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  • 21 minutes 39 seconds
    PseudoPod 920: Just Another Apocalypse

    “Just Another Apocalypse” originally appeared in Two Thousand Word Terrors released by Rooster Republic Press in 2023. Highway Song by Iggy Pop We cruise up the 5, zombies staggering on either side of the highway, their cerulean balloons straining in the wind like a flock of chained bluebirds. At first it was a viral game, a way to rack up social media hits: run up behind a…


    20 May 2024, 7:26 pm
  • 38 minutes 18 seconds
    PseudoPod 919: Grinning on the Way to See Mom Die

    PseudoPod 919: Grinning on the Way to See Mom Die is a PseudoPod original. Aunt Sara doesn’t like phone calls, so I get a text that Mom’s dying, hospital address included. I sigh a long one. A weird mix of emotions wrestle in my gut. I reply: Ok thx. I know how this went down. Mom got really sick, delayed telling anyone because she doesn’t like doctors or medical bills.


    13 May 2024, 8:47 pm
  • 35 minutes 48 seconds
    PseudoPod 918: The Dreadful and Specific Monster of Starosibirsk

    “The Dreadful and Specific Monster of Starosibirsk” originally appeared in Weird Horror in May 2021 Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher I know what you will say. You will say to me, Arseny, there are enough real monsters in this world—why do you make your own? But before I begin, before you make your judgments, like the others, before you tsk-tsk-tsk our failures and tell me…


    3 May 2024, 8:58 pm
  • 27 minutes 20 seconds
    PseudoPod 917: Henry

    “Henry” was originally published in the collection Strange Fruit in 1928 For four hours every morning and for twenty minutes before a large audience at night Fletcher was locked up with murder. It glared at him from twelve pairs of amber eyes ; it clawed the air close to him, it spat naked hate at him, and watched with uninterrupted intensity to catch him for one moment off…


    26 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 41 minutes 13 seconds
    PseudoPod 916: Flash on the Borderlands LXX: Through a Glass Darkly

    “Three Awakenings: Hello, World” is a PseudoPod original “Mirrors at Night” is a PseudoPod original “A Persistent Woman” was originally published in the 1927 collection Dark Ann and Other Stories “How to Fight the Devil” appeared in Sam Lawson’s Oldtown Fireside Stories in 1881 From the author of “Mirrors at Night”: This story was a bit premonitory for me.


    20 April 2024, 9:58 pm
  • 33 minutes 11 seconds
    PseudoPod 915: Heavy Rain

    “Heavy Rain” originally appeared in the 2023 anthology Howls from the Wreckage CW: Suicide, bloody body parts Samaritans 988 Lifeline List of suicide crisis lines on Wikipedia I’m standing in the doorway where you last stood before you got up on a chair, slipped the belt around your throat like a necktie, and kicked the chair out from under you.


    12 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 47 minutes 2 seconds
    PseudoPod 914: Spirit Husband

    PseudoPod 914: Spirit Husband is a PseudoPod original. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Don’t collect gifts from strangers. Don’t pick up money on the streets. Don’t take food in your dream. The spicy fried exterior of the akara melts over my tongue, and the soft baked beans within seep into my taste buds. The flavour ripples into my teeth and tickles my ears…


    5 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 45 minutes 12 seconds
    PseudoPod 913: The Vengeance Of Nitocris

    “The Vengeance Of Nitocris” was first published in Weird Tales, August 1928 Hushed were the streets of many-peopled Thebes. Those few who passed through them moved with the shadowy fleetness of bats near dawn, and bent their faces from the sky as if fearful of seeing what in their fancies might be hovering there. Weird, high-noted incantations of a wailing sound were audible…


    29 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 32 minutes 41 seconds
    PseudoPod 912: The Eidolonpterist

    PseudoPod 912: The Eidolonpterist is a PseudoPod original. I was climbing through the window of a ruined castle the only time the police ever caught me. I turned out my bag to show them everything I carried: a torch, pencils, notebooks. I flipped through one book, holding up sketches: the Convolvulus Hawk-moth, the Swallow-tailed moth, the Light Grey Tortrix – Cnephasia incertana…


    22 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 36 minutes 4 seconds
    PseudoPod 911: Flash on the Borderlands LXIX: Children of Melpomene

    “Masks” originally appeared in Forbidden Futures and was reprinted in the 2022 collection How to See Ghosts & Other Figments “The Machete at the End of the World” appeared in the collection Nightfall & Other Danger “The Tale of Belette” previously appeared on Tales to Terrify Spoiler Nice [collapse] “You, sir, should unmask. Indeed it’s time. We all have laid…


    15 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 32 minutes 49 seconds
    PseudoPod 910: Lidless Eyes That See

    “Lidless Eyes That See” was first released by PS Publishing in From the Waste Land, an anthology inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land.” The story was a finalist for the 2022 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story [note: The Waste Land was published in 1922 and is in the public domain for use of some or all] We are silently going mad, the boy and I.


    8 March 2024, 9:46 pm
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