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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 Thompson

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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.

    214: Breaking the Waters by Donyae Coles

    214: Breaking the Waters by Donyae Coles

    This week, we're co-releasing this episode with Pseudopod. If you love horror and you haven't listened to Pseudopod, you should fix that now. :)

    Narrated by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Tonia Thompson. Ambience music by klankbeeld.

    NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.

    • 35 min
    214: Null (Void) by MultiMind

    214: Null (Void) by MultiMind

    Fans of The Matrix will enjoy this story of a simulated reality.

    Narrated by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Jen Zink.

    NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.

    • 25 min
    213: Sorry, Wrong Number by Tonia Thompson

    213: Sorry, Wrong Number by Tonia Thompson

    This week, we have a story from our creator, Tonia, about revenge and werewolves.

    Narrated by Dominick Rabrun. Audio production by Tonia Thompson. 

    NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.

    • 28 min
    212: Sundown Town by Zig Zag Claybourne

    212: Sundown Town by Zig Zag Claybourne

    This week, we have a story of revenge in the South. With vampires!

    A quick content warning: there is racial violence in this episode and if that’s something you don’t want to hear, you may consider skipping this episode.

    You can read our interview with the author on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

    NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.

    • 18 min
    211: Interview with Jennifer Baker

    211: Interview with Jennifer Baker

    We interview Jennifer Baker, author of Expiration Date, and editor for Electric Literature, as as well as creator of the Minorities in Publishing Podcast.


    Learn what editors hate to see, how to write stories with characters outside of your community with love and respect, as well as what it's like to own a podcast.


    You can visit Jennifer at jenniferbaker.com, or on twitter as @jbakernyc. Check out Electric Literature and her Minorities in Publishing Podcast. You can read more of her work in Best American Essays 2018 and Everyday People: The Color of Life.

    • 49 min
    210: Expiration Date by Jennifer Baker

    210: Expiration Date by Jennifer Baker

    This week, we bring you a post-apocalyptic story that makes us question who’s really turning into a monster. Our author is Jennifer Baker, a long-time publishing professional, and the creator and host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, as well as contributing editor to Electric Literature. 

    Story transcript available here

    Narrated by Tonia Thompson. Audio production by Jen Zink. 

    NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.

    • 33 min

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