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Faded Words

Faded Words

By AIC Stories Productions
Celebrating storytelling with audio-book / audio-drama style readings of classic short stories in an effort to keep these fantastic stories from being forgotten.
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The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut Jr
If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it ... it is much too good for anyone else! Written by: Kurt Vonnegut Jr Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction January 1954 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
32:31
August 24, 2021
Story Club 001 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Welcome to the AIC Stories very first edition of the special monthly(ish) bonus episode for the AIC Stories "Story Club" roundtable chat in which I sit down with listeners and members of the AIC Stories Official Discord as we discuss the story that we chose to read/watch for that month. This month we're chatting about the fantastic book from author V.E. Schwab, 'The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue'. Join us for a great conversation about a wonderful story that brought us a lot of great ideas to think about and discuss further. Subscribe and Listen anytime on the Official Website,  or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories”! Of course you can also find links to the Official Discord right at aicstories.com! Music written and produced by David Szweduik
01:25:35
August 10, 2021
The Doorway by Evelyn E Smith
A man may wish he'd married his first love and not really mean it. But an insincere wish may turn ugly in dimensions unknown. Written by: Evelyn E. Smith Originally published in Fantastic Universe September 1955 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
17:21
August 10, 2021
Six Frightened Men by Randall Garrett
It was an unexplored planet and anything could happen—yet none of us expected to face a creature impossible to fight, let alone kill.... Written by: Randall Garrett Originally published in Imagination Stories of Science and Fantasy Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
34:59
July 27, 2021
Compatible by Richard R Smith
There are many ways—murder included—in which husbands can settle certain problems. This was even more drastic!  Written by: Richard R Smith Originally published inFantastic Universe in August 1958 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
14:33
July 13, 2021
The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft Part Two
With Wilber, and the beast, on the loose, we find out if the residents of Dunwich can manage to stop this world ending threat! Will they put an end to the horror or will this Eldritch Horror consume the world? Written by: H.P. Lovecraft Originally published inWeird Tales Magazine in April 1929 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
01:15:19
June 29, 2021
The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft - Part One
In the isolated, desolate, decrepit village of Dunwich, Wilbur Whateley is the hideous son of Lavinia Whateley, a deformed and unstable albino mother, and an unknown father (alluded to in passing by mad Old Whateley, as "Yog-Sothoth"). Strange events surround his birth and precocious development. Written by: H.P. Lovecraft Originally published inWeird Tales Magazine in April 1929 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
54:10
June 15, 2021
Texas Week by Albert Hernhuter
Meeting the little man who isn't there is rated an horrendous experience. But discovery that the man is there may be even worse. Written by: Albert Hernhuter Originally published in Fantastic Universe January 1954 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
13:41
June 1, 2021
No Strings Attached by Lester del Ray
Poor Henry was an unhappy husband whose wife had a habit of using bad clichès. Alféar was a genii who was, quite like most humans, a creature of habit. Their murder compact was absolutely perfect, with— Written by: Lester del Ray Originally published in IF Worlds of Science Fiction in June 1954 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
35:01
May 18, 2021
The Night Wire - by H. F. Arnold
Working the night wire on the news desk can be an excruciatingly boring task, but as Jim found out, sometimes the truly bizarre can come across the news and shake you to your core. This story was a listener submission by Twitter user @Weird_Friction Written by: H. F. Arnold Originally published in Weird Tales in 1926 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
19:29
May 4, 2021
Candidate For A Coffin - Part 2 - by T. W. Ford
Join me for a tale of harrowing suspense and noir-ish murder mystery in this episode! This is the conclusion,  part two of a two part story. Wilson Lamb cuddled his automatic to play "Mr. Death" and fingered little Louis Engel for coffin cargo. But when he pulled the trigger, Whisper, the gun-cobra from Chi, spilled out of Doom's deck.... Written by: T. W. Ford Originally published in Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
27:18
April 20, 2021
Candidate For A Coffin - Part 1 - by T. W. Ford
Join me for a tale of harrowing suspense and noir-ish murder mystery in this episode! This is part one of a two part story. Wilson Lamb cuddled his automatic to play "Mr. Death" and fingered little Louis Engel for coffin cargo. But when he pulled the trigger, Whisper, the gun-cobra from Chi, spilled out of Doom's deck.... Written by: T. W. Ford Originally published in Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
29:12
April 6, 2021
As Long As You Wish by John O’Keefe
Join me for a tale of time travel and alternate dimensions in this episode! If, somehow, you get trapped in a circular time system  . . .  how long is the circumference of an infinitely retraced circle? Written by: John O’Keefe Originally published in Astounding Science Fiction, June, 1955 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
18:06
March 23, 2021
The Armless Man by Author Unknown
Join me on a tale of mystical fantasy and heartbreaking love in this episode! This is a story of friendship, love, mystical fantasy, and in the end… heartbreaking tragedy. A little of everything and I know you’ll love it! Written by: Author Unknown Originally published in the book "Uncanny Tales" by Various Authors in 1916 Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
