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Special announcement: The Voice Of Dog has moved
You can find more stories at its new home: on thevoice.dog — and if that brings you here, try: https://the-voice-of-dog.captivate.fm/ The new RSS feed is https://feeds.captivate.fm/the-voice-of-dog/
00:35
October 26, 2020
“Monkeyshines” by J.B. Rockwell (part 2 of 2)
In the far-flung future, the space freighter Threepenny Raven and her eclectic crew of misfits, malcontents and one severely sassy otter, sail the stars in search of booty and adventure, but mostly end up shot, stabbed, keel-hauled and otherwise on the short end of a long and pointy trouble stick. Last time, Crowhammer ran into trouble with a capital T — they set off in search of fortune and ended up getting fired on by a slightly deranged, AI watchdog sentry! Today’s story is the second and final part of “Monkeyshines” by J.B. Rockwell, part-time scribbler and cat-wrangler, and author of the Serengeti series (Serengeti, Dark and Stars, and Hecate ) by Severed Press, the upcoming novel Forgotten Stars & Distant Seas due for release in 2021 from Severed Press, and the supernatural/weird novella Crimson King also due for release in 2021 from Bizarro Pulp Press. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
22:20
October 23, 2020
“Monkeyshines” by J.B. Rockwell (part 1 of 2)
In the far-flung future, the space freighter Threepenny Raven and her eclectic crew of misfits, malcontents and one severely sassy otter, sail the stars in search of booty and adventure, but mostly end up shot, stabbed, keel-hauled and otherwise on the short end of a long and pointy trouble stick. Today’s story is the first of two parts of “Monkeyshines” by J.B. Rockwell, part-time scribbler and cat-wrangler, and author of the Serengeti series (Serengeti, Dark and Stars, and Hecate ) by Severed Press, the upcoming novel Forgotten Stars & Distant Seas due for release in 2021 from Severed Press, and the supernatural/weird novella Crimson King also due for release in 2021 from Bizarro Pulp Press. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
23:05
October 21, 2020
“Sky Defender” by Killick
Dragons! Explosions! Magic archery! Robot laser bees! This brave ferret is in for a heck of an afternoon. Today’s story is “Sky Defender” by Killick, who has had several short stories published in various furry anthologies, and is currently working on his first book which should come out shortly before the heat death of the universe. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
15:34
October 19, 2020
“Variables” by Roland Jovaik (part 2 of 2)
Last time, Esten’s date with his local barista lands him in hot water when their evening doesn’t go as planned. Corey offers to walk himself home and when Esten returns to the coffee shop the next morning, Corey is nowhere to be found. Today’s story is the second and final part of “Variables” by Roland Jovaik, who wrote this story as a submission for Roar 5, by Bad Dog Books. He hopes you enjoy listening to one of his earlier works and if you’re interested in reading more, he is currently working on reviving his SoFurry page where he will be posting any future works. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
34:14
October 16, 2020
“Variables” by Roland Jovaik (part 1 of 2)
Life as an android is complicated. When Esten tries to learn about love, he discovers that life is more than just a series of algorithms... Today’s story is the first of two parts of “Variables” by Roland Jovaik, who wrote this story as a submission for Roar 5, by Bad Dog Books. He hopes you enjoy one of his earlier works and if you’re interested in reading more, he is currently working on reviving his SoFurry page where he will be posting any future works. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
21:35
October 14, 2020
“One Day in Hanoi” by Thomas “Faux” Steele
Set in the bustling metropolis of 1920s Hanoi, a French detective on vacation must explore the city in search of his stolen wallet. Today’s story is  “One Day in Hanoi” by Thomas “Faux” Steele. Faux is a Virginian author who enjoys writing in many genres, including romance, erotica, science fiction, and fantasy. He’s an arctic fox whose works have been published in numerous conbooks and anthologies including FANG 7, Boldly Going Forward, and the upcoming anthology The Furry Game Show Network, distributed by Weasel Press. You can find more of his work on FurAffinity. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
26:40
October 12, 2020
“Over the Top” by Mog Moogle
Set in England in the early 1910’s, an otter takes a day trip to Dover, he forgets about white cliffs when he sees something more beautiful Today’s story is “Over the Top” by Mog Moogle, 2018 Leo award winner and Co-host of Up Fur Review podcast, first published in Fragments of Life's Heart  from Weasel Press and you can find more of Mog’s stories on his SoFurry page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
11:22
October 9, 2020
“Sound Check” by K.C. Shaw
Anna loves drumming but three weeks into her band’s latest tour, she’s ready to quit the rock and roll life for good. Today’s story is “Sound Check” by K.C. Shaw, who writes both furry and fantasy fiction as K.C. Shaw and hosts Strange Animals Podcast as Kate Shaw. Her latest book is Skyway, a collection of short stories about a couple of lady airship pirates, available from Mannison Press. You can find more of her stories at kcshaw.net. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
17:15
October 7, 2020
“Aurora Borealis” by Blouie the Blue Heeler
As two entrepreneurs light up the sky on New Year’s eve one takes heart to confess his feelings in a happy ending for the job of a lifetime. Today’s story is “Aurora Borealis” by Blouie the Blue Heeler, hobbyist writer who discovered the fuzzy side of fiction not too long ago and has dabbled in many genres  . You can find his slowly expanding collection of stories on https://bluish-gecko.sofurry.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
29:17
October 5, 2020
“Kenyak’s Saga” by MikasiWolf (part 2 of 2)
After fleeing the Natives that had so graciously housed them in exchange for marital duties, Kenyak and friends decided they had to find another settlement to take them in if they were to have any hope to survive. Fortunately, their people’s legacy had long laid the foundation for that to happen. Today’s story is the second of 2 parts of “Kenyak’s Saga” by MikasiWolf, a Singaporean Wolf Mercenary writer. “Kenyak’s Saga” have formerly appeared in the What the Fox anthology, published by Thurston Howl Publications. His works have been published by FurPlanet, Rabbit Valley, Goal Publications among others. You can find links to more of his stories on his FA or WikiFur page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
24:40
October 2, 2020
“Kenyak’s Saga” by MikasiWolf (part 1 of 2)
After being chased out of their home in Europe, Kenyak and his impromptu boat companions were blown by a storm to the New World. There, they discovered the natives were especially interested in the male members of the party. Today’s story is the first of two parts of “Kenyak’s Saga” by MikasiWolf, a Singaporean Wolf Mercenary writer. “Kenyak’s Saga” have formerly appeared in the What the Fox anthology, published by Thurston Howl Publications. His works have been published by FurPlanet, Rabbit Valley, Goal Publications among others. You can find links to more of his stories on his FA or WikiFur page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
21:33
September 30, 2020
“Tokyo Tension” by Crimson Ruari
A young wolf lands in Tokyo for work and discovers he has a lot of learning to do very quickly. Today’s story is “Tokyo Tension” by Crimson Ruari, who has short stories in Heat 14 and CLAW 1 and you can find more of his stories on his webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
25:34
September 28, 2020
“To Catch the Lightning” by Royce Day (part 2 of 2)
Today’s story is Part Two of "To Catch the Lightning" by Royce Day, which will soon be available in Armoured Fox Press' upcoming Swordmasters anthology, edited by Tarl Hoch Previously in Part One, Swordmaster Becca Blacksailor arrived in the Gerwart port of Klippenhaven, along with her lieutenant, Feyd, on a mission to escort the defecting gerwart scientist, Scholar Mond-Gaffer, and the prototype of his mysterious invention, aboard a waiting Mother Country freighter. But delays and a run in with Gerwart's State Security has ended with Feyd's death, and leaves Becca as the sole protector of the scientist and the freighter's crew.... Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
18:48
September 25, 2020
“To Catch the Lightning” by Royce Day (part 1 of 2)
Today’s story is the first of two parts of "To Catch the Lightning" by Royce Day, which will soon be available in Armoured Fox Press' upcoming Swordmasters anthology, edited by Tarl Hoch. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
25:41
September 23, 2020
“You Can Watch Me Dance” by Dirt Coyote
