W&W Holiday Special

December 21, 2023

Hosts: PJ Heller, Krossland Shaw

Short Pour Light Bringer Tales and Typos Echoes from the Fringe

Happy holidays folks!

We decided to do something a bit different this year, and we are happy to share with you the WORDS AND WHISKEY HOLIDAY SPECIAL! We thought it’d be real fun to take a completely different approach to an episode, and do something that reminds us of those old mishmashed episodes that used to run during the holidays.

In this episode, you’ll find us discussing three different stories:

The first, is Light Bringer! We take a mostly-very-serious approach to stories when we talk about them on the show, but we wanted to engage in some silliness and speculation, so we went ahead and did just that. We hope you enjoy our riffing on questions, mostly provided by Patrons, @howlerpod, and @highkeyobssessed.

Next up, is @ModestMimic’s lovely short story “The Bits in Between” from his collection, “Tales and Typos”. We read this one out loud, as it’s a short story, and then discussed it afterwards. If you’re looking for something that speaks to that fantasy archetype, and feels warm and homey, you must give this collection a read.

We ended our episode, discussing Dylan D. Erwin’s “Yuletide” from his book, Echoes of the Fringe. This one is a bit of a longer read, but fret not: you can find the story on Spotify, linked in our show notes. If you’re searching on another platform, look for “The Nightgate Journal”, and give Yuletide a listen. This is a spooky holiday tale, that shares DNA with Grimm fairy tales, old folklore, and Guillermo Del Toro. Give it a listen!

We'll see you next week!


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