Everlasting Stories Podcast

Everlasting Stories Podcast

By Sic Semper Serpent
Short stories for your ears! Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery and more, from our "Everlasting Stories" authors to your headphones. Speculative short fiction lovingly narrated in smooth tones by our Content Editor Michael Strand. Every episode, a new short story. Every listen, a new adventure. Uncover our entire science fiction & genre fiction story archive, early podcast access, and other literary goodies @ Patreon.com/SicSemperSerpent
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Detective Luke Miller at the End of Existence, Pt. 1
How did the world come to this? A terrifying Hel-dragon has become humanity's apocalypse and ancient creatures fight to save Earth from darkness. A sleuth must fulfill his role as a mythical man of destiny. Between the action and the monsters, you might forget you're hearing a pulpy P.I. mystery steeped in Nordic history. This explosive dragon battle elevates to scales you've never experienced. Luckily, Luke Miller has that foolhardy combination of bravado and luck required to save us all from fire-breathing doom. Available now and forever here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, Luke and his legion of gods and bigfeet take to battle in "Detective Luke Miller at the End of Existence, Pt. 1"   AUTHOR: D. Zane Davis.   MUSIC: "Time Flux" by Revolution Void.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
47:06
December 31, 2019
Christmas with the Others
SPECIAL SCI-FI HOLIDAY EPISODE! Tune in to this cozy story, complete with Christmas cheer, family drama, and campy alien kitsch. And plenty of '90s nostalgia to go around: Christmas on a rural Minnesota farm, a remote parcel of land with a deep connection to THE OUTSIDE. The family's all together for the first time in years. Grandpa and Grandma keep the connection alive. Mom and Dad don't believe. Little Hazel yearns to make contact, and her Christmas wish comes true... Christmas with the Others by Sic Semper Serpent Content Editor Michael Strand features an alien encounter that alters Hazel's idea of Christmas, and the fate of humanity, forever. Available only on the Everlasting Stories Podcast.   AUTHOR: Michael Strand.   MUSIC: "Silent Night," "Schendryk," and "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Mystery Mammal and "Let it Snow" by Mindseye.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.  NARRATOR: Michael Strand.  PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse.
1:24:46
December 17, 2019
Detective Luke Miller & the Demonic Dragon
Dig too deep, and there's no telling what you'll uncover. Enter, the dragon at the end of the world. Detective Luke Miller and goddess Freyja are there to stop the calamity before it incinerates humanity. Strange how a dragon can bring Luke and Freyja together, even as it's tearing the world apart. They've got a desperate plan that will test the boundaries of Freyja's mortal form and Luke's limitless luck. It involves their new Bigfeet buddies, an armorer to the gods, and a lot of fire. Now our pulpy P.I. hero is poised to... save the world? God help us all. Available now and forever here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, Luke and his legendary buddies gear up for disaster in "Detective Luke Miller & the Demonic Dragon"   AUTHOR: D. Zane Davis.   MUSIC: "Acid Jazz" by Kevin MacLeod.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
1:15:52
October 28, 2019
Halloween at Crystal Lake
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE! We break from your regularly-scheduled season of Detective Luke Miller episodes for a spooky story sure to scare your socks off:  As a group of college seniors head to the wilderness for a final Halloween together, they don't expect to rip open the fabric of space-time. Don't be tricked by this story masquerading as another "cabin in the woods" tale. You're in for a treat of the trippy, trans-dimensional, terrifying type. Journey inward for an adventure that quickly goes from a "walk in the woods" to a "walk in another realm." Experience true terror—the terror that lies within... Halloween at Crystal Lake by Sic Semper Serpent Content Editor Michael Strand isn't your typical scary story, available now and forever on the Everlasting Stories Podcast. WARNING: This story depicts the use of illicit substances and strong language, it's not for kids.   AUTHOR: Michael Strand.   MUSIC: "Telluric Undercurrent," "The Narrative Changes," and "Scattered Knowledge" all by Revolution Void.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.  NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
55:55
October 14, 2019
Detective Luke Miller & the Belligerent Bigfoot