During a night at the club, River, a hotly genet, gets into it with his boyfriend, an aloof skunk named Victor, they're forced to reevaluate what's most important in their relationship. Today’s story is “You Can Watch Me Dance” by Dirt Coyote, who, when he isn't causing all sorts of trouble on Twitter, works on various writing projects including a novel, a novella, and short erotic furry fiction. Follow him at DirtCoyote on Twitter for future updates. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
26:47
September 21, 2020
“The Pack” by Kandrel
Nothing is as important as friends—even when you’ve had to move away. But even though you might be distant, you’re still in your Pack. Today’s story is “The Pack” by Kandrel, who is eager for quarantine to be over so he can get a hug from his own little pack again, and you can find more of his stories on his webpage, www.foxyonline.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
30:31
September 18, 2020
“The Canoe Race” by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd
Today’s story is “The Canoe Race” by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd. Mary is a prolific science-fiction and furry writer, with more than 170 short stories and a half dozen novels published. Her husband, Daniel, is a computer-science professor, song-writer, and dabbler in the realms of fiction. Recently, they've been collaborating to write a science-fiction musical, with music by Daniel and lyrics by Mary. You can listen to their songs on Soundcloud. "The Canoe Race" won the Coyotl Award for Best General Short Story in 2011. You can read more Coyotl Award-winning stories in The Coyotl Awards Anthology, available from FurPlanet. You can read more of Mary's stories on Deep Sky Anchor, where you can also find bite-sized audio recordings of her flash fiction. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
25:18
September 16, 2020
“A Well-Deserved Rest” by SakaraFox
12,000 years ago, deep in the forests of pine and birch, a young fox stands over his first big-game kill, pride filling his heart. Today’s story is “A Well-Deserved Rest” by SakaraFox, who is an avid historic-fiction author who spends his weekends working on steam locomotives, and you can find more of his stories on FurAffinity. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
08:23
September 14, 2020
“Blind Date Blues” by Ian Madison Keller (2 of 2)
Sam the Beaver’s date with Oscar is going badly, as he tries too hard to be manly at the carnival games. Then she loses her hat to the wind, and he chases after it over her objections. Today’s story is the first of two parts of “Blind Date Blues” by Ian Madison Keller, who who has won a Coyotl Award and two LEO Literary Awards, and his newest book is Ritual of the Ancients by Fanged Fiction and you can find more of his stories on his webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
15:13
September 11, 2020
“Blind Date Blues” by Ian Madison Keller (1 of 2)
A hard-nosed beaver detective goes on a date with a Texas Longhorn bull that she met on the internet. What could go right? Today’s story is the first of two parts of “Blind Date Blues” by Ian Madison Keller, who who has won a Coyotl Award and two LEO Literary Awards, and his newest book is Ritual of the Ancients by Fanged Fiction and you can find more of his stories on his webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:40
September 9, 2020
“Ghosts of Cinnamon and Lavender” by Thurston Howl [18+]
[18+] Three polyam canines in the 80s were a match made in heaven...but Tracker Dog Disease was hell. And the ghosts are coming... Today’s story is “Ghosts of Cinnamon and Lavender”, originally published in last year’s volume of FANG, by Thurston Howl, who is an editor for Sinister Stoat Press and Thurston Howl Publications. They were nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and ALAA Over the Rainbow Award for their gay thriller Straight Men published by Black Rose Writing, and they have also written an HIV exposé called Blood Criminals, published by Weasel Press. They also run the Furry Book Review program and facilitate the Leo Literary Awards. This story deals with serophobia, which is the stigmatization and discrimination toward people living with HIV, and something the author has experienced themselves. Diagnosed with HIV in 2015, and taking a single pill a day, they are healthy and ‘undetectable’, which means they’re unable to transmit HIV even through unprotected sex. If you or someone you know is recently diagnosed with HIV, make sure to contact your local HIV/AIDS care network for early intervention services, and remember you’re not alone. There are friendly ghosts, too. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
28:07
September 7, 2020
“Unseelie Pie” by Bill Ricardi
Today’s story is “Unseelie Pie” by Bill Ricardi, author of Another Stupid Trilogy and The Ihy Saga. You can find more of his stories on https://www.billricardi.com Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
13:48
September 4, 2020
“Remembering the Forgotten” by H.J. Pang
Millennia after the Empire she represented was no more, Lupa, the Wolf of Roma wonders about the point of an Empire’s existence if it turned out to be destroyed in the end. But perhaps, some things still do live on...  Today’s story is “Remembering the Forgotten” by H.J Pang, a writer from Southeast Asia. This story was published in Symbol of a Nation by Goal Publications, as well as in Wolf Warriors V by Thurston Howl Publications. H.J. also has other stories published by Weasel Press. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:39
September 2, 2020
“Rabbit Food” by Altivo Overo
In an everyday world of  campus humdrum, Phil’s life takes a sudden and unexpected turn. He decides to ride it out like an adventure story. #transformation Today’s story is “Rabbit Food” by Altivo Overo, who is a horse of a different color (perhaps even octarine) and you can find more of his stories on the web at Weasyl, Furaffinity, and of course, The Voice of Dog podcast. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
20:21
August 31, 2020
“Missed Feelings” by TJ Minde [18+]
[18+] After Brandon expresses missing a man in his bed, his girlfriend Naedean gets an idea how to help. Today’s story is “Missed Feelings” by TJ Minde, a Leo Literary Award Winner who’s been published in FANG, Heat, and a number of other anthologies in the fandom. His story first appeared in Armoured Fox Press’ “Foxers or Beariefs” anthology, available now. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
27:52
August 26, 2020
“The Last Journey Of Theodore Vulcek, Leader, Beloved Husband, and Pack Brother” by Rob MacWolf [18+]
[18+] Early fall, a werewolf pack, in mourning, on the highway. From campground to crossroad, they chase not just their grief, but a question. Today’s story is “The Last Journey Of Theodore Vulcek, Leader, Beloved Husband, and Pack Brother” by Rob MacWolf, and you can find more of his writing and bad jokes on his Pillowfort page. Read for you by the author himself.
01:16:49
August 26, 2020
“The Adventurers” by Kandrel
Don’t let the human-centric fantasy world-view convince you that Kobolds can’t be adventurers, too! Today’s story is “Adventurers” by Kandrel, who denies that he is actually three kobolds in a trench-coat, and you can find more of his stories at www.foxyonline.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
23:48
August 24, 2020
“Water” by Utunu (part 2 of 2)
Keth, the young jackal suddenly shouldering a burden he did not expect, accompanies his tribe into the desert to challenge their rival tribe and its champion, Aram. Today’s story is Part 2 of “Water” by Utunu (@WildDogUtunu), a painted wolf who creates games for a living but enjoys worldbuilding and writing in his spare time. His published work has appeared in Heat, and soon FANG.  Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
21:05
August 21, 2020
“Water” by Utunu (part 1 of 2)
Atop a desert mesa, a jackal tribe struggles for its place as a rival tribe challenges their very existence. Keth, a young jackal just learning the shamanic ways of lore and magic, is desperate to help, and after undergoing a vision quest finds himself thrust to the forefront of the conflict. Today’s story is Part 1 of “Water” by Utunu (@WildDogUtunu), a painted wolf who creates games for a living but enjoys worldbuilding and writing in his spare time. His published work has appeared in Heat, and soon FANG. This is a story in two parts, which will conclude next time.  Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
31:60
August 19, 2020
“Disappearance” by Madison Scott-Clary [18+]
[18+] A weasel attempts to escape from her life in Sawtooth to Oregon, but finds her old life still tied to home. Today’s story is “Disappearance” by Madison Scott-Clary, which will be read for you by the author herself.  Madison is an author, editor, and software engineer in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of four books, including her most recent, ally, a mixed-media memoir. Many of her stories appear on her own podcast, which you can find as Makyo Writes wherever you get your podcasts. You can find out more about her on makyo.ink.
01:15:50
August 17, 2020
“Giving Thanks” by Kergiby
Alone at Thanksgiving, sometimes a delivery driver delivers more than just pizza! Today’s story is “Giving Thanks” by Kergiby, who’s a part-time writer, and full-time panther. He’s been writing furry work and explaining the difference between cheetahs and leopards since 2010. You can find more of his stories on https://kergiby.sofurry.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
20:54
August 14, 2020
“Robin Hood and Her Valkyrie” by Tempo
A mashup of Norse and English myth: centuries into her immortality, Robin feels forgotten in an industrializing world. Her lover, the vixen valkyrie Marian, schemes to cheer her up by hunting a new mechanical demon. Today’s story is “Robin Hood and Her Valkyrie” by Tempe O'Kun, who is the staff writer at the Culturally F'd furry cultural analysis YouTube channel, and author of books including Windfall by FurPlanet Press and you can find more of his stories on his FurAffinity page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
12:37
August 12, 2020
“Foxing for Pizza” by NightEyes DaySpring [18+]
[18+] What happens when your roommate wants to order Hawiann Pizza but you want something with sausage on it. Today’s story is “Foxing for Pizza” by NightEyes DaySpring, an exceedingly silly story that appeared on his Patreon first. A wolf with a penchant for coffee, NightEyes’ work has appeared in anthologies like FANG and Heat, and he edited the anthology Dissident Signals with Slip-Wolf. You can find more about his writing on twitter at @wolfwithcoffee or check out his website, https://nighteyes-dayspring.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:30
August 10, 2020
“A Part of the Machine” by MikasiWolf
In a world where the air is completely polluted, driving everyone to live in underground bunker-cities, Sherm, a miner of the lowliest rung realised change can come from unity and solidarity of the downtrodden. Today’s story is “A Part of The Machine” by MikasiWolf , a Singaporean Furry writer. His works have been published by FurPlanet, Rabbit Valley, Goal Publications among others. You can find links to more of his stories on his FA or WikiFur page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
13:53
August 7, 2020
“The Wind in the Willows”, Chapter I, by Kenneth Grahame
To celebrate our 100th episode today’s story is something special: "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Today’s story was selected by Rob MacWolf, and the public-domain text provided by Wikisource. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
25:59
August 5, 2020
“At The Inn—Salted Beef” by Metassus
Our elderly fox narrator does something unwise that gets up the nose of the landlord, Boris, but you can always rely on Brontes, the surly minotaur, to make a bad situation much, much worse. Today’s story is “At The Inn—Salted Beef” by Metassus. Based in the wild west of Ireland, Metassus started writing some time back as part of the "Thursday Prompt" group on Fur Affinity. His work has appeared in the Anthrocon magazine, in Fang Vol. 4, and occasionally on his printer by mistake. He is particularly keen on word-limited micro-fiction, calling them "365 Word Tales". At some point he'll have 365 of them and consider his work on earth done. You can read his writings and view his photography on furaffinity.net, or on metassus.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
26:54
August 3, 2020
“A Leap Forward” by MikasiWolf (part 3 of 3)
In a world where Parkour traceurs live on the roofs, away from the discrimination and persecution of life of the ground, Lesaut the african civet was tasked be the community leader to mentor a newcomer by the name of Snoss. Lesaut was however concerned due to an experience in his past. As Lesaut shows him the way to his rooftop home they would stay for the night, Snoss seems like he has plenty to hide about his past, however… Today’s story is the third part of “A Leap Forward” by MikasiWolf, who is a Wolf Mercenary writer. "A Leap Forward” had formerly appeared in Claw the Way to Victory by Goal Publications (formerly published by Jaffa Books), and Furry Trash by Rabbit Valley Press and you can find links to more of his stories on his Wikifur or Furaffinity page. This is the conclusion of a three-part story. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
21:38
July 31, 2020
“A Leap Forward” by MikasiWolf (part 2 of 3)
In a world where Parkour traceurs live on the roofs, away from the discrimination and persecution of life of the ground, Lesaut the African civet was tasked be the community leader to mentor a newcomer by the name of Snoss. Lesaut was however concerned due to an experience in his past. As Lesaut shows him the way to his rooftop home they would stay for the night, Snoss seems like he has plenty to hide about his past, however… Today’s story is the second part of  “A Leap Forward” by MikasiWolf, who is a Wolf Mercenary writer. "A Leap Forward” had formerly appeared in Claw the Way to Victory by Goal Publications (formerly published by Jaffa Books), and Furry Trash by Rabbit Valley Press and you can find links to more of his stories on his Wikifur or Furaffinity page. This is a story in three parts, which will conclude next time. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
20:50
July 29, 2020
“A Leap Forward” by MikasiWolf (part 1 of 3)
In a world where followers of The Movement — also known as Parkour — called Traceurs live on the roofs, away from the discrimination and persecution of life of the ground, Lesaut the African civet was tasked by the community leader to mentor a newcomer by the name of Snoss. Today’s story is “A Leap Forward” by MikasiWolf, who is a Wolf Mercenary writer. "A Leap Forward” had formerly appeared in Claw the Way to Victory by Goal Publications (formerly published by Jaffa Books), and Furry Trash by Rabbit Valley Press and you can find links to more of his stories on his Wikifur or Furaffinity page. This is a story in three parts, which will continue next time, and conclude at the end of the week. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
30:35
July 27, 2020
“Glorvan and the Cart” by W.R. Frixmargen
Kindness seems strange to some. So it is important to remind them that there are good people out there. Today’s story is “Glorvan and the Cart” by W.R. Frixmargen, who spawns sci-fi and madness of various sorts, and who wrote Oak Branch in Give Yourself a Hand by Goal Publications, and you can find more of his stories on his Furaffinity page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:55
July 24, 2020
“At Prayer” by Royce Day
In deep depression over her former life as a space pirate, Fahdah, a member of a dragon-like alien race, is shown that she is still welcomed home. Content warning: While the story is about survival, atonement and understanding, listeners should know that characters who have survived violence and sexual abuse discuss their experiences. If you’re sensitive to these topics or words, you may prefer to skip this one and I’ll have a new story for you next time. You’re listening to The Voice of Dog.  I’m Khaki, your faithful fireside companion, and Today’s story is “At Prayer” by Royce Day, writer of the sci-fi thriller The Visitors, and The Red Vixen Adventures by Royce Day . You can find more of his stories at Amazon.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion, who wishes to thank Dwale, Toledo the Horse and Primaeros for their invaluable help.
