopod 147: Orifice by John F.D. Taff


    Pseudopod: the sound of horror

    I don’t have any particular aversion to needles, but I don’t feel any desire whatsoever to submit myself willingly to the tender mercies of what passes for a brush in the hands of a tattoo artist. I have my reasons, at least one of which is that I don’t trust my body to leave a tattoo where the artist puts it. The last thing I want is a faded sketch of a crippled stork on my hip that began its sad life as an awesome dragon on my shoulder.

    In “Orifice“, author John F.D. Taff posits (through his narrator’s girlfriend) that any time you poke a hole in something, there are things that will want to get in or out through that hole. And what are tattoos if not hundreds—perhaps thousands—of tiny holes?

    A word of caution: This story contains adult language, adult situations, and holes where they ought not be.

  • Pseudopod: the sound of horror

    Episode 135 of Pseudopod features “The Duel“, by Michael James McFarland, a tale of fraternity, brotherhood, time-honored tradition, upper-class twits and firearms. I think we’ve probably all had a friend who was mad at us, seemingly for no reason at all. Be glad they didn’t take the Burr/Hamilton tack when resolving whatever wrong we may have inadvertently done them.

  • Pseudopod: the sound of horror

    In the dead of night, while all the world slumbered and creatures of unspeakable horror stirred beneath billions of beds, the latest episode of Pseudopod, The Sound of Horror, emerged from its glistening cocoon. Go, now, and listen to Among the Moabites by Michael Hartford, a tale of unexpected visitors and a little voyeurism. (Caution: Pseudopod is intended for mature audiences.)