22 episodes

Short stories exploring the end of the world.

From nuclear Armageddon to bio-engineered super plague, humanity has an age-old obsession with the end of the world.

Each week, we'll be sharing a self-contained short story, exploring what life might be like at the end of the everything.

Learn more: https://ashtales.com/

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Short stories exploring the end of the world.

From nuclear Armageddon to bio-engineered super plague, humanity has an age-old obsession with the end of the world.

Each week, we'll be sharing a self-contained short story, exploring what life might be like at the end of the everything.

Learn more: https://ashtales.com/

    Episode 22: Lakeside Doomsday Cult

    Episode 22: Lakeside Doomsday Cult

    The snow has stopped falling for now, the gloomy black clouds have gone their separate ways, leaving a strangely pretty dusk. My thoughts are shattered by the badly aging intercom speakers crackling and hissing a demand. "ALL STAFF TO WARD 5, ROOM 3, IMMEDIATELY."

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    About the author: Benjamin Blake was born in the July of 1985, and grew up in the small town of Eltham, New Zealand. He is the author of the novel, The Devil's Children, the poetry and prose collections, A Prayer for Late October, Southpaw Nights, Reciting Shakespeare with the Dead, and Standing on the Threshold of Madness. Find more of his writing (and photography) at www.benjaminblake.com.

    About the narrator: Josh Moynehan is a writer and voice actor from Aylesbury in the UK. You can find him online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-moynehan/.

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    • 14 min
    Episode 21: The Sea Lords Script

    Episode 21: The Sea Lords Script

    After nearly a decade of analysis, the Linguistics Department of Gabonium University cracked the enigma that is the Sea Lords Script.

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    About the author: Jason E. Maddux is an aviation attorney, who uses writing speculative fiction and children's stories as a creative outlet each night once his two daughters are in bed. After spending his youth moving around the south-eastern United States, he now resides in northern Virginia. Follow his writing online at https://jasonemaddux.com/ and @Jason_E_Maddux.

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    • 7 min
    Episode 20: Body Parts Jewelry Store Man

    Episode 20: Body Parts Jewelry Store Man

    It’s dangerous out there, especially when food becomes scarce and crime picks up. But when you wear body-parts jewelry, well - people take you seriously.

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    About the author: Michael Carter is a short fiction and creative nonfiction writer from the Western United States. He’s also ghostwriter in the legal profession, a Space Camp Alum, and a volcanic eruption survivor. He enjoys fly fishing and wandering remote wilderness areas with no cell service. You can find him online at michaelcarter.ink and @mcmichaelcarter.

    About the narrator: Josh Moynehan is a writer and voice actor from Aylesbury in the UK. You can find him online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-moynehan/.

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    • 11 min
    Episode 19: Fourteenth Birthday Chat

    Episode 19: Fourteenth Birthday Chat

    The generator fails, the temperature begins to rise, and you realise: this may be the last conversation you ever have. Some birthday, eh?

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    About the author: Sharni Wilson is a New Zealand writer of fiction and Japanese-to-English literary translator, whose work has appeared in Takahē and the Tokyo Poetry Journal. She can be found at www.sharniwilson.com

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    • 12 min
    Episode 18: The Poppies' Secret

    Episode 18: The Poppies' Secret

    Follow two sisters, Terra and Ada, as they forage through humanity's far-future, in a world littered with high-tech relics and ruins from a civilisation long-since destroyed.

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    • 9 min
    Episode 17: Digging

    Episode 17: Digging

    One man and his dog retrace their footsteps through the wreckage of a life forever changed by a deadly disease.

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    • 19 min

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