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

Just under the wire, since there's still a few hours left of least in our time zone, here's our annual holiday spectacular.

Jaxon has written a letter to Santa Claus. He needs something a little out of the ordinary this Christmas. Will he get it? Ho, ho ho!

Afterwards, Big and Rish talk about the story, believing in Santa, and the crazy things people name their children...and their characters these days.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing today's story, and to Renee Chambliss and Dave Robison for lending their voices to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_167_Dear_Santa_by_BD_Anklevich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

Sorry kids, I'm a bit too tired and busy to do a Christmas story this year.*  But I'm still up for talking about doing a story, and about the Christmasness of it all.

Direct download: Rish_Outcast_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

It's a five year plan, and I've just made it to the end of month...two, I guess, although October was an extra month, so maybe it's just month one. Anyway, I'm here to report again on how things went this month, and to make a few promises as well.

Direct download: Anklecast021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Sony made an announcement. Then Fox made an announcement! Then Warner Brothers made announcement too!! Then Marvel made an announcement as well!!?!

Sorry guys, my calendar is a little full, I don't know if I can fit this all in.

Direct download: That_Gets_My_Goat_150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

So, here's the end of the story.  Special thanks to Marshal Latham, who was kind enough to lend his voice to this episode.

Hopefully, you enjoyed the lengthier story (and the shorter space between shows).  If so, let us (ie, me) know.

As usual, the full text can be purchased on Amazon, and the audiobook on Audible.

Direct download: RishOutcast17birthOfASidekick4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

Originally, this was going to be the final episode of my presentation of "Birth of a Sidekick." But now . . . it's not.

Music by Kevin McLeod, of Incompetech.  Special thanks to Gino Moretto for the logo, which is only 612 times better than what I came up with myself.

Direct download: RishOutcast16birthOfASidekick3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Once, Big and Rish both read J.K. Rowling's non-Potter books at the same time. And once, they talked about it. And talked. And talked.

The end.

Direct download: That_Gets_My_Goat_149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

Continuing the story from last time, here is my long(er) form experiment in action.

*If you'd like to purchase the story, the ebook can be found at, and the audiobook is at or

Direct download: RishOutcast15birthOfASidekick2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

The Chromatic Knights are out destroying vampires, which means that the clean up crew will have some work to do. The Blue Knight does a lot of good, but he really ought to give a thought or two to the little guy.

I'm a trombone, you're a clarinet. Afterward, Rish and Big talk janitor work, Little Caesars, and wait...why is that light blinking? What does that blinking light mean?

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing today's story as well as providing the episode art, and to Renee Chambliss and Julie Hoverson for lending their voices to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_166_Clean_Up_by_Josh_Roseman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

So, Big recently caught up with ABC/Disney/Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD" series, and was keen to talk to Rish about it, who had watched them when they aired. They discuss (and spoil) the first season (and a couple season two episodes) of the show.

Skye in the red dress.

Direct download: That_Gets_My_Goat_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT