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Westside Fairytales

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Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.
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4: 304 - Ghost Story (Part Two)
Sometimes I think of people as bells ringing on a foggy night. They are all different and distant, ringing to their own timbre. Some are golden and light, others are solemn iron things whose peeling thrum falls slow and cold over the land.It’s not easy to traverse the fog on the way to them, holding an ear up the cold night and still trying to keep your eye on the uneven ground before you. For some people, the stress of those first meetings, of finding the voice behind the bell in the fog, is too great to bear. And so they don’t bear it, and choose instead to live alone. Today’s story is the second half of a two-part tale. If you haven’t listened to the first part, stop here and listen to Ghost Story (Part One) from last month.Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may not be a symptom of his self-imposed isolation.Barden is a man who likes solitude not because he enjoys it, but because it suits him and he’s afraid of trying anything else. But he’s started hearing the first low peels of bellsong in the foggy Parisian night, and soon he may find the call of at least one of those long and lonely notes too enticing to ignore.Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) !Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) !Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub/) !This month’s recommendations:Monstruo (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/monstruo/id1440306805?mt=2) , the new podcast from the creators of Westside Fairytales, Sword and Scale, and Dark Topic.The House of Sand and Fog (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38311414-house-of-sand-and-fog) by Andre Dubus III.Sometimes I think of people as bells ringing on a foggy night. They are all different and distant, ringing to their own timbre. Some are golden and light, others are solemn iron things whose peeling thrum falls slow and cold over the land.It’s not easy to traverse the fog on the way to them, holding an ear up the cold night and still trying to keep your eye on the uneven ground before you. For some people, the stress of those first meetings, of finding the voice behind the bell in the fog, is too great to bear. And so they don’t bear it, and choose instead to live alone.Today’s story is the second half of a two-part tale. If you haven’t listened to the first part, stop here and listen to Ghost Story (Part One) from last month.Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may not be a symptom of his self-imposed isolation.Barden is a man who likes solitude not because he enjoys it, but because it suits him and he’s afraid of trying anything else. But he’s started hearing the first low peels of bellsong in the foggy Parisian night, and soon he may find the call of at least one of those long and lonely notes too enticing to ignore.Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) !Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) !Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub/) !This month’s recommendations:Monstruo (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/monstruo/id1440306805?mt=2) , the new podcast from the creators of Westside Fairytales, Sword and Scale, and Dark Topic.The House of Sand and Fog (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38311414-house-of-sand-and-fog) by Andre Dubus III.
3: 303 - Ghost Story (Part One)
Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it.Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. He has a job, sure, and a few acquaintances, but otherwise he is a man on his own, a solitary creature slinking his way through life in the shadows.But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not.Follow us on social media!Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales)Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/)This month’s recommendations.My Friend Dahmer (https://www.amazon.com/My-Friend-Dahmer-Derf-Backderf/dp/1419702173) by Derf BackderfThe Haunting of Hill House (https://www.netflix.com/title/80189221) on NetflixSupport us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales)Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub) today!Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it.Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. He has a job, sure, and a few acquaintances, but otherwise he is a man on his own, a solitary creature slinking his way through life in the shadows.But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not.Follow us on social media!Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales)Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/)This month’s recommendations.My Friend Dahmer (https://www.amazon.com/My-Friend-Dahmer-Derf-Backderf/dp/1419702173) by Derf BackderfThe Haunting of Hill House (https://www.netflix.com/title/80189221) on NetflixSupport us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales)Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub) today!
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Joshua Jordan

Monstrou was AMAZING, INTENSE, DARK, everything I was hoping for!

Jan 9th
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Stephanie Hammond

wow, your delivery and production have really stepped up! great work!

Dec 8th
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Beau Cantayre

I dig your darker stories bud. keep up the great work

Nov 29th
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Amanda McClure

I'm hooked

Nov 12th
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Ari Christine

dude. amazing! I love your podcasts. thank you. 👌👍😄❤️

Nov 3rd
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Lisa Edwards

AWESOME cannot wait!

Nov 1st
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