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Dark Softly Tales is a weekly podcast of horror, suspense and dark fantasy stories written, produced and narrated by Mav Skye. The podcast will host dark fiction by guest authors and occasional interviews. Eventually, we will add additional weekly episode of true tales of the supernatural and fantastic.

Dark Softly Tales Mav Skye

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Dark Softly Tales is a weekly podcast of horror, suspense and dark fantasy stories written, produced and narrated by Mav Skye. The podcast will host dark fiction by guest authors and occasional interviews. Eventually, we will add additional weekly episode of true tales of the supernatural and fantastic.

    Painted Black

    Painted Black

    Long past midnight, a mysterious man drags a black bag through the forest...nothing creepy about that, right?


    Join me in our next story in the Dark Softly Tales Summer Bites series, Painted Black.


    This story was originally published in a magazine called Unenthralled.


    Welcome to the Dark Softly Summer Bites series. These stories are bite sizes, shorter than usual—about 5-10 minutes long. I hope you dig the Summer Bites opening/closing! The regular program will resume in September.


    Opening & Closing music: Mav Skye


    Episode Music: Nervous by Kevin McLeod


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    • 5 min
    Scars

    Scars

    Every night, Lucy’s lover blindfolds her and leads her away to the cornfields, where she plays along with his games. One evening, the blindfold is removed and an unspeakable horror is revealed. 


    Join me in this week's episode entitled SCARS.


    This story was originally published in Pulp Metal Magazine. You can also find this story in Scarecrows, 3 Tales to Chill Your Bones on amazon. (https://www.amazon.com/Scarecrows-Horror-Short-Story-Collection-ebook/dp/B00OWLR4CK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mav+skye+scarecrows&qid=1593319370&sr=8-1)


    Welcome to the Dark Softly Summer Bites series. These stories are bite sizes, shorter than usual—about 5-10 minutes long. I hope you dig the Summer Bites opening/closing! The regular program will resume in September.


    Opening & Closing music: Mav Skye


    Episode Music: Dark Walk by Kevin McLeod


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    • 15 min
    Abel's Blood

    Abel's Blood

    A crooked moon hangs over the young woman frantically digging in the garden. A mysterious voice whispers, "Death is in the dirt." Far off in the distance, an infant cries...


    This week's story is a Southern Gothic flavored creepy one called, Abel's Blood.


    Welcome to the Dark Softly Summer Bites series. These stories are bite sizes, shorter than usual—about 5-10 minutes long. I hope you dig the Summer Bites opening/closing! The regular program will resume in September.


    Opening & Closing music: Mav Skye


    Episode Music: Deep Abyss by Erick McNerney


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    • 10 min
    Rabid Decisions

    Rabid Decisions

    On her way to grandmother’s house, a young girl decides to stop and write in her diary. She has a big decision to make, but only seconds to make it. Of course, this story is entitled Decisions.  


    In Rabid, we find the welcoming sign off the highway says it all.  “Welcome to the city of lost parents – we will take care!” 


    A girl runs away to the circus, but finds herself trapped at a carnival in the story,  Midnight Feathers.


    I’ll be the first to admit this week's bite size stories feel extremely odd and disturbing the way they are layered and put with this specific music. I kept getting chills on my arms when recording. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy.


    Decisions won first place in a horror story contest and published in a magazine called Tainted Tea. Rabid was published in Flashes in the Dark. You can find both of these stories in my book Bunnyman, 3 Tales to Chill Your Bones (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OWPYRB2) which you can find on amazon.


    Welcome to the Dark Softly Summer Bites series. These stories are bite sizes, shorter than usual—about 5-10 minutes long. I hope you dig the Summer Bites opening/closing! The regular program will resume in September.


    Opening & Closing music: Mav Skye


    Episode Music: Piano Ballad by Rafael Krux


    Join the podcast newsletter and get a free audio book by signing up HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/podcast-subscribe)

    • 6 min
    Free Mercury

    Free Mercury

    Some think a Mantra can keep it from happening to them, others induce it into sick Halloween Games. It often bumps in the night casting shadows against the walls, hiding under your bed with a knife. Sometimes, though, horror is a simple melt of our vulnerabilities over blistering hot lava.


    Our only hope is to FREE MERCURY.


    Originally published in Beat to a Pulp magazine back in 2009 as the magazine's halloween story.


    Welcome to the Dark Softly Summer Bites series. These stories are bite sizes, shorter than usual—about 5-10 minutes long. I hope you dig the Summer Bites opening/closing! The regular program will resume in September.


    Opening & Closing music: Mav Skye


    Episode Music: Twin Peaks by Eitan Epstein Music


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    • 13 min
    Tea Time with Warthog

    Tea Time with Warthog

    Everyday Raymond must have tea with Warthog to keep out of the insane asylum—but he's not the one who belongs in the crazy house.


    Join me in the more lighthearted flash, Tea Time with Warthog. Originally published in Flash! Anthology edited by Chris Bartholomew.


    Welcome to the Dark Softly Summer Bites series. These stories are bite sizes, shorter than usual—about 5-10 minutes long. I hope you dig the Summer Bites opening/closing! The regular program will resume in September.


    Opening & Closing music: Mav Skye


    Episode Music: Marty Gots a Plan by Kevin Macleod


    Join the podcast newsletter and get a free audio book by signing up HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/podcast-subscribe)

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Ozma333 ,

Ooh, spooky!

Smooth storytelling that drew me in totally creeped me out during my morning commute. Love it!

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