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Havok Story Podcast

Havok Story Podcast

By Havok Publishing
A semi-monthly audio narration of selected Flash Fiction stories from Havok Publishing. We cover genres from science fiction to fantasy, mystery to drama, humor to thriller! Hosted by Magnus Carlssen and written by authors from around the globe, there's a little something for every fiction lover in this podcast!

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Dragon's Spite
"...The legends warned never to wound a dragon, for this would invoke The Dragon’s Spite..." But what if, as I now faced, this wound was not only necessary, but for the beast's own good?
10:33
May 15, 2021
Rainbow Rider
Charles never suspected that the reason that he'd never seen a fairy is because they didn't want to be seen - until he nearly tripped over Thistle, a fairy who opened his eyes to a world he'd never imagined existed. Or was it those new meds from his therapist?
08:34
May 1, 2021
The Storm Horse
Colton's childhood has been...unusual, to say the least. He is gifted, certainly -  but only when he meets the wise and mysterious Mr. Bennett can he begin to understand his true potential.
10:44
April 17, 2021
All Is Bright
Halpin's lonely trip to the nearest neutron star is a survival mission - not just for him, but the entirety of humanity on Earth. Leaving his wife and child behind, he hopes to bring back just an iota of the dying star's energy...if he can survive.
11:14
April 3, 2021
The Perfumers of Qukamar
Shebalik loves the beautiful Merula, a talented perfumer - but she has cursed him to only smell one scent forever. A desperate search to find a cure leads him to rediscover love, right under his nose...
10:09
March 20, 2021
The Mysterious Scent of Cookies
Evelyn arrives home after a long workday to find her empty apartment...unusually aromatic...but in a pleasant way! As she notices more and more things out of the ordinary, she begins to wonder...is she actually alone?
08:43
March 6, 2021
Always The Future
Sandra knows that leaving her home planet means giving up everything she's ever known - but staying will kill the man she loves. 
10:59
February 20, 2021
The Recycling Room
Jacob has operated the Anthophilia Inc. recycling machine for many years. Is there a sinister hidden agenda behind the company's operation, or are there side effects from the Recycling Room that Jacob doesn't know about?
10:48
February 6, 2021
Salarius
A turn-of-the-century murder mystery, set in a cozy solarium. Mr. Jerome Arkwright finds evidence of foul play - but intended for whom?
09:56
January 23, 2021
Miracle's Tree
A determined, plucky young girl sees the world from a perspective all her own, much to the chagrin - and misunderstanding - of her mother!
10:07
January 9, 2021
The Encantado
The Knights of the Sun pursue an Encantado – a “haunted”, a shapeshifter – into the heart of the Netherground, a fae market bursting with every kind of creature you can imagine.
11:26
December 26, 2020
Glisent and Hooke
A classic detective caper, full of wit, banter, and keen observation. Don't be misled by red herrings and diversions – all is certainly not as it appears!
09:32
December 12, 2020
Earl's Dilemma
An android with a gambling addiction, an unlucky captain, and a rattletrap spaceship with a maintenance problem. Just another day for the Mud Runner.
08:56
November 28, 2020
Into the Abyss
A human soldier and his blood-bonded demon confront their archenemy, the evil Anra Mainu. It's entirely possible that none of them will survive.
10:23
November 14, 2020
Everyday Hero
In a city where superpowers are normal, it's easy to get complacent. Fortunately the guys at Corporate looking out for the little guys...right?
08:23
October 31, 2020
A Far-Off Place
A child and her beloved dog go on adventures in a magical misty forest – and bring back treasures to prove it!
07:29
October 16, 2020
Why God Made Beer
When aliens invade a pub in Northern England, they find that they've met their match in the good-natured company of Corporal Thaddeus P. Birtwhistle, Retired.
08:29
October 2, 2020
Moonshining (Fall Festival Special)
