Celebrating the art and craft of storytelling with audio book style readings of classic fiction stories.
The goal of Faded Words is simple. To celebrate the art and craft of story and storytelling by sharing stories and getting to know a little more about the how and why behind these stories from the authors themselves.
The weekly episodes are a mix of solo audio book style episodes in which Usually Dave shares all sorts of fantastic short stories on the verge of being lost to time, and interviews with fantastic authors releasing new books today.
Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production, narrated and produced by David (Usually Dave) Szweduik.
In the race to put a secret space station on the moon, the US Army has a startling realization when they arrive. Secrets can be far more dangerous than they realized.
Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction in February 1954
Written by William Tenn
Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.
Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”!
You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat!
Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog
Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
- Project Hush by William TennIn the race to put a secret space station on the moon, the US Army has a startling realization when they arrive. Secrets can be far more dangerous than they realized.
- Toy Shop by Harry HarrisonSometimes the simplest toys hold real power. And sometimes a little cunning is required to make the reach their FULL potential.
- Doom of the House of Duryea by Earl Peirce JrA father and son face a terrible family legacy. A legacy of blood, of murder, of vampires. Is their house, their lineage, actually cursed or will they finally break free of a murderous history?
- Don’t Think About It by William W. StuartA little boy and his family discover the horror of what lives behind the hole in the deep, dark corner of his closet. Sometimes… Parents just won’t believe their children… Sometimes they regret that.
- The Autumn After Next by Margaret St. ClairA magician serving as a “Wizardry Missionary” tries to find a way to teach an easygoing race of people how to use magic. But the cost to teach them his lesson may prove to heavy to bear!
- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose BierceA civilian in the Civil War makes a fateful decision and daring get away from his own hanging.
- The Lady or The Tiger by Frank R StocktonA brilliant story about a princess faced with a most dreadful decision. Will she feed her lover to a Tiger or watch him wed to a woman she hates?
- Interview with Author Annie Sullivan on A Curse of GoldAnnie Sullivan joins me in the virtual studio this week to talk all about her brand new book, A Curse of Gold. Another fantastic BlinkYA title,
- Interview with Author Danny Gardner on Ace Boon CoonWhat a pleasure this week as I had an opportunity to sit down and have an amazing chat with Danny Gardner, stand up comedian and Author of the brand new novel Ace Boon Coon!
- Beyond the Door by Philip K DickThis week I’m visiting the amazing storyteller Philip K Dick once again. This time it’s a tale of a bit of a love triangle and a cuckoo clock that may be more than it seems.