There's trouble afoot. Big-a-foot. Luke Miller's up to more supernatural hi-jinx. How this cheap sleuth became the mortal escort to the goddess Freyja is anyone's guess. Yet there he is, somewhere in the North Woods of Minnesota, escorting the ancient beauty to a remote cabin in the wilderness. It's not what you think. Well, Luke might have ulterior motives, but Freyja isn't that kinda gal. When the Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) arrive, the action really kicks into high gear. Sasquatch, yeti, whatever you call them, they've got some news for Luke... Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, this relaxing getaway quickly becomes a prelude to apocalypse when nature's most trusted avatars speak up in "Detective Luke Miller & the Belligerent Bigfoot"   AUTHOR: D. Zane Davis.   MUSIC: "Number 0" by Jesse Spillane.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
56:32
October 7, 2019
Detective Luke Miller & Grendel's Ghastly Grandmother
Grisly monsters and gorgeous goddesses make this more than your average dime-store sleuth story. When Luke's ex-wife encounters a she-demon in a certain Swedish furniture outlet, he's called to the gnarly scene and back into his past life. Miller has to lean on a new friend, a mythological god, to solve the riddle of this evil older than history...  Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, grab your ancient blade for one hell of a fight in "Detective Luke Miller & Grendel's Ghastly Grandmother"   AUTHOR: D. Zane Davis.   MUSIC: "Metasphere" by Binkadink ft. Neil Shenoi   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
48:37
September 23, 2019
Detective Luke Miller & the Stolen Saxon Sword
Mix equal parts wry sarcasm and 100% pulp-style adventure. Stir in some Norse mythology. Pour over ice in a low-ball glass. Garnish with with a dash of Minnesota humor. Enjoy: Detective Luke Miller. Join Luke on the gritty streets of St. Paul as he races to understand the nature of Beowulf's own Nægling blade with charisma and a dash of luck!...  Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, we present a dime-store sleuth yarn that takes a strange turn when legendary gods and ghosts intervene with "Detective Luke Miller & the Stolen Saxon Sword"   AUTHOR: D. Zane Davis.   MUSIC: "Molten Snow" by Jesse Spillane   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
48:10
September 9, 2019
Thera
Take a walk with our terrestrial doom. Thera is the product of our work; a reaper of impossible proportions come to harvest the dark seeds we've sown. The bio-colossus will hold humanity accountable for our crimes against the environment. Behold, an "Unspeakable Story" of the Lovecraftian leviathan "Thera" guest-narrated by the author, Sic Semper Serpent Editor-in-Chief T. Martin Crouse for this unique episode of the Everlasting Stories Podcast.   MUSIC: "It's Not Right." by Binkadink.   AUTHOR: T. Martin Crouse.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: T. Martin Crouse.
26:00
August 26, 2019
News from Crate #6 - The Big Run Around
There's no keeping up with the news these days. It flies by in such a blur. Subterranean labyrinths, a crooked house, mysterious machinery, the town fair—you know, regular stuff. Grab a funnel cake, Crate's about to get weird(er). Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, peer through the cracks in the "News from Crate" with episode "#6 - The Big Run Around"   AUTHOR: Nathaniel Hicklin.   MUSIC: "Warm Nights" by LAKEY INSPIRED.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
1:03:31
August 12, 2019
News from Crate #5 - Housewarming
The news today is strange, even for Crate. Wilma and Dot are exploring bizarre corridors underground (with help from Imogen above) when the news hits. It's just a house. Except it appeared almost instantly this afternoon. And it's so twisted inside, you can't even open the front door. Who could this new home possibly be for? Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, get to know Crate up, down, and all around in episode "#5 - Housewarming"   AUTHOR: Nathaniel Hicklin.   MUSIC: "Overjoyed" by LAKEY INSPIRED.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
51:30
July 29, 2019
News from Crate #4 - Beneath the Surface
Wilma, Dot, and Imogen finally found a key to the larger mysteries of Crate. It opens a path that leads them Beneath the Surface. This is one rabbit hole they'll "waste" no time getting to the "bottom" of. Good thing they've got a cybernetic ferret along for the ride...  Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, continue your mysterious journey through the "News from Crate" with episode "#4 - Beneath the Surface"   AUTHOR: Nathaniel Hicklin.   MUSIC: "This Feeling" by LAKEY INSPIRED.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
36:46
July 15, 2019
