The Backstory by Elle C
The Backstory Podcast is a collection of fictional short backstories of fictional serial killers and real serial killers. They will be more elaborate stories of the blog posts from the blog The Backstory at www.ellewriting.com as well as further information to the real life serial killers.
The Cask of Amontillado
Revenge comes in many shapes and sizes. For this man, it just so happened to be by burying his frienemy alive 😈
October 28, 2020
A Dream Within a Dream
Are we real? Is anything we’re experiencing real life? Or are we but a figment of someone’s imagination? Do we feel? Do we truly dream? What is reality? In this poem by Edgar Allan Poe, he poses the same questions. But truly, are we real, or is this imaginary?
October 22, 2020
The Conqueror Worm
We are but put on this earth to die, are we not? Rot and decay is what helps this planet thrive, and we are nothing but food for the soil once we perish.
October 21, 2020
The Masque of the Red Death
What happens when you ignore a plague? Just take a look around; we're living it. Of all the pieces by Edgar Allan Poe that speak to present events, The Masque of the Red Death is the most accurate there is when it comes to ignorance within the wealthy. Never heard the story? Click the play button and give it a listen. You might seem some similarities in today's world.
October 21, 2020
A terse poem by Edgar Allan Poe. A little lighter than the two from last week.
October 13, 2020
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
October 08, 2020
The Tell-Tale Heart
Are you mad? I'm not mad. Madness is not what I am but annoyance and frustration at an eye that does nothing but stare oh so lingeringly at me. I will be rid that eye if it's the last thing I do.
October 06, 2020
October Series Debut Episode featuring Annabel Lee, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. This month, every Tuesday and Thursday I will read a poem or story by Poe. Today’s debut episode is a more simple, less, dark, poem by Poe. Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy this deathly poem.
October 01, 2020
The Killer Clown Pt. 2: Visits with Gacy
Today's episode is a special one. It's part two of my Killer Clown series. This episode features an interview with a man who interviewed John Wayne Gacy between 1992 and 1994, the last two years leading up to Gacy's execution. To see more about what was collected on those visits, check out James at @VisitswithGacy on Instagram. He did another interview this summer with Bizarre Buffet, but I like mine better ;) Are you as curious as I was to find out more about the man behind the clown makeup? Give this episode a listen and I promise, you won't be sorry.
September 29, 2020
The Killer Clown Pt. 1: Who Was John Wayne Gacy?
Are you afraid of clowns? I'm afraid of clowns. I've always been afraid of clowns. So I can only imagine what it would be like for a young boy to find himself face to face with a killer clown. The Killer Clown to be precise. But who was The Killer Clown? Are you curious to find out more about John Wayne Gacy? On part one of this two part episode series, I will give a little background on the childhood and early adult life of one of the most notorious serial killers, John Wayne Gacy. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy
September 24, 2020
Fire is so beautiful and yet so destructive. When it’s used as a weapon, it’s powerful, painful, and vibrant. What happens when a mother uses it to torture her poor son, a son who did nothing wrong other than being a male? Click play to find out.
September 03, 2020
I’m back, and I have big news! This episode has a mini excerpt from my soon to be published novel, Destructively Alive. Tune in for a taste, and keep your eyes peeled for the release date!
August 27, 2020
Charlie Brandt lived a normal life. Well, an outsider would believe that. Maybe even someone close to him would believe that. Why? Because Charlie has a secret. One that only a few knew about and kept hidden. But did Charlie have a mental illness that went without being diagnosed? Podcast Instagram - The Backstory Podcast by Elle C Narrator Instagram - Elle C Author Sources: All That's Interesting - Charlie Brandt Charlie Brandt - Wikipedia Wicked We - Carl Brandt Charlie Brandt - Crime Junkie Podcast Dissociative Identity Disorder - Wikipedia Poster of Woman
June 18, 2020
Memorial Day Weekend
While on vacation in Florida, three girls find themselves in a threatening situation. For one, the only way to save her friends is to remove the threat. But in doing so, she ultimately saves herself.
May 28, 2020
All he wanted was a normal home life with his mother. But after his father died from cancer, his mother turned to physical abuse as a new form of punishment. A person can only take so much abuse before something inside them just...snaps.
May 21, 2020
H. H. Holmes
One of America’s first serial killers, Holmes is said to have confessed to killing 27 people. But rumors say the number could be as high as 200. This episode will break down who Holmes was, what crimes he committed, and how many people he actually killed. Plus, you’ll find out the truth about the Murder Castle. Sources: H.H. Holmes - Wikipedia Murder Castle - The Truth Murder Castle - The Myth H.H. Holmes - This Day in History H.H. Holmes - Biography H.H. Holmes - Psychology
May 14, 2020
Jack never understood how his twin brother, Jacob, was happy all the time. He spent most of his days searching for an answer to help him find this happiness he saw in his brother. It took one camping trip for Jack to finally realize what made him truly happy.
May 07, 2020
Everyone thought she was just a normal girl. All she ever wanted was a happy family. Unfortunately, her father was an alcoholic and her mother was his punching bag. Well, not for long.
April 30, 2020
This first episode is an introduction episode to explain what this podcast will be about and information about the author, Elle C. Information used for this podcast comes from the blog written by Elle C called The Backstory, which can be found at www.ellewriting.com. The link is also included in the podcast description!
April 23, 2020