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

The Trench is the only waterway that a ship can take to get to the western continent. Unfortunately, there at the entrance, between the twin peaks of Seidar and Phaestia, prowls Ol' Sly, a gigantic squid creature that would like nothing more than to crack a ship open like a jaca fruit, and pick the sailors out and eat them like the sweet seeds. Small Fry and the Admiral have a plan, though. They mean to take down Ol' Sly once and for all, and open the western continent to their ships.
 
Afterward, Rish and Big try to decide what really is the worst way to wake up, live squid or porcupine covered in hair gel? Oh, and song. You have been warned.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing the story and doing the episode art, and to Julie Hoverson for lending her voice to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_169_Calamari_Stakeout_by_Austin_Malone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

Hey kids, remember when each episode of "That Gets My Goat" consisted of Rish complaining to Big about something he didn't like? Well, you're in for a flashback from the rash-sack! In today's episode, Rish complains about the new(ish) trend of turning one movie into two movies (or worst, three). To be conti--

Direct download: That_Gets_My_Goat_152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I got a hitch in my giddy up. My groove has been disturbed, despite The System warning everyone against it for me in 1988. Something must be done to fix it, but what?

Listen in and find out.

Direct download: Anklecast023.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am EST

This was an episode that was recorded a long time ago (I know, I know, they all are), and it was supposed to go up before Christmas. But what the heck, there's not time like the president, right?


This one presents a recent short called "The Key Collector. I entered a contest where you had to write a story based on a photo of a bank of keys on a wall. They were not hotel keys, we were told, so I wrote this story. Needless to say, I was not the winner.

Direct download: Rish_Outcast_19_Key_Collector.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST