Spring is a season of resurrection, a season of spirits. On episode 116 of What Are You Afraid Of? authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas share ghost stories, strange tales and the history of the ancient holiday of Easter—previously known as Ostara. They begin with a creepy true ghost story submitted by a show fan in Florida. The Shadow Figure tells the story of the demonic oppression of a family after they move into a new house. English folksinger David Walton narrates this tale of turning crucifixes and shadow figures. Then Fox & Phil share the history of Easter. The holiday goes all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who colored eggs to celebrate the sun’s blessing. Fox has new clown news! And he tells some more ghost stories from the Jersey Shore about another ghost ship. “Water! Please! Just one sip.” David Walton finishes the show by reading part one of a story by the author Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch: the tale of desperate men in the north called The Seventh Man.
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CURSE OF THE BLACKTHORN
Author T. Fox Dunham interviews Australia’s noir and horror writer, Isobel Blackthorn. Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of original fiction across a range of genres, including dark psychological thrillers, gripping mystery novels, captivating travel fiction and hilarious dark satire. Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism for her groundbreaking study of the texts of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Originally a Londoner, Isobel currently lives near Melbourne, Australia. Isobel answers questions about her writing, the state of women authors in the industry, her thoughts on crafting and shares some insights for new authors. In addition to her interview, she sent the show a haunting tale of an aggressive entity that haunted her in the Cockatoo house, narrated by David Walton. Fox also plays an excerpt from her noir fiction, Lacquer, which is featured in the anthology A Time For Violence, available on May 1st from Close to the Bone. It is an anthology of noir and horror stories featuring the best in the industry for 2019.