25:47
July 22, 2020
“Going Home” by Crimson Ruari
It’s a different world after the second great war, and a nurse catches up with an old beau while she’s visiting family to see if they might still have something with each other. Originally printed in FC 2016’s conbook, with the theme “Classic American Diner.” Today’s story is “Going Home” by friend-of-the-fireplace Crimson Ruari, who has short stories in Heat 14 and CLAW 1 and you can find more of his stories on his webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:59
July 20, 2020
“How Menander Got His Name” by Altivo Overo
Today’s story is “How Menander Got His Name” by Altivo Overo (@Altivo on Twitter), who is a horse of many colors if you only see in black and white, and you can find more of his stories on FurAffinity, Weasyl, Furry Amino, or right here on The Voice of Dog. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
12:14
July 17, 2020
“Nonna” by Spottystuff
Nicky’s invited some friends along to the King's Day barbecue. But he’s worried about what his family will think of them. Today’s story is “Nonna” by Spottystuff, For more stories about spotted dogs, keep an eye on his sofurry page, which is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure Colon Forward Slash Forward Slash  Double V Double V Double V Dot Spottystuff dot sofurry dot com or find him at Spottystuff on twitter. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
23:45
July 15, 2020
“Bucking the Trend” by Madison Keller
A lonely trans-masc deer goes camping and ends up sharing a surprise meal with a friendly stranger around a campfire. Today’s story is “Bucking the Trend” by Madison Keller, who has won a Coyotl Award and two LEO Literary Awards, and his newest book is Ritual of the Ancients by Fanged Fiction and you can find more of his stories on his webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
22:52
July 13, 2020
“Of a Hawk and a Lighthouse” by Amy Clare Fontaine
An abandoned lighthouse on a lonely cliff receives an unexpected visitor. Her new friend helps the lighthouse shine again. But will it last? Today’s story is “Of a Hawk and a Lighthouse” by Amy Clare Fontaine, who is a wildlife biologist and a prolific author of furry fiction. Her books include the young adult fantasy Mist by Thurston Howl Publications and the anthropomorphic hyena novelette Beyond Acacia Ridge by Goal Publications. You can find more of her writings on www.amyclarefontaine.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
06:55
July 10, 2020
“Cleaning Up” by Kyell Gold
Today’s story is “Cleaning Up” by friend-of-the-fireplace Kyell Gold, who has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel "Out of Position" co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of its sessions through 2019. He lives in California and is currently staying home with his partners and dog. More information about him and his books is available at www.kyellgold.com, and you can follow him on Twitter at @KyellGold. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:56
July 8, 2020
“The Lion of the Low Countries” by Huskyteer
Leo Belgicus, a 16th-century lion made of maps, struggles to find his place in the modern world. Today’s story is “The Lion of the Low Countries” by Huskyteer, an Ursa Major and Cóyotl Award-winning author of short stories. The story originally appeared in Symbol of a Nation from FurPlanet and you can find more of her stories at huskyteer.co.uk. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
17:32
July 6, 2020
“BlueBucks” by Televassi [18+]
[18+] BlueBucks: A cheap coffee shop on a small university campus. Most students come to get their morning fix, but when a fennec fox has his eye set on a handsome stallion barista, he hopes to finally get served an amazing latte... Today’s story is “BlueBucks” by friend-of-the-fireplace Televassi, who’s practically obsessed with La Tène, and has been published in various furry publications since 2015, such as Heat, Dissident Signals, and Gods with Fur. You can find more of their stories on their SoFurry, or in anthologies available through FurPlanet, Sofawolf, GOAL Publications, and Bad Dog Books. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
23:31
July 3, 2020
“Milkshakes and Foxes” by Madison Scott-Clary
Things are always getting better, but it happens in fits and starts, as a happy vulpine couple finds at a diner. Today’s story is “Milkshakes and Foxes” by Madison Scott-Clary, who is an author and editor in the Pacific Northwest. She’s published four books with a fifth on the way. Her most recent, ally, comes out  June 1st, and you can learn more at ally.id/book. You can find more of her stories on her website, makyo.ink. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
09:11
July 1, 2020
“A Close Port of Call” by Altivo Overo
Originally published in ROAR volume 1, 2007 from Bad Dog Books, this is a science fiction story about an incident at an orbiting spaceport, where a lion ship captain and a zebra dockmaster enter into a tense friendship but must overcome their instincts in order to fully trust one another. Today’s story is “A Close Port of Call” by friend-of-the-fireplace Altivo Overo, who is a horse who stubbornly believes that there is good in every sentient being and that every cloud has a golden side. You can find more of his writing and artwork on FurAffinity, Weasyl, or Furry Amino under Altivo, and at Goodreads or Amazon under Altivo Overo. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
38:12
June 29, 2020
“Don't Forget your Comic Books!” by Alison Cybe
They used to say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The people who said that might be long gone now, but their treasure still remains if you’re willing to dig it up. Today’s story is “Don't Forget your Comic Books!” by Alison Cybe, who is a tabletop RPG writer for multiple companies, and author of “I was a gay teenage zombie” by Deep Hearts Press and you can find more of their stories on their webpage, http://cybeswebsite.com/. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
12:36
June 26, 2020
“Edge of the Universe” by Domus Vocis
Set in the far, far future, a robotic space probe continues to scout the known universe, despite not knowing if humanity still exists. Today’s story is “Edge of the Universe” by Domus Vocis, , who loves to write furry and regular fiction, and published his debut novel “The Adventures of Peter Gray”, and you can find more of his stories on Patreon or DeviantArt. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
31:54
June 24, 2020
“Twilight Sparkle Goes to Bed” by John Bailey
Twilight Sparkle has every intention of crawling into her freshly cleaned bed sheets. So why is it so hard to get there? Today’s story is “Twilight Sparkle Goes to Bed” by John Bailey, who has been an avid writer, and a member of the furry community for most of his life. He’s written creature-fiction for as long as he can remember, and has recently published his first gryphon-centric creature fantasy book, Dire. You can find it on Amazon in e-book and physical formats, and in physical formats on various retail websites.  This is a My Little Pony fanfiction, and is one of John’s older works, but still holds a place in his heart. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
08:24
June 22, 2020
“Dragonslayer” by Gre7g Luterman
A story about British manners getting in the way. Today’s story is “Dragonslayer” by Gre7g Luterman, who won the Ursa Major last year for his novel “Small World”. Gre7g has several novels up on Amazon, but after they banned his erotica for being too spicy, he now asks everyone to shop for his books directly from his website at www.gre7g.com or to support him through his Patreon. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
10:03
June 19, 2020
“A Real Stand-Up Guy” by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd
Today’s story is “A Real-Stand Up Guy” by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd. Mary is a prolific science-fiction and furry writer, with more than 170 short stories and a half dozen novels published. Her husband, Daniel, is a computer-science professor, song-writer, and dabbler in the realms of fiction. You can listen to his music on Soundcloud. "A Real Stand-Up Guy" is set in Mary's Otters In Space universe, and it's a prequel to her novel "When a Cat Loves a Dog." You can get the Otters In Space novels from FurPlanet and you can pre-order "When a Cat Loves a Dog" from Goal Publications. Learn more about Mary's fiction at www.marylowd.com or read more of her stories on Deep Sky Anchor, where you can also find bite-sized audio recordings of her flash fiction. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
19:49
June 17, 2020
“No Dogs” by Kirisis “KC” Alpinus
A sensitive but outgoing puppy encounters bigotry, bullying, and learning what it means to be a minority in a world that was built to punish her and ultimately learns to resist, all while enjoying her latest Stacy Bark books. Today’s story is “No Dogs” by Kirisis “KC” Alpinus, aka @Darheddol & @SwirlyTales on Twitter, who has published several anthologies and short stories with many incredible authors, but for now, she would like for you to say their names:  George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,  Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, and Emmett Till.  #BlackLivesMatter. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
45:14
June 15, 2020
“The Hadfield Robbery” by Pascal Farful
A badger's attempts to get a fresh start away from a life of knife crime fall apart when the underworld refuses to relinquish its grip! Today’s story is “The Hadfield Robbery” by Pascal Farful, who’s furry exploits include music, fursuiting and writing and you can find more of his stories on his Furaffinity Page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
21:39
June 12, 2020
“Somewhere In The Cypress” by Crimson Ruari
A young coyote is trying to visit some friends in New Orleans when coyote luck strikes and leaves him lost in the dark of a bayou night.  Today’s story is “Somewhere In The Cypress” (originally published in the Texas Furry Fiesta 2016 Conbook, with the theme “Nights on the Bayou") by friend-of-the-fireplace Crimson Ruari, who has short stories in Heat 14 and CLAW 1 and you can find more of his stories on his webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
07:01
June 10, 2020
“Crystal” by Metassus
When she decided to clean her anniversary gift properly—for once—a mother has a flashback to her own childhood, and links the good times of the past to the good times of the present, and to her own mate and cubs. A tender tale of family and delicate glassware. Today’s story is “Crystal” by friend of the fireplace Metassus. Based in the wild west of Ireland, Metassus started writing some time back as part of the "Thursday Prompt" group on Fur Affinity. His work has appeared in the Anthrocon magazine, in Fang Vol. 4, and occasionally on his printer by mistake. He is particularly keen on word-limited micro-fiction, calling them "365 Word Tales". At some point he'll have 365 of them and consider his work on earth done. You can read his writings and view his photography on furaffinity.net, or on metassus.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
13:32
June 8, 2020
“Flying Rat” by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
A council officer pigeon gets a visit from an old friend, and discovers that there is more to life than that career you got forced into.  Today’s story is “Flying Rat” by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen, or just leinir, who can usually be found relaxing in the English Midlands, where they split their time between cooking usually delicious food, writing various bits of social realism and science fiction, or creating free and open source software in the KDE project. Sometimes all three happen at the same time, and they tell me that sci fi epic they’ve been working on the last most of a decade is getting closer to wrapping up. While waiting for that to land, if you would like more after this one, you can find more of their stories in the anthologies found on their GoodReads profile. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
18:43
June 5, 2020
“Like Playing a Volkswagen” by TJ Minde
Chad and his bandmates discuss sex, settling on an unusual metaphor. Today’s story is “Like Playing a Volkswagen” by TJ Minde, a Leo Literary Award Winner who’s been published in FANG, Heat, and a number of other anthologies in the fandom. His story first appeared in Red Ferret Press’ “Furnicate” magazine. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
06:53
June 3, 2020
“The Charitable Pact of a Soft Hearted Fool” by Slip-Wolf
A lie told for over a thousand years is still a lie and the dead don’t speak for themselves. Unitl now. This story is the accurate retelling of a heinous crime against lupine kind buried in a vicious slander. Passed down with all lies is the living thread of truth, waiting for the light of day and the warmth of den. Here’s what the truth tastes like. Today’s story is “The Charitable Pact of A Soft Hearted Fool” by friend-of-the-fireplace Slip-Wolf. He’s still plugging away at his first novel and you can find excerpts from his short work at https://www.furaffinity.net/user/slip-wolf/. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
11:17
June 1, 2020
“At The Inn—Whitewash” by Metassus
Inn-keeper Boris's idea to give Brontes the minotaur some useful work leads to an attempted murder and a surprising revelation. This episode is brought to you by the Village Tourism Committee. Come and visit us sometime! Today’s story is “At The Inn—Whitewash” by friend-of-the-fireplace Metassus, featuring the adventures of Brontes, a gruff minotaur who previously appeared in the story “At The Inn”, also featured on The Voice of Dog. Based in the wild west of Ireland, Metassus started writing some time back as part of the "Thursday Prompt" group on Fur Affinity. His work has appeared in the Anthrocon magazine, in Fang Vol. 4, and occasionally on his printer by mistake. He is particularly keen on word-limited micro-fiction, calling them "365 Word Tales". At some point he'll have 365 of them and consider his work on earth done. You can read his writings and view his photography on furaffinity.net, or on metassus.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:13
May 29, 2020
“A World Lost” by Joel Kreissman
In the distant future humanity’s engineered descendants attempt to teach a younger species to avoid their mistakes. Today’s story is “A World Lost” by Joel Kreissman, who is a fox from Wisconsin who didn’t stay in college long enough to learn how to become a real one, check out his debut novel The Pride of Parahumans by Bound Tales and you can find more of his stories on his webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
20:26
May 27, 2020
“Dragon Roasted Coffee Beans” by Jay “Shirou” Coughlan
You know that feeling you get when you go to the local cafe and take in that rich coffee smell? What if the blends were dragon roasted? Today’s story is “Dragon Roasted Coffee Beans” by Jay “Shirou” Coughlan, who has written for the anthology ROAR 7 by Bad Dog Books and for Vancoufur, his local convention. Though not a coffee drinker himself, the idea of a dragon roasting her own coffee beans in a local cafe was too cozy of an idea not to share. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
29:41
May 25, 2020
“Space Warrior Hitachi” by Alison Cybe
Meet the brave and heroic Space Warrior Hitachi... Or at least, that’s what he’d have you believe! Meet the worst hero on the final frontier in this slapstick sci-fi comedy. Today’s story is “Space Warrior Hitachi” by friend-of-the-fireplace    Alison Cybe, who is a tabletop RPG writer for multiple companies, and author of “I was a gay teenage zombie” by Deep Hearts Press and you can find more of their stories on their webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:40
May 22, 2020
“The Fox and the Lion Cosplayer” by Jaden Drackus
A first convention is an experience that one kit fox might not be prepared for. But does he need to be scared of new people that share his interests? Today’s story is “The Fox and the Lion Cosplayer” by Jaden Drackus, whose work has appeared in anthologies like FANG, Heat, and The Infurno. You can find more of his stories on SoFurry and FurAffinity. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
07:23
May 20, 2020
“Marge the Barge” by Mary E. Lowd
Today’s story is “Marge the Barge” by friend-of-the-fireplace Mary E. Lowd, a prolific science-fiction and furry writer, with more than 160 short stories and a half dozen novels published. You can get most of her novels from FurPlanet and read more of her stories on Deep Sky Anchor, where you can also find bite-sized audio recordings of her flash fiction. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
37:26
May 18, 2020
“The Zeroth Protocol” by Huskyteer
A new recruit to the elite SEALPOINT special forces squad tackles her first mission with cat puns galore. Today’s story is “The Zeroth Protocol” by friend-of-the-fireplace Huskyteer, which will be read for you by the author herself. Huskyteer is an Ursa Major and Cóyotl Award-winning author of short stories. You can find more of her work at huskyteer.co.uk.
28:26
May 17, 2020
“Beyond Mundane Horizons” by Altivo Overo
In today's parable, an old vixen finds a new way of seeing life, the universe, and everything, thanks to an unexpected visitor. Today’s story is “Beyond Mundane Horizons” by friend-of-the-fireplace Altivo Overo, which will be read for you by the author himself. Altivo is a horse who stubbornly believes that there is potential for good in every sentient being and a golden side to every cloud in the sky. You can find his stories and art at FurAffinity, Weasyl, or Furry Amino as "Altivo" and at Goodreads or Amazon under "Altivo Overo."
16:53
May 16, 2020
“Home Again” by Kergiby
Going home is never easy, but sometimes the only way forward is through. Today’s story is “Home Again” by friend-of-the-fireplace Kergiby, who’s a part-time writer, and full-time panther. He’s been writing furry work and explaining the difference between cheetahs and leopards since 2010. You can find more of his stories on https://kergiby.sofurry.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
31:33
May 15, 2020
“Gate-Keeper” by Crimson Ruari
Even with faster than light gates, getting through them can take time. A freighter captain and jumpgate keeper pass that time with friendly banter. Today's story is “Gate-Keeper” by Crimson Ruari, who has short stories in Heat 14 and CLAW 1 and you can find more of his stories on crimsonruari.sofurry.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
09:46
May 14, 2020
“Little Light Show” by W.R. Frixmargen
A little civil disobedience can be cathartic. Even better if you can avoid the cops in doing so. Today's story is “Little Light Show” by W.R. Frixmargen, who spawns sci-fi and madness of various sorts, and who wrote Oak Branch in Give Yourself a Hand by Goal Publications, and you can find more of his stories on his Furaffinity page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
10:22
May 13, 2020
“No Peas In My Garden” by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
"Church of England ordering artificial people to work as assistant curates isn't received well; sometimes it takes a child to see through the nonsense." Today's story is “No Peas In My Garden” by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen, or just leinir, who can usually be found relaxing in the English Midlands, where they split their time between cooking usually delicious food, writing various bits of social realism and science fiction, or creating free and open source software in the KDE project.  Sometimes all three happen at the same time, and they tell me that sci fi epic they’ve been working on the last most of a decade is getting closer to wrapping up. While waiting for that to land, if you would like more after this one, you can find more of their stories in the anthologies found on their GoodReads profile. This story in particular can be found in Arcana, and like all the stories in that anthology it is based on a card from the Major Arcana. In this case card number seventeen, The Star. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:14
May 12, 2020
“The Tomb Guardian” by NightEyes DaySpring
"Irsu’s family has guarded the tomb of one of Pharaohs for generations. Today he will finally learn why." Today’s story is “The Tomb Guardian” by friend-of-the-fireplace NightEyes DaySpring, which appeared on his Patreon. A wolf with a penchant for coffee, NightEyes’ work has appeared in anthologies like FANG and Heat, and he edited the anthology Dissident Signals with Slip-Wolf. You can find more about his writing on twitter at @wolfwithcoffee or check out his website, https://nighteyes-dayspring.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:56
May 11, 2020
“Broadstripe, Virginia Smells Like Skunk” by Skunkbomb
A curmudgeon bloodhound has too much time on his hands, he sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong to infiltrate a secret gathering of skunks. Today’s story is “Broadstripe, Virginia Smells Like Skunk” by Skunkbomb, who can be found on Twitter @skunkbomb123, who Edited the anthology Give Yourself a Hand for Goal Publications, and you can find more of his stories on his FurAffinity as Skunkbomb123.
