Dark Softly Tales is a weekly podcast of horror, suspense and dark fantasy stories (mostly) 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.
Stuck in an infinity loop of time, a woman sows seeds in the graveyard while the Reaper munches bones at her side. Can she ever break free of the dark? This week's story is called The Sower.
Written by yours truly and originally published at the fantastic 10Flash.
Music: My Kind of Illusion - Jay Varton
A blind man taps his cane down a forest path path on a cold, wintry morning. One might have the tendency to feel sorry for him....but don't let looks fool you—what he's looking for and what he wants it for is sure to give you chills and make you want to walk around with goggles that can only be removed with lock and key... This week's story is "Iris."
Music: Baby by Damma Beatz
Did you hear? There's a party at the Bunnyman Bridge on All Hallow’s Eve! An evil spirit inhabits a troubled teen. Together in a bunny suit, they recreate the past.
Bunnyman was originally published in Twisted Legends: Urbanized and Unauthorized by Pill House Press. (Twisted Legends earned an Honorable Mention by Ellen Datlow for Best Horror Anthology of the Year.)
If you'd like to hear the other Bunnyman stories I've written and narrated, you can find them in https://www.darksoftlytalespodcast.com/episode/bloody-blue-scarf (Episode 23) and Episode 37. (The episode is called Rabid Decisions, but it's one of the three stories in the episode.)
I've written about the origins of the Bunnyman legend in https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OWPYRB2 (Bunnyman, 3 Tales to Chill Your Bones), which you can find on amazon.
Voice of "Chante": my daughter, Helena
Scream credit: MaderaDelEste Films
Music: Swoon by Sage Oursler
Amy discovers her infant sister is a witch and her mother must be protected. Amy’s new best friend, Jules, knows just what to do with a witch. She even brought a butcher knife from home. Hmm…wonder what that is for?
This story is on the disturbing/violent side. Use your discretion!
You can find Witch and other witchy tales in my book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OWMY08K (Witches ~ 3 Tales to chill Your Bones. )
Music: Dark Times by Etienne Roussel
Left alone in the house for the evening, a teen hears an uncomfortable tap on her bedroom window and footsteps in the kitchen. She uses her wit, urban legends and what she's learned from true crime documentaries to piece together a horrifying situation.
This story was originally published in Nine Days of Madness.
The Discourager of Hesitancy
Riddle me this....
A young man requests to be married to one of the beautiful women of a semi-barbaric kingdom. The king grants his wish, only there is a clause: the young man must be blindfolded during the ceremony so he does not see his bride and hears her voice only once. After the ceremony, the young man’s blindfold is removed. Forty women stand in front of him, only one is his bride. He must choose correctly or he will instantly loose his life. Our story is a follow up to last week’s story by Frank R Stockton—The Discourager of Hesitancy.
Music: Oxygenic by Lucention
Smooth storytelling that drew me in totally creeped me out during my morning commute. Love it!