The Oddcast: Tales of the Occult, Weird, and Arcane

Midsummer by Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen, the pen-name of Arthur Llewellyn Jones, was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He has garnered a reputation as one most influential classic horror story authors to have ever written. Summary: Leonard, a farm hand, after a day in the city retires to his small house for…

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Episode 42: Terra Incognita by Vladimir Nabokov

First published in the émigré journal Posledniya Novosti in Paris in 1931. Translated by the auth…

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Episode 42: The Beautiful Suit by H.G. Wells

Originally published under the title “A Moonlight Fable” in the April 10, 1909, number of Collier…

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Episode 41: The Awakening by Arthur C. Clarke

First published in Zenith in February 1942 and later revised and published in Future in January o…

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Episode 40: The Guide by Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters (nom de plume of Edith Pargeter) was an English writer, and the short story (origina…

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Episode 39: Gateway of the Mind by Anonymous

Originally posted on Creepypasta on November 23, 2009 by an anonymous author.An experiment …

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Episode 38: The Writing of the God by Jorge Luis Borges

Original Spanish title: “La escritura del dios”First published in the literary magazine Sur in 19…

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Episode 37: They’re Made Out of Meat by Terry Bisson

Originally published in 1991 through OMNI magazine.Two multidimensional aliens deliberate o…

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An Inhabitant of Carcosa by Ambrose Bierce

First published in the San Francisco Newsletter of December 25, 1886 and was later reprinted as p…

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2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Published in the January 1962 in the Worlds of “If” Science Fiction magazine.

A painter in th…

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