28:07
March 9, 2021
Day of the Druid by Knut Enferd
Join me on a tale of fantasy in this episode! Be'al, all-powerful god, drank the blood of his victims. Would Gaar be able to save Marna, whom Be'al kept in eternal sleep, and avenge her people? Originally published in Amazing Stories November 1948 Written by Ray Bradbury Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
36:54
February 23, 2021
Morgue Ship by Ray Bradbury
This was Burnett's last trip. Three more shelves to fill with space-slain warriors—and he would be among the living again. Originally published in Summer of 1944 in Planet Stories Written by Ray Bradbury Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
34:18
February 9, 2021
A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
Christmas, the most joyful time of year. But what happens when a group of Demons decides that Santa is bad for THEIR business because he keeping everyone a little TOO happy? Originally published in December of 1904 Written by L. Frank Baum Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “Everything AIC” in your preferred podcast app. Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
31:20
December 22, 2020
Crossroads of Destiny by H. Beam Piper
What if alternate timelines were possible. A conversation with a TV producer about a new program they are planning gives us insight into what might have been, or maybe, what already IS somewhere else. Originally published in Fantastic Universe Science Fiction in July 1959 Written by H. Beam Piper Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
39:51
December 12, 2020
Project Hush by William Tenn
In the race to put a secret space station on the moon, the US Army has a startling realization when they arrive. Secrets can be far more dangerous than they realized. Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction in February 1954 Written by William Tenn Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
19:38
December 12, 2020
Toy Shop by Harry Harrison
Sometimes the simplest toys hold real power. And sometimes a little cunning is required to make the reach their FULL potential. Originally published in Analog in April 1962 Written by Harry Harrison Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
15:11
December 12, 2020
Doom of the House of Duryea by Earl Peirce Jr
A father and son face a terrible family legacy. A legacy of blood, of murder, of vampires. Is their house, their lineage, actually cursed or will they finally break free of a murderous history? Originally published in Weird Tales in October 1936 Written by Earl Peirce Jr Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
43:19
December 12, 2020
Don’t Think About It by William W. Stuart
A little boy and his family discover the horror of what lives behind the hole in the deep, dark corner of his closet. Sometimes… Parents just won’t believe their children… Sometimes they regret that. Originally published in Worlds of If – Science Fiction in November 1960.  Written by William W Stuart Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
27:22
December 12, 2020
The Autumn After Next by Margaret St. Clair
A magician serving as a “Wizardry Missionary” tries to find a way to teach an easygoing race of people how to use magic. But the cost to teach them his lesson may prove to heavy to bear! Originally published in Worlds of If – Science Fiction in January 1960. Written by Margaret St. Clair Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
20:39
December 12, 2020
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
A civilian in the Civil War makes a fateful decision and daring get away from his own hanging. Originally published in The San Francisco Examiner in 1890. Written by Ambrose Bierce Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
28:12
December 12, 2020
The Lady or The Tiger by Frank R Stockton
A brilliant story about a princess faced with a most dreadful decision. Will she feed her lover to a Tiger or watch him wed to a woman she hates? This story was recommended by last week’s guest, the fantastic Annie Sullivan. Author of ‘A Curse of Gold’. Originally published in a magazine called The Century in 1882. Written by Frank R Stockton Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
20:56
December 12, 2020
Beyond the Door by Philip K Dick
This week I’m visiting the amazing storyteller Philip K Dick once again. This time it’s a tale of a bit of a love triangle and a cuckoo clock that may be more than it seems. Originally published in a magazine called Fantastic Universe in January 1954. Written by Philip K Dick Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
21:36
December 12, 2020
The Piebald Hippogriff by Karen Anderson
This week I’m reading a short story about a boy on an adventure of epic, and mythic, proportions as he explores the edge of the world and the wonders it contains. Originally published in a magazine called Fantastic Stories of Imagination in May 1962. Written by Karen Anderson Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org
17:09
December 12, 2020
The Red Room by H.G. Wells
Charged with spending a night in The Red Room to prove it’s not haunted, a man is forced to confront his darkest horrors. Will he survive? Written in 1894 and originally published in March of 1896 in The Idler Magazine. Best known for his books The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells had a prolific career as an author. So much so that Jules Verne dubbed him “the father of science fiction”. While he usually explored the world of sci-fi stories, this story finds him exploring a good old fashioned haunted house, ghost story. Horror in short fiction form. LINKS The Red Room by H.G. Wells Read by David Szweduik Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator and host. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
32:45
December 12, 2020
The Other Gods by H.P. Lovecraft
