Episode 54

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9th Nov 2020

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Part One)

Jane is enthralled with the Victorian house and garden that she is to spend a few months resting at. Her husband John, the good doctor, has decided that Jane has a temporary nervous depression, or in other words, a slight hysterical tendency. There are many beautiful rooms in the house, but he decides that Jane’s imagination is too easily exercised and insists that she rests in the attic room—a miserable playroom for children in past times. There are bars on the windows and the doctor won’t even let her be with her child. Her mind wanders to the yellow wallpaper—its horribleness, secrets and wonder. She has sneaked her journal into the room and writes her thoughts. As time passes by, the room becomes more and more alive…. This story may be old but, as all old stories are, still so pertinent to our times. For the next few weeks, we will be reading The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Music: Misty Lights by Rafael Krux

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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 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.