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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

"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 EST

Jacob was working at his record store when the bell over the door tinkled, and he looked up to see his old friend Justin come in to look at the albums. Funny thing, though, his old friend Justin died two years ago...

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the Mandela affect, as well as...gasp...Patreon. Looks like they're asking for listener feedback on the subject.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing the story, and to Renee Chambliss for lending her voice to the story, as well as Gino Moretto for providing the art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_190_The_Tenth_Album_by_BD_Anklevich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53am EST

Hey, it's another edition of the Rish Outfield barbecue sketch. If you enjoy people standing around a barbecue, listening to Travis Tritt, and trying to one up each other on any subject that happens to come up, with a little Rish Outfield sauce put right on top, then this episode is for you...you sick bastard.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss and Adam Gifford for lending their voices to the production.

Direct download: Dunesteef_189_Ah_Shenanigans_by_Rish-_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01am EST