Distinct Poplar

Distinct Poplar

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Audiobooks from a world of storybook fantasy.
S1:E19 - The Call
Oct 31, 2018 • 16 min
Chellen’s encounter with the strange monkey’s face puts her in a position to break one of her peoples most sacred precepts. But at what cost? Music: Gaia in Fog by Dan Bodan Aftermath - Madness Paranoia by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative…
S1:E18 - Shadow Puppets
Oct 10, 2018 • 23 min
Now that Chellen is in Bree’s apartment they have only to wait for her mom to get home. Chellen is still apprehensive about Bree’s strange request, to confront her mother and beat her up. Never the less she will remain in the cramped apartment for a least…
S1:E17 - How Will You Be
Sep 26, 2018 • 26 min
Chellen heads home with Bree after school and discovers a city neighborhood she’s never been to. Chellen is unprepared for what she finds and the potential dangers lurking around every corner. Which begs the question, how can Bree and her mom live like…
S1:E16 - Roms
Sep 19, 2018 • 15 min
Chellen does her best to communicate to Bree what it means to be a Rom thus solidifying their newly formed friendship. But theres more to Bree’s cry for help at stake…what else must Chellen do to protect her new friend?
S1:E15 - Pool
Aug 29, 2018 • 16 min
Chellen descends into the giant, empty and ancient swimming pool. Cautiously leaving safety and security to venture deep to an unfamiliar place with Bree. Will she be able to reason with the younger girl, or will things end as badly as Chellen has…
S1:E14 - 100d
Aug 15, 2018 • 21 min
Chellen enlists some help to figure out what Bree had written on her hand. It reads “100d”, and Chellen has to figure it out by lunch time, so she can find the secret special hiding place where Bree waits for her. Too bad this is really all for nothing,…
S1:E13 - Punishment
Jul 25, 2018 • 22 min
How would Chellen’s parents react to her breaking of the rules of their culture and family identity? Can she risk their ire by becoming friends with Bree? Music: The House Glows (With Almost No Help) by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons…
S1:E12 - This Moment
Jul 18, 2018 • 24 min
With Bree safe and the tardy bell ringing, Chellen attempts to avoid the creepy disciplinarian, Mr. Blackweal who chases her down the hallways of Cagger Highschool. Can she make it class or will Blackweal catch her? Music: I Am Running with Temporary…
S1:E11 - The Business
Jun 27, 2018 • 20 min
Chellen confronts the bully, Durga Drumlicht who’s reign of terror over Bree must come to an end. Chellen confronts the bully, Durga Drumlicht who’s reign of terror over Bree must come to an end. But Chellen has never confronted a bully before…whatever…
S1:E10 - A Champion
Jun 13, 2018 • 23 min
Bree needs help but is Chellen the only one who can come to her aid? Surely there has to be someone else in the entire who school more qualified and better suited then Chellen. Because Chellen is a Rom and Rom’s don’t get involved in the lives of the…
S1:E9 - Protection Needed
May 30, 2018 • 18 min
Breegland Van Neef, an odd girl at Cagger Highschool in the city of Distinct Poplar, starts putting up signs at school with a strange request. Is Chellen the only one who’s noticing this and what does it mean? *Please Rate and Review us on iTunes.…
My Very Strange Neighbor And My Very Unsightly Back (part4)
May 9, 2018 • 18 min
n this disgusting short story of modern storybook horror; a teenager relates the terrifyingly odd events transpiring in their filthy apartment building. One neighbor in particular has taken a seemingly sinister interest in them, and the unrest suffered…
My Very Strange Neighbor And My Very Unsightly Back (part3)
Apr 25, 2018 • 14 min
In this disgusting short story of modern storybook horror; a teenager relates the terrifyingly odd events transpiring in their filthy apartment building. One neighbor in particular has taken a seemingly sinister interest in them, and the unrest suffered…
My Very Strange Neighbor And My Very Unsightly Back (part2)
Apr 11, 2018 • 23 min
In this disgusting short story of modern storybook horror; a teenager relates the terrifyingly odd events transpiring in their filthy apartment building. One neighbor in particular has taken a seemingly sinister interest in them, and the unrest suffered…
That Homeless (part 4)
Mar 28, 2018 • 18 min
This modern fairytale tells the story of a city neighborhood called Almer’s Way and the strange sickness that has claimed half of it’s residents. Arriving in the form of a noxious cloud that envelopes the neighborhood, the people of Almer’s Way find…
That Homeless (part 3)
Mar 21, 2018 • 17 min
This modern fairytale tells the story of a city neighborhood called Almer’s Way and the strange sickness that has claimed half of it’s residents. Arriving in the form of a noxious cloud that envelopes the neighborhood, the people of Almer’s Way find…
S1:E8 - The Name Face Collector
Feb 28, 2018 • 24 min
On the annual holiday called, The Day of Masks, nobody would know if you played hooky from school. Yet every girl and boy at Cagger High are too scared to try. Because of The Name-Face Collectors… Music: Cylinder Seven by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under…
