EPISODE 30: THE THREE GHOSTS
PLAY EPISODE 30: THE THREE GHOSTS
Author John Foster joins T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas for the last episode of 2016, celebrating the works of Charles Dickens. They discuss the most famous ghost story in the English language, A Christmas Carol, it’s history and relevance to the poverty of Victorian society. The three ghosts read respective passages from the book, each playing one of the ghosts. Then they discuss their holiday traditions, the busy life of an Indie author and John’s new book coming out from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Baby Powder and other Deadly Substances, out in late January.
“It is required of every man,” the ghost returned, “that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.” Marley’s ghost tells Scrooge why he has appeared to him on Christmas Eve, wearing the chains he forged in life.
JOHN C. FOSTER
John C. Foster was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York and has been afraid of the dark for as long as he can remember. A writer of thrillers and dark fiction, Foster spent many years in the ersatz glow of Los Angeles before relocating to the relative sanity of New York City where he lives with the actress Linda Jones and their dog, Coraline. Foster’s short story “Mister White” first appeared in the Grey Matter Press anthology Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror – Volume Two before inspiring the novelized version of this thrilling supernatural adventure of the same name. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies and Grey Matter Press releases. Foster released his first novel, Dead Men, in 2015. Mister White is his second adventure into long fiction suspense. For more information, visit JohnFosterFiction.com or GreyMatterPress.com.
His new book will be available from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, an anthology of dark short stories. Baby Powder and Other Dangerous Substances is available from PMMP.
Within these pages, you will board a train to Detroit on a route littered with the darkest monstrosities the mind can imagine (“Highballing Through Gehenna”); a man avenges his father’s murder in a series of violent mobster slayings (“Burial Suit”); a mute ventriloquist and his chattery dummy seek a therapist (“Talk to Leo”); future soldiers summon forth an ancient evil to battle an alien menace (“The Willing”); body smugglers crash land on a world where sinister trees feed on flesh (“Meat”); an interrogation takes a strange, psychedelic turn (“Girl Six”); a special agent investigates a potential alien invasion (“Red”); the undead infiltrate the Whiskey-A-Go-Go (“Dead on the Sunset Strip”); a man is hired by a nefarious agency to witness prison executions around the country (“A Lamb to Slaughter”); and a pair of paranormal scam artists suffer when they confront true evil (“Baby Powder”).
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The Weird Globe tells the story of a strange and perhaps supernatural encounter on an icy winter morning. What was it? A ghost, trick of the light, perhaps a winter fey? John Foster shares a new flash fiction piece for the season, The Worm of Poe, a story about how Christmas traditions can get insanely out of hand, read by professional voice actress, Linda Jones. Indie performer Derek Clegg ends the show with another unique and eccentric Christmas carol called I’m Not Drinking for Christmas, used with permission by the owner.
Happy Holidays, and we’ll see you in 2017 with more darkness.
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(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)
By T. Fox Dunham
(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)
FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.“ READ FULL REVIEW HERE.
“Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night
“Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos
William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.
This was my death.
Life is an addiction.
Love is the only force that is real.
Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not
Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham
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Christmas Eve At Midnight (Small Town Square) by Lee Rosevere is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.
We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Podington Bear is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Based on a work at http://soundofpicture.com Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://soundofpicture.com or contact artist via email.
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“Tranquility” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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