Fantasy Fiction Podcasts for the Holidays

Podcastle, a weekly fantasy podcast, annually features a Christmas story by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw. (I enjoy listening to podcasts while doing Christmas baking.) Below is a chronological list of these imaginative stories for the Christmas season. (And keep an eye on Podcastle; if they do a Christmas story this year, it’ll probably be later in the month.)

2010: The Christmas Mummy

2011: The Ghost of Christmas Possible

2012: Catching the Spirit

2013: Seasonal Disorder

2014: Elf Employment

2015: Winter Jinni



The Ice Cream Castle

​The final part of “The Ice Cream Castle” is up on Wattpad! This is a ghost story I’ve been posting one part per day this week. The story is now complete. Response to the story has been great; it’s not only ranked, it’s already surpassed my other ranked story…and that was before I published the final section today! Thanks so much to all who have been reading along all this week as I’ve posted the sections of “The Ice Cream Castle”! Next Friday I’ll post a brand new ghost story that I’ve just finished. Follow me on Wattpad for more fiction!

Ghost Story Serialized this Week!

The first part of “The Ice Cream Castle”, a 10,000 word ghost story which I’ve broken into five parts is now up on Wattpad. I’ll post a new part every day this week, with the story concluding on Friday. It’s a Christmas ghost story (hence the festive cover image). I’ve tried to make the Wattpad breaks follow the natural story breaks (as we look at events in the past and present). Enjoy the Prologue today and read along as a new section is posted daily this week. 

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Doug’s Night Out

I’ve got a new ghost story up on Wattpad today! Actually, it’s an old story, but it’s a favorite of mine, which is something I don’t often say about my own fiction. Because it does deal with mature themes I’ve not only marked it as such, but also made it private so only people who follow me can read it. That’s probably overkill, but I’m trying out privacy on Wattpad, and trying to encourage people to follow me (and probably making a hash of the whole thing LOL). The rest of what I’ll post on Wattpad this month (and probably for a while) will be public. Next week I’ll serialize a longer ghost story, and I’m working on a brand new ghost story for Halloween. Check me out on Wattpad. Read. Like. Comment. 🙂

Ghost Stories & Thoughts on Wattpad

Ghost Stories for October! Below is the publication schedule for my short stories this month on Wattpad. The first 2 stories will be private, so only followers will have access to them. (Something I’m experimenting with.) The others will be public. Follow if you want to read all of them! Also, I’ve got a new post on my author blog which has some brutally honest thoughts on “Why Wattpad” in addition to the story publication schedule below. Thanks for reading! 🙂
This month on Wattpad: ghost stories!

Oct 7: Ashes
Oct 14: Doug’s Night Out
Oct 17-21: Ice Cream Castle (Divided into 5 parts, one part daily Mon-Fri of that week.)
Oct 28-31? I’ve started brainstorming a new ghost story which I hope to have finished by the 28th, or Halloween at the latest.