New audio story, ‘Lost and Found,’ available now on The Other Stories

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I’m delighted to share my creepy tale, ‘Lost and Found,’ with you, courtesy of the amazing people over at Hawk and Cleaver’s The Other Stories podcast. It’s the fourth entry in their ‘Remote places’ theme, which has featured some fantastic, scary tales. Here’s the log line:

When Sadie goes off hiking in the heart of the wilderness, Gemma seizes the opportunity to unwind with a raft of movies and bubbly. When she doesn’t come back and a storm rolls in though, Gemma begins to fear the worst.

When writing this one, it was all about the atmosphere, trying to capture the isolation of the forest. I hope I got it right.

Leave your opinion in the comments, or tweet me: @lisboetaingles

To listen, click the image above, listen on Spotify, below, or search for The Other Stories in your podcatcher.

New free audio story ‘The Solstice,’ available now on Hawk and Cleaver’s The Other Stories Podcast

TheSolsticeOne of the things I love to do in my fiction is to use real-world folklore as inspiration, conjuring something dark and exciting from it.

This new story, ‘The Solstice,’ is a particular thrill for me, as it’s set in Portugal, my adopted home nation and uses folklore from the north of the country as the backdrop.

The masks described in the story, and the purpose for which they’re made, are still relevant today in the Tras-Os-Montes region of the country. I’d love to know what you think of it.

You can listen in the sidebar, below or wherever you listen to podcasts:

 

New free audio story – ‘Afraid Of My Own Shadow’ now on Tales to Terrify

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*** Trigger warning – This story contains scenes of violence and gore that some listeners may find difficult ***

I’m delighted to announce that my story, ‘Afraid Of My Own Shadow’ has been published today on Tales To Terrify.

This is a story that had a complicated evolution and was actually written twice, once from the perspective of the ‘monster’ as it happened and the other time as it appears here, as a police interview, recounting the events.

My wonderful beta readers unanimously preferred this version, as it ratcheted up the curiosity about the events and the ambiguous nature of what had happened. I hope you enjoy it!

In the same episode, you will also hear Gertrude Atherton’s ‘The Striding Place.’ Listen now, below.

New audio story: ‘Left Behind’ available now, FREE on The Other Stories podcast

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Happy Monday, everyone.

My story, ‘Left Behind,’ is now available on Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories podcast. Rounding off their ‘Abandoned Places’ theme, which has been packed with fantastic tales, this story imagines a future Venice, underwater, and a woman for whom the city holds a special significance, visiting with her son. But exactly what has been Left Behind?

Check it out now and tell me what you think, either in the comments or on Twitter @lisboetaingles.

Listen below on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

New podcast: Listen to me on Madness Heart Radio with John Baltisberger

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of chatting with John Baltisberger on his podcast, Madness Heart Radio.

On the show, we talked about my story, ‘Contaminated,’ in Madness Heart Press’ first anthology Creeping Corruption, along with my novelette, Cinders of a Blind Man Who Could See and my story, ‘Snap’ in the new In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night anthology.

We also got into talking about living in different parts of the world and the effect that has had on me as a person and on my writing, as well as how running, walking and fishing are so compatible with the writing process.

Check it out: