NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

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Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nightlight/support


210: Expiration Date by Jennifer Baker
Jul 11 • 33 min
This week, we bring you a post-apocalyptic story that makes us question who’s really turning into a monster. Our author is Jennifer Baker, a long-time publishing professional, and the creator and host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, as well as…
209: The Scars of Eliza Gray by Evan Davis
Jul 10 • 72 min
What happens when a haunted house isn’t just a house after all? Also, learn what really creeps out author Evan Davis and host Tonia Thompson. Narration by Georgia McKenzie. Audio Production by Jen Zink. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you…
208: Double Episode! D is for Dancing + Roadside Assistance
Jun 20 • 34 min
In D is for Dancing, by Rickey Rivers Jr, we take advantage of a chill on a hot summer day. In Roadside Assistance by Kristopher Brown, we learn why it’s not always safe to drive in the dark, and why we should always listen to our mothers. NIGHTLIGHT is…
207: In the Beginning by Tyhitia Green
Jun 13 • 26 min
This week, we have a great story about a strained relationship, with a twist. What would it take to make you abandon your partner? What would you do for them? How much pain would you endure? This story asks that and more. Tyhitia writes horror, fantasy,…
206: Penny Incompatible by Errick Nunnally
Jun 6 • 68 min
If you love Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, you’re going to love this story by author Errick Nunnally. Penny tragically loses her son, but thankfully, he’s an organ donor. Unfortunately, not all organ donations end well. You can download a…
205: The Percivals - London Calling by Eboni Dunbar
May 30 • 55 min
This week, we have another story from the Percivals universe by Eboni Dunbar. Last month, we met a Black woman in Victorian England kicking vampire ass with music–this time she squares up against werewolves, and we learn the fate of Alexander Percival.…
Eboni Dunbar Interview
May 23 • 20 min
Interview with The Percivals author, Eboni Dunbar. Transcript coming soon. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time…
204: The Percivals - Bennett Benefit by Eboni Dunbar
Apr 4 • 42 min
Queer Black women kicking vampire ass in the 19th century English countryside. And just when you think it can’t get it better….there’s music! NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the…
203: The Red Line by Steven Payne
Feb 7 • 44 min
Subways are just creepy. Everybody knows that. But what happens when your train breaks down in the middle of a tunnel? Read the story transcript. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join…
202: The Deacons’ Girl by Jennifer Harris
Jan 10 • 58 min
NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are…
201: Blitz by C.J. Silver
Dec 13, 2018 • 33 min
What happens when man’s best friend protects you….even in death? NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on…
Melody Cooper Interview
Dec 6, 2018 • 45 min
This week, we talk to Melody Cooper about her award-winning script, how to build a screenwriting career, and what Black horror means to her. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nightlight/support
See You at the Crossroads — Audio Drama
Oct 31, 2018 • 46 min
For our season finale, we present a full-cast production audio drama inspired by our creator’s favorite show: The Twilight Zone. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT…
117: At Night We’ll Feast Together by A.Z. Louise
Oct 30, 2018 • 27 min
What can happen when we writers take our job too seriously? Research is an important part of any good story, but where should we draw the line in our quest for an authentic tale? Thanks to A.Z. for submitting this story. If you enjoyed it, you can find…
116: Flash Fiction
Oct 23, 2018 • 24 min
Flash fiction by Aig’ner Wilson (Dead Children Stop Playing for Ungrateful Audiences) and Nicole Givens Kurtz (Lipstick Smiles). NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you’d like to keep this podcast alive, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on…
115: Malaika Descending by Sheree Renée Thomas
Oct 16, 2018 • 31 min
What’s it like to visit your loved ones in Hell? NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you’d like to keep this podcast alive, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via Paypal. —-…
Blacklore: Slenderman
Oct 12, 2018 • 8 min
Blacklore stories are creepypasta written by Black writers from a Black perspective. We kick this new patron-only series off with a Slenderman story. If you like this story, or our True Frights episode from a couple of weeks ago, you’ll want to become a…
Blaxploitation Exploration with Eden Royce: ABBY
Oct 9, 2018 • 64 min
In this bonus episode, we talk about Blaxploitation movie Abby with author Eden Royce. Visit Eden Royce’s website for more information about her and her work, or follow Eden on Twitter @edenroyce, or on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to check out her…
True Frights: The Unknown Presence