A night-time adventure to a secret fishing hole. Closely guarded family secrets. A blossoming romance. It's a perfect combination for something magical to happen! Starring Madison Brown, Anita Lauren, and Justice Hart.  Special thanks to: Brian Joseph Davis, Doctor Turtle, Jason Shaw, John Bartman, MitchellSounds, and Kai Engel. Check out their exceptional music and SFX at freesound.org and freemusicarchive.org. This episode is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives license, which can be found at creativecommons.org.
10:24
September 22, 2020
Don't Feed the Trolls
Come with us as we pass through Troll Town on our way to the palace, and find out why trolls always have such thick skin...and perhaps toughen up a little ourselves!
09:22
September 19, 2020
The Time Travelers
It's a tale of travel through time – backwards and forwards, to be exact – with murder, political intrigue, and good old-fashioned detective work thrown in!
09:58
September 5, 2020
Oath
An old-time western featuring a grizzled cowboy with a shooting problem, a sweet barkeeper with an outlaw problem, and one chance for frontier justice.
05:58
August 22, 2020
Silent Running
Aliens invade...and unexpected heroes save the day! It's “Guardians of the Galaxy” meets “Ender's Game” in this rollicking adventure!
09:02
August 8, 2020
Flowers
Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers...unless that flower is the portent of impending planetary doom. In that case, why not a bouquet?
11:12
July 25, 2020
The Game
This sultry, suave escapade leaves everything to your imagination...but will you see the twist coming before it's too late?
09:36
July 11, 2020
Sold Out
The analogies run deep in this atmospheric coming-of-age tale! Sometimes it's good to "get away from it all" for a little while, to do the things and go to the places that truly make your soul happy. It's good to not take life too seriously. After all, that's why we love flash fiction, right?
08:17
June 27, 2020
The Devil Tries Again
Remember when 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'? Well, the good folks in Georgia apparently sent him looking for less competitive residencies. So he moved on...to other planets. Bet you never heard 'Dueling Fintlers' in space before!
07:58
June 13, 2020
What Happens In Las Veggies
It's a tough world out there in vegetable showbiz. Even the famous tubers will do anything to get an edge. When a famous singer's hat gets stolen right before his evening performance, it's up to his best friend to track down the thief - and get a little mashed potato justice. 
09:19
May 30, 2020
Fail-Safe
It's 2120, and mineral mining on the Moon has been handed over to automated, semi-sentient robots. All is going well, until the AI develops a taste for rock music and moustaches. Next thing you know, it's a one-way trip to the stars. Good thing there's a fail-safe built in.  ...or is there? Skip to 1:30 to get straight to the story!
09:42
May 16, 2020
Rave
In this Lovecraftian-inspired adventure, a first-time raver attends an exclusive event in an epic new oceanside location, and experiences things he never thought possible. Or did he? Sometimes it's hard to tell... Skip to 1:28 to get straight to the story!
08:41
May 2, 2020
Slippers
A modern twist on a classic fairytale! Cinderella has a lot more on her mind these days, with her college degree to finish and small business to start. Even Prince Charming needs a little help in the etiquette department. Don't worry - the fairies have gone high-tech, but there's nothing a little good old-fashioned magic can't fix... Skip ahead to 1:34 to get right to the story!
09:19
April 18, 2020
A Good Night to Be Alive
It's not easy to be the King...of the Underworld! It's especially  infuriating when your three-headed dog, Cerberus, runs away - again -  and wanders into the Land of the Living. Specifically, New York. At  Christmas time. It's every devil's worst nightmare. Story starts at 1:28!
08:48
April 4, 2020
Old Fashioned Letters
"Old Fashioned" isn't a bad thing, right? That's what Otto tries to convince his would-be girlfriend, Jenna. Unfortunately for Otto, it's not that simple... Skip to the head of the line at 1:30 to get right to the story!
08:01
March 21, 2020
Episode Zero: Podcast Introduction
Meet the host, learn about flash fiction, and find out what the Havok Story Podcast is all about. Plus, spoilers!
01:54
March 5, 2020