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PodCastle Giant 4: Captain Fantasy and the Secret Masters

Captain Fantasy and the Secret Masters by Tim Pratt The door slid open, revealing another corridor. Floor, walls, and ceiling were all the color of used motor oil, and cameras bristled every couple of feet. “Welcome to the Black Wing, Li.” I didn’t step inside. “I heard you’ve got Bludgeon Man locked up in here. […]

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PodCastle 55: Bottom Feeding

Bottom Feeding By Tim Pratt The salmon of knowledge lived a long time ago, in the Well of Segais, where the waters ran deep and clear as rippling air. He swam there, thinking his deep thoughts, coming to the surface occasionally to eat the magical hazel-nuts that fell into the water from the trees on […]

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PC050: Komodo

Komodo by Tim Pratt I hadn’t cultivated a new lover in many months — the last one had fulfilled all my wishes and, as he’d requested, was now living happily at the bottom of a local river, slowly decaying into the bottom-mud and learning the languages of fish and pollution. In another hundred years or […]

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PC020: Cup and Table

Cup and Table by Tim Pratt The Old Doctor welcomed Sigmund, twenty years old and tormented by visions, into the library at the Table’s headquarters. Shelves rose everywhere like battlements, the floors were old slate, and the lights were ancient crystal-dripping chandeliers, but the Old Doctor sat in a folding chair at a card table […]

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PodCastle 722: Said the Princess

Said the Princess by Dani Atkinson   Once upon a time in a far-off land, in a tiny room, in a tall tower, at the centre of a vast and impenetrable maze, the princess Adrienna cocked her head and frowned. “Who said that?” said the princess. She looked around the tower room, but saw no […]

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PodCastle 643: Strange Things Done

Strange Things Done By Tori Curtis Audra was both proud and shy of her body, these days; she liked to be seen, but could barely stand to be looked at. She and Nicole lay in the bed that had once been Nic’s grandparents’, both of them naked, both of them staring down at her tits. […]

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PodCastle 296: Ill Met in Ulthar (Featuring Marla Mason)

Ill Met in Ulthar (Featuring Marla Mason) by T.A. Pratt  Dr. Husch slid the panel over the window shut as the beast continued battering against the door. “Don’t worry, it can’t get out. The interior of the room is lined with rubber, reinforced by magic. We used to keep a paranoid electrothaumaturge locked up there. […]

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PodCastle 230: Little Better Than a Beast

Little Better Than a Beast By T.A. Pratt Marla picked up a letter opener shaped like the grim reaper’s scythe. “So I was supposed to get this a week or ten days ago?” “Thereabouts,” Granger said, head bobbing, happy they were in agreement. If I could fire him, or have him committed… But Granger was […]

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