Greetings and salivations, Sleepless. It is I, Olivia White, host of The NoSleep Podcast, back with another dose of terrifying, nail-biting horror. On this week's episode we have six skin-crawling tales about bigamist Bigfoots, twerking Thunderbirds, cuckolded Chupacabras and meme-loving Mongolian Death Worms. In our first tale, entitled What I Saw On Top Of My Mom's Wardrobe Will Haunt Me To This Day, author Chainsaw Dave takes us on a journey of...
Wait, sorry, no, my bad. That story got rejected. I'm being told it was only 300 words long, 248 of which were just the word 'really', and the ending twist was that the story was just a dream.
Now, you may be wondering two things here, Sleepless. One, 'why is Olivia pretending to be David?'. Well, the answer to that is simple. I'm getting practise in before I have him 'disappeared' and stage my coup to take over the show as host. The second thing you may be asking is 'how does The NoSleep Podcast select such quality stories, instead of the kind of rubbish outlined above?'. The answer to that is more complex, but in short: Gabrielle Loux.
For those who don't know, Gabrielle is The NoSleep Podcast's extremely talented story editor who, along with some story curator I've never heard of, works tirelessly to select the best of the best of horror fiction to be produced on the show. Gabrielle is one of our less public-facing team members, but she has one of the most important jobs on the show, and so what better to give you an insight into her fantastic work than... A NOSLEEP BLOGCAST INTERVIEW?
So read on, kiddies, as transcribed from an exclusive found footage recording, we have a glimpse into the mind of... GABRIELLE LOUX, STORY EDITOR EXTRAORDINAIRE.
We’re five days into October now. Already across the community I’m seeing a vast amount of Halloween preparations. Movies are being selected, costumes are being designed, virgins are being sacrificed to dark ancient gods, candy is being bought. It chills my already frozen heart to see so many of you getting into the spirit of dread and panic.
Over at The NoSleep Podcast HQ, they’re obviously preparing for the live Halloween show, and the special Halloween episodes, but more immediately they’re gearing up for the release of Episode 22 this coming Saturday/Sunday. I broke into David’s office in the dead of night to see if I could steal some exclusive, never-before-seen information about the upcoming episode.
I managed to discover the following: It has some stories in it. They are horror stories. They are performed by some narrators.
Nobody tell David I’ve leaked this information. I’ve heard the punishment for giving away NoSleep Podcast secrets is severe. But then, he’d have to identify and catch me first.
Hello, sleepless ones, and happy October.
That’s right, the month of Halloween is upon us, and that can only mean one thing. Horror! So, business as usual at The NoSleep Podcast HQ then… or is it? Answer: No, no it isn’t.
Firstly, you may notice that you’re reading this message on the NoSleep Podcast blog. Y’know, that blog which hasn’t been updated since Season 5, when David made a post detailing the fact he was taking a week off. It’s the only post on the blog until now in fact, and yes, that does mean David’s never taken a week off since then. He hasn’t even taken an hour off since then in fact. He’s a shambling, hollowed-out husk of a man, working his fingers (literally) to the bone to bring you the premium in horror content.
So, yes, exciting news, the blog’s going to be getting some use again, and what better time to kick that off than in the run-up to Halloween.