16:21
May 10, 2020
“I Never Wear Underwear” by Alison Cybe
In a world of darkness, where danger lurks around every corner, a young rabbit has to confront the most terrifying experience possible - shopping for underwear! Today’s story is “I Never Wear Underwear” by Alison Cybe, who is a tabletop RPG writer for multiple companies, and author of “I was a gay teenage zombie” by Deep Hearts Press and you can find more of their stories on their webpage. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
10:39
May 9, 2020
“Dear Sara” by Metassus
Today's story is “Dear Sara” by friend-of-the-fireplace Metassus. Based in the wild west of Ireland, Metassus started writing some time back as part of the "Thursday Prompt" group on Fur Affinity. His work has appeared in the Anthrocon magazine, in Fang Vol. 4, and occasionally on his printer by mistake. He is particularly keen on word-limited micro-fiction, calling them "365 Word Tales". At some point he'll have 365 of them and consider his work on earth done. You can read his writings and view his photography on furaffinity.net, or on metassus.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:12
May 8, 2020
“Catch Me If You Can” by Altivo Overo
Fred is the real fox in a radio foxhunt exercise when things get slippery. Drama with benefits follows. Today's story is “Catch Me If You Can” by friend-of-the-fireplace Altivo Overo, a Renaissance horse of many talents whose stories and art can be found on Fur Affinity, Weasyl, and Furry Amino as "Altivo," and on Amazon under Altivo Overo. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
29:17
May 7, 2020
“Somewhere in the White Void” by Domus Vocis
In a world where the Northern Hemisphere is encased in glaciers, an anthropomorphic archaeologist is sent out into London’s icy ruins. Today's story is “Somewhere in the White Void” by Domus Vocis, who loves to write furry and regular fiction, and published his debut novel “The Adventures of Peter Gray”, and you can find more of his stories on Patreon or DeviantArt. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
07:17
May 6, 2020
“Rats” by Frances Pauli
When an ordinary man wakes up as a rat, he runs to the nearest furred bar for help and ends up finding the woman of his dreams. Today's story is “Rats” by Frances Pauli author of the Serpentia series from Goal Publications  You can find more of her stories on http://francespauli.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
10:50
May 5, 2020
“Snowed In” by Metassus
You want to do something wild, but that wildness might end up with you going just that little bit too far ... and what if you do? Where's your knight in silver armour? Could he be in white fur instead? Today's story is “Snowed In” by friend-of-the-fireplace Metassus. Based in the wild west of Ireland, Metassus started writing some time back as part of the "Thursday Prompt" group on Fur Affinity. His work has appeared in the Anthrocon magazine, in Fang Vol. 4, and occasionally on his printer by mistake. He is particularly keen on word-limited micro-fiction, calling them "365 Word Tales". At some point he'll have 365 of them and consider his work on earth done. You can read his writings and view his photography on furaffinity.net, or on metassus.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
10:37
May 4, 2020
“To Catch a Thief” by Kyell Gold
Today's story is “To Catch a Thief” by Kyell Gold, who has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel "Out of Position" co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of its sessions through 2019. He lives in California and is currently staying home with his partners and dog. More information about him and his books is available at www.kyellgold.com, and you can follow him on Twitter at @KyellGold. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
13:39
May 3, 2020
“Not So Above It All” by Faora Meridian [18+]
When magical bondage goes wrong, magic student Riley has to save roommate Blaine before the headmaster and consequences come for him! Today's story is “Not So Above It All” by Faora Meridian, a longtime furry writer whose short stories have been published by Sofawolf and Furplanet, and you can find more of his stories on Sofurry. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
18:36
May 2, 2020
“Let Them Have Cake” by Spottystuff
Today's story is “Let Them Have Cake” by Spottystuff, a visual artist who started writing recently, because he foolishly thought it would be easier than to learn about shading. He hopes to put out more stories about Kieran’s adventures on Sofurry. He also has a twitter with the same  username. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
29:48
May 1, 2020
“Behesht” by Dwale
A jerboa joins a caravan desperate to reach a lost holy city. Along the way he interviews his new companions and learns their stories. Today's story is “Behesht” by Dwale, a poet, musician and award-winning short story author. Its poetry collection Face Down in the Leaves is available from Weasel Press and you can find more of their stories on Fur Affinity. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
36:06
April 30, 2020
“A Number’s Game” by Kergiby [18+]
[18+] Don’t ask questions if you can’t handle the graphic details of a relationship.  Today's story is “A Number’s Game” by Kergiby, who’s a part-time writer, and full-time panther. He’s been writing furry work and explaining the difference between cheetahs and leopards since 2010. You can find more of his stories on https://kergiby.sofurry.com.  Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
12:39
April 29, 2020
“Fuzzy Memory” by Toledo the Horse
Today’s story is “Fuzzy Memory” by friend-of-the-fireplace Toledo, who is a horse who writes when inspiration strikes hard enough to brave the prospect of plunking out a story on a giant keyboard with a single hoof. You can find more of his writing — as well as his visual art — in his FurAffinity or DeviantArt galleries. On DA he's Toledo-The-Horse, and on FA he's the oh-so-obvious  'out-of-the-boks'. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
07:41
April 28, 2020
“Shreddy and the Dancing Dragon” by Mary E. Lowd
Today’s story is “Shreddy and the Dancing Dragon” by Mary E. Lowd, author of the collection, The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats, which contains a dozen more cat stories, including five more about Shreddy. You can get The Necromouser -- along with many of her other books -- from FurPlanet. And you can listen to bite-sized audio recordings of her flash fiction on the Deep Sky Anchor Podcast. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:35
April 27, 2020
“Colour Me Terrified” by B. P. Rugger [18+]
Chase, intending to drown his sorrows in alcohol, finds the drink is more psychoactive than he expected.  And then the monster appears. Today’s story is “Colour Me Terrified” by friend-of-the-fireplace B. P. Rugger, who has previously submitted “Of His Flesh the Mystery Sing” to The Voice of Dog.  Rugger lives in Ottawa, Canada with his kitten, Stephane, and his pups, Dagda and Kale.  Though he writes muggle fiction under his legal name, D.I. Harris, he feels most comfortable in the furry community, which he has been part of since 1995,  He is hard at work on his first novel, The Quantity of Desire. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
33:25
April 26, 2020
“6 Unbelievable Facts About Unicorns That Will Completely Blow Your Mind” by Ryan Campbell
Today’s story is “6 Unbelievable Facts About Unicorns That Will Completely Blow Your Mind” by Ryan Campbell, author of The Fire Bearers trilogy and Koa of the Drowned Kingdom. You can find his writing on Amazon or through Furplanet and Sofawolf. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
29:15
April 25, 2020
“The Sacred Cross” by Pascal Farful
Today’s story is “The Sacred Cross” by Friend of the Fireplace  Pascal Farful, who spends much of his time as a fursuiter and musician, but is occasionally known to pick up a pen and paper, and you can find more of his stories on his FurAffinity page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
09:59
April 24, 2020
“Summer Strawberries” by Mary E. Lowd
Today's story is “Summer Strawberries” by friend-of-the-fireplae Mary E. Lowd, a prolific science-fiction and furry writer, with more than 160 short stories and a half dozen novels published. You can get most of her novels from FurPlanet and read more of her stories on Deep Sky Anchor, where you can also find bite-sized audio recordings of her flash fiction. Summer Strawberries will also appear in Mary's collection, Commander Annie and Other Adventures, upcoming from Argyll Productions. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
27:23
April 23, 2020
“Coyote’s Voice” by Altivo Overo
Playing mix and match with Gaia's gifts leads to trouble for some of her creatures, but Coyote comes up sounding good. Today’s story is “Coyote’s Voice” by Friend-of-the-Fireplace Altivo Overo (just @Altivo on Twitter) who is a horse of many colors if you only see in black and white. You can find more of his stories on Furaffinity, Weasyl, and Furry Amino under Altivo, and on his Goodreads.com author page as Altivo Overo. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
30:07
April 22, 2020
“The Lion Sleeps” by Frances Pauli
Today’s story is “The Lion Sleeps” by Friend-of-the-Fireplace Frances Pauli, author of the Serpentia series, and you can find more of her stories on francespauli.com.  Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion — and stick around at the end of this episode for a little bonus, featuring Bullpup Rugger, Roland, Carrizo Kitfox and yours faithfully!
