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Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on.

NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast Tonia Ransom

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on.

    415: Red Box by Tracy Cross

    415: Red Box by Tracy Cross

    This week, the first part of a two-part cyberpunk horror about a mysterious box and unusual pandemic.

    A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

    Narrated by Felicia Renee.

    Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

    Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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    All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us at patreon.com/nightlightpod for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.

    • 29 min
    414: Interview with Samantha Frye

    414: Interview with Samantha Frye

    Tonia interviews Samantha Frye, author of Playthings. We discuss MFA programs, genre writing, story inspiration in cartoons, and Southern Black culture.

    Samantha Frye is a writer who grew up in south Alabama listening to classic R&B and stories about hanks and other-worldly creatures. Born in San Antonio, Texas, she moved to Alabama with her parents after her father’s retirement from the Air Force. Samantha graduated from Xavier University of New Orleans with an English degree and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. By day, she continues a tradition as a third-generation educator at Coastal Alabama Community College where she strives to foster students’ care of and respect for the art of writing. By night, she’s baking, reading, or working to breathe life into characters and worlds on the page. She’s in a constant struggle to properly entertain her Morkie, Pebbles, who can be a task master at times, even for a lap dog. Some of Samantha’s musings and a bit of her writing can be found at http://eccentriccricket.blogspot.com.

    Books discussed:

    Pattern Master: Octavia Butler

    The Vampire Who Drinks Gospel Music: Peter Harris

    I Tituba, Black Witch: Maryse Condé

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    • 37 min
    413: Flash Fiction - "Appendages" & "Playthings"

    413: Flash Fiction - "Appendages" & "Playthings"

    Show Notes:
    This week, a double feature from Rickey Rivers Jr and Samantha Frye wherein body parts have a mind of their own and a twist on monsters hiding in a child’s closet.

    A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

    Narrated by Cherrae Stuart and Walt Livingston.

    Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

    Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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    • 15 min
    412: Interview with Victoria Hutchinson

    412: Interview with Victoria Hutchinson

    This week, we interview Victoria Hutchinson, author of "Bloodlust" and discuss the story's premise and inspiration, writing dark vs lighthearted fiction, and discipline as a writer. Plus, video games!

    You can follow Victoria on Twitter @bunnymintt, or visit her at bunnyminttblog.com.

    All episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Join us on Patreon for as little as $1 per month to help us produce more stories for you to enjoy.

    • 27 min
    411: Bloodlust by Victoria Hutchinson

    411: Bloodlust by Victoria Hutchinson

    Show Notes:
    This week, short fiction from Victoria Hutchinson that explores what it’s like to seek out pain you cannot feel.

    A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

    Narrated by Tonia Ransom.

    Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

    Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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    • 16 min
    410: Interview with L. Marie Wood

    410: Interview with L. Marie Wood

    We interview L. Marie Wood, author of Family Dinner. We discuss pantsing vs plotting, screenwriting, and more.

    L. Marie Wood is an award-winning psychological horror author and screenwriter. She won the Golden Stake Award for her novel The Promise Keeper. Her screenplays have won Best Horror, Best Short Screenplay, and Best Afrofuturism/Horror/Sci-Fi awards at several film festivals. Wood’s short fiction has been published widely, most recently in Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire and the Bram Stoker Award Finalist anthology, Sycorax's Daughters. Learn more about her at www.lmariewood.com or join the discussion on Twitter (@LMarieWood1).

    Buy her books:

    Telecommuting

    The Realm

    The Promise Keeper

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Fun horror stories!

Really enjoying it so far

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Sit back, turn off the lights and enjoy.

Consistently lives up to the promise of these first eight words.

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Compelling audio fiction!

Every episode is a new and enthralling horror story, from an incredible array of authors and vocal talent. Listen with the lights on!

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