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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.

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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.

    Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    In dire times of famine, two children are led deep into the forest and are abandoned by their parents. The children are clever, but when they happen upon a house made of sweets and a little old lady inviting them in, well... just like a little mouse sniffing cheese on a mousetrap, there are some things in life that can't be resisted.


    This is the Grimm Brother's seventh version of the tale, which I am rather fond of. We spend the beginning of the program talking a little about the symbology of the story before diving into the creepy little tale.


    Music: Strange Dream by Eitan Epstein Music


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    We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/non-fiction-submission-guidelines)


    Website (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.darksoftlytales.com)

    • 26 min
    True Tales to Tell in the Dark #1: The Great Famine of 1315

    True Tales to Tell in the Dark #1: The Great Famine of 1315

    Welcome to our first episode of True Tales to Tell in the Dark! Since we are still waiting on the stories to roll in from our listeners, I’m using this time to dive into true scary tales from history! This month we explore the great famine of 1315, the inspiration for a few fairy tales we will be covering over the next few weeks.


    I couldn’t find the links to all the articles I read, but here are good handful:


    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/11/the-next-great-famine (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/11/the-next-great-famine)


    http://www.vlib.us/medieval/lectures/black_death.html (http://www.vlib.us/medieval/lectures/black_death.html)


    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Great-Flood-Great-Famine-of-1314/ (https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Great-Flood-Great-Famine-of-1314/)


    https://economics.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Workshops-Seminars/Economic-History/slavin-091026.pdf (https://economics.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Workshops-Seminars/Economic-History/slavin-091026.pdf)


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315%E2%80%931317 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315%E2%80%931317)


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315) –1317


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Warm_Period (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Warm_Period)


    Music: Ethereal Evenings


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


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    We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/non-fiction-submission-guidelines)


    Website (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.darksoftlytales.com)

    • 20 min
    Finding Peace in the Times of Coronavirus

    Finding Peace in the Times of Coronavirus

    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. I felt called to go a tad freestyle and create this quick episode. I talk about what’s going on in world right now and how we center ourselves.


    Sending good vibes out to all my listeners! Take care. 3


    Music: Ethereal Evening by EvokeSound


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


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    We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/non-fiction-submission-guidelines)


    Website (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.darksoftlytales.com)

    • 9 min
    Pigeons from Hell—Part Four

    Pigeons from Hell—Part Four

    Griswell suggests that only the damned can see zuvembies. He just might be onto something. And if he is, what does this mean for himself and Buckner? They return to the scene of the crime, determined to uncover the ghostly mystery once and for all. Will they make out it alive? Listen and find out in the spinetingling conclusion of Robert E Howard’s Pigeons from Hell.


    (This is completely unabridged. You're welcome.)


    Music: The Dread by Kevin MacLeod


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


    ***


    We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/non-fiction-submission-guidelines)


    Website (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.darksoftlytales.com)

    • 26 min
    Pigeons from Hell—Part Three

    Pigeons from Hell—Part Three

    Buckner relates to Griswell the tragic story of the family and slaves who lived on the Blassenvilles Plantation.  In efforts to get to the root of the story, they decide to go visit an elderly voodoo priest on the outskirts of society. They sink deeper into a mystery that has a sting of a bee and the venom of a snake. Join me in Part Three of Robert E Howard’s Pigeons From Hell.


    (This is completely unabridged. You're welcome.)


    Music: The Dread by Kevin MacLeod


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


    ***


    We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/non-fiction-submission-guidelines)


    Website (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.darksoftlytales.com)

    • 25 min
    Pigeons from Hell—Part Two

    Pigeons from Hell—Part Two

    When Brackner, the local county sheriff, happens upon the plantation in the dead of night, he discovers a horrified Griswell screaming like a mad man in those dark, dark pines. Brackner has a macabre mystery on his hands. Did Griswell murder his friend or is there something more sinister at play? Join me in Part Two of Robert E Howard’s Pigeons from Hell.


    (This is completely unabridged. You're welcome.)


    Music: The Dread by Kevin MacLeod


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


    ***


    We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to HERE. (https://www.darksoftlytales.com/non-fiction-submission-guidelines)


    Website (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.darksoftlytales.com)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

Ozma333 ,

Ooh, spooky!

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

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