18:24
April 21, 2020
“Lone” by SignificantOtter
In a cold, grey metropolis of corporate drones filing to and from their tiny apartments with terrible landlords, the business wolf Randall Shepherd struggles to find himself a true, modern wolf pack and restore some color to his bleary life. Today’s story is “Lone” by SignificantOtter, editor of the anthology Species: Otters. This story was first published in the anthology Species: Wolves, and you can find more of his stories in the anthologies FANG volume 9, Dogs of War, or Arcana. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
25:20
April 20, 2020
“Hot Dog” by Ben Goodridge
Today’s story is “Hot Dog” by Ben Goodridge, who wrote “Akela” for Goal Publications and “Found: One Apocalypse” for Furplanet, and you can find more of his stories on www.ben-goodridge.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:23
April 19, 2020
“At The Inn” by Metassus
Brontes, bad-tempered bull that he is, gets his comeuppance from a pair of cougars. Retaliation never works, and the poor minotaur ends up stuck fast in a way that is just not fair. Today’s story is “At The Inn” by Metassus, whose sole claim to fame is his 365 Word Tales. This (sadly) is not one of them. You can find more of his wordsmithing and photography on Fur Affinity and - if he ever fixes the site - metassus.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
20:03
April 18, 2020
“Unpredictability” by Nenekiri Bookwyrm
Kinse the kobold has never met a dragon quite like Wylia, but she’s determined to give her the best party she can! Today’s story is “Unpredictability” by Nenekiri Bookwyrm, who is a dragon that makes games and writes stories. He’s also been known to paint and play the ukelele on occasion. When he’s not reading from his hoard of To-Read books, he makes time to write some stories of his own. You can find more of his stories on www.nenekiri.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
10:11
April 17, 2020
“A Day With the Skaraks” by C.F. Becker
Today’s story is “A Day With the Skaraks” by C.F. Becker, a 3D artist whose work can be found on FurAffinity under the name CannonFodder. As you can guess from the name, his work explores themes of war and the soldiers who fight it, but such a broad subject captures ideas from all across the fandom. This story is an example of that depth. The story was originally written as an accompaniment to a four page, full-color, textless comic drawn by the talented furry artist Samareck. The comic can be found on FurAffinity and on Samareck’s website at DeviantArt. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
15:04
April 16, 2020
“The Wishing Tree” by Renee Carter Hall
A lighthearted fantasy story about a raccoon who plays a trick on two hounds to save his skin, and then finds out that wishes have a way of coming true. Today’s story is “The Wishing Tree” by Renee Carter Hall, a fantasy and science fiction author whose most recent book is Signal from Goal Publications, and you can find more of her stories free on Curious Fictions.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:56
April 15, 2020
“Food, Feuds and Fake Flora” by Ocean Tigrox
Food, Feuds and Fake Flora is a story about when office lunch theft goes terribly wrong... Today's story is “Food, Feuds and Fake Flora” by Ocean Tigrox, originally published in ROAR 6 - “Scoundrels”. Ocean is an award-winning author and editor, known for the Inhuman Acts anthology and the Fangs and Fonts podcast. You can find more of their work on their SoFurry page: https://ocean.sofurry.com/ Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
37:05
April 14, 2020
“Returning” by Toledo the Horse
A toucan basketball player, about to go pro, revisits his humble roots in his Argentine hometown. Today's story is “Returning” by friend-of-the-fireplace Toledo the Horse, whose furry literary exploits mostly follow an Argentine toucan working through anxiety, alienation, and acceptance. Oh, and also basketball sometimes. You can find more of his stories on FurAffinity. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
12:27
April 13, 2020
“Rapscallions” by Mary E. Lowd
Today’s story is “Rapscallions” by Mary E. Lowd, author of the books, Tri-Galactic Trek and Nexus Nine, which further explore the universe in this story. You can get Tri-Galactic Trek, Nexus Nine, and many of her other books from FurPlanet. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
35:34
April 12, 2020
“The Blue Eye of the Desert God” by Altivo Overo
Today's story is “The Blue Eye of the Desert God” by friend-of-the-fireplace Altivo Overo, a Renaissance horse of many talents whose stories and art can be found on Fur Affinity, Weasyl, and Furry Amino as "Altivo," and on Amazon under Altivo Overo. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
10:02
April 11, 2020
“Adrenaline High” by Kandrel [18+]
[18+] Today’s story is “Adrenaline High” by Kandrel, who really wishes his future dystopias would stop coming true.  The story was originally published in Feral by FurPlanet, and you can find more of Kandrel’s stories on www.foxyonline.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
31:20
April 10, 2020
“The Fool” by Madison Scott-Clary
Today’s story is “The Fool” by Madison Scott-Clary, an author and editor in the Pacific Northwest. She has four books out and several works available for free. She is editor-in-chief at [adjective][species], as well as at Hybrid Ink, an independent publisher of thoughtful writing. You can find more of her work on makyo.ink. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
24:17
April 9, 2020
“Nobody’s Home” by Pascal Farful
Today’s story is “Nobody’s Home” by Pascal Farful, who spends much of his time as a fursuiter and musician, but is occasionally known to pick up a pen and paper, and you can find more of his stories on his FurAffinity page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
16:08
April 8, 2020
“A Little Distraction” by Field T. Mouse [18+]
Today’s story is “A Little Distraction” by Field T. Mouse, and you can find more of his stories at squirrel.sofurry.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
23:35
April 7, 2020
“Kypris’ Kiss” by Slip-Wolf
Today's story is “Kypris’ Kiss”, which was originally published in  Roar Volume 8 by Slip-Wolf, whom you can find on Twitter @Slip_Wolf He is slowly plinking away at his first novel right now, a Chicago gangland horror set during prohibition a century before this one. His short fiction can can be found with SofaWolf Press, Furplanet, Rabbit Valley and Weasel Press. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
35:45
April 6, 2020
"Of His Flesh the Mystery Sing" by B. P. Rugger [18+]
An inquiry into manners, philosophy, & the meaning of life that somehow ended up rated 18+. Yes, the author is just as confused as you are. Today's story is “Of His Flesh the Mystery Sing” by B. P. Rugger. Rugger lives in Ottawa, Canada with his kitten, Stephane, and his pups, Dagda and Kale.  Though he writes muggle fiction under his legal name, D.I. Harris, he feels most at home in the furry community, which he has been part of since 1996. Yes, he is that old. Rugger began writing at 7, and keeps coming back to fiction.  He is hard at work on his first novel, The Quantity of Desire. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
21:42
April 5, 2020
“Agent Friendzone” by Kyell Gold
Today's story is “Agent Friendzone” by Kyell Gold, who has won twelve Ursa Major awards and a Coyotl Award for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel "Out of Position" co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. He helped create RAWR, the first residential furry writing workshop, and has instructed at each of its sessions through 2019. He lives in California and is currently staying home with his partners and dog. More information about Kyell and his books is available at www.kyellgold.com, and you can follow him on Twitter at @KyellGold. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
25:57
April 4, 2020
“The Fastest Blade” by Bill Ricardi
Wendell is the worst paladin in The Order of the Snow. Can a duelling competition help the wererat to quell the memories that hold him back? Today’s story is “The Fastest Blade” by Bill Ricardi, author of Another Stupid Trilogy and The Ihy Saga. You can find more of his stories on https://www.billricardi.com. This story takes place in the Panos universe, in between ‘Another Stupid Apocalypse’ and ‘A Princess of Last Resort’. It may contain minor spoilers. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
28:53
April 3, 2020
“Games at Götterdämmerung” by Rob Baird [18+]
