Listen to Hide at Pseudopod

I’m thrilled to share that my flash horror story “Hide” is now out in podcast at Pseudopod! “Hide” was first published in Black Static Issue 43 by TTA Press in November 2014. It was subsequently included in Ellen Datlow’s recommended list for Best Horror of the Year Volume 7. And now you can listen to it for free at Pseudopod. My story starts at 13:26 and is only five minutes long (but both of the other stories in this episode are well worth a listen).

A note: unlike my story “Jack and the Bad Man,” also podcast by Pseudopod, “Hide” is not family-friendly. Here’s what reviewers have to say about “Hide”:

from Des Lewis at Dreamcatcher Real-Time Reviews:

“This is what I call the perfect horror ‘short short’. To describe its plot would spoil it. It is powerful and surprising…”

from Gareth Jones at Dread Central:

“Annie Neugebauer’s ‘Hide’ is possibly the shortest entry that I’ve ever come across in the pages of Black Static, but it’s an enjoyable little slice of grim micro-fiction – twisting the jargon of the ‘pickup artist’ into something much more horrendous than it already is.”

I love what editor Shawn Garrett has to say about this flash story episode, too, which is focused on body horror. Listen to his intro for some really cool thoughts about Walt Whitman’s poem “I Sing the Body Electric.” A classical poetry reference to illustrate body horror? Yeah, I love Shawn even more now. 🙂

Thank you to readers Marc Bailey and Heather Welliver who both did a fabulous job narrating “Hide.” I couldn’t be happier.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to go listen to “Hide” at Pseudopod. Remember: it’s not for the faint of heart. 😉 Enjoy!

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  • Awesome! Pseudopod is hard to get into and between your amazing narrators and story, you knocked it out of the park!

  • Peggy

    I can’t figure out how to listen to it. Where do you click?

  • Melissa Crytzer Fry

    Holy crap, Annie. That was AWESOME. Your sensory description (and the creepiness factor) were incredible. How fun to hear someone else act out your lovely literary words! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you so much, Melissa! I’m really flattered, and thrilled that you enjoyed it!

  • Caitlin Cunningham

    I remember this story from when you first had it published. Loved hearing it read by the dual narrators. Even creepier listening aloud.

    • Aw, thank you! I agree; the dual narrators were really very cool. I was wondering how they’d handle that facet of the story, and I think the way they did it is perfect.