The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres

So, way too soon for Big and Rish, the new STAR WARS movie has hit theaters. Here's their feelings, as well as a bit about its lackluster first weekend at the box office.

Direct download: That_Gets_My_Goat_210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Clint got detention for giving Byron Lincoln a purple nurple in class, but that's not the reason he needed to talk to his parents. No, Clint needs to come out to them about something that he has finally come to terms with. It's time to let it out of the bag...

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the Dunesteef show, and what you might be able to look forward to from them in the future.

Special thanks to Tena Kolokowski for lending her voice to this episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_198_Out_Of_The_Bag_by_Rish_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

A married couple finally gets a well-deserved night out at one of their favorite restaurants. It's been a while since they've really talked, so they decide to really break that ice by admitting to some of those things that they've never said to each other. But then a seemingly trivial admission turns out to not be so trivial after all...

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about Pride and Prejudice, the various versions out there, and, of course, the dreamy Colin Firth.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss for lending her voice to this episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_197_Sin_Of_Admission_by_Rish_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

I think the Incredible Hulk must have caused some criminal mischief and has some community service to perform, because he's back with another PSA for Dunesteef listeners. Here's the smartest of the Avengers (along with a couple of other people who had to perform community service) to tell you about Net Neutrality, and what you can do to help.

Direct download: Hulk_PSA_Net_Neutrality.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

Brother Marrow has taken a monastic vow to live within the real world, and avoid opening his neural connection to the virtual, but one day something forces its way into his connection, and at the same time in the village below someone is killed...

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about whether the far future would be recognizable to those of us in the present, and how to get your loved ones to look up from their phones once in a while.

Direct download: Dunesteef_196_We_Eat_The_Hearts_That_Come_For_You_by_Jason_Sanford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Captain Justice is making his way through Dr. Genocide's deathtrap. He's defeated Dr. Genocide every single time in the past, so what makes him think things will be different this time? And what would happen if they were?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the Joker, Skeletor, Megatron and telling a story with tropes or despite tropes.

Direct download: Dunesteef_195_Dr_Genocide_And_The_Five_Stages_Of_Grief_by_JM_Perkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

Lindsey is a paranormal investigator, but she has an advantage on most, because she has the demon Adramelech captured in a Raggedy Ann doll, and it does her bidding, which makes casting out the demon really simple. Today, however, things are different. The house they've come to investigate has an <em>actual</em> presence that's already there, and it has bad intentions.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about continuing stories, Patreons, and changes coming to the podcast in the near future.

Special thanks to Margaret Essex for lending her voice to this production.

Direct download: Dunesteef_194_Scare_Tactics_by_Aeryn_Rudel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am EDT

We conclude our presentation of "Like A Good Neighbor."  AKA many things.  Lara spends more time with Old Widow Holcomb, learning spells and finding out more about her.  And where it stops, nobody knows!

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about endings, story length and decisions, and knowing when to walk away (and knowing when to run).

Oh, and here's a link to the "announcement episode" of That Gets My Goat they refer to.

Special thanks to Bria Burton for lending her voice to this production.

Direct download: Dunesteef_193_Like_A_Good_Neighbor_Part_Two_by_Rish_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

When Lara Demming awakens at night, she discovers Old Lady Holcomb next door is more than she appears to be.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the few things that they can after only reaching the halfway point of a story. So, they discuss the origin of the tale, and the many iterations of the title.

Note: the title Rish could not remember was "Believe It Or Not."  Yeah.

Direct download: Dunesteef_192_Like_A_Good_Neighbor_Part_One_by_Rish_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09am EDT

"Time to feed the toilet monster."

He has a different kind of monster than most, and he can't shake it. He sees it every day of his life. Is there no way he can defeat it? Find out in "My Porcelain Monster" by Eric Dean.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the difficulties and the triumphs of taking something not generally considered scary, and making it so.

Direct download: Dunesteef_191_My_Porcelain_Monster_by_Eric_Dean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT