The Voice of Dog

The Voice of Dog

By Khaki
Furry stories to warm the ol' cockles, read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.
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“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.
16:39
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.
07:22
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.
28:25
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.
09:45
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.
16:13
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.
16:55
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.
14:11
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.
07:16
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.
13:38
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.
29:47
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+]
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.
12:38
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.
16:34
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.
33:24
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.
27:22
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.
25:19
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.
14:22
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.
20:02
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.
14:55
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.
35:33
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.
10:01
April 11, 2020
“Adrenaline High” by Kandrel [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.
24:16
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.
23:34
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.
35:44
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.
21:41
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.
25:56
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+]
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.
05:21
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.
21:06
March 29, 2020
“Earning his Stripes” by Faolan [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.
19:45
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+]
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.
32:25
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.
22:48
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.
25:21
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.
23:39
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.
06:39
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.
17:21
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.
14:09
March 18, 2020
“Loving You is Wrong” by NightEyes DaySpring [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.
12:35
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.
30:59
March 14, 2020