Oct 2, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, we kick off the horror holiday month and share a creepy true story. What would you do if you knew you weren’t alone, and had no way of knowing who—or what—was with you and what they wanted? NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If…
114: South Central Rain by Sean Demory
Sep 25, 2018 • 51 min
Zombies that whisper. Memories that haunt. Sean Demory gives us a zombie story with so many feels. Check out Sean’s publishing company: Pine Float Press Read Slow Boat to Fast City Read or listen to The Ballad of Black Tom Read or listen to Lovecraft…
113: Unwanteds by Aigner Wilson
Sep 18, 2018 • 37 min
Can technology haunt a house? You’ll find out in Unwanteds. Visit Aigner’s blog, or read her published work: Mythcreants & The Five-2 NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you’d like to keep this podcast alive, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion…
112: Conjurer’s Revenge by Charles W. Chesnutt
Sep 11, 2018 • 30 min
Thanks to librivox.org for the narration audio for this episode, and Jen Zink of the Skiffy and Fanty Show for the audio production. You can read more of Chesnutt’s work on Project Gutenberg. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you’d like to…
111: Sweet Justice by Kenesha Williams
Sep 4, 2018 • 25 min
“Sweet Justice” was previously published in Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters. You can learn more about Kenesha Williams on Amazon and by checking out Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to…
110: Sales Pitch by Alicia Thompson
Aug 28, 2018 • 10 min
You can read Alicia’s YA sci-fi thrillers, “The Underminers” and its sequel, “Cellblock Earth” on Kindle or paperback. Members of Kindle Unlimited can read both novels for free. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep…
109: The Power by Linda D. Addison
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
Nothing good can come of two girls playing with conjure magic. This week’s episode comes to us from Linda D. Addison, who tells us what it means to have power in your blood without respecting it. Linda D. Addison is an award-winning author of four…
108: The Comet by W.E.B. Du Bois
Aug 14, 2018 • 45 min
In this dystopian tale, W.E.B. Du Bois explores the color line and its political implications after a catastrophic event. It is a work of fiction reminiscent of the Twilight Zone, almost 20 years before Rod Serling was born. Read The Comet on Project…
Interview with Danny Lore
Aug 11, 2018 • 50 min
We interview Danny Lore and learn about her inspiration for The Nasty at Bellua, how she views werewolves in stories, and about her floral apocalyptic comic series, The Wilds, out right now. To purchase issues of The Wilds, go to…
107: The Nasty at Bellua
Aug 7, 2018 • 38 min
Werewolves in space. Need we say more? You can read more of Danny’s work on EFNIKS.com or in FIYAH Literary Magazine. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on…
106: Daddy’s Home by Sharon Cullars
Jul 31, 2018 • 14 min
What happens when the dead can’t rest? You can learn more about Sharon via her website or follow her on Twitter. You can read the issue of Weirdbook Magazine with Sharon’s story on Kindle or paperback. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you…
105: Gray Wolf’s Ha’nt by Charles Chesnutt
Jul 24, 2018 • 27 min
You can read more of Charles Chesnutt’s stories from The Conjure Woman for free on Project Gutenberg or via Amazon. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on…
104: The Stiffening by Nicole Sconiers
Jul 17, 2018 • 47 min
What happens when intergenerational trauma becomes physical? You can follow Nicole on her blog. Buy her book, Escape From Beckyville, or read her work in Sycorax’s Daughters. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT…
Bonus Episode! Stories of Love and Revenge
Jul 13, 2018 • 26 min
Remember, tweet with hashtag #HiddenLove to win a Pretty Deadly print from Good For Her. For more of Monique’s work, follow her on Twitter @MoniqueDesir or on Facebook. She also blogs. You can also buy her books: Forbidden (urban fantasy for adults)…
103: Wilson’s Pawn and Loan by Lamar Giles
Jul 10, 2018 • 56 min
What happens when the devil comes to collect on a soul he was promised? This week’s story is from author Lamar Giles. Narrated by Rodney Blu. Download transcript You can find more of Lamar’s work by visiting lamargiles.com. If you want to pre-order his YA…
102: Basque of the Red Death by Eden Royce
Jul 3, 2018 • 67 min
This week we have a story from the amazing Eden Royce. I’m a huge fan of Eden’s, maybe because her stories tend toward the darker side, maybe because of the gothic feel of them, but probably because her words haunt you long after you’ve left the world she…
101: Letters From Home by Justina Ireland
Jun 26, 2018
This week we celebrate our very first full episode with an original story from Justina Ireland, bestselling author of Dread Nation. If you haven’t read Dread Nation yet, you’re missing out on my favorite read of this year. Today’s story gives us a little…
Black Horror is Experiencing a Renaissance
Jun 14, 2018
Hi! I’m Tonia Thompson—a horror writer and creator of the NIGHTLIGHT podcast. NIGHTLIGHT features horror stories written by Black authors all over the world. We’ll be debuting on June 26, 2018 with an episode based on the bestselling horror novel DREAD…