News from Crate #3 - A Good Fit
The flirty librarian Imogen has collapsed in Wilma's arms. If you think this is going to be an ordinary doctor's visit, think again. This charming, little tale is A Good Fit for listeners seeking subtle mysteries, casual romance or quirky slice-of-life scenes...  Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, continue your mysterious journey through the "News from Crate" with episode "#3 - A Good Fit"   AUTHOR: Nathaniel Hicklin.   MUSIC: "Doing Just Fine" by LAKEY INSPIRED.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
36:02
July 1, 2019
News from Crate #2 - The Grand Tour
Get to know the unknowable town. Take a walk with Wilma and her new crush, Imogen, as they explore Crate together. It's all fun & brunch until they visit a strange mirror in the basement of the police station. Imogen makes certain it's an experience Wilma won't soon forget...  Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, continue your mysterious journey through the "News from Crate" with episode "#2 - The Grand Tour"   AUTHOR: Nathaniel Hicklin.   MUSIC: "By the Pool" by LAKEY INSPIRED.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
36:20
June 17, 2019
News from Crate #1 - Welcome to Crate
Welcome to a small town unhinged from history. There's a new mystery around every corner. You'll find surreal, slice-of-life adventure, charming humor, budding romance, and strange happenings. Experience Crate through the eyes of its newest residents, Wilma and Dot!... Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, begin your mysterious journey through the "News from Crate" with episode "#1 - Welcome to Crate"   AUTHOR: Nathaniel Hicklin.   MUSIC: "Visions" by LAKEY INSPIRED.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
56:52
June 3, 2019
Titan Station #5 - Maitreya
There's yet hope in this dark night of our species. New worlds to explore and new galactic roles to play. It's built on hard-earned knowledge, on mistakes of the past, on entire planets mutilated. The survival of humanity depends on the people in this moment, and on a mind-bending technology we've only begun to understand... Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, we continue the chilling sci-fi mystery of "Titan Station" with episode "#5 - Maitreya"   AUTHOR: Michael Strand.   MUSIC: "Dhol." by Binkadink.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
59:28
May 27, 2019
Titan Station #4 - The Pequod
Hurtling into a future unknown, Ben and Sarah begin to grapple with dreams they've had and nightmares they've lived... Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, we continue the chilling sci-fi mystery of "Titan Station" with episode "#4 - The Pequod"   AUTHOR: Michael Strand.   MUSIC: "La Vie Chinoise En Gris." by Binkadink.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
38:51
May 20, 2019
Titan Station #3 - Exodus
Alone on a decaying space station. Awake after a long hypersleep. Abandoned to the mists of time, until a mysterious voice shatters the void... Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, we continue the chilling sci-fi mystery of "Titan Station" with episode "#3 - Exodus"   AUTHOR: Michael Strand.   MUSIC: "International Date Line" by Binkadink.   MASTERING: Michael Strand.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
41:36
May 13, 2019
Titan Station #2 - Not Alone
What catastrophe destroyed Titan Station? Why are the survivors waking up so long after the initial disaster? Is there ANY chance of escape? For every answer this story uncovers, many more mysteries of Titan Station begin to appear... Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, we continue the chilling sci-fi mystery of "Titan Station" with episode "#2 - Not Alone"   AUTHOR: Michael Strand.   MUSIC: "Space Tourist" by Binkadink.   MASTERING: Mike Lauer.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
30:13
May 6, 2019
Titan Station #1 - Rebirth
Ben wakes up cold and alone on a shattered space station. Calamity happened here. How long ago, he cannot tell. He might just be the last human alive on Titan Station... Available now and forever right here on the Everlasting Stories Podcast, we present "Titan Station #1 - Rebirth"   AUTHOR: Michael Strand.   MUSIC: "Orbital Altitude" by Binkadink.   MASTERING: Mike Lauer.   NARRATOR: Michael Strand.   PUBLISHER: T. Martin Crouse of Sic Semper Serpent Books.
20:49
April 29, 2019
Everlasting Stories Podcast Trailer
Short fiction for your ears! Straight from the "Everlasting Stories" archive to your headphones, each episode is a short story lovingly read in smooth tones by Sic Semper Serpent Managing Editor Michael Strand. Access our entire archive of fresh, pulpy fiction (and hear podcast episodes early) right here. Coming April 2019.
04:18
February 10, 2019