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Episode 15

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24th Feb 2020

Pigeons from Hell—Part One

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Griswell and his friend Branner take refuge in an old plantation farmhouse off the main road. During the night, Griswell awakens to a shrill whistling from the staircase. Branner gets up to investigate and a few seconds later returns, headless and holding a bloody axe… This week’s ghostly story is part one of Robert E Howard’s Pigeons from Hell.

(This is completely unabridged. You're welcome.)

Music: The Dread by Kevin MacLeod

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We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to darksoftlytales@gmail.com with TRUE TALE in the subject line. Please give me your first name and the state you live in (if in US) or country you live in if outside the US—or remain completely anonymous. It's up to you. If you’d like more details go to HERE.

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Episode 14

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17th Feb 2020

Gods, Guns and Serpent Tongues—Part Two

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At the fountain of Hebe, four beasts sit around the sapphire obelisk of fresh streaming water—a baboon, a falcon, a jackal and an old man with the body of a cow. They await the young woman who is about to give birth to a child, but what do they want? And why? 

Find out in the second part of our story, Gods, Guns and Serpent Tongues.

This story was originally published in Guns and Romances anthology, you can find on amazon here.

Music: The Children of MH17 by Sascha Ende

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We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to darksoftlytales@gmail.com with TRUE TALE in the subject line. Please give me your first name and the state you live in (if in US) or country you live in if outside the US—or remain completely anonymous. It's up to you. If you’d like more details go to HERE.

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Episode 13

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14th Feb 2020

Spindled Souls - Valentine's Special

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Wallace and Anne are both scarecrows and lovers. They are forced to hang on poles and stare longing at each other season after season, until one day all scarecrows are brought to the castle for a macabre-ish fate. A fate written in the stars.

Today's Valentine's story is called Spindled Souls.

Swing on over to amazon to find today's story in Mav Skye's book, Scarecrows, 3 Tales to Chill your Bones.

Music: Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod

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We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to darksoftlytales@gmail.com with TRUE TALE in the subject line. Please give me your first name and the state you live in (if in US) or country you live in if outside the US—or remain completely anonymous. It's up to you. If you’d like more details go to HERE.

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Episode 12

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10th Feb 2020

Gods, Guns and Serpent Tongues—Part One

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She was an orphan in a world of two warring gods. He was protected by Horus. After the polar flip, they find themselves lost in a desert where colossal mole rats serve Ra during the day, and Horus’s flying serpents patrol the night sky. Where does one turn when the world is forcing you to choose sides? The answer lies in the oldest story of time itself, but with a twist…as always. This week’s story is called, Gods, Guns & Serpent Tongues. 

Today's Sponsor is brought to you by the gods Horus and Ra... ;-D

Music: The Children of MH17 by Sascha Ende

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Episode 11

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Published on:

3rd Feb 2020

Layla and the Skull

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A girl plunges into the deepest hell to rescue her brother. When she meets the Skull, they delve into a game Layla isn’t quite prepared for.

Today's episode is called Layla and the Skull.

Swing on over to amazon to find today's story in Mav Skye's book, Abyss, 3 Tales to Chill Your Bones.

Music: Dark Lullaby by Mundo-Sinfonico

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We want your true stories for our True Tales to Tell in the Dark portion of the podcast that will begin in March. What kind of true stories? Anything creepy, dark, haunting… write about the haunted house you used to live in, your UFO sighting, your creepy doll, or experience with a clown. Tell me how you were almost abducted on the side of a lonely highway when your car broke down, or tell me about the strange sound a beast made out in the woods that you couldn’t tell if was human or something else… just make sure it is true! Please send your true story within the body of the email to darksoftlytales@gmail.com with TRUE TALE in the subject line. Please give me your first name and the state you live in (if in US) or country you live in if outside the US—or remain completely anonymous. It's up to you. If you’d like more details go to HERE.

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Dark Softly Tales
Dark Stories for Dark Hearts
Dark Softly Tales is a weekly podcast of horror, suspense and dark fantasy stories written, produced and narrated by Mav Skye. The podcast will host dark fiction by guest authors and occasional interviews. Eventually, we will add additional weekly episode of true tales of the supernatural and fantastic.
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Mav Skye

Mav Skye is the narrator, host and producer of Dark Softly Tales podcast. She is the author of over twenty books, a hundred published short stories, and a single audio book. When Mav isn’t plotting world takeover, she’s snuggling with her sugar glider, Spooky, and trying to explain cannibalism to her (wanna be) house duck, Rainy Day, and why it isn’t proper to hunt birds with the cats. She is part of the Braving Shame movement and believes beauty lies in our imperfections.