Tales to Terrify Show No 56 William Markley O’Neal

February 1, 2013 by Drew S

Coming Up:

Good evening 0:00:40

A few words about the film, “Surveillance” 0:01:25

Tour of the Abattoir, “Let the Right One In” and “Let Me In,” Mike Allen and Shalon Hurlburt 0:05:12

Love, Luck, and Lollipops, Aunt Sal 0:30:33

Fiction, “Sensory Desolation” by William Markley O’Neal 0:33:50

Narrated by Mike Boris 0:33:46

Pleasant dreams 1:44:10


  1. We are a bridesmaid yet again. Maybe the maid of honor, this time, but Tales to Terrify is the Runner-Up for the Podcast of the Year Award given by the British “This Is Horror” group. As there are no second and third runners-up, I guess that means we came in second. Which is excellent, thank you very much. We were well under a year old when nominated. So thank you all!

    The crown–or ring, to keep the analogy alive–went to a most excellent show called “Booked.” Congratulations to Livius Nedin and Robb Olsen for the award and for putting out a damn fine show.


  2. …and I always bring my own rohypnol to the party.

  3. Eh, something of a give or take story. It had a few nice character moments, but I found it to be very predictable.

  4. Loved the William Markley O’Neal story! I need to read more of his stuff. Keep up the good work!

  5. WOW, I wouldn’t call it predictable, I knew there would be a catch but it was still worth the reveal and added to the overall horror of the story. Mike did a great job on read, he really bought you into the story with his vocals.

    • Well…. if it was predictable that there was something rotten with the Sensora Sister’s ‘help’, hopefully it was not predictable what happened between Jack and Laura.

      I did try to purposely foreshadow that the sisters weren’t trustworthy. Jack trusts them despite his own initial misgivings because he wants to trust them. He eagerly looks to them for answers because he doesn’t trust himself.

      And I agree that Mike did a magnificent job with the narration. It was such a pleasure corresponding with him as he worked on this! He’s a consummate professional.

      As for me… I feel honored to have one of my horrible children (stories) shared with everyone in the nook!

  6. And by the way, the middle name is spelled without an ‘e’. But no worries. 😉

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