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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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6: 306 - Tota Americana (Part One)
The greatest lie we tell ourselves is often the most cruel.That we, standing amongst so many others just like ourselves, live lives without reason or purpose. That we are insignificant, useless, or even disposable.It’s a lie that seems to come down out of the sky, like acid rain, etching itself into anyone unlucky enough to be caught out in the storm, and disintegrating those of us who can make their home nowhere but the gutters.In this, the first part of a four part series, we join a young person, a human animal cast loose of the nest by a sudden death of one parent, and the just as unexpected madness of another. Setting out on a journey to understand a new and unfamiliar life, this child will come across demons both external and internal, and characters both familiar and unfamiliar to you dear reader.Just as our hero begins the long trek across the odd and varied lands of America, we will find ourselves crossing story after story on the way to an end that is little more than a beginning. The start of the end of everything.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/) !Send Tyler a Message: westsidefairytales@gmail.comThis month’s recommendations:Book of the month: The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub (https://www.amazon.com/Talisman-Novel-Stephen-King/dp/145169721X)Random Horror Recommendation: The Wailing (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80108974?source=35)The greatest lie we tell ourselves is often the most cruel.That we, standing amongst so many others just like ourselves, live lives without reason or purpose. That we are insignificant, useless, or even disposable.It’s a lie that seems to come down out of the sky, like acid rain, etching itself into anyone unlucky enough to be caught out in the storm, and disintegrating those of us who can make their home nowhere but the gutters.In this, the first part of a four part series, we join a young person, a human animal cast loose of the nest by a sudden death of one parent, and the just as unexpected madness of another. Setting out on a journey to understand a new and unfamiliar life, this child will come across demons both external and internal, and characters both familiar and unfamiliar to you dear reader.Just as our hero begins the long trek across the odd and varied lands of America, we will find ourselves crossing story after story on the way to an end that is little more than a beginning. The start of the end of everything.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/) !Send Tyler a Message: westsidefairytales@gmail.comThis month’s recommendations:Book of the month: The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub (https://www.amazon.com/Talisman-Novel-Stephen-King/dp/145169721X)Random Horror Recommendation: The Wailing (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80108974?source=35)
5: 305 - The Gates of Heaven
Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever, even in his worst nightmares, thought could come to pass. And we’ll see if those golden tethers of loyalty, so valuable and yet so easily broken, will bend him to the task at hand.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:Book of the month: Night by Elie Weisel (https://www.amazon.com/Night-Elie-Wiesel/dp/0374500010)Random Horror Recommendation: Silent Hill from Konami (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill)Loyalty is one of our most frightening precepts.On its surface, an absolute dedication to ideology, a nation, or a person might seem honorable. Often, in fact, loyalty is considered the most prized of attributes one might find in a man or woman.But unless you’ve seen loyalty in truth, you may want to reserve your judgments on its worth.For there is no trespass which can not be excused with loyalty. There is no line that loyalty will not let you cross. There is no limit to the cruelties loyalty may let you commit.Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever, even in his worst nightmares, thought could come to pass. And we’ll see if those golden tethers of loyalty, so valuable and yet so easily broken, will bend him to the task at hand.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:Book of the month: Night, by Elie Weisel (https://www.amazon.com/Night-Elie-Wiesel/dp/0374500010)Random Horror Recommendation: Silent Hill, from Konami (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill)

5: 305 - The Gates of Heaven

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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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BillyG

I cannot sit through this character voice. Not the narrator himself but the voice he uses for this character

Feb 24th
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Mike oliver

My god what a great story.

Feb 23rd
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registeredhuman

This man is a brilliant writer. I have binge listened since episode 1. Tyler Bell's flavour of fiction tastes heavily of Stephen King, with a slight seasoning of Lovecraft. Mr. Bell'switing and narrarating easily transports the listener into his universe. For those who choose partake, satisfaction and craving are the reward.

Jan 26th
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DogDoc713

So ecstatic to come across Westside after a frantic search for some original horror fiction! The added soupçon of real life enmity constitutes a truly unique podcast in my book! I also ABSOLUTELY LOVE the idea of getting a new book recommendation with each episode!! Great work! 💕 More, please!

Jan 23rd
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Stephanie Hammond

sorry, don't do fb. but loved pt 2. maybe one tear down my cheek. 😪

Jan 19th
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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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