This week in the Spotlight for all things weird, I'm going to tell you about the Shadowcast Audio Anthology (clickable). Run by editor Jason Warden, Shadowcast has some of the most interesting dark fiction I've ever heard. The readers for the anthology are great and more than easy to listen to.
Each weekly episode brings you a new short story read by one of Shadowcast's great readers, which include Mr. Warden himself. You can listen to the podcast alone or read along with the text provided on site. Recent episodes include such titles as Black Lodge by T.H. Davis and Candy's Mother by C.T. Thieme. All podcast episodes are free to listen to or download directly from the site, or you can subscribe free with iTunes. My personal favorites, so far, are Help Wanted by Heather Web and The Demon by Joe Darnall. You can listen to back-episodes, which are found in the archive section.
Shadowcast Audio Anthology is a great place to find free fiction that entertains as well as gives that ever elusive chill we lovers of the dark are always seeking. You can get more information on the Shadowcast Blog (clickable). If you are a writer of the "darkly" fictions, then check out their submission guidelines and see if you think you have something for them. Who doesn't want a little free fiction, right? Check these guys out. Tell your friends, your family.
Until next week in the Spotlight...
Peace & Love.