[18+] Coyote—lacking worshippers in the present day—finds that he made a bet about fixing that little problem, and it’s time to collect. Today’s story is “Games at Götterdämmerung” by Friend of the Fireplace Rob Baird, , who is a writer, mapmaker, and general tinkerer-with-worlds who has been at his craft since 2003. Deep space is his dwelling place but, rents being what they are, he keeps a flat in Berlin, Germany, and you can find more of their stories on writing.dog. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
25:36
April 2, 2020
“The Aviatrix” by Dark End
Today's story is “The Aviatrix” by Dark End, editor at Sofawolf Press. You can find more of his stories on his FurAffinity, SoFurry, or Patreon page. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
05:22
April 1, 2020
“Shreddy and the Carnivorous Plant” by Mary E. Lowd
Today's story is“Shreddy and the Carnivorous Plant” by friend-of-the-fireplace Mary E. Lowd, author of the collection, The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats, which contains a dozen more cat stories, including five more about Shreddy. You can get The Necromouser — along with many of her other books — from FurPlanet. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
30:44
March 31, 2020
“Hades & Philos: Prelude” by Domus Vocis [18+]
Today’s story is “Hades & Philos: Prelude” by friend-of-the-fireplace Domus Vocis, who loves to write furry and regular fiction, and published his debut novel “The Adventures of Peter Gray”, and you can find more of his stories on Patreon or DeviantArt. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:22
March 30, 2020
“Salute the Flag” by Kandrel
Today's story is “Salute the Flag” by Kandrel, who is truly sorry for the flagpole incident.  There’s no need to call his parents.  The story was originally published in the Rainfurrest Charity Anthology by FurPlanet, and you can find more of Kandrel’s stories on www.foxyonline.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
21:07
March 29, 2020
“Earning his Stripes” by Faolan [18+]
[18+] Today's story is “Earning his Stripes” by Faolan, who is an English teacher during the day, and a dancer and writer by night. You can find more of his stories published in anthologies by Thurston Howl Publications and Red Ferret Press. "Earning his Stripes" is featured in the upcoming anthology "Breeds: Wildcats", which is edited by Kirisis and features art by James H, otherwise known as Tabaxitaxi. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
19:46
March 28, 2020
"The Rat's Gift" by Carrizo Kitfox
Today’s story is “The Rat’s Gift” by Carrizo Kitfox, a former game developer and current law student out of Omaha, Nebraska, best known for founding the Furry Basketball Association, a decade-long-running fantasy sports project for the furry community — and a podcast in its own right where your faithful fireside companion once played a foul-mouthed English stoat with a chip on his shoulder. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
06:46
March 27, 2020
“To Find You” by Kandrel [18+]
[18+] Today’s story is “To Find You”, a treatise on the dangers of starship repair was written by Kandrel.  He’s a fox without thumbs and an impressive collection of golf balls he’s stolen. The story was originally published in Heat 16 by Sofawolf press.  If you’d like to read more of Kandrel’s stories, you can find his entire bibliography available at www.foxyonline.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
32:26
March 26, 2020
“Harvest Home” by Altivo Overo
Argos the wolf and Fennec the fox have been very close friends for over half a century. Can they finally overcome the secret fears that kept them at arm's length for years? Today’s story is “Harvest Home” by friend-of-the-fireplace Altivo Overo, a Renaissance horse of many talents whose stories and art can be found on Fur Affinity, Weasyl, and Furry Amino as "Altivo," and on Amazon under Altivo Overo. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
36:11
March 25, 2020
“Ecto Café” by Mary E. Lowd
Today’s story is “Ecto Café”  by Mary E. Lowd, who is the author of the Otters In Space trilogy, Tri-Galactic Trek, and Nexus Nine, and you can find lots more of her stories on www.deepskyanchor.com.
22:49
March 24, 2020
“Eagle’s Splendour” by Ryan Campbell
Today’s story is "Eagle's Splendour," originally written for the Confuzzled convention by Ryan Campbell, author of the award-winning Fire Bearers series and Koa of the Drowned Kingdom. Follow him on twitter at ThePenDrake.
25:22
March 23, 2020
“Always Tomorrow” by Frances Pauli
Today’s story is “Always Tomorrow” by award-winning furry fiction author, Frances Pauli. This story first appeared in The Daily Grind published by Goal Publications.  You can find out more about Frances's work at francespauli.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
23:40
March 22, 2020
“Bounty Hunter Uncle” by Domus Vocis
Today’s story is “Bounty Hunter Uncle” by Domus Vocis, who loves to write furry and regular fiction on DeviantArt or Patreon, and you can find his debut novel "The Adventures of Peter Gray", on Amazon Kindle.
28:23
March 21, 2020
"Secret" by Toledo
A young teen tries to hide his… changes from his family. Today’s story is "Secret" by Toledo who is a horse who primarily sketches, does photomanipulations, and writes when inspiration strikes hard enough to brave the prospect of plunking out a story on a giant keyboard with a single hoof.  If you're interested in basketball stories that aren't about basketball, you can find more of his writing in his FurAffinity or DeviantArt galleries. On DA he's Toledo-The-Horse, and on FA he's the oh-so-obvious  'out-of-the-boks'. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
06:40
March 20, 2020
“All That Glitters” by Altivo Overo
Having affirmed their mutual attraction, Jay and Francis put it on hold while trying to resolve a threat to their secret group and thus to themselves. Can they save Alpha Eta Rho? Today’s story is the second of two: “All That Glitters” by Altivo Overo, who thinks he's a Renaissance horse. Or was that just a wooden-headed carousel horse? No matter. He writes, draws, and makes music from time to time, and has stories published in print format as well as on the internet. You can find him on Fur Affinity, Weasyl, and Furry Amino as "Altivo," and on Amazon under Altivo Overo. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
17:22
March 19, 2020
“Gibbous Moon Waning” by Altivo Overo
Wolf Jay has a thing for raccoon boys. Hearing about a raccoon underclassman who wishes he could be a wolf, Jay invents a secret society and pledges Francis to fulfill his desires in spirit, if not in body. What happens if Francis admits to an actual attraction? Today’s story is in the first of two: Gibbous Moon Waning, by Altivo Overo, who thinks he's a Renaissance horse.  Or was that just a wooden-headed carousel horse? No matter.  He writes, draws, and makes music from time to time, and has stories published in print format as well as on the internet. You can find him on Fur Affinity, Weasyl, and Furry Amino as "Altivo," and on Amazon under Altivo Overo. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
14:10
March 18, 2020
“Loving You is Wrong” by NightEyes DaySpring [18+]
[18+] Today’s story is “Loving You is Wrong” by NightEyes DaySpring, whose work has appeared in anthologies like FANG and Heat, and who edited the anthology Dissident Signals with Slip-Wolf. You can find more about his writing on twitter at @wolfwithcoffee or check his website,  Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
06:48
March 17, 2020
“Once We Were Meerkats” by Huskyteer
Today’s story is “Once We Were Meerkats” by award-winning short story writer Huskyteer.  You can find her at huskyteer.co.uk, or as @Huskyteer on Twitter. This story was first published in ROAR volume 10 from Bad Dog Books, which you can find at FurPlanet.com. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
12:36
March 16, 2020
“Counter-Culture” by Televassi
Today’s story is “Counter Culture” by Televassi, who is a furry writer living in the UK, and you can find more of their writing through Thurston Howl Publications, Furplanet, and Sofawolf. This story was originally published in the anthology “What the Fox”, available at  Thurston Howl Publications. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
26:17
March 15, 2020
“Bad dog!” by Rob Baird
Today on The Voice of Dog we're reading Bad dog! by Robert Baird, who is a writer, mapmaker, and general tinkerer-with-worlds who has been at his craft since 2003. Deep space is his dwelling place but, rents being what they are, he keeps a flat in Berlin, Germany. You can find him on the internet at http://writing.dog, which is just an amazing web address. Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
30:60
March 14, 2020