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An English tourist in a small, rural town in the South of France discovers an ancient manuscript with a strange illustration on the last page. A young orphan is sent to live with his elderly cousin, a secretive man who is obsessed with immortality. A picture that tells stories that change according to who is viewing it. These and other delicious, goose bump evoking tales are part of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by Montague R James. A master of his craft, MR James was an academic and adminis ...
 
Each week our hero’s Drew and Pete explore and breakdown all the pop culture news that catches their fanboy attentions. Then once they have climbed out of the entertainment rabbit hole they dig deep into their own personal fandom and discuss their top 5 favorite something: from movies and television to comic books to video games and beyond. Along with them in the adventure is their silent yet occasionally talkative producer Ryan. This is the Top Five Report Follow @Drew3927 and @NinjaPierre ...
 
Lana M. 'Rochel Author features prose, poetry, and lyrics. Life isn't black and white. So is my creative writing! The gamut of genres I write is diverse. It's all about following your intuition and chemistry of words. Go along with me! For SUBTITLES, please check out Lana M. 'Rochel, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIFFQ7YxvWX0jfYwOAqyLw Author bio: Lana M. 'Rochel is the pen name for a writer, poet, lyricist, and podcaster whose work has appeared in BFS Horizons, the Haiku Pea Jou ...
 
Two poets in a London park at sunset, debating on the attributes of poetry and whether it's really a metaphor for anarchy. A group that meets in secret, planning to overthrow the world order. Disguises and deceptions, ideals and ideology. A medley of themes and genres makes this a great read for anyone who's a fan of Chesterton and his iconic Father Brown. The Man Who Was Thursday includes Chesterton's favorite theme of Christianity with touches of delightful humor to enliven the twists and ...
 
First published in Blackwood’s magazine as a three part serial in 1899 and published in 1902, Heart of Darkness centers on the experiences of protagonist Charles Marlow as he is assigned the duty to transport ivory down the Congo River. Conrad cleverly uses foreshadowing as a technique to convey the novella’s themes of hypocritical imperialism, the contradictory views on civilized as opposed to barbaric societies, racism, and the conflict between reality and darkness. Set in the second half ...
 
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My Blessing, My Curse. Part One "The San Francisco Bay Love Story" Maria de la Concepcion Marcela Arguello and Nikolai Rezanov (Ship Juno) in a historical romance (1806), a twin flame spirit story to remember! Immortal love of mortal lovers. Philosophical, in a way political, beautiful but sad. De ilusión también se vive/ Of hope also one lives. To…
 
Ron Nyren’s The Book of Lost Light—winner of Black Lawrence Press’s 2019 Big Moose Prize and finalist in the 2020 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction—tells the story of Joseph Kylander, whose childhood in early 20th-century San Francisco has been shaped by his widowed father’s obsessive photographic project and by his headstro…
 
My Blessing, My Curse. Trailer. Creative nonfiction. The San Francisco Bay historical romance (1806), Twin Flame concept by Plato, and another sad true love story, the one for the books. Background music: Street Dreams by Aykaye Music. Dark 90's Guitar Rap/Hip Hop Beat/Instrumental Spanish Guitar - Sketch #1 and Bb Trumpet - Sketch #1 by The Loop a…
 
Recorded 6-29-2021: This week Pete is off on vacation and Drew is joined by friend of the show Adam Hills. Adam talks about his YouTube Channel FlyFS and what he has been up to since the last time he was on. Drew and Adam talk the news and then they break down their Top 5 favorite Fictional Presidents.Top 5 list is 27 minutes in.…
 
In a sense, those of us who love historical fiction live vicariously in the past. Many of us also fantasize about traveling in time—meeting our favorite writers in the flesh, hanging around with royalty, living the aristocratic lifestyle. We tend to forget or understate the very real benefits of the present, amenities we take for granted (indoor pl…
 
It can be easy to forget amongst the glistening skyscrapers, bustling streets and neon lights, but the Pearl River Delta used to be a haven for banditry and piracy. As the authority of Imperial China waned, pirate fleets based out of Guangdong Province roamed the waves, raiding traders and taking captives. One of these captives, and later pirates w…
 
A Catch -22 by Lana M. 'Rochel. Nonfiction poetry in two parts. Part Two. "... the vow was made, the rings exchanged… So many shooting stars eventually get into Black Hole!" True, emotional, dramatic, cosmic alike, love story with cinematic, sombre note electronic music in the background. Tears in the Rain by Scott Buckley www.scotbuckley.com.au…
 
A Catch -22 by Lana M. 'Rochel. Nonfiction poetry in two parts. Part One. "Born in Ontario he was…" True, sad, dramatic, cosmic alike, love story with beautiful ambient music in the background. Filaments by Scott Buckley www.scotbuckley.com.au Backed up by the scientific and celestial, the narrative doesn't hide behind the mask.A Catch-22, Part Two…
 