S1:E7 - Not In Anyone’s Lifetime (part 4)
Feb 14, 2018 • 27 min
Chellen decides to confront Blixit and discovers why the boy has been so fixated on her. Twitter: @DistinctPoplar Facebook: facebook.com/distinctpoplar Instagram: instagram.com/distinctpoplar/ Music: CGI Snake by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a…
S1:E6 - Not In Anyone’s Lifetime (part 3)
Jan 31, 2018 • 21 min
Chellen returns the notebook and to her surprise finds that it will come back her way before she knows it. Stop by, say “Hello” Twitter: @DistinctPoplar Facebook: facebook.com/distinctpoplar Instagram: instagram.com/distinctpoplar/ Music: Is That You or…
S1:E5 - Not In Anyone’s Lifetime (part 2)
Jan 10, 2018 • 24 min
Chellen must see what is in the journal that the spying creeper, Blixit J. Blacht has been using to take notes about her. But if she gets a hold of it, will she be ready for whats inside? MUSIC: I Am Running Down the Long Hallway of Viewmont Elementary by…
S1:E4 - Not In Anyone’s Lifetime (part 1)
Dec 27, 2017 • 26 min
Chellen is bright and hopeful for a brand new semester of her freshman year of high school. Maybe she’ll get lucky this time and find somebody in one of her classes thats just like her, a Rom. Being a Rom is all about being a misfit in the city of…
S1:E3 - The Ritual (part 2)
Dec 6, 2017 • 19 min
The moment has come and the ritual is almost complete. What vile intentions do the secret teachers have in store for the students of Distinct Poplar schools? Music Credits: Classic Horror 1 - Dark World Classic Horror 1 - Dark World by Kevin MacLeod is…
S1:E2 - The Ritual (part 1)
Nov 29, 2017 • 23 min
She’s been invited to a secret ritual on, The Day of Masks an annual holiday of anonymity where teacher and student alike wear masks to school. She’s pretty sure everyone around her is a teacher in disguise, but what is The Ritual and what will she have…
S1:E1 - A Strange Holiday of Masks
Nov 1, 2017 • 13 min
Eventually every neighborhood had their very own Day of Masks. They celebrated with elaborate parades and ghastly looking parade floats. These things were originally designed to be menacing, bright and colorful, but in an off-putting and gaudy kind of…
That Homeless (part 2) - Audiobook
Oct 25, 2017 • 33 min
They call him, That Homeless and his role to play starts with a haunted house, a monster, and a strange curse. Find out what happens in part 2 of this short story of dark storybook fantasy and the magical modern marvel that is the city of Distinct Poplar.…
That Homeless (part 1) - Audiobook
Oct 4, 2017 • 30 min
This modern fairytale tells the story of a city neighborhood called Almer’s Way and the strange sickness that has claimed half of it’s residents. Arriving in the form of a noxious cloud that envelopes the neighborhood, the people of Almer’s Way find…
S1:E0 - Blackweal
Sep 27, 2017 • 28 min
Blackweal is an episode of YA audio fiction written and read by Matt Herzberg for Distinct Poplar, a twice monthly series from distinctpoplar.com about the dark and sinister modern storybook city called, Distinct Poplar. Bilby Blackweal is a teacher at…
My Mother When I Was Younger
Sep 6, 2017 • 21 min
My Mother When I Was Younger is a piece of audio fiction written and read by Matt Herzberg. On stormy days he remembers his mother and the last time he saw her. At a time when he was just a child, and she was his whole world. When the rains came, she hid…
The Gurmlacks (part 2)
Aug 30, 2017 • 26 min
Bren has the Gurmlacks he’s always wanted, but one of them is dead and needs to be disposed of. The ominous warnings of his grandfather’s favorite saying rings in Bren’s ears, “You can’t dig deep enough to dispose of a dead Gurmlack. What will he do next,…
The Gurmlaks (part 1)
Aug 9, 2017 • 31 min
The Gurmlacks were once an exotic and highly prized creature found only in Distinct Poplar, but they were hunted to the point of extinction…or so they thought! Join Bren as he accidentally stumbles upon a Gurmlack of his very own. What will he do with it…
The Cat That Ate Laughter
Jul 30, 2017 • 27 min
Hometown hero, The Handsome Boy seeks to protect his nephew from a dangerous menace that stalks children hungry for their laughter. Distinct Poplar is a young adult (YA) short story series of dark fantasy and storybook horror, written and illustrated by…
My Very Strange Neighbor And My Very Unsightly Back
Jan 18, 2016 • 19 min
In this disgusting short story of modern storybook horror; a teenager relates the terrifyingly odd events transpiring in their filthy apartment building. One neighbor in particular has taken a seemingly sinister interest in them, and the unrest suffered…
The Way The City Was Named
Sep 8, 2015 • 41 min
An annual holiday play tells the story of the city’s unique and quizzical name, Distinct Poplar. 12 angry councilmen, a dancing king with finger-guns, and a lone woman with a very large book are the characters for this in-story stage production. Unfurl…
This Is What Happens on Iestyn Street (When Nobody Else Is Around)
Jul 13, 2015 • 13 min
This is what happens on Iestyn street, when no one else is around. Not Iestyn avenue, or Iestyn circle, not Iestyn drive or Iestyn parkway. Iestyn street, I-E S-T Y-N ST-R-eet. In olde foote town, across from the warehouse, where apples are drawn and…