Stories in the Dark
Featuring Gabrielle S. Awe
Come listen to the dark
Welcome to Stories in the Dark, a weekly podcast of short stories that tend towards the dark, the creepy, or the dangerous. I am Gabrielle S. Awe and I write, and write, and write…both short fiction and novels. I have a few full-length projects I’m working on and in between that, my day job, and my million-plus hobbies I wanted a place to share my shorter work, especially for those who prefer to have stories read to them – especially in the dark.
Written and performed by Gabrielle S. Awe
Produced by Jeremy Herbel
Welcome to the second episode of our spooky season collection!
This week we’ll be listening to The Devil’s House. It is story about what lies behind the disguise.
What happens when you go to a Halloween party? What will you find?
What happens when you look behind the mask? Is it a mask?
Spooky season is here! Our first story eases us towards Halloween with a tale of a girl who goes home with a handsome stranger and finds that the house, and the stranger, have secrets she couldn’t even imagine; secrets that could trap her there forever.
As mentioned in the episode, check out Gabrielle’s guest post on A New Look on Books!
This isn’t a horror story; it’s a love story. Although, as you know, the most truest love stories have some horror in them. This is a story about going into the darkness for love.
What happens when you stray from the safety of the highways and byways of normal life? If you find yourself stranded outside a hotel that shouldn’t be there…be prepared for what you might find, especially when old enemies have friends in strange places.
When she first saw him, she didn’t realize he would lead her into darkness; a darkness that was already there…
Ever felt like something was watching you, just waiting for you to fall down? What if you were right? Follow Amy as she fights to get her sister back from the thing that took her.
This week’s story is for our Patron Amy – our first Narcissist! As a supporter on Patreon, Amy earned a story written just for her. Check out https://www.patreon.com/storiesinthedark if you want to support our podcast and get goodies for yourself
Who’s the darkest of them all?
She was born with a soft golden heart, but what they did to her changed everything.
This episode contains events which some may find disturbing or triggering. Please consider this content and trigger warning.
Find out what happens with the Corpse-Taker and the little girl she brought home with her to the Citadel of the Dead. What could happen to a human child growing up in the land of the dead?
The Girl In the Forest
When a boy is so obviously destined for happiness, who can blame him for seeking out his happily ever after? When he sets out to rescue the girl in the forest who sings to him in his dreams…well, nothing could possibly go wrong. I’m sure he’ll get his happy ending…
Ever since they took my mother away for doing what the women in my family have always done I’ve known to keep my mouth shut about the things I see, the lurkers and the wraiths and the crows in my window, waiting to talk to me after the sun goes down.
A retired demon with a taste for blood is lured out of hiding in this week’s tale of darkness
Haunted by her past, Daniela doesn’t want to kill anymore; she just wants to hide in an unknown corner, sharpen her claws, and chat with the delivery boy once a month. But when the delivery boy goes missing she has to decide if the mystery of his disappearance is worth exposing herself to the world again.
A special midweek post today!
Not all fairy tales have happy endings, and my sisters and I are the ones who make sure that is true. You’ll find us when the queen gives birth to a monster; when the princess drowns in the lake. We are the ones who make sure the prince never rescues the sleeping girl or the king marries the wrong sister, and everyone lives unhappily ever after. This is our work, and I’ve always been proud of it.
So be careful what you wish for; your fairy tale might just have me in it.
When the dead girls first appeared to her she realized she knew them, back when they were alive. When they went away she didn’t know why; when they came back again…
This is a story for anyone who has ever gone through something that was really and truly difficult. The kind of hard times that you aren’t sure you’ll make it out of. The dark stuff where you aren’t sure you’ll come out the other side. This is for you.
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This story was inspired by a picture I saw that immediately started my creative juices flowing. It was a picture of two trees in a dark, abandoned-looking forest. The trees were connected by a shining, sparking string of light that looked like the filament in an old-fashioned lightbulb right before it pops. As soon as I saw it I knew I needed to write a story about those trees, a story with a touch of horror, a story about a girl who goes into that forest and comes out…different.
He steps out of a shadow and finds his prey. Mr. Veil is the darkest thing out there, and in this story we learn how he meets Alice – a meeting that we will find, in later stories, has repercussions throughout the universe. This is where it starts.
“He held out his hand, elegant and chalk white, palm up to show he means no harm. He was an accomplished liar.”
What tales do spacers tell when they are sitting around a campfire? What horrors exist out in the vastness of space? In this story we hear, we hear about a monster that crawls through the stars, the monster that we met out in space and hope to never see again.
The corpse-taker serves in the realm of the dead; she finds and takes the corpses of those who died in unusual ways; she keeps their secrets and she cares for them as they weren’t cared for in life. When she hears the call of a new corpse she must go; except this time, when she goes to pick up the fresh dead, she leaves with something else as well.
“You cannot hide the dead from the corpse-taker.”