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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.

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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.

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By King Dre 78 - Jun 29 2019
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Finally a horror podcast with Black writers and voice actors! Definitely my new favorite podcasts. Thank you for repping us!

Great podcast

By Cheesic23 - Apr 01 2019
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All of the stories are great! The story Blitz was really good. I can’t wait to hear more!

iTunes Ratings

76 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
2
0
2
2

🔥🔥🔥

By King Dre 78 - Jun 29 2019
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Finally a horror podcast with Black writers and voice actors! Definitely my new favorite podcasts. Thank you for repping us!

Great podcast

By Cheesic23 - Apr 01 2019
Read more
All of the stories are great! The story Blitz was really good. I can’t wait to hear more!
Cover image of 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.

Rank #1: 101: Letters From Home by Justina Ireland

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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 taste of the Dread Nation world—one overrun with zombies in post-Civil War America. But don’t worry, this is a standalone story, so if you haven’t read Dread Nation, you’ll be able to fall right in and won’t hear any spoilers. And if you have read Dread Nation, well, you’ll get your fix for Black girls trained in skilled combat against the undead to hold you over until the sequel comes out.

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 always appreciated.

Jun 26 2018
21 mins
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Rank #2: Sundown Town by Zig Zag Claybourne

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This week, we have a story of revenge in the South. With vampires!

A quick content warning: there is racial violence in this episode and if that’s something you don’t want to hear, you may consider skipping this episode.

You can read our interview with the author on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

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 always appreciated.

Aug 01 2019
18 mins
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Rank #3: 102: Basque of the Red Death by Eden Royce

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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 created.

Eden is a full-time writer living in the UK, and as you’ll hear in her interview after the story, a fan of Edgar Allan Poe. Here’s her story, Basque of the Red Death, a tale of vengeance, corsets, and magic.

Content Warning: sexual predators, objectification of women

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 always appreciated.

Jul 03 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #4: 203: The Red Line by Steven Payne

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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 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 always appreciated.

Feb 07 2019
44 mins
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Rank #5: True Frights: The Unknown Presence

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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 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.

Oct 02 2018
17 mins
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Rank #6: 111: Sweet Justice by Kenesha Williams

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“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 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 always appreciated.

Sep 04 2018
25 mins
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Rank #7: 103: Wilson’s Pawn and Loan by Lamar Giles

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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.
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You can find more of Lamar’s work by visiting lamargiles.com.
If you want to pre-order his YA mystery, SPIN, visit https://amzn.to/2u3yebR
To order his YA anthology, Fresh Ink, go to https://amzn.to/2NEmR21
And if you’re like us, and can’t wait to read more of Lamar’s work, why not grab a copy of Fake ID, his YA Thriller? https://amzn.to/2L6x2ep

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 always appreciated.

Jul 10 2018
56 mins
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Rank #8: 202: The Deacons’ Girl by Jennifer Harris

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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 always appreciated.

This episode produced by Jen Zink. 

Narration provided by ChaChanna Simpson. 

Story edits by Tonia Thompson.

Jan 10 2019
58 mins
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Rank #9: 210: Expiration Date by Jennifer Baker

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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 contributing editor to Electric Literature. 

Story transcript available here

Narrated by Tonia Thompson. Audio production by Jen Zink

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 always appreciated.

Jul 11 2019
33 mins
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Rank #10: 114: South Central Rain by Sean Demory

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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 Country

Buy Victor LaValle's Destroyer, Issue #1 or read for free via ComiXology

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.

Sep 25 2018
51 mins
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Rank #11: Melody Cooper Interview

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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.
Dec 07 2018
45 mins
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Rank #12: 104: The Stiffening by Nicole Sconiers

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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 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 always appreciated.

Jul 17 2018
47 mins
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Rank #13: 106: Daddy’s Home by Sharon Cullars

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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 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 always appreciated.

Jul 31 2018
14 mins
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Rank #14: 211: Interview with Jennifer Baker

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We interview Jennifer Baker, author of Expiration Date, and editor for Electric Literature, as as well as creator of the Minorities in Publishing Podcast.


Learn what editors hate to see, how to write stories with characters outside of your community with love and respect, as well as what it's like to own a podcast.


You can visit Jennifer at jenniferbaker.com, or on twitter as @jbakernyc. Check out Electric Literature and her Minorities in Publishing Podcast. You can read more of her work in Best American Essays 2018 and Everyday People: The Color of Life.

Jul 19 2019
49 mins
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Rank #15: 206: Penny Incompatible by Errick Nunnally

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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 transcript of this story.

NIGHTLIGHT is 100% listener funded. Thanks to the NIGHTLIGHT Legion for supporting this podcast. You can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon, or make a one-time donation on PayPal.

Narration by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Tonia Thompson.

Jun 06 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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