81.2 Desire & Sons

Desire & Sons

'The sign in the window reads “Ghosts--Bought & Sold.” Surely the proprietor of this curio shop is joking; but the narrator soon discovers that the owner is far more serious than he could ever have expected.'

Written by Nicola Lombardi & Joe Weintraub

Narrated by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors

Edited by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors

With music by Daniel Birch Music (https://danielbirchmusic.com)

And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)

And sound effects provided by Freesound.org

The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)

A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch

And Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading

And to Ben Errington for his triple lutz and axel jumps at this year’s Social Media Content Figure Skating competition.

"Desire & Sons" is my translation of Nicola Lombardi's short fiction "I Desideri." The translation has never been published, and Mr. Lombardi has authorized me to translate his fictions and seek publication for them.

Here is a brief bio:

After thirty years of writing--3 novels, six collections, one film adaptation, multiple translations from the English--Lombardi is considered a master of the horror genre in Italy (his website can be found here:at www.nicolalombardi.com). His first collection in English, The Gypsy Spiders and Other Tales of Italian Horror, was published by UK's Tartarus Press in Dec. 2021.

James Barnett is the producer of the Night’s End podcast. A short story fiction podcast with tales of horror and the paranormal. Search for it wherever you get your podcasts. You can also catch other works of his at www.JamesBarnettCreative.com

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