PseudoPod 537: A World of Bones by Brian Trent went live on April 7.
When you audition to be a narrator for Escape Artists, we ask for a bit of information. Experience, languages, and dialects are all important; but so is knowing which material you’d consider off-limits. Forcing a performance sucks, both for the narrator and for the audience — and we’d never want our narrators to read anything they feel uncomfortable with. Some narrators prefer not to read sex, some graphic violence, some prefer to stay away from particular themes, and some are down for anything.
I generally decline graphic content, but this story gave me a chance to push those boundaries out a bit. Brian wrote a great, evocative tale, and I’m grateful to him and PseudoPod for giving me this chance to grow as a performer. Turns out I’m far more convincing as an ancient creeper than a heroine.
Shocking, I know.
While I am proud of this one, I will not be telling my parents about it. Lame, I know, but it’s a big step for me.
Here is some of my other voice work. I’ll keep updating the Narration page.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
- “The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles”
by Rachael K. Jones
- “Sweet Cetaceans” by Effie Seiberg and Anatoly Belilovsky
- “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Sara Teasdale
- “The Android’s Prehistoric Menagerie” by A. Merc Rustad
- “Spirit Forms of the Sea” by Bogi Takács
- “The Color of Regret” by Carrie Patel
- “The Cruelest Team Will Win” by Mike Allen
- “In Mixcoatl’s Net” by Charlie Allison
- “Fated Ink” by Siobhan Gallegher
- “The Sphinx at Giza” by Lord Dunsany, for PodCastle’s 9th anniversary
- “Hibakusha” by L.P. Lee
- “Needle Mouth” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam