Mav Skye is the narrator, host and producer of Dark Softly Tales podcast. She is the author of over twenty books, a hundred published short stories, and a single audio book. When Mav isn’t plotting world takeover, she’s snuggling with her sugar glider, Spooky, and trying to explain cannibalism to her duck, Rainy Day, and why it isn’t proper to hunt birds with the cats. She is part of the Braving Shame movement and believes beauty lies in our imperfections.
A goth punk witch goes on a killing spree on her favorite night of the year. When she comes across ghostly children whom she can’t catch, she follows them to a deserted house where she meets The Reaper. Dark Softly Tales brings, Smashing Roxy. Happy Halloween!Smashing Roxy was originally published in Pulp Modern back in 2013, and later republished in Witches, 3 Tales to Chill Your Bones, Volume 2. Episode music: Spooky Halloween Night by AG MusicThere's still time to enter names for the Name my Scarecrow Contest and Giveaway! Join the podcast newsletter Here and head on over to my Facebook page, Tweet at me or simply email me ( your three name suggestions! Name will be chosen on Halloween night under the light of the full moon!Story subs are still open! Check out the guidelines HERE.
A history teacher, trying to find a way to connect with his teen daughter, discovers a local urban legend on Reddit about a haunted bridge. He offers to take his daughter to this bridge to see if the legend is true, but decides to check it out himself first. He makes a harrowing discovery that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Dark Softly Tales presents The Bridge by guest author Alec Cizak.Author Bio: Alec Cizak is a writer and filmmaker from Indianapolis. His fiction has appeared in several journals and anthologies. He is also the editor of the fiction journal Pulp Modern.Swing on over to amazon to find The Bridge and other stories in Alec Cizak's horror anthology, Lake County Incidents. Follow Alec on Twitter and Youtube. Head on over to his website to discover more. Music: Very Low Note by Kevin MacLeod Long Note One by Kevin
This week’s tale is one of horror and madness. Edgar Allan Poe takes us deep inside the mind of a madman, who, even in the midst of a crime, cannot escape the prison bars of his own conscience. This week’s story is, of course, The Tale Tell Heart.Music: Uneasy Imagination by Erick McNernyHeartbeat attribution: Moulaythami and Sign up for the newsletter: me your dark, suspenseful story: up 98 Ways to Skin a Clown onAmazon: Audiobook (coupon code: october)
This week's tale is the first chapter of my first audiobook! In this riveting tale, we find a young Thomas Slade choosing a dark path after being kidnapped and inducted into the Night Devils biker gang. He quickly gains the leader’s trust and is given a task: go undercover as a kiddie clown entertainer at Carnival Circus and extract information from a man named Elvis. The job is simple, until Thomas meets the lovely Gerda, who is pregnant with Elvis’ child. Furthermore, Thomas realizes he actually enjoys entertaining as a clown for children and sees a future where he could settle down with a woman he cares about, but as always in life…things aren’t that simple. He has a job to do and will soon discover…there really are 98 Ways to Skin a Clown. This a dark story, but not one without innocence, first love, and of course, clowns.Purchase the audiobook here: the Promo Coupon code for a discount!: OctoberPick up the book on amazon: Clown Hatchet Series Boxset: are open to story submissions! Check out the guidelines here Nervous by Kevin MacLeodJoin the podcast newsletter and get a free audio-story by signing up HERE.Amazon:
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