Author Diana Stevan's sequel to the award-winning Sunflowers Under Fire. Lukia's story continues in Lilacs in the Dust Bowl (Peregrin Publishing, 2015), an inspirational family saga about love and heartache during the Great Depression. In 1929, when Lukia Mazurets, a widow and a Ukrainian peasant farmer, immigrates to Canada with her four children,…
 
The episode consists of 3 poems by Lana M. 'Rochel: "In Glory," "Trendsetters," and "The Princess on the Pea." Background music: Belik Boom - Avada Kadabra (Soundcloud). Harry Potter progressive psy-trance. Fragments. Vivid cinematic storytelling spiced by the terrific Harry Potter theme tune. Casual contemplation about relationship, creativity, se…
 
Somewhere between Hyde Park and Soho… One Friday night, a Londoner comes across a passer-by in Mayfair. Dark philosophical urban fantasy and hip hop in the cinematic storytelling Background music: Jackal - London Sound (Original Mix) Trap, hip hop, club music Published in BFS Horizons#10, Dec 2019 by the British Fantasy Society https://www.youtube.…
 
The name of Dorothy Hale is not well known these days. In the 1920s, she enjoyed a career on Broadway as a dancer, including in a leading role with Fred Astaire. When an accidental injury ended that career, she auditioned, successfully, for the filmmaker Samuel Goldwyn and landed a part opposite Ronald Coleman, who would later star in Lost Horizon.…
 
In this season Finale episode we are taking a dive into Vampire folklore. My friend David Joins me as he tells us about European Vampire Lore, and then in the second half we will be talking about American Vampires. Website: www.notanotherhorrorpodcast.com Murder Me Tinderly:https://www.podpage.com/murder-me-tinderly/follow/ Buy Me A Coffee and help…
 
Go wild! Chill out! Live a vivid, spicy, erotic, dreamy, lounge, and humorous poetic adventure! Fantasy. Offbeat cinematic music! From Dusk Till Dawn - Retro Background Music by Keith Fane (Jazz & Blues). For SUBTITLES, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzGdTQKa0pI&list=PLtmgzLoU1o9bdDnUCQguolHEwQHPfGT5e&index=4&ab_channel=LanaM.%27Rochel…
 
Today I talked to Rebecca D’Harlingue about her novel The Lines Between Us (She Writes Press, 2020). A widow in 17th century Spain discovers that her beloved niece, Juliana, has suddenly disappeared. Juliana records her forced journey in the diary she received from Tia Ana. Years later, when she feels herself to be nearing the end of her life, she …
 
This is a tale of love, obsession, madness, candy, and carnations. It is the story of Mother’s Day.The holiday was passionately promoted by Anna Jarvis (1864-1948), described by Michael Farquhar as “… a woman of fierce loyalty and tireless enterprise and a total raving lunatic.”In this episode we will explore crimes of mother's and also how some en…
 
On the night of September 19/20, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill, returning from a honeymoon in Canada, encountered a large UFO in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The next thing they remembered was being thirty miles down the road with two hours elapsed that they could not account for. Both physical evidence and nightmares alarmed them. Later, th…
 
Say Goodbye/Outlandish Love by Lana M. 'Rochel (storytelling, poetry). Friday night, at sunset, lovers, sad, fantasy. Blessing (Inspirational Cinematic Background Music) by AShamaluevMusic (fragments) For SUBTITLES, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9flU7WcOg8&list=PLtmgzLoU1o9bdDnUCQguolHEwQHPfGT5e&index=2&ab_channel=LanaM.%27Rochel…
 
Sherlock Holmes is one of the rare literary characters who has achieved a kind of cultural immortality. As Bonnie MacBird notes in this interview, display an image of a deerstalker hat and a pipe almost anywhere in the world, and people can identify the great detective without a second thought. So is it any wonder that an entire industry is devoted…
 
The Houston Decapitator On July 27, 1979, a man named Bob Smith showed up to the 900 block of Glenmont in the Gulfton area of southwest Houston to pick up a co-worker, secretary Alys Elaine Rankin while her car was being repaired. Smith approached the front door which was slightly opened and looked in to see Rankin laying naked on her bed with her …
 
Leaving Dew (Lyrics) by Lana M. 'Rochel & City (Lofi Hip Hop Background Music/ Lounge Music Instrumental) by AShamaluevMusic Originally, the lyrics were composed without music. For SUBTITLES, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qM_A41eh1g&list=PLtmgzLoU1o9Z7s6SWMGjlvN4FrMCAG0ie&index=3&ab_channel=LanaM.%27Rochel…
 
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