What happens when a mortal challenges the mighty gods? This week I’m reading a great short story from icon of horror, H.P. Lovecraft. Originally published in November of 1933 in the Fantasy Fan Magazine. Best known as the father of Lovecraftian Horror and the Cthulhu Mythology, H.P. Lovecraft, in his short life, became a master of weird and horrifying fiction. In this story we see a man, Barzai the Wise, attempt to meet the gods. We find out what happens when man’s pride swells with self importance and we find out if the gods find him worthy. LINKS The Other Gods by H.P. Lovecraft Read by David Szweduik Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator and host. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
21:01
December 12, 2020
The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
A tale of kindness and ultimate generosity, this week is a story fromOscar Wilde called The Happy Prince. Originally published in May of 1888. Oscar Wilde is an Irish author, poet, and playwright most notable for his plays and his famous novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In this story we see a delightful, yet sad, look at the true power of friendship and kindness. Something the world could use a good reminder of now and then. LINKS The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde Read by David Szweduik Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator and host. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
28:12
December 12, 2020
The Eyes Have It by Philip K Dick
A little whimsy, now and then, makes for good balance. Theoretically, you could find this type of humor anywhere. But only a topflight science-fictionist, we thought, could have written this story, in just this way…. This week is a story from another legendary writer, Philip K Dick, called They Eyes Have It. Originally published in 1953 in “Science Fiction Stories”. Philip K Dick is an American writer known for his fiction exploring everything from altered realities to questions around the human condition. Possibly best known for his story, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which went on to become the sci-fi film classic Blade Runner. In this story we get a glimpse at a masterful shift in perception with a humorous twist as he examines some common phrases in the English language. LINKS They Eyes Have It by Philip K Dick Read by David Szweduik Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator and host. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
14:14
December 12, 2020
2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr
Got a problem? Just pick up the phone. It solved them all—and all the same way! This week is a story from the legendary Kurt Vonnegut Jr, author of Slaughterhouse – Five. Originally published in January 1962 in “Worlds of If”. Kurt Vonnegut is one of the biggest names in classic sci-fi storytelling, especially stories with a darkly satirical flavor, and this story is one that really makes you think. When a man is faced with an impossible decision, choosing which of his children gets to live, is it really worth immortality? LINKS 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr Read by David Szweduik Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator and host. Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog Additional Music by Marco Trovatello Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
24:39
December 12, 2020
Dream Town by Henry Slesar
A classic tale of a strange little town that may be hiding a much darker secret! Welcome to Dream Town by Henry Slesar Originally published in January 1957 in “Fantastic Universe”. Henry Slesar is an author known for his use of irony and surprise “twist” endings in his work and is most well known for his wide variety of work with the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Slesar’s story, ‘M is for the Many’ was the first story Hitchcock purchased the rights to adapt, which kicked off a long and successful stretch of collaborations between the two. LINKS Dream Town by Henry Slesar on the Project Gutenberg website. How To Catch The Show & Contact Me Listen anytime on the Official Website of Adventures in Creativity, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! Have a follow up thought on anything I discussed or have a recommendation of a creative you’d love me to chat with? Shoot me an email and I’ll read it on the show! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music:Music: Funk In The Trunk by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com Additional Music by We Is Shore Dedicated Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
31:21
December 12, 2020
Gods of the North by Robert E Howard
We’re venturing into the world of fantasy via a short story called Gods of the North by Robert E Howard. It’s a tale of a fierce warrior's encounter with the icy daughter of a God after standing as the lone, victorious warrior on a bloody battlefield. Originally published in March 1934 in "The Fantasy Fan",  then reprinted in Fantastic Universe December 1956. Robert E Howard is best known as being the author and creator of the fantastica tales of Conan the Barbarian, and this story is a glimpse into other times in this world. LINKS Gods of the North by Robert E Howard on the Project Gutenberg website. How To Catch The Show & Contact Me Listen anytime on the Official Website of Adventures in Creativity, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”! Have a follow up thought on anything I discussed or have a recommendation of a creative you’d love me to chat with? Shoot me an email and I’ll read it on the show! You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat! Theme Music: Music: Funk In The Trunk by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Additional Music by We Is Shore Dedicated Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
28:36
December 12, 2020
Faded Words Trailer
Celebrating the art and craft of storytelling with audio book style readings of classic fiction stories. The goal of Faded Words is simple. To celebrate the art and craft of story and storytelling by sharing stories and getting to know a little more about the how and why behind these stories from the authors themselves. The weekly episodes are a mix of solo audio book style episodes in which Usually Dave shares all sorts of fantastic short stories on the verge of being lost to time, and interviews with fantastic authors releasing new books today. Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the AIC STORIES website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC STORIES”.
03